Daily Archives: January 23, 2020

2020-01-23: News Headlines

Staff (2020-01-23). "The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia. democracynow.org President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations — Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela — from entering the United States. Politico reports that the expanded ban could implement immigration restrictions on seven more countries: Belarus, Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania, according to two sources. We speak with acclaimed actor, director and activist Tim Robbins, whose recent work has focused on immigration to the United S…

Staff (2020-01-23). Tim Robbins: Bernie Sanders Is the Best Shot We Have to Defeat Donald Trump. democracynow.org We continue our conversation with Academy Award-winning actor and director Tim Robbins, whose recent projects include the new film "Dark Waters" and a play about immigration called "The New Colossus." He recently endorsed Vermont senator and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for president. "I believe he is the only one of them that can defeat Trump," Robbins says.

John Washington (2020-01-23). 'It's Like Living in Solitary Confinement, but Out in the World'. thenation.com 'It's Like Living in Solitary Confinement, but Out in the World'

teleSUR (2020-01-23). Migrant Caravan Arrives in Mexico by Crossing Suchiate River. telesurenglish.net Hundreds of Central American migrants Thursday managed to enter Mexican territory after crossing the Suchiate River, which is the natural border between Mexico and Guatemala. | RELATED: | A week ago,

sputniknews (2020-01-23). Over 640 Members of 8 Militant Groups Surrender in India's State of Assam. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): Assam, one of the seven northeastern states of India, has long remained a volatile and sensitive region in the country because of insurgency, ethnic conflicts, migratory pressure, and underdevelopment. It also witnessed massive protests over the anti-Citizenship Bill, which allows non-Muslim immigrants Indian citizenship.

teleSUR (2020-01-23). New Migrant Group Sneaks Into Mexico by Crossing Suchiate River. telesurenglish.net Hundreds of Central American migrants Thursday managed to enter Mexican territory after crossing the Suchiate River, which is the natural border between Mexico and Guatemala. | RELATED: | A week ago,

La Via Campesina (2020-01-23). Video: Globalize Hope: New Film on the History of La Via Campesina. globalresearch.ca La Via Campesina is an international movement that brings together millions of peasants, landless workers, indigenous peoples and migrants — comprising women, men, youth and diverse identities — from all over the world. The movement brings them together under its …

WSWS (2020-01-23). Bangladesh prepares to send 100,000 Rohingya refugees to isolated island. wsws.org More than 610,000 refugees currently live in overcrowded, prison-like camps surrounded by barbed-wire fences on Cox's Bazar.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-01-23). Trump to Issue New Rule Restricting Visas for Pregnant Women in Latest Attack on Most Vulnerable. commondreams.org In the Trump administration's latest effort to strip migrants and travelers to the U.S. of their rights, the U.S. State Department is planning to issue new guidance to consular officers empowering them to refuse visas to pregnant travelers. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-5899892501.jpg

yenisafak (2020-01-23). Tragic fate follows Rohingya in India. yenisafak.com Even as recent international attention has rekindled hope among displaced Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar, hundreds of them living in India fear another displacement as the fallout of recently enacted controversial citizenship law. | At a Rohingya refugee camp located in South Delhi's Kalindi Kunj locality, children playing cricket with a broken piece of wood, smoke coming out of the shabby shanties loosely pulled together with discarded material, and a constant stink from an open drain tells their wretched story. | The 60 families living in the camp comprising 300 people and 180 children, had arrived in India in 201…

Staff (2020-01-22). The Trump Administration Just Opened a New Immigrant Prison in Rural Michigan. truthout.org From his office at the Cristo Rey Church in Lansing, Mich., Oscar Castañeda runs a campaign against a new federal immigrant prison, part of President Donald Trump's escalation of immigration enforcement. | In May 2019, the Trump administration awarded a

