2019-05-25: News Headlines

Revolution Books (2019-05-25). Todd Miller discusses Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704 near Telegraph Ave.

teleSUR (2019-05-25). Federal Judge Blocks Trump From Using Defence Funds For Wall. telesurenglish.net Late Friday a federal judge blocked U.S. President Donald Trump from using US$1 billion in funds from the country's Defense Department to build two sections of the long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. | RELATED: | US Congress Fails to Override Veto, Border Wall Emergency Stays | "This order is a win for our system of checks and balances, the rule…

RT (2019-05-25). Judge orders partial halt of Trump's border wall construction, blocks $1bn in military funds. rt.com A US district judge has partially blocked another avenue for President Donald Trump to fulfill one of his election vows, barring him from diverting $1 billion in military funds to build two wall sections along the Mexican border.

WSWS (2019-05-25). Police and military crack down on spontaneous taxi strike in Matamoros, Mexico. wsws.org Hundreds of taxi drivers blocked the international border crossing and several major thoroughfares in response to government efforts to decommission cabs.

Robert Scheer (2019-05-24). The Americanization of Popular Culture Should Terrify Us All. truthdig.com The verdict is in, and Hollywood has won the global culture wars, according to Violaine Roussel, a French scholar and professor who has had unusual access to the California entertainment industry. In her view, American culture, packaged neatly in film and television for global consumption, has cast a shadow over cultural products in much of the world. | "The influence of Hollywood has definitely grown these past years, these past decades," the University of Paris profe…

WSWS (2019-05-24). Six immigrant children dead in US custody since September. wsws.org Protecting the lives and democratic rights of immigrants requires a fight against imperialist war and the capitalist system.

Paul Street (2019-05-24). The Only Solution to America's Political Crisis. truthdig.com Hardly a day has gone by over the last two years when one hasn't been able to learn of yet another soul-numbing outrage on the part of President Donald Trump and his administration. The stories have been relentlessly disturbing: | Trump's suggestion of moral equivalency between neo-Nazis and civil rights protesters in Charlottesville, Va. | The vicious separation of children from their migrant parents at the southern border. | The concoction of a fake na…

ACLU (2019-05-24). DHS is Locking Immigrants in Solitary Confinement. aclu.org As ICE detention numbers reach record high, new reports are extremely troubling. | In 2012, I visited the federal supermax prison ADX Florence in Colorado and spoke with men living in solitary confinement. I listened closely to their stories of anguish, but I could not understand how they survived it. They told me of the horror of being trapped in a small room, without access to fresh air or sunlight, for at least 22 hours a day—alone, afraid, and not knowing when it would end. I learned that people in solitary confinement talk to the walls, to themselves, to no one — sometimes they stop talking altog…

Yves Engler (2019-05-24). Canada's Meddling in Venezuela. counterpunch.org Why does the dominant media pay so much attention to Russian "meddling" in other countries, but little to Canada's longstanding interference in the political affairs of nations thousands of kilometres from our borders? The case of Ben Rowswell illustrates the double standard well. The current Canadian International Council President has been the leading non-governmental advocate More

Yves Engler (2019-05-24). Canada's Five Year Campaign to Oust Venezuela's Government. dissidentvoice.org Why does the dominant media pay so much attention to Russian "meddling" in other countries, but little to Canada's longstanding interference in the political affairs of nations thousands of kilometres from our borders? The case of Ben Rowswell illustrates the double standard well. The current Canadian International Council President has been the leading non-governmental advocate …

susan_p (2019-05-24). European elections: Either Macron or Salvini? greenleft.org.au The May 26 elections to the 751-seat European Parliament are just around the corner, and conservative, liberal and social democratic camps in the European Union (EU) are all sounding the alarm. | Writing for the mainstream European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) on May 16, Susi Dennison and Mark Leonard expressed their panic: | "There are seven days to resolve the paradox at the heart of the European project. Support for EU membership is at a record high — two-thirds of Europeans currently believe it is a good thing, the largest share since 1983 — and yet a majority also fears that the EU might c…

unitedEditor (2019-05-24). Trump skinning NATO in Afghanistan. uwidata.com Building a wall along the U.S. southern border was one of Donald Trump's key electoral promises. While making a speech on June 16, 2015, where he announced his plans to run for presidency, he said, "I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I'll build them very …

RT (2019-05-23). Washington declared 'sanctuary state' as governor looks to stand out in crowded 2020 race. rt.com Washington has passed a law barring authorities from questioning people's immigration status — what Governor Jay Inslee boasts is the strongest 'sanctuary state' law in the US, netting him progressive cred for the 2020 election.

