Daily Archives: May 1, 2020

2020-05-01: News Headlines

Sasha Abramsky (2020-05-01). Trump and GOP to Nation: Go Bankrupt, Drop Dead. thenation.com Trump and GOP to Nation: Go Bankrupt, Drop Dead…

WSWS (2020-05-01). US citizens married to undocumented immigrants denied stimulus checks. wsws.org A provision in the CARES Act prohibits stimulus checks from being sent to couples if one of them has used an individual tax ID number in jointly-filed returns.

Graton Day Labor Center and others (2020-05-01). Sacramento: May Day Car Caravan for Immigrant & Worker Rights. indybay.org Car Caravan: Southside Park, Sacramento…

Staff (2020-04-30). Trump's Immigration Suspension Doesn't Prevent Unemployment or COVID-19 Spread. truthout.org Late on the evening of April 20, President Trump tweeted that he was Government officials had to scramble to make sense of Trump's tweet, but by April 22, the White House staff had…

ACLU (2020-04-30). How the ACLU is Responding to the Pandemic, Visualized. aclu.org The COVID-19 pandemic has closed down many businesses, but the ACLU's work of defending and expanding civil liberties and civil rights continues, essential as ever. At the ACLU, our most immediate focus has been on issues arising from the government's response — or lack thereof — to the pandemic., , Since the start of the outbreak, we've filed over 90 legal actions and have seen thousands of people released from prisons, jails, and immigration detention. | We and ACLU offices across the country are working in nearly every state to save lives, advocate for vulnerable communities, safeguard the r…

news.un (2020-04-30). UN prepares for potentially devastating COVID-19 outbreak in conflict-ravaged northeast Nigeria. news.un.org In northeast Nigeria, where armed conflict has forced millions from their homes, the UN's migration agency, IOM, is supporting the construction of quarantine shelters, as the region braces for an outbreak of COVID-19 which, it warns, would have 'devastating consequences' for those who have been displaced.

PCHR (2020-04-30). PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (23 — 29 April 2020). imemc.org Summary of Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory (23 — 29 April 2020) Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians' human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the …

Miko Peled (2020-04-29). Bezalel Smotrich: Israel's New Minister for Jerusalem Affairs Takes Aim at the Holy Sanctuary. mintpressnews.com Israel's right-wing poster boy has been slated for the role of Minister for Jerusalem Affairs, giving him both the position and power to carry out his apocalyptic vision of building a Jewish Temple on the site of the Dome of the Rock.

Jake Johnston (2020-04-28). Exporting COVID-19: ICE Air Conducted Deportation Flights to 11 LAC Countries, Flight Data Shows. cepr.net There were 232 likely ICE Air deportation flights to Latin America and Caribbean countries between February 3, 2020 and April 24, 2020, CEPR analysis shows. In 2019, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported 267,258 individuals — 96 percent of whom were from the Latin America and Caribbean region. Though much of the media focus has …

Brett Heinz (2020-04-28). US Deportations Are Exporting COVID-19 to Nations Unprepared for a Pandemic. cepr.net On April 22nd, President Trump signed an Executive Order putting a 60-day halt on the issuance of new green cards to immigrants admissible for permanent residency in the United States. This measure, coming on the back of other government measures restricting legal immigration, ostensibly seeks to protect the US from imported cases of COVID-19. But …

Staff (2020-04-28). Headlines for April 28, 2020. democracynow.org Known U.S. Deaths Top 56,000 as New Study Shows True Number Likely Much Higher, Trump Ignored Early Intelligence Reports as Coronavirus Spread, Trump Denies Responsibility for Spike in Disinfectant Poisonings, Texas Reopens Businesses, California Warns Against Violating Restrictions | , Trump's Plan to Give Commencement Address at West Point Could Bring Back 1,000 Cadets to Campus, NY Cancels Primary After Removing Bernie Sanders from the Ballot , U.N. Calls for Release of Immigrant Prisoners as San Diego Facility Refuses to Allow Face Mask Delivery, More Cases Reported at Prisons as New Study Shows 96% of Inmate…

Ali Salam (2020-04-28). Palestinian Youth Abducted from Qalandia, Several Suffer Tear-gas Inhalation in Hebron. imemc.org Israeli forces attacked, on Sunday night, several Palestinian youths in al-Fawwar refugee camp in southern Hebron, southern occupied West Bank, in addition to abducting one in Qalandia, in the Jerusalem district, Days of Palestine reported. Local sources said that Israeli soldiers invaded al-Fawwar camp and brutalized some Palestinian civilians near …

splcenter (2020-04-24). Fraihat v. ICE Community Resources. splcenter.org On April 20, 2020, a federal district court granted a nationwide preliminary injunction requiring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to take a number of important steps to protect medically vulnerable people in its custody from COVID-19.

