Daily Archives: January 29, 2020

2020-01-29: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-01-29). US Supreme Court approves public charge rule directed against legal immigrants. wsws.org The highly contested rule, which was announced last August, altered existing immigration law to allow the administration to deny visas to legal immigrants who it claims would rely on the government's assistance.

splcenter (2020-01-29). Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy marks one year, leaving tens of thousands of migrants stranded in Mexican border towns. splcenter.org

yenisafak (2020-01-29). Erdogan says patience with Russia 'running out' over Syria bombardment. yenisafak.com Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that Russia was not abiding by the Sochi or Astana agreements regarding Syria's northwestern Idlib province, broadcaster NTV reported on Wednesday.Renewed bombardments by Russia-backed Syrian regime forces on Idlib have raised concern of a new refugee wave from the area, where some 3 million people live.Erdogan made the comments to reporters on his flight back from Senegal. He was also quoted as saying Turkey had told Russia that Ankara is running out of patience with the bombardments, adding that it would do what is necessary.

Susan Price (2020-01-29). Austria's Green-Right alliance sells out migrants. greenleft.org.au

Staff (2020-01-28). Conservative Justices Sanction Stephen Miller's Anti-Immigration Agenda. truthout.org Not even an impeachment trial can slow down the White House's anti-immigrant agenda. | Even as Chief Justice John Roberts presided over the Senate's trial of President Trump on Monday, the Supreme Court gifted senior White House adviser and documented white nationalist Stephen Miller by lifting a lower court's nationwide injunction against discriminatory new rules that represent the strongest effort to restrict legal immigration into the U.S. in more than a century. | On Holocaust Memorial Day, all…

Ashoka Mukpo (2020-01-28). Asylum-Seekers Are Being Abandoned in Guatemala in a New Policy Officials Call a "Total Disaster" aclu.org In late November, U.S. immigration authorities began | deporting some Central American asylum-seekers to Guatemala under a new | policy that makes it nearly impossible for them to seek asylum in the U.S. | But Guatemalan human rights workers say that their country's | asylum system isn't capable of handling even the relatively small numbers that | have been sent there so far, and that asylum seekers' precarious status in the | country has already pushed many to leave. | "They're preferring to move on…

teleSUR (2020-01-28). 192 Migrants Rescued in the Mediterranean and Canary Islands. telesurenglish.net Over the last 24 hours, the RELATED: | The Open Arms vessel is currently the only humanitarian ship present in international waters in fr…

WSWS (2020-01-28). Mexican President López Obrador breaks up migrant caravan. wsws.org While claiming to "protect" migrants, López Obrador is protecting the political and financial ties of the Mexican oligarchy to US imperialism.

Staff (2020-01-28). Headlines for January 28, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Lawyers Says He Did No Wrong as Calls Mount for Bolton and Other Witnesses to Testify | , Trump to Unveil Middle East "Peace Plan" as Netanyahu Indicted over Corruption, SCOTUS Allows Trump's "Public Charge" Rule Targeting Low-Income Immigrants to Take Effect, State Dept. Bars NPR Reporter from Upcoming Pompeo Trip, Washington Post Suspends Reporter for Tweet About Kobe Bryant Rape Allegation, Mixed Accounts After U.S. Military Plane Crashes in Afghanistan, Torrential Rains and Landslides Kill At Least 46 People in Brazil, Nigerian Journalist Maxwell Nashan Killed, 2nd Accuser Testifies in Weinstein Trial a…

news.un (2020-01-28). 2019: A deadly year for migrants crossing the Americas. news.un.org More than 800 people died last year crossing deserts, rivers and remote lands while migrating across the Americas, making 2019 one of deadliest years on record, the UN migration agency said on Tuesday.

news.un (2020-01-28). West Darfur tensions could see 30,000 flee across Sudanese border to Chad: UN refugee agency. news.un.org The number of people fleeing to Chad to escape ongoing tensions in Sudan's West Darfur state, could reach 30,000 in the coming weeks, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

pip.hinman (2020-01-28). Tanya Plibersek's patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. greenleft.org.au

news.un (2020-01-27). Libya: UN report urges accountability for deadly attack against migrant centre. news.un.org Warring parties in Libya, as well as foreign governments supporting them, are being urged to investigate deadly airstrikes last July which killed at least 53 migrants and refugees at a detention centre in the northwest of the country.

news.un (2020-01-27). 'Carry our stories forward': Holocaust survivors share powerful testimonies at UN. news.un.org When the Nazis invaded Poland, overnight, nine-year-old Theodor Meron became "a refugee, out of school, out of childhood and constantly in clear and present danger", the man who would later become a Judge for International Criminal Tribunals told the United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony on Monday.

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). 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.

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…

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…

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.