Democracy Now! (2019-05-23). Headlines for May 23, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Administration Says Sixth Migrant Child Died After Crossing Border, Lawmaker Says "Intentional" Trump Admin Policy Led to Child Migrant Deaths, Federal Judge Clears Path for Congressional Subpoena of Trump Financial Records, New York Lawmakers Approve Bill Granting Congress Access to Trump Tax Records, President Trump Storms Out of Meeting with Top Democrats over "Phony" Inquiries, Pentagon Planning to Deploy Ships, Missiles and 10,000 More Troops to Middle East, Indian PM Narendra Modi Headed for Second Term as Hindu Nationalists Surge, Tornadoes Tear Through Missouri, Damaging State Capitol Building, "Ame…

Democracy Now! (2019-05-23). Allan Nairn: Impeachment Inquiry Should Focus on Trump's Actual Atrocities, Not a Russia Plot. democracynow.org As a growing number of House Democrats are backing the impeachment of President Trump, we speak with investigative journalist Allan Nairn. He says an impeachment inquiry should focus on "the atrocities that Trump is committing daily"—from the death of children on the border to the gutting of environmental protections.

South Front (2019-05-23). Preparations for War: NATO Intelligence Activity Around Russia's Borders. globalresearch.ca In addition to the militarization of Eastern Europe, NATO partakes in active intelligence operations — be it by land, sea and air. | There are numerous reports of various intelligence (spy) aircraft going and even entering Russian airspace, and the …

Democracy Now! (2019-05-22). How ICE Is Using Solitary Confinement to Punish Asylum Seekers, Including LGBT & Disabled Immigrants. democracynow.org Since 2012, ICE has used solitary confinement as a routine punishment for thousands of immigrants and asylum seekers locked up in immigration jails across the country. We look at a new, damning investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that has revealed this widespread abusive use of solitary confinement in immigration jails overseen by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The United Nations special rapporteur on torture says solitary confinement should only be used in exceptional circumstances, and defines extended use of solitary as "inhuman and degrading treatment." Despit…

RT (2019-05-22). US shutters large migrant facility in Texas amid flu outbreak. rt.com The US border control agency has halted intake at a migrant holding facility in Texas after an outbreak of a "flu-related illness." The closure comes just one day after a 16-year-old detainee died in custody.

Edward Hunt (2019-05-22). Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela 'On Track to be Worse than Syria'. progressive.org As the Trump Administration tightens its squeeze on the country, U.S. officials warn of increased migration and "profound collapse."

United Nations (2019-05-22). Palestine refugees' relief chief warns Security Council money to fund Gaza operations will run out in mid-June. un.org The head of the UN relief and works agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) warned on Wednesday that despite weathering a "truly existential crisis" over funding last year, money to continue operations this year in the Gaza Strip will only last until mid-June.

Democracy Now! (2019-05-21). Detained, Abused & Denied Medical Care: How Trump Immigration Policies Led to Child Deaths at Border. democracynow.org A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died in U.S. custody Monday after spending a week in immigration jail. Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez was found dead at a Border Patrol station at Weslaco, Texas, just one day after being diagnosed with the flu. He was not hospitalized. This marks the fifth death of a Guatemalan child apprehended by Border Patrol since December. Before last year, it had been more than a decade since a child died in the custody of U.S. immigration officials. We speak with Fernando Garcia, the founding director of the Border Network for Human Rights, an advocacy organization based in El Paso, and Jen…

Democracy Now! (2019-05-21). Headlines for May 21, 2019. democracynow.org Iran Responds to Trump Threat While U.N. Urges All Parties to De-escalate Rhetoric, Houthis Launch Drone Attack on Saudi Airport, U.N. Warns Yemen Food Aid May Be Suspended Due to Instability, Guatemalan Teen Becomes 5th Migrant Child to Die in U.S. Custody Since December, Trump Orders McGahn to Defy Congressional Subpoena, D.C. Judge Orders Accounting Firm to Hand Over Trump Financial Docs, NY Prosecutors Examining Financial Records from Trump's Inauguration, New Zealand Police Charge Christchurch Massacre Suspect with Terrorism, Defeated Prabowo Challenges Re-election of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, New Bo…