Michael Edison Hayden and Eddie Bejarano (2020-04-24). Trump's Immigration Order Was Drafted by Officials With Ties to Hate Groups, According to Report. splcenter.org Two officials with ties to anti-immigrant hate groups helped write President Trump's executive order blocking the issuance of new green cards, according to a report.

Scarlet Kim (2020-04-24). They Were Willing to Make the Ultimate Sacrifice for the U.S., but Trump Won't Let Them Become Americans. aclu.org Ange Samma, a 22-year-old green card holder from Burkina Faso, came to the United States seven years ago, when he was still a teenager. After studying electrical engineering at community college, he decided to enlist in the U.S. Army in 2018. He wanted to give back to his adopted country and also hoped joining the military would help him achieve his goal of becoming an electrical engineer. , , Ange currently serves on active duty as a soldier in South Korea. But despite serving this country on a U.S. military base in a foreign country, he still hasn't been able to obtain citizenship through his military servic…

Staff (2020-04-24). Organizer: Domestic Workers Make All Work Possible, But the Coronavirus Relief Bill Discounts Them. democracynow.org To talk more about how the coronavirus relief bills have affected essential workers, we speak with an organizer in Queens, New York, the epicenter of the epicenter of the pandemic. "Things are being done, but it's not enough to serve the domestic workers who are essential workers and keep this city running," says Riya Ortiz, lead organizer and case manager for the nonprofit Damayan Migrant Workers Association in New York City.

Eddie Bejarano (2020-04-21). Anti-Immigrant Movement Has History of Politicizing Disease. splcenter.org COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is the latest disease the nativist movement has politicized to demonize immigrants.

Ana Santoyo (2020-04-17). Solidarity needed; non-citizen 'essential workers' under increased attack. liberationnews.org Immigrant detainees fight back against unsafe conditions in ICE centers.

Paul Dobson (2020-04-06). Venezuela Braces for Migrant Return as Coronavirus Rattles Latin America. venezuelanalysis.com The Caribbean country's 159 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths is considerably lower than its neighbours' tallies.

2020-05-01: Social Media Postees

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Trump and GOP to Nation: Go Bankrupt, Drop Dead
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2020-05-01
Trump and GOP to Nation: Go Bankrupt, Drop Dead…
thenation.com/article/society/trump-gop-coronavirus-immigration/

US citizens married to undocumented immigrants denied stimulus checks
wsws.org | 2020-05-01
A provision in the CARES Act prohibits stimulus checks from being sent to couples if one of them has used an individual tax ID number in jointly-filed returns.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/01/care-m01.html

Sacramento: May Day Car Caravan for Immigrant & Worker Rights
Graton Day Labor Center and others | indybay.org | 2020-05-01
Car Caravan: Southside Park, Sacramento…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/04/30/18832711.php

Trump's Immigration Suspension Doesn't Prevent Unemployment or COVID-19 Spread
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-04-30
Late on the evening of April 20, President Trump tweeted that he was temporarily suspending immigration to the United States. For justification he cited what he called "the attack from the Invisible Enemy"

How the ACLU is Responding to the Pandemic, Visualized
aclu.org | 2020-04-30
The COVID-19 pandemic has closed down many businesses, but the ACLU's work of defending and expanding civil liberties and civil rights continues, essential as ever. At the ACLU, our most immediate focus has been on issues arising from the government's response

UN prepares for potentially devastating COVID-19 outbreak in conflict-ravaged northeast Nigeria
news.un.org | 2020-04-30
In northeast Nigeria, where armed conflict has forced millions from their homes, the UN's migration agency, IOM, is supporting the construction of quarantine shelters, as the region braces for an outbreak of COVID-19 which, it warns, would have 'devastating consequences' for those who have been displaced.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/04/1062892

Bezalel Smotrich: Israel's New Minister for Jerusalem Affairs Takes Aim at the Holy Sanctuary
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-04-29
Israel's right-wing poster boy has been slated for the role of Minister for Jerusalem Affairs, giving him both the position and power to carry out his apocalyptic vision of building a Jewish Temple on the site of the Dome of the Rock.
mintpressnews.com/bezalel-smotrich-apocalyptic-vision-israel-new-minister-jerusalem-affairs/267104/

US Deportations Are Exporting COVID-19 to Nations Unprepared for a Pandemic
Brett Heinz | cepr.net | 2020-04-28
On April 22nd, President Trump signed an Executive Order putting a 60-day halt on the issuance of new green cards to immigrants admissible for permanent residency in the United States. This measure, coming on the back of other government measures restricting legal immigration, ostensibly seeks to protect the US from imported cases of COVID-19. But …
cepr.net/us-deportations-are-exporting-covid-19-to-nations-unprepared-for-a-pandemic/

