2019-08-13: Social Media Postees

Immigrant tent camps in Paris: Victims of France's war on refugees
wsws.org | 2019-08-13
Every night in Paris, in sprawling tent encampments lying beneath highway overpasses, or in local playgrounds and parks, thousands of refugees go to sleep on the street.

Detention camps are concentration camps
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-13
In June it was finally settled, the short-term detention centers run by the U.S. Border Patrol were–quite technically–concentration camps. While they are not the extermination camps of the Holocaust, the rounding up and mass incarceration of people who haven't seen a judge fits the definition exactly, according to expert Andrea Pitzer. The legal definition of […] | Source…

Trump imposes new class-based immigration restrictions
wsws.org | 2019-08-13
The draconian regulation change means immigrants will be denied permanent residency if they have a low credit score, for example.

Immigration & Detention Solidarity on Tisha B'av in San Jose
Jewish Community Relations Council | indybay.org | 2019-08-13
James P. McEntee Sr. Plaza, County Of Santa Clara Government Building, 70 W Hedding St, San Jose, CA 95112…

Trump Keeps Cracking Down on Legal Immigration Because His Base Loves Cruelty
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-13
| When Democrats dismissed the Fox News-led fear-mongering about "hordes" of undocumented immigrants "invading" the United States from the south as a manufactured crisis, they were pilloried by Republicans and the mainstream media alike for not taking the issue seriously. Hardly anyone demonstrated an understanding of Democrats' nuanced argument. | Illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border appeared much more substantial precisely because the Trump administration had choked off acces…

Growing Anti-Immigrant Sentiments and Trump's Immigration Policies
ACLU NorCal SCU Law Club | indybay.org | 2019-08-13
Charney Hall, Room 104. Santa Clara University School of Law | 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 95050…

SPLC joins brief opposing Kansas law targeting immigrants
splcenter.org | 2019-08-13
The SPLC and 29 worker and immigrant rights organizations filed an amicus brief today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a court decision stating that a Kansas identity theft law cannot be used to turn local law enforcement into immigration agents.

EU Offers No Solution to Over 500 Migrants Stranded at Sea
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-13
The European Commission (EC) acknowledged Tuesday that it cannot do more for immigrants aboard the Open Arms vessel as long as the European Union (EU) countries do not propose a solution for the relocation of these people. | RELATED: | Javier Bardem Asks Spain's Acting PM To End Open Arms Stand-Off | "Finding a solution depends on the Member States'…

Coming Into His Own With Springsteen Leading the Way
Carrie Rickey | truthdig.com | 2019-08-13
Like most teens, Javed (Viveik Kalra) struggles to define himself and find his own voice. This is more challenging for him than for his schoolmates in the working-class borough of Luton, England, in 1987, when, prefiguring the present day in the U.S. and U.K., the rising tides of Thatcherism and British nationalism polarized the nation. | The anarchic voices in the classroom are worlds away from the Punjabi-inflected English spoken at home by his parents, immigrants from Pakistan. Whipsawed between the punk rebellion of his classmates and his father's insistence that he study medicine, Javed can't hear himself th…

Most US Citizens Do Not Support President Trump's Asylum Policy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-13
A Pew Research Center poll found that most U.S. citizens reject President Donald Trump's measures against asylum seekers and 72 percent of them support granting legal status to immigrants. | RELATED: | Guatemala Cannot Be 'Safe Third Country,' US Congresswoman Says | According to this study, 65 percent of respondents believe that the U.S. government is per…

Mexican Women Protest Alleged Rape of 2 Teen Girls by Police
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-13
Hundreds of angry protesters amassed outside Mexico City's Attorney General building Monday to demand justice after reports that a teen girl was allegedly raped by four police officers. | RELATED: | Mexico Says 122 Mexicans Detained in Mississippi ICE Raids | As anger spilled over, protesters reportedly smashed the glass doors of the building. Proteste…

Scores arrested in protests against ICE in New York City
wsws.org | 2019-08-13
The demonstrations pointed to the collaboration between border police and US technology firms such as Amazon.

Residents compare trauma of Mississippi ICE Raid to Hurricane Katrina
wsws.org | 2019-08-13
Children are afraid to attend school or leave their parents' side. Families are hiding in their homes.

Massacres at Home and Abroad
John Marciano | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-13
On August 5, former President Obama released a powerful statement in response to the latest gun massacres in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton that left scores dead and wounded–including children who were shopping for school supplies at Walmart with their mothers, and with their families at the wonderful Gilroy Garlic Festival. He decried the madness of violence that has been fueled by Trump's vile pronouncements and policies that help spread anti-immigrant and racist poison across the nation.

The Other Americans: In Guatemala, Indigenous Residents Appeal to the President Over Stolen Land
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-08-13
With a newly elected leader, hundreds of Mayan Mam families still await restitution–or face migrating north.