Democracy Now! (2019-05-21). Jennifer Harbury: Deaths of Guatemalan Children at Border Have Roots in Decades of U.S.-Backed Genocide. democracynow.org Five Guatemalan children have died after being apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol since December. We look at the humanitarian crisis unfolding on the border and its ties to decades of bloody U.S. intervention in Latin America with human rights attorney Jennifer Harbury. Her husband, Efraín Bámaca Velásquez, was a Mayan comandante and guerrilla who was disappeared after he was captured by the Guatemalan army in the 1980s. After a long campaign, she found there was U.S. involvement in the cover-up of her husband's murder and torture. "We trained them. We taught them torture techniques. We funded them, and we armed t…

Terrence Myers (2019-05-21). How the 'war on gangs' feeds mass incarceration. liberationnews.org Why gang databases and raids are not a solution.

Will Parrish (2019-05-20). Border Patrol Museum Demonstrators Targeted In Crackdown On Immigrant Rights Protests. shadowproof.com Four activists turned themselves in to El Paso police on May 13 after the police issued warrants for their arrest related to a nonviolent demonstration inside a United States Border Patrol museum.

Democracy Now! (2019-05-17). Immigrant Activists Maru Mora-Villalpando & Ravi Ragbir Keep Speaking Out Despite Deportation Threat. democracynow.org President Trump has unveiled plans for a new, so-called "merit-based" immigration system that would prioritize "highly-skilled" and English-speaking workers, while further restricting asylum seekers and immigrants who have family living in the United States. Although no legislative details for the plan have been revealed, Trump's proposal is likely to hit a wall in Congress, where the Democratically-led House has repeatedly clashed with the Trump administration over immigration policy. Trump's immigration policies have led to dire conditions for asylum seekers to the U.S. On Wednesday, a two-and-a-half year-old m…

Democracy Now! (2019-05-17). Headlines for May 17, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Immigration Plan Favors Job Skills Over Asylum Claims and Family Ties, Trump Officials Reportedly Clash Over U.S. Sabre-Rattling With Iran, UNICEF Chief Calls Yemen War "a Test of Our Humanity" That "We Are Badly Failing", Venezuelan Government Blasts U.S. Seizure of Embassy as Vienna Convention Violation, Brazilian Teachers and Students March Against Education Cuts, Mexican Journalist Francisco Romero Killed in Playa del Carmen, Lawyer Says Tennessee Prisoner "Suffered Excruciating Pain" During Execution, Alabama Prisoner Put to Death After "Pro-Life" Governor Denies Reprieve, Senate Confirms Anti-Choice A…

susan_p (2019-05-17). United States: Resisting Trump's attacks on migrants. greenleft.org.au Green Left Weekly's Jacob Andrewartha and Zane Alcorn spoke to Justin Akers Chacón, a Mexican-based, US immigrant rights activist, in Melbourne for the Marxism conference in April. | What can you tell us about the current situation in the US regarding immigration, particularly as we enter the second half of US President Donald Trump's term in office? | The situation is really dire in many ways. Trump has ratcheted up the attack on immigrants, including trying to prevent thousands of Central American asylum-seekers from even reaching the border where they could apply for asylum. | He has done this by essentially s…

splcenter (2019-05-17). Trump is lying about immigrant crime — and the research proves it. splcenter.org Since he began campaigning, President Trump has demonized Latino immigrants as "criminals." He has called them "rapists," drug dealers, "animals" and "bad hombres" who "infest our country."

splcenter (2019-05-16). SPLC: Congress should dismiss President Trump's dubious 'merit-based' immigration plan in favor of real reform. splcenter.org President Trump made a speech in the White House Rose Garden today about a plan to move U.S. immigration toward a "merit-based system" that would prioritize high-skilled workers over those with family members who are already in the country.

splcenter (2019-05-16). Weekend Read: Our "irredeemably dysfunctional" immigration courts. splcenter.org On January 1, 1892, Ellis Island opened as an immigration inspection station. More than 40 percent of people currently living in the United States are among, or are descendants of, the 12 million immigrants who passed through its doors.

splcenter (2019-05-15). Setting the record straight: Real talk about immigration courts. splcenter.org The Trump administration's recent "fact sheet" on U.S. immigration proceedings excludes critical information about the immigration system and only serves to spread misinformation and distrust of immigrants and asylum seekers.