Benjamin B. Ferencz (2020-01-22). Former Nuremberg War Crimes Prosecutor on the Immoral Killing of the Iranian General. globalresearch.ca *** | To the Editor: | Now in my hundredth year, I cannot remain silent. I entered the United States in January 1921 as a poor immigrant boy, and I have felt obliged to repay the United States for the opportunities given …

teleSUR (2020-01-22). Greece: Islanders Stage General Strike in Support of Refugees. telesurenglish.net Authorities and residents of the Greek islands of Samos, Lesbos, and Chios Wednesday held a general strike demanding RELATED: | "There should be no more deposits of suffering souls in northern Aegean,…

Susan Price (2020-01-22). Rohingyas at world's largest refugee camp want right to return home. greenleft.org.au

Carol Rose (2020-01-21). CBP Deported an Iranian Student With Valid Visa, Defying Court Order. aclu.org Last night, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) deported an Iranian student with a valid visa, despite a federal court order prohibiting his removal. | Shahab Dehghani arrived at Boston Logan Airport on Sunday, January 19 to study at Northeastern University, where he was enrolled. Customs officials detained him and questioned him for hours, abruptly revoking his student visa, which the State Department granted after a year of intense vetting. | As CBP tried to put Shahab on the next available flight, supporters and friends gathered at night in the arrivals hall at Logan to demand that CBP stop deporting…

Fréa Lockley (2020-01-21). Triple defeat for Johnson and cruel Tory policy. thecanary.co With a large Commons majority, Johnson's government may think it's invincible. But on 20 January, it suffered a triple defeat against its increasingly harsh and cruel Brexit bill. At least for now, there's a glimmer of hope for EU citizens, child refugees, and justice. | Avoiding another Windrush: | Peers in the House of Lords handed Johnson the first defeat of this government by

Tyler Durden (2020-01-19). Syrian Rebels Caught on Film Getting Transferred to Libya on Commercial Plane. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has continued warning that terrorist groups as well as a 'flood of refugees' will show up on Europe's shores if the Tripoli government were to fall to renegade General Khalifa Haftar, amid his continued offensive to control the Libyan capital. Erdogan's statement came a day before he heads to Berlin for a major peace conference …

Staff (2020-01-17). Interpretation Crisis at the Border Leads to Deportation of Mayan-Language Speakers Seeking Refuge. democracynow.org As the U.S. continues to use hostile policies to stop people from seeking refuge and asylum in the United States, we look at a key problem that is preventing migrants from getting due process, and in many cases getting them deported: inadequate interpretation for indigenous asylum seekers who speak Mayan languages. Guatemala has a population of 15 million people, and at least 40% of them are indigenous. In the past year, a quarter of a million Guatemalan migrants have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border. At least half of them are Mayan. Many speak little or no Spanish. This is the focus of a new report in…

Staff (2020-01-17). Headlines for January 17, 2020. democracynow.org Senate Impeachment Trial Opens as Accountability Office Says Trump Broke Law by Withholding Aid, Pentagon Contradicts Trump and Says 11 U.S. Troops Injured in Iranian Strikes, Senate Votes to Approve USMCA, Report: Six Banks Reaped $18 Billion Last Year from Trump Tax Cuts, Guatemalan Protesters Demand Outgoing President Be Arrested for Corruption, Deported Immigrant Rights Leader Jean Montrevil Sues U.S. Government, FBI Arrests 3 Suspected Neo-Nazis Ahead of Pro-Gun Rally in Richmond, Virginia, Florida Supreme Court Upholds Law Limiting Voting Rights for People with Felony Convictions, Harvard Law Students Prote…

Staff (2020-01-16). Headlines for January 16, 2020. democracynow.org House Lawmakers Deliver Articles of Impeachment to Senate, Ex-Giuliani Associate Says Trump Knew of Ukraine Pressure Campaign, U.S. Troops Resume Iraq Operations Despite Parliament's Expulsion Order, Afghan Reconstruction Watchdog Tells Congress of U.S. "Mendacity" and "Lies", Trump Signs "Phase 1" Agreement with China, Easing Trade War, Russian Government Resigns as Vladimir Putin Seeks to Retain Power Beyond 2024, At Least 21 Killed in Idlib Amid Syrian, Russian Airstrikes, Court Blocks Trump Order Allowing Local Leaders to Refuse Refugees, ACLU Sues to End Trump's Policy of Sending Asylum Seekers to Guatemala,…

