Daily Archives: January 26, 2020

2020-01-26: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-26). 'Every 2nd Jew in Germany wishes to leave': Berlin to seek EU-wide criminalization of Holocaust denial. rt.com Jews in Germany feel threatened to such an extent that almost half have thought about emigration, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, demanding a harsher response to anti-Semitism, not only in his country but across the EU as well. | Jews in Germany are "openly attacked" on the streets and face threats and abuse online on a daily basis, the minister wrote, in a guest

WSWS (2020-01-25). Iranian student deported from Boston by Customs and Border Protection despite court order. wsws.org At the time of his deportation, Abadi held a valid F1 student visa recently issued by the United States Customs and Immigration Services to continue pursuing a bachelor's degree at Northeastern University in Boston.

WSWS (2020-01-25). Trump steps up attacks on immigrants, democratic rights in midst of impeachment trial. wsws.org Trump railed against the "far left" in the first speech by a president at the annual anti-abortion March for Life rally in Washington DC.

WSWS (2020-01-25). Trump administration to deny visas to pregnant women. wsws.org The Trump administration has launched yet another salvo in its ongoing war against immigrants.

Staff (2020-01-25). Activists Plan Boycott of US Companies Backing India's Anti-Muslim Policies. truthout.org Activists from South Asian caste and religious minority communities are coming together to organize against Indian American businesses that support India's move to strip its 200 million Muslims of their citizenship. | On January 19, around 50 protesters gathered in Jersey City, New Jersey, where they marched against India's polarizing Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which extends citizenship to non-Muslim refugees exclusively. New Jersey is home to many supporters of India's ruling party, the…

The Canary (2020-01-25). Eight refugees rescued from English Channel by French authorities. thecanary.co French authorities have rescued a boat containing eight refugees in the English Channel. | The French coastguard said it was alerted to a group of people near the seaside resort of Stella Plage, near Le Touquet in northern France, in the early hours of 25 January. | At around 1.55am, the eight were found in a boat with a damaged engine, according to Premar Manche, which monitors the Channel. | [

Staff (2020-01-24). I've Seen Firsthand the Heartbreak of ICE Detention. This Must End. truthout.org Five hours into the dark, rainy drive, Ana Hernandez and Edwin Loredo laugh about how they've never seen the sun in Georgia. It's their third trip in as many months, and every time, it storms the whole way — nearly nine hours — from their home in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. | Ana's younger brother, Carlos Hernandez, was transferred to Stewart Detention Center in Georgia shortly after being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on August 13, 2019, and although this is Ana's an…

teleSUR (2020-01-24). Bolsonaro's Brazil Supports US Deportation of Immigrants. telesurenglish.net The U.S. government will deport the second planeload of Brazilians, from El Paso, Texas, since last October given the increasing number of migrants trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico, News Agency Reuters reported. | RELATED: | The flight will arrive in Belo Horizonte on Saturday morning, Brazilian Foreign Minister,

teleSUR (2020-01-24). More Than 1,700 Honduran Migrants Deported so Far This Year. telesurenglish.net A total of 1,754 Hondurans, part of the so-called 2020 caravan, were deported from Mexico and Guatemala until January 23rd, international media announced today. | RELATED: | On this last date alone, 675 people were returned, including families and unaccompanied children, according to information from Jessica Guzman, head of the Honduran Migrant Protection Office. | The number increased with another 81 deportees…

Staff (2020-01-24). Headlines for January 24, 2020. democracynow.org Impeachment Managers Continue Opening Arguments in Trump's Senate Trial, 33 Million on Lockdown in Chinese Cities as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads, Hundreds of Thousands of Iraqis March to Demand U.S. Troop Withdrawal, Trump Invites Israeli Leaders to White House for "Peace Plan" Unveiling, Mexican Soldiers Attack Central American Migrant Caravan, Arresting 800, U.S. to Send Ambassador to Bolivia After Coup That Ousted Evo Morales, Puerto Rican Protesters Demand Ouster of Gov. Wanda Vázquez, SC Official Switches Presidential Endorsement from Biden to Sanders, National Archives Replaces Doctored Women's March Photo…

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…

RT (2020-01-23). Anchors aweigh: White House announces crackdown on 'birth tourism,' to jeers, cheers, and confusion. rt.com Mothers-to-be traveling to the US to give birth in order to obtain automatic American citizenship for their children may find themselves denied visas under controversial new rules aimed at curbing 'birth tourism.' | Pregnant women visiting the US in order to take advantage of its "birthright citizenship" law to give birth to an American baby will be refused tourist visas under new rules that take effect Friday, the State Department has announced. Instead, they will be processed as foreigners seeking medical treatment – meaning they must prove they can afford not just medical care, but also the cost of living i…

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'

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…

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…

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.