Meghan Krausch (2019-05-15). Fighting to Protect the Forest in Honduras. progressive.org Many in the U.S. are unaware of the connection between refugees fleeing Honduras, and the struggle there for environmental justice.

Gabrielle Crosby and Dylan Citron (2019-05-12). Boston vigil demands end to criminalization of humanitarian aid to migrants. liberationnews.org "Humanitarian aid is never a crime."

splcenter (2019-05-10). SPLC argues in court against "turnback" policy that blocks immigrants from seeking asylum. splcenter.org After three MS-13 gang members threatened Dinora and her 17-year-old daughter with death, they kidnapped them from their home in Honduras and repeatedly raped them.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-30). Venezuelan Military Putsch Defeated as Leopoldo Lopez Takes Refuge in Spanish Embassy. venezuelanalysis.com Opposition protesters clashed with security forces while government supporters swiftly mobilized to defend the presidential palace.

CounterSpin (2019-04-26). Tina Vasquez on Covering Immigration, Sina Toossi on Iran Sanctions. fair.org Media…

2019-05-25: Social Media Postees

Todd Miller discusses Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security
Revolution Books | indybay.org | 2019-05-25
Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704 near Telegraph Ave.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/24/1882360…

Judge orders partial halt of Trump's border wall construction, blocks $1bn in military funds
rt.com | 2019-05-25
A US district judge has partially blocked another avenue for President Donald Trump to fulfill one of his election vows, barring him from diverting $1 billion in military funds to build two wall sections along the Mexican border. | …
rt.com/usa/460225-border-wall-halt-court…

Police and military crack down on spontaneous taxi strike in Matamoros, Mexico
wsws.org | 2019-05-25
Hundreds of taxi drivers blocked the international border crossing and several major thoroughfares in response to government efforts to decommission cabs.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/25/mata…

Federal Judge Blocks Trump From Using Defence Funds For Wall
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-25
Late Friday a federal judge blocked U.S. President Donald Trump from using US$1 billion in funds from the country's Defense Department to build two sections of the long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. | RELATED: | US Congress Fails to Override Veto, Border Wall Emergency Stays | "This order is a win for our system of checks and balances, the rule…
telesurenglish.net/news/Federal-Judge-Bl…

DHS is Locking Immigrants in Solitary Confinement
aclu.org | 2019-05-24
As ICE detention numbers reach record high, new reports are extremely troubling. | In 2012, I visited the federal supermax prison ADX Florence in Colorado and spoke with men living in solitary confinement. I listened closely to their stories of anguish, but I could not understand how they survived it. They told me of the horror of being trapped in a small room, without access to fresh air or sunlight, for at least 22 hours a day–alone, afraid, and not knowing when it would end. I learned that people in solitary confinement talk to the walls, to themselves, to no one — sometimes they stop talking altog…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/immigran…

Six immigrant children dead in US custody since September
wsws.org | 2019-05-24
Protecting the lives and democratic rights of immigrants requires a fight against imperialist war and the capitalist system.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/24/immi…

The Right to Stay Home
Michael Galant | commondreams.org | 2019-05-24
The migration crisis is, more accurately, a crisis of displacement. It is the product of a model of globalization that prioritizes the profits of a few over the lives of the many. (Photo by Orlando Sierra/Stringer/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/05/24/right-…

The Only Solution to America's Political Crisis
Paul Street | truthdig.com | 2019-05-24
Hardly a day has gone by over the last two years when one hasn't been able to learn of yet another soul-numbing outrage on the part of President Donald Trump and his administration. The stories have been relentlessly disturbing: | Trump's suggestion of moral equivalency between neo-Nazis and civil rights protesters in Charlottesville, Va. | The vicious separation of children from their migrant parents at the southern border. | The concoction of a fake na…
truthdig.com/articles/the-only-solution-…

Canada's Meddling in Venezuela
Yves Engler | counterpunch.org | 2019-05-24
Why does the dominant media pay so much attention to Russian "meddling" in other countries, but little to Canada's longstanding interference in the political affairs of nations thousands of kilometres from our borders? The case of Ben Rowswell illustrates the double standard well. The current Canadian International Council President has been the leading non-governmental advocate…
counterpunch.org/2019/05/24/canadas-medd…