Take Action Now: Protect Immigrant Families on Food Stamps
NationAction | thenation.com | 2019-08-13
Take Action Now: Protect Immigrant Families on Food Stamps…

Racist or protecting vulnerable Americans? What's in Trump's new immigration rules
rt.com | 2019-08-12
The White House says the new rules restricting the ability of legal immigrants to receive welfare are enforcing existing laws and protecting poor and vulnerable Americans. Critics are calling them un-American and racist. | …

The Tories' policing plan is bad enough. Their latest immigration one is utterly ludicrous
Tracy Keeling | thecanary.co | 2019-08-12
The Tory government's new plans for policing and prisons came unstuck before they'd even got off the ground. Because a thinktank chaired by Iain Duncan Smith is already calling for changes to immigration rules from home s…

Jews Join Forces to Denounce Trump's Deportation Machine
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-08-12
Despite his support for Israel–which some see as a shield Donald Trump uses against accusations of anti-Semitism–progressive Jews are horrified by the president's immigration policies, particularly those targeting undocumented immigrants. In the last month, thousands have taken to the streets, to detention centers, even to businesses they see as siding with the a…

With Trump's New 'Public Charge' Rules, the War on Immigrants Just Got a Whole Lot Worse
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2019-08-12
With Trump's New 'Public Charge' Rules, the War on Immigrants Just Got a Whole Lot Worse…

Cómo los planes de privatización de Joe Biden condenaron a Latinoamérica y desataron la crisis migratoria
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-12
En su campaña, Joe Biden se ha jactado de su papel en la transformación de Colombia y Centroamérica a través…

All or Nothing: A Green New Deal for Central America
Renata Avila | commondreams.org | 2019-08-12
Guatemalan migrants deported from the United States remain outside the Air Force Base after their arrival in Guatemala City on July 31, 2019. (Photo: by Orlando Estrada/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/green-new-deal-central-america-avila.jpg

Javier Bardem Asks Spain's Acting PM To End Open Arms Stand-Off
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-12
Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem called Monday on Spain's acting prime minister to end a political stand-off that has left Spanish charity rescue boat stuck at sea with some 150 migrants on board. | RELATED: | 'Europe Surrenders Human Lives to Mafias', Open Arms Ship Says | In a video shared on Twitter, Bardem, 50, asked Pedro Sánchez to take on a leadership role within the European Union for the distribution of the migrants Open Arms has rescued from the Mediterranean Sea. | He…

Hundreds of migrants are still stranded in the Mediterranean
Morning Star | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-12
Eleven harrowing days aboard an NGO migrant rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean finally came to an end today for nine of the 160 rescued migrants on board the Open Arms. The ship, owned and operated by the Spanish NGO Open Arms, rescued 123 people on August 1 and 2. Since then it has remained …

New Trump Rules Can Deny Green Cards to Immigrants on Food Stamps
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-12
A new initiative would allow the government to consider such factors as education, household income and health when granting legal status.

Anger and Fear Spread Quickly in the Wake of an Anti-Immigrant Week
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-12
After a week that featured an anti-immigrant massacre and a large-scale ICE raid, which fractured hundreds of families, the latino community is experiencing anger, fear and uncertainty…

Guatemala's Elections May Decide the Future of the US' Migration Crisis
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-08-12
Guatemala is currently holding the second round of its presidential elections. With about 98% of polling places reporting, it seems that Giammattei had about 58% of votes, compared to about 42% for Sandra Torres. The first round took place on June 16 (parliamentary and presidential). The winner will be tasked with managing the most populous …

Farmworkers rise up against Trump and labor exploitation
David Bacon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-12
The article that follows was previously published in Truthout. Washington State today is ground zero in the effort to hold back the massive use of agricultural guest workers by U.S. growers, and to ensure that farmworkers, both those living here and those coming under the H-2A visa program, have their rights respected. For a second …

Will Congress Hold Those Who Commit and Profit From Genocide Accountable?
Tom Andrews | commondreams.org | 2019-08-12
Thousands of new Rohingya refugee arrivals cross the border near Anzuman Para village, Palong Khali, Bangladesh. (Photo: Roger Arnold/UNHCR) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/rohingya_2.jpg

Really? McFaul 'plants US flag' in Twitter to claim it as free speech sanctuary
rt.com | 2019-08-12
Michael McFaul says he can say whatever he wants on Twitter because it's an American platform. Yeah, the very same Twitter that 'shadowbans,' silences alternative media, and hosts fake Russian bots that meddle in US elections. | …

Warnings of 'Dire Humanitarian Impact' as Trump Finalizes Rule to Punish Immigrants for Using Public Benefits
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-12
"Trump's public charge rule is a xenophobic and classist attack on immigrants." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_immigration.jpg

Border Patrol Arrest Reports Are Full of Lies That Can Sabotage Asylum Claims
John Washington | theintercept.com | 2019-08-11
On December 29, 2017, the night his daughter was born, Augusto left the hospital and rode his motorcycle to his home in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, to pick up a change of clothes for his wife. On his way back, he was stopped at a police checkpoint and taken into custody. Police officers questioned him for hours about his father, a former mayor and member of the opposition party to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. At one point, a police detective pushed Augusto into a windowless room and beat him with a plastic Pepsi bottle loaded with sand. The next morning, caked with blood and bruised to a pulp, Augusto was releas…