2020-01-26: Social Media Postees

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'Every 2nd Jew in Germany wishes to leave': Berlin to seek EU-wide criminalization of Holocaust denial
rt.com | 2020-01-26
Jews in Germany feel threatened to such an extent that almost half have thought about emigration, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, demanding a harsher response to anti-Semitism, not only in his country but across the EU as well. | Jews in Germany are "openly attacked" on the streets and face threats and abuse online on a daily basis, the minister wrote, in a guest article for the German weekly Der Spiegel ahead of the 75th anniver…
rt.com/news/479244-germany-eu-ban-holocaust-denial/

Iranian student deported from Boston by Customs and Border Protection despite court order
wsws.org | 2020-01-25
At the time of his deportation, Abadi held a valid F1 student visa recently issued by the United States Customs and Immigration Services to continue pursuing a bachelor's degree at Northeastern University in Boston.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/25/stud-j25.html

Trump steps up attacks on immigrants, democratic rights in midst of impeachment trial
wsws.org | 2020-01-25
Trump railed against the "far left" in the first speech by a president at the annual anti-abortion March for Life rally in Washington DC.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/25/impe-j25.html

Trump administration to deny visas to pregnant women
wsws.org | 2020-01-25
The Trump administration has launched yet another salvo in its ongoing war against immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/25/immi-j25.html

Eight refugees rescued from English Channel by French authorities
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-01-25
French authorities have rescued a boat containing eight refugees in the English Channel. | The French coastguard said it was alerted to a group of people near the seaside resort of Stella Plage, near Le Touquet in northern France, in the early hours of 25 January. | At around 1.55am, the eight were found in a boat with a damaged engine, according to Premar Manche, which monitors the Channel. | [ #opérations] Sauvetage de 8 migrants au large de Stella Plage (62) récupérés par le patrouilleur cà¥tier de gendarmerie maritime A…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/01/25/eight-refugees-rescued-from-english-channel-by-french-authorities/

Trump administration to deny visas to pregnant women
wsws.org | 2020-01-25
The Trump administration has launched yet another salvo in its ongoing war against immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/25/immi-j25.html

Activists Plan Boycott of US Companies Backing India's Anti-Muslim Policies
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-25
Activists from South Asian caste and religious minority communities are coming together to organize against Indian American businesses that support India's move to strip its 200 million Muslims of their citizenship. | On January 19, around 50 protesters gathered in Jersey City, New Jersey, where they marched against India's polarizing Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which extends citizenship to non-Muslim refugees exclusively. New Jersey is home to many supporters of India's ruling party, the…
truthout.org/articles/activists-plan-boycott-of-us-companies-backing-indias-anti-muslim-policies/

I've Seen Firsthand the Heartbreak of ICE Detention. This Must End
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-24
Five hours into the dark, rainy drive, Ana Hernandez and Edwin Loredo laugh about how they've never seen the sun in Georgia. It's their third trip in as many months, and every time, it storms the whole way

Bolsonaro's Brazil Supports US Deportation of Immigrants
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-24
The U.S. government will deport the second planeload of Brazilians, from El Paso, Texas, since last October given the increasing number of migrants trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico, News Agency Reuters reported. | RELATED: | Glenn Greenwald: Intimidation of the Press Won't Stop Me | The flight will arrive in Belo Horizonte on Saturday morning, Brazilian Foreign Minister, Ernesto Araujo confirmed. The two previous d…
telesurenglish.net/news/bolsonaro-brazil-supports-us-deportation-of-immigrants-20200124-0008.html

More Than 1,700 Honduran Migrants Deported so Far This Year
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-24
A total of 1,754 Hondurans, part of the so-called 2020 caravan, were deported from Mexico and Guatemala until January 23rd, international media announced today. | RELATED: | New Migrant Group Sneaks Into Mexico by Crossing Suchiate River | On this last date alone, 675 people were returned, including families and unaccompanied children, according to information from Jessica Guzman, head of the Honduran Migrant Protection Office. | The number increased with another 81 deportees…
telesurenglish.net/news/more-than-one-thousand-seven-hundred-honduran-migrants-deported-so-far-this-year-20200124-0011.html

'Nowhere on the Border,' an engrossing play on our conscience
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-24
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–The very fine Road Theatre Company is currently staging Carlos Lacámara's Nowhere on the Border (seen Jan. 18), a soul-wrenching, laser-beamed treatment of the emotional and economic issues around cross-border migration from Mexico into the U.S. Southwest. Gary (Chet Grissom), a border watch volunteer/vigilante from Pennsylvania with a son serving in Afghanistan, confronts …
peoplesworld.org/article/nowhere-on-the-border-an-engrossing-play-on-our-conscience/

The Camp by the Lake
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-24
The Japanese-Americans, both citizens and immigrants, living in Hood River, Oregon were given seven days' notice that they were going to be "evacuated" from their homes. They were told to pack their belongings into one bag and assemble at the Union Pacific train station on the morning of May 13, 1942. They had no idea where they were going, how long they would be detained or what would happen to their property and businesses while they were imprisoned.
counterpunch.org/2020/01/24/the-camp-by-the-lake/

The Camp by the Lake
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-24
The Japanese-Americans, both citizens and immigrants, living in Hood River, Oregon were given seven days' notice that they were going to be "evacuated" from their homes. They were told to pack their belongings into one bag and assemble at the Union Pacific train station on the morning of May 13, 1942. They had no idea where they were going, how long they would be detained or what would happen to their property and businesses while they were imprisoned.
counterpunch.org/2020/01/24/the-camp-by-the-lake/

'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/society/immigration-stateless-deportation/

"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

Anchors aweigh: White House announces crackdown on 'birth tourism,' to jeers, cheers, and confusion
rt.com | 2020-01-23
Mothers-to-be traveling to the US to give birth in order to obtain automatic American citizenship for their children may find themselves denied visas under controversial new rules aimed at curbing 'birth tourism.' | Pregnant women visiting the US in order to take advantage of its "birthright citizenship" law to give birth to an American baby will be refused tourist visas under new rules that take effect Friday, the State Department has announced. Instead, they will be processed as foreigners seeking medical treatment – meaning they must prove they can afford not just medical care, but also the cost of living i…
rt.com/usa/479023-trump-crackdown-birth-tourism-immigration/

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

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

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

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

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