Canada's Five Year Campaign to Oust Venezuela's Government
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-05-24
Why does the dominant media pay so much attention to Russian "meddling" in other countries, but little to Canada's longstanding interference in the political affairs of nations thousands of kilometres from our borders? The case of Ben Rowswell illustrates the double standard well. The current Canadian International Council President has been the leading non-governmental advocate …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/05/canadas-five-…

Trump skinning NATO in Afghanistan
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-05-24
Building a wall along the U.S. southern border was one of Donald Trump's key electoral promises. While making a speech on June 16, 2015, where he announced his plans to run for presidency, he said, "I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I'll build them very …
uwidata.com/3516-trump-skinning-nato-in-…

Washington declared 'sanctuary state' as governor looks to stand out in crowded 2020 race
rt.com | 2019-05-23
Washington has passed a law barring authorities from questioning people's immigration status — what Governor Jay Inslee boasts is the strongest 'sanctuary state' law in the US, netting him progressive cred for the 2020 election. | …
rt.com/usa/460045-washington-sanctuary-s…

Allan Nairn: Impeachment Inquiry Should Focus on Trump's Actual Atrocities, Not a Russia Plot
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-23
As a growing number of House Democrats are backing the impeachment of President Trump, we speak with investigative journalist Allan Nairn. He says an impeachment inquiry should focus on "the atrocities that Trump is committing daily"–from the death of children on the border to the gutting of environmental protections.
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/23/allan_nai…

Preparations for War: NATO Intelligence Activity Around Russia's Borders
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-23
In addition to the militarization of Eastern Europe, NATO partakes in active intelligence operations — be it by land, sea and air. | There are numerous reports of various intelligence (spy) aircraft going and even entering Russian airspace, and the …
globalresearch.ca/preparations-war-nato-…

How ICE Is Using Solitary Confinement to Punish Asylum Seekers, Including LGBT & Disabled Immigrants
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-22
Since 2012, ICE has used solitary confinement as a routine punishment for thousands of immigrants and asylum seekers locked up in immigration jails across the country. We look at a new, damning investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that has revealed this widespread abusive use of solitary confinement in immigration jails overseen by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The United Nations special rapporteur on torture says solitary confinement should only be used in exceptional circumstances, and defines extended use of solitary as "inhuman and degrading treatment." Despit…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/22/solitary_…

US shutters large migrant facility in Texas amid flu outbreak
rt.com | 2019-05-22
The US border control agency has halted intake at a migrant holding facility in Texas after an outbreak of a "flu-related illness." The closure comes just one day after a 16-year-old detainee died in custody. | …
rt.com/usa/460034-us-close-migrant-facil…

Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela 'On Track to be Worse than Syria'
Edward Hunt | progressive.org | 2019-05-22
As the Trump Administration tightens its squeeze on the country, U.S. officials warn of increased migration and "profound collapse."
progressive.org/dispatches/humanitarian-…

Palestine refugees' relief chief warns Security Council money to fund Gaza operations will run out in mid-June
United Nations | un.org | 2019-05-22
The head of the UN relief and works agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) warned on Wednesday that despite weathering a "truly existential crisis" over funding last year, money to continue operations this year in the Gaza Strip will only last until mid-June.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/05/1…

Detained, Abused & Denied Medical Care: How Trump Immigration Policies Led to Child Deaths at Border
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-21
A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died in U.S. custody Monday after spending a week in immigration jail. Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez was found dead at a Border Patrol station at Weslaco, Texas, just one day after being diagnosed with the flu. He was not hospitalized. This marks the fifth death of a Guatemalan child apprehended by Border Patrol since December. Before last year, it had been more than a decade since a child died in the custody of U.S. immigration officials. We speak with Fernando Garcia, the founding director of the Border Network for Human Rights, an advocacy organization based in El Paso, and Jen…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/21/detained_…

Jennifer Harbury: Deaths of Guatemalan Children at Border Have Roots in Decades of U.S.-Backed Genocide
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-21
Five Guatemalan children have died after being apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol since December. We look at the humanitarian crisis unfolding on the border and its ties to decades of bloody U.S. intervention in Latin America with human rights attorney Jennifer Harbury. Her husband, Efraín Bámaca Velásquez, was a Mayan comandante and guerrilla who was disappeared after he was captured by the Guatemalan army in the 1980s. After a long campaign, she found there was U.S. involvement in the cover-up of her husband's murder and torture. "We trained them. We taught them torture techniques. We funded them, and we armed t…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/21/jennifer_…