Staff (2020-01-15). In First All-White Democratic Debate, CNN Didn't Ask a Single Question About Immigration. democracynow.org As the federal government plans to divert an additional $7.2 billion from the military budget for the construction of President Trump's promised border wall, and tens of thousands of asylum seekers from Central America, the Caribbean and other regions are stranded throughout the U.S.-Mexico border, CNN moderators failed to question Democratic presidential candidates on border and immigration issues. We speak to Julio Ricardo Varela, co-host of the Latinx political podcast "In the Thick" and founder of Latino Rebels. "Anyone who thinks that a wall is going to protect us, the statistics aren't there. … But that i…

splcenter (2020-01-13). Miller Dismisses DACA in Emails, Mirroring Anti-Immigrant Extremists' Views. splcenter.org White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller went against many Republicans when siding with white nationalists and other extremists on the issue of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, more commonly known as DACA, emails show.

splcenter (2020-01-10). Weekend Read: SPLC sues Trump administration over family separation policy. splcenter.org The SPLC and its allies have filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration policy that has separated and traumatized thousands of migrant families.

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Tim Robbins: Bernie Sanders Is the Best Shot We Have to Defeat Donald Trump
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-23
We continue our conversation with Academy Award-winning actor and director Tim Robbins, whose recent projects include the new film "Dark Waters" and a play about immigration called "The New Colossus." He recently endorsed Vermont senator and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for president. "I believe he is the only one of them that can defeat Trump," Robbins says.
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/23/tim_robbins_bernie_sanders_endorsement

"The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-23
President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations

'It's Like Living in Solitary Confinement, but Out in the World'
John Washington | thenation.com | 2020-01-23
'It's Like Living in Solitary Confinement, but Out in the World'…
thenation.com/article/immigration-stateless-deportation/

'It's Like Living in Solitary Confinement, but Out in the World'
John Washington | thenation.com | 2020-01-23
'It's Like Living in Solitary Confinement, but Out in the World'…
thenation.com/article/immigration-stateless-deportation/

Over 640 Members of 8 Militant Groups Surrender in India's State of Assam
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-23
New Delhi (Sputnik): Assam, one of the seven northeastern states of India, has long remained a volatile and sensitive region in the country because of insurgency, ethnic conflicts, migratory pressure, and underdevelopment. It also witnessed massive protests over the anti-Citizenship Bill, which allows non-Muslim immigrants Indian citizenship.
sputniknews.com/india/202001231078111555-over-640-members-of-8-militant-groups-surrender-in-indias-state-of-assam/

Video: Globalize Hope: New Film on the History of La Via Campesina
La Via Campesina | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-23
La Via Campesina is an international movement that brings together millions of peasants, landless workers, indigenous peoples and migrants

Migrant Caravan Arrives in Mexico by Crossing Suchiate River
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-23
Hundreds of Central American migrants Thursday managed to enter Mexican territory after crossing the Suchiate River, which is the natural border between Mexico and Guatemala. | RELATED: | Mexico Guarantees Entry Conditions For The Migrant Caravan | A week ago, hundreds of Hondurans left their country to Guatemala intending to reach the southern border o…
telesurenglish.net/news/Migrant-Caravan-Arrives-in-Mexico-by-Crossing-Suchiate-River-20200123-0005.html

New Migrant Group Sneaks Into Mexico by Crossing Suchiate River
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-23
Hundreds of Central American migrants Thursday managed to enter Mexican territory after crossing the Suchiate River, which is the natural border between Mexico and Guatemala. | RELATED: | Mexico Guarantees Entry Conditions For The Migrant Caravan | A week ago, hundreds of Hondurans left their country to Guatemala intending to reach the southern border o…
telesurenglish.net/news/New-Migrant-Group-Sneaks-Into-Mexico-by-Crossing-Suchiate-River-20200123-0005.html