2020-01-29: Social Media Postees

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US Supreme Court approves public charge rule directed against legal immigrants
wsws.org | 2020-01-29
The highly contested rule, which was announced last August, altered existing immigration law to allow the administration to deny visas to legal immigrants who it claims would rely on the government's assistance.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/29/publ-j29.html

Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy marks one year, leaving tens of thousands of migrants stranded in Mexican border towns
splcenter.org | 2020-01-29
splcenter.org/news/2020/01/29/trumps-remain-mexico-policy-marks-one-year-leaving-tens-thousands-migrants-stranded-mexican

Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy marks one year, leaving tens of thousands of migrants stranded in Mexican border towns
splcenter.org | 2020-01-29
splcenter.org/news/2020/01/29/trumps-remain-mexico-policy-marks-one-year-leaving-tens-thousands-migrants-stranded-mexican

Erdogan says patience with Russia 'running out' over Syria bombardment
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-29
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that Russia was not abiding by the Sochi or Astana agreements regarding Syria's northwestern Idlib province, broadcaster NTV reported on Wednesday.Renewed bombardments by Russia-backed Syrian regime forces on Idlib have raised concern of a new refugee wave from the area, where some 3 million people live.Erdogan made the comments to reporters on his flight back from Senegal. He was also quoted as saying Turkey had told Russia that Ankara is running out of patience with the bombardments, adding that it would do what is necessary.
yenisafak.com/en/news/erdogan-says-patience-with-russia-running-out-over-syria-bombardment-3510764

Austria's Green-Right alliance sells out migrants
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-29
climate justice immigration rights Jacob Andrewartha Margarita WindischIssue 1251 Austria Austrian Greens…
greenleft.org.au/content/austria-green-right-alliance-sells-out-migrants

EU MEPs Set to Approve Brexit Deal in Symbolic Session
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-29
The 751 members of the European Parliament will debate the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and set to approve the terms of the UK's departure from the European Union (EU) in a historic vote on Wednesday, in Brussels. | RELATED: | UK Should Cut Salary Threshold for Migrants: British Gov't Says | This vote is the final hurdle to be cleared for Brexit to go ahead and will mark the final stage of the ratification process, ahead of the UK's exit on January 31st. | The EU's negotiators have kept t…
telesurenglish.net/news/eu-meps-set-to-approve-brexit-deal-in-a-symbolic-session-20200128-0027.html

Asylum-Seekers Are Being Abandoned in Guatemala in a New Policy Officials Call a "Total Disaster"
Ashoka Mukpo | aclu.org | 2020-01-28
In late November, U.S. immigration authorities began | deporting some Central American asylum-seekers to Guatemala under a new | policy that makes it nearly impossible for them to seek asylum in the U.S. | But Guatemalan human rights workers say that their country's | asylum system isn't capable of handling even the relatively small numbers that | have been sent there so far, and that asylum seekers' precarious status in the | country has already pushed many to leave. | "They're preferring to move on…
aclu.org/news/human-rights/asylum-seekers-are-being-abandoned-in-guatemala-in-a-new-policy-officials-call-a-total-disaster

Conservative Justices Sanction Stephen Miller's Anti-Immigration Agenda
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-28
Not even an impeachment trial can slow down the White House's anti-immigrant agenda. | Even as Chief Justice John Roberts presided over the Senate's trial of President Trump on Monday, the Supreme Court gifted senior White House adviser and documented white nationalist Stephen Miller by lifting a lower court's nationwide injunction against discriminatory new rules that represent the strongest effort to restrict legal immigration into the U.S. in more than a century. | On Holocaust Memorial Day, all…
truthout.org/articles/conservative-justices-sanction-stephen-millers-anti-immigration-agenda/

2019: A deadly year for migrants crossing the Americas
news.un.org | 2020-01-28
More than 800 people died last year crossing deserts, rivers and remote lands while migrating across the Americas, making 2019 one of deadliest years on record, the UN migration agency said on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1056202

192 Migrants Rescued in the Mediterranean and Canary Islands
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-28
Over the last 24 hours, the Spanish humanitarian organization Open Arms has rescued 158 migrants who were sailing in the central Mediterranean Sea and at risk of a shipwreck on two different boats. | RELATED: | Italy: EU Countries to Receive 121 Migrants Rescued at Sea | The Open Arms vessel is currently the only humanitarian ship present in international waters in fr…
telesurenglish.net/news/192-Migrants-Rescued-in-the-Mediterranean-and-Canary-Islands-20200128-0006.html

Mexican President López Obrador breaks up migrant caravan
wsws.org | 2020-01-28
While claiming to "protect" migrants, López Obrador is protecting the political and financial ties of the Mexican oligarchy to US imperialism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/28/cara-j28.html

West Darfur tensions could see 30,000 flee across Sudanese border to Chad: UN refugee agency
news.un.org | 2020-01-28
The number of people fleeing to Chad to escape ongoing tensions in Sudan's West Darfur state, could reach 30,000 in the coming weeks, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1056182

Tanya Plibersek's patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-28
nationalism Peter BoyleIssue 1251 Australia patriotism Racism our common causeJanuary 28, 2020When, in 1774, the British essayist Samuel John…
greenleft.org.au/content/tanya-pliberseks-patriotism-last-refuge-scoundrel

Libya: UN report urges accountability for deadly attack against migrant centre
news.un.org | 2020-01-27
Warring parties in Libya, as well as foreign governments supporting them, are being urged to investigate deadly airstrikes last July which killed at least 53 migrants and refugees at a detention centre in the northwest of the country.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1056052

'Carry our stories forward': Holocaust survivors share powerful testimonies at UN
news.un.org | 2020-01-27
When the Nazis invaded Poland, overnight, nine-year-old Theodor Meron became "a refugee, out of school, out of childhood and constantly in clear and present danger", the man who would later become a Judge for International Criminal Tribunals told the United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony on Monday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1056122

"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

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

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

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