Exporting COVID-19: ICE Air Conducted Deportation Flights to 11 LAC Countries, Flight Data Shows
Jake Johnston | cepr.net | 2020-04-28
There were 232 likely ICE Air deportation flights to Latin America and Caribbean countries between February 3, 2020 and April 24, 2020, CEPR analysis shows. In 2019, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported 267,258 individuals

Headlines for April 28, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-04-28
Known U.S. Deaths Top 56,000 as New Study Shows True Number Likely Much Higher, Trump Ignored Early Intelligence Reports as Coronavirus Spread, Trump Denies Responsibility for Spike in Disinfectant Poisonings, Texas Reopens Businesses, California Warns Against Violating Restrictions | , Trump's Plan to Give Commencement Address at West Point Could Bring Back 1,000 Cadets to Campus, NY Cancels Primary After Removing Bernie Sanders from the Ballot , U.N. Calls for Release of Immigrant Prisoners as San Diego Facility Refuses to Allow Face Mask Delivery, More Cases Reported at Prisons as New Study Shows 96% of Inmate…
www.democracynow.org/2020/4/28/headlines

Palestinian Youth Abducted from Qalandia, Several Suffer Tear-gas Inhalation in Hebron
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-04-28
Israeli forces attacked, on Sunday night, several Palestinian youths in al-Fawwar refugee camp in southern Hebron, southern occupied West Bank, in addition to abducting one in Qalandia, in the Jerusalem district, Days of Palestine reported. Local sources said that Israeli soldiers invaded al-Fawwar camp and brutalized some Palestinian civilians near …
imemc.org/article/palestinian-youth-abducted-from-qalandia-several-suffer-tear-gas-inhalation-in-hebron/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=palestinian-youth-abducted-from-qalandia-several-suffer-tear-gas-inhalation-in-hebron

Fraihat v. ICE Community Resources
splcenter.org | 2020-04-24
On April 20, 2020, a federal district court granted a nationwide preliminary injunction requiring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to take a number of important steps to protect medically vulnerable people in its custody from COVID-19.
splcenter.org/news/2020/04/24/fraihat-v-ice-community-resources

Trump's Immigration Order Was Drafted by Officials With Ties to Hate Groups, According to Report
Michael Edison Hayden and Eddie Bejarano | splcenter.org | 2020-04-24
Two officials with ties to anti-immigrant hate groups helped write President Trump's executive order blocking the issuance of new green cards, according to a report.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/24/trumps-immigration-order-was-drafted-officials-ties-hate-groups-according-report

They Were Willing to Make the Ultimate Sacrifice for the U.S., but Trump Won't Let Them Become Americans
Scarlet Kim | aclu.org | 2020-04-24
Ange Samma, a 22-year-old green card holder from Burkina Faso, came to the United States seven years ago, when he was still a teenager. After studying electrical engineering at community college, he decided to enlist in the U.S. Army in 2018. He wanted to give back to his adopted country and also hoped joining the military would help him achieve his goal of becoming an electrical engineer. , , Ange currently serves on active duty as a soldier in South Korea. But despite serving this country on a U.S. military base in a foreign country, he still hasn't been able to obtain citizenship through his military servic…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/they-were-willing-to-make-the-ultimate-sacrifice-for-the-u-s-but-trump-wont-let-them-become-americans

Organizer: Domestic Workers Make All Work Possible, But the Coronavirus Relief Bill Discounts Them
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-04-24
To talk more about how the coronavirus relief bills have affected essential workers, we speak with an organizer in Queens, New York, the epicenter of the epicenter of the pandemic. "Things are being done, but it's not enough to serve the domestic workers who are essential workers and keep this city running," says Riya Ortiz, lead organizer and case manager for the nonprofit Damayan Migrant Workers Association in New York City.
www.democracynow.org/2020/4/24/coronavirus_essential_workers

Anti-Immigrant Movement Has History of Politicizing Disease
Eddie Bejarano | splcenter.org | 2020-04-21
COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is the latest disease the nativist movement has politicized to demonize immigrants.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/04/21/anti-immigrant-movement-has-history-politicizing-disease

Solidarity needed; non-citizen 'essential workers' under increased attack
Ana Santoyo | liberationnews.org | 2020-04-17
Immigrant detainees fight back against unsafe conditions in ICE centers.
liberationnews.org/solidarity-needed-non-citizen-essential-workers-under-increased-attack/

Venezuela Braces for Migrant Return as Coronavirus Rattles Latin America
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-04-06
The Caribbean country's 159 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths is considerably lower than its neighbours' tallies.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14835

Malaysian activists say 'let Rohingya boats land'
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-04-29
Healthcare Refugees & migrants Alex SalmonIssue 1263 Malaysia COVID-19 Rohingya refugeesApril 29, 2020A boat carrying 200 Rohingy…
greenleft.org.au/content/malaysian-activists-let-rohingya-boats-land