Bangladesh prepares to send 100,000 Rohingya refugees to isolated island
wsws.org | 2020-01-23
More than 610,000 refugees currently live in overcrowded, prison-like camps surrounded by barbed-wire fences on Cox's Bazar.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/23/rohi-j23.html

Trump to Issue New Rule Restricting Visas for Pregnant Women in Latest Attack on Most Vulnerable
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-23
In the Trump administration's latest effort to strip migrants and travelers to the U.S. of their rights, the U.S. State Department is planning to issue new guidance to consular officers empowering them to refuse visas to pregnant travelers. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-5899892501.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/23/trump-issue-new-rule-restricting-visas-pregnant-women-latest-attack-most-vulnerable?cd-origin=rss

Tragic fate follows Rohingya in India
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-23
Even as recent international attention has rekindled hope among displaced Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar, hundreds of them living in India fear another displacement as the fallout of recently enacted controversial citizenship law. | At a Rohingya refugee camp located in South Delhi's Kalindi Kunj locality, children playing cricket with a broken piece of wood, smoke coming out of the shabby shanties loosely pulled together with discarded material, and a constant stink from an open drain tells their wretched story. | The 60 families living in the camp comprising 300 people and 180 children, had arrived in India in 201…
yenisafak.com/en/world/tragic-fate-follows-rohingya-in-india-3510310

The Trump Administration Just Opened a New Immigrant Prison in Rural Michigan
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-22
From his office at the Cristo Rey Church in Lansing, Mich., Oscar Castañeda runs a campaign against a new federal immigrant prison, part of President Donald Trump's escalation of immigration enforcement. | In May 2019, the Trump administration awarded a ten-year, $398 million contract to The GEO Group, the largest private prison corporation in the country, to reopen a shu…
truthout.org/articles/the-trump-administration-just-opened-a-new-immigrant-prison-in-rural-michigan/

Greece: Islanders Stage General Strike in Support of Refugees
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-22
Authorities and residents of the Greek islands of Samos, Lesbos, and Chios Wednesday held a general strike demanding Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to implement real solutions to the overcrowding in refugee camps. | RELATED: | Greece: 1,200 More Guards To 'Shut The Door' On Migrants | …
telesurenglish.net/news/Greece-Islanders-Stage-General-Strike-in-Support-of-Refugees-20200122-0006.html

Canada: One-Third of Prison Population is Indigenous
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-22
Though Indigenous people account for only five percent of the general Canadian population, they represent more than 30 percent of the detainees in the country's prisons, a report released Tuesday by a federal watchdog revealed. | RELATED: | Deportations of Migrant Families in US Rose by 110% in 2019 | The correctional investigator of Canada Ivan Zinger described what he called "the Indigenization of Cana…
telesurenglish.net/news/Indigenous-in-Canada-Make-up-One-Third-of-Prison-Population-20200122-0012.html

Former Nuremberg War Crimes Prosecutor on the Immoral Killing of the Iranian General
Benjamin B. Ferencz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-22
*** | To the Editor: | Now in my hundredth year, I cannot remain silent. I entered the United States in January 1921 as a poor immigrant boy, and I have felt obliged to repay the United States for the opportunities given …
globalresearch.ca/former-nuremberg-war-crimes-prosecutor-immoral-killing-iranian-general/5701394

Rohingyas at world's largest refugee camp want right to return home
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-22
Refugees Paul GregoireIssue 1250 Bangladesh Rohingya refugees BurmaJanuary 22, 2020Nazir Ahmad was working on his makeshift shelter on the side of a hill at camp 11 in the Kutupalong refugee complex in the C…
greenleft.org.au/content/rohingyas-world%E2%80%99s-largest-refugee-camp-want-right-return-home

telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-21
A 16-year-old is the latest person to die in one of Libya's detention centers where refugees and migrants are jailed indefinitely after they are sent back to the war-ravaged country by the European Union-funded coastguard, The Guardian reported. | RELATED: | Almost 1,000 Migrants Returned to Libya This Year Already: IOM | Adal Debretsion, an Eritre…
telesurenglish.net/news/A-Teenage-Boy-Is-the-Latest-Victim-of-Libyas-Migrants-Centers-20200121-0019.html