How the 'war on gangs' feeds mass incarceration
Terrence Myers | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-21
Why gang databases and raids are not a solution.
liberationnews.org/how-the-war-on-gangs-…

Border Patrol Museum Demonstrators Targeted In Crackdown On Immigrant Rights Protests
Will Parrish | shadowproof.com | 2019-05-20
Four activists turned themselves in to El Paso police on May 13 after the police issued warrants for their arrest related to a nonviolent demonstration inside a United States Border Patrol museum.
shadowproof.com/2019/05/20/border-patrol…

Immigrant Activists Maru Mora-Villalpando & Ravi Ragbir Keep Speaking Out Despite Deportation Threat
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-05-17
President Trump has unveiled plans for a new, so-called "merit-based" immigration system that would prioritize "highly-skilled" and English-speaking workers, while further restricting asylum seekers and immigrants who have family living in the United States. Although no legislative details for the plan have been revealed, Trump's proposal is likely to hit a wall in Congress, where the Democratically-led House has repeatedly clashed with the Trump administration over immigration policy. Trump's immigration policies have led to dire conditions for asylum seekers to the U.S. On Wednesday, a two-and-a-half year-old m…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/17/immigrant…

United States: Resisting Trump's attacks on migrants
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-05-17
Green Left Weekly's Jacob Andrewartha and Zane Alcorn spoke to Justin Akers Chacón, a Mexican-based, US immigrant rights activist, in Melbourne for the Marxism conference in April. | What can you tell us about the current situation in the US regarding immigration, particularly as we enter the second half of US President Donald Trump's term in office? | The situation is really dire in many ways. Trump has ratcheted up the attack on immigrants, including trying to prevent thousands of Central American asylum-seekers from even reaching the border where they could apply for asylum. | He has done this by essentially s…
greenleft.org.au/content/united-states-resisting-trump-attacks-migrants

Trump is lying about immigrant crime — and the research proves it
splcenter.org | 2019-05-17
Since he began campaigning, President Trump has demonized Latino immigrants as "criminals." He has called them "rapists," drug dealers, "animals" and "bad hombres" who "infest our country."
splcenter.org/news/2019/05/17/trump-lyin…

SPLC: Congress should dismiss President Trump's dubious 'merit-based' immigration plan in favor of real reform
splcenter.org | 2019-05-16
President Trump made a speech in the White House Rose Garden today about a plan to move U.S. immigration toward a "merit-based system" that would prioritize high-skilled workers over those with family members who are already in the country.
splcenter.org/news/2019/05/16/splc-congr…

Weekend Read: Our "irredeemably dysfunctional" immigration courts
splcenter.org | 2019-05-16
On January 1, 1892, Ellis Island opened as an immigration inspection station. More than 40 percent of people currently living in the United States are among, or are descendants of, the 12 million immigrants who passed through its doors.
splcenter.org/news/2019/05/18/weekend-re…

Setting the record straight: Real talk about immigration courts
splcenter.org | 2019-05-15
The Trump administration's recent "fact sheet" on U.S. immigration proceedings excludes critical information about the immigration system and only serves to spread misinformation and distrust of immigrants and asylum seekers.
splcenter.org/news/2019/05/15/setting-re…

Fighting to Protect the Forest in Honduras
Meghan Krausch | progressive.org | 2019-05-15
Many in the U.S. are unaware of the connection between refugees fleeing Honduras, and the struggle there for environmental justice.
progressive.org/dispatches/forest-protec…

Boston vigil demands end to criminalization of humanitarian aid to migrants
Gabrielle Crosby and Dylan Citron | liberationnews.org | 2019-05-12
"Humanitarian aid is never a crime."
liberationnews.org/boston-vigil-demands-…

SPLC argues in court against "turnback" policy that blocks immigrants from seeking asylum
splcenter.org | 2019-05-10
After three MS-13 gang members threatened Dinora and her 17-year-old daughter with death, they kidnapped them from their home in Honduras and repeatedly raped them.
splcenter.org/news/2019/05/10/splc-argue…

Venezuelan Military Putsch Defeated as Leopoldo Lopez Takes Refuge in Spanish Embassy
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-04-30
Opposition protesters clashed with security forces while government supporters swiftly mobilized to defend the presidential palace.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14453

Tina Vasquez on Covering Immigration, Sina Toossi on Iran Sanctions
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-04-26
Media…
fair.org/home/tina-vasquez-on-covering-i…