CBP Deported an Iranian Student With Valid Visa, Defying Court Order
Carol Rose | aclu.org | 2020-01-21
Last night, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) deported an Iranian student with a valid visa, despite a federal court order prohibiting his removal. | Shahab Dehghani arrived at Boston Logan Airport on Sunday, January 19 to study at Northeastern University, where he was enrolled. Customs officials detained him and questioned him for hours, abruptly revoking his student visa, which the State Department granted after a year of intense vetting. | As CBP tried to put Shahab on the next available flight, supporters and friends gathered at night in the arrivals hall at Logan to demand that CBP stop deporting…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/cbp-deported-an-iranian-student-with-valid-visa-defying-court-order

Triple defeat for Johnson and cruel Tory policy
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2020-01-21
With a large Commons majority, Johnson's government may think it's invincible. But on 20 January, it suffered a triple defeat against its increasingly harsh and cruel Brexit bill. At least for now, there's a glimmer of hope for EU citizens, child refugees, and justice. | Avoiding another Windrush: | Peers in the House of Lords handed Johnson the first defeat of this government by insisting EU citizens should be given physical proof of their right to remain in the UK a…
thecanary.co/trending/2020/01/21/triple-defeat-for-johnson-and-cruel-tory-policy/

Syrian Rebels Caught on Film Getting Transferred to Libya on Commercial Plane
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-19
(ZH)

Interpretation Crisis at the Border Leads to Deportation of Mayan-Language Speakers Seeking Refuge
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-17
As the U.S. continues to use hostile policies to stop people from seeking refuge and asylum in the United States, we look at a key problem that is preventing migrants from getting due process, and in many cases getting them deported: inadequate interpretation for indigenous asylum seekers who speak Mayan languages. Guatemala has a population of 15 million people, and at least 40% of them are indigenous. In the past year, a quarter of a million Guatemalan migrants have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border. At least half of them are Mayan. Many speak little or no Spanish. This is the focus of a new report in…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/17/a_translation_crisis_at_the_border

Interpretation Crisis at the Border Leads to Deportation of Mayan-Language Speakers Seeking Refuge
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-17
As the U.S. continues to use hostile policies to stop people from seeking refuge and asylum in the United States, we look at a key problem that is preventing migrants from getting due process, and in many cases getting them deported: inadequate interpretation for indigenous asylum seekers who speak Mayan languages. Guatemala has a population of 15 million people, and at least 40% of them are indigenous. In the past year, a quarter of a million Guatemalan migrants have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border. At least half of them are Mayan. Many speak little or no Spanish. This is the focus of a new report in…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/17/a_translation_crisis_at_the_border

In First All-White Democratic Debate, CNN Didn't Ask a Single Question About Immigration
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-15
As the federal government plans to divert an additional $7.2 billion from the military budget for the construction of President Trump's promised border wall, and tens of thousands of asylum seekers from Central America, the Caribbean and other regions are stranded throughout the U.S.-Mexico border, CNN moderators failed to question Democratic presidential candidates on border and immigration issues. We speak to Julio Ricardo Varela, co-host of the Latinx political podcast "In the Thick" and founder of Latino Rebels. "Anyone who thinks that a wall is going to protect us, the statistics aren't there. … But that i…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/15/democratic_debate_immigration

Miller Dismisses DACA in Emails, Mirroring Anti-Immigrant Extremists' Views
splcenter.org | 2020-01-13
White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller went against many Republicans when siding with white nationalists and other extremists on the issue of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, more commonly known as DACA, emails show.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/01/14/miller-dismisses-daca-emails-mirroring-anti-immigrant-extremists-views

Weekend Read: SPLC sues Trump administration over family separation policy
splcenter.org | 2020-01-10
The SPLC and its allies have filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration policy that has separated and traumatized thousands of migrant families.
splcenter.org/news/2020/01/11/weekend-read-splc-sues-trump-administration-over-family-separation-policy