The Unraveling of the Conspiracy Case Against No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-08-10
The federal courthouse in Tucson, Arizona, has always been a place where the borderlands and the American justice system collide. Described by its engineers as "a gateway to the desert and the mountains beyond," it was completed in 2000, the year that the Pima County medical examiner's office began tracking an explosion of deaths in that same desert. | Each afternoon, Monday through Thursday, dozens of chained migrants who survived the journey across the border but found themselves in Border Patrol custody are marched up from the building's bowels for mass hearings. They come in groups of up to 70 at a time. You…

Manifestantes en Bradenton defienden los derechos de los inmigrantes y los refugiados
Bryan Ellis, Traducido por Ana Yarí | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-10
Los esfuerzos locales para fortalecer la comunidad y empoderar a los inmigrantes y refugiados continúan en Sarasota y Bradenton.

A Lack of Migrant Labor is Forcing Farmers in the US to Stop Growing Crops
CGTN | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-09
The immigration policies of the U.S. government are once again igniting opposition. This time from members of the agriculture industry who say that blocking immigrants from entering the country is doing more harm than good. U.S. farmers who depend on migrants as "guest workers" for their harvest are facing considerable financial losses. It's the result …

ICE Raids on Undocumented Immigrants Create Fear and Enable Exploitation
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-09
The recent ICE raids that detained 680 food workers in Mississippi not only strike fear and terror in the hearts of immigrants, but are a calculated move to enable greater exploitation of immigrants because it increases their insecurity and makes organizing more difficult…

Miles protestan en Phoenix por abusos a niños en centros de detención de ICE
Alexa Isais | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-09
Los eventos en Phoenix, incluido el valiente enfrentamiento con los matones de la policía que conllevó a 16 arrestos, así como la solidaridad tras los arrestos, demuestra la creciente determinación de un movimiento de solidaridad con todos los migrantes y refugiados, no solo aquí en Arizona, sino en todo el país.

El Mago Trump: el verdadero propósito del racismo y la xenofobia
Brian Becker | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-09
Trump no quiere que estas personas le echen la culpa de su sufrimiento al robo, la avaricia y la corrupción de los súper ricos y los mayores banqueros y jefes corporativos. Se protege a sí mismo y a sus amigos multimillonarios mediante el uso de tácticas fascistas para satanizar a los pueblos "minoritarios," inmigrantes y grupos socialistas.

Mexico's Crackdown Is Making the Migrant Crisis Worse
John Washington | thenation.com | 2019-08-09
Mexico's Crackdown Is Making the Migrant Crisis Worse…

A Gory Gift to Trump: A Cruel, Militarized, Expensive, and Decades Old, Bipartisan Border Policy
Ron Leighton | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-09
John Carlos Frey's Sand and Blood relates the roughly 140-year history of U.S. anti-immigrant racism and policy on the southwest border, and highlights its mostly pre-Trump, bipartisan intensification over the last thirty-odd years. Frey, an American citizen born in Tijuana, Mexico, and raised in San Diego county, did not give the Border Patrol or border …

Mass ICE Raids in Mississippi After Workers Fought for Better Conditions Leave Kids Without Parents
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-09
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swept through seven poultry processing plants in Mississippi this week and arrested 680 people. It was the largest single-state raid in U.S. history.The mass arrests also came on the first day of the school year, and some children walked home from school only to find their doors locked and their family members missing. Wednesday's raids targeted chicken processing plants operated by Koch Foods, one of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. Last year, the company paid out $3.75 million to settle an Equal Employment Opportunities Commission class-action suit charging th…

Widespread militant actions against ICE
Arielle Robinson | workers.org | 2019-08-08
Activists around the country continue to participate in militant actions to shut down U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement and those complicit with that agency. St. Paul. Minn., July 30. On July 30, around 200 protesters in St. Paul, Minn., gathered at the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building to call for . . . | Continue reading Widespread militant actions against ICE at Workers.org

Tell Greyhound: Keep ICE and CPB cops off buses!
Makasi Motema | workers.org | 2019-08-08
The state is waging war on migrants and refugees. As they flee from violence, political instability and the growing climate crisis, the U.S. is doubling down on a cruel, white supremacist policy of exclusion. Immigration and Custom Enforcement and Customs and Border Patrol agents are rounding up migrants, placing them . . . | Continue reading Tell Greyhound: Keep ICE and CPB cops off buses! at Workers.org

SPLC statement on Mississippi immigration raids
splcenter.org | 2019-08-08
Southern Poverty Law Center Attorney Julia Solórzano, with the SPLC's Immigrant Justice Project, issued the following statement on today's workplace raids in Mississippi:…

Why Do We Hate Immigrants?
Kevin Powell | thenation.com | 2019-08-08
Why Do We Hate Immigrants?

Venezuelan Campesinos' March on Miraflores Blocked by Police
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-08
The mobilization marked the one-year anniversary of the Admirable Campesino March.

Democrats Are Resurfacing a Gun Control Bill That Contains an Anti-Immigrant Amendment
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-08-07
This weekend, there were back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The accused shooter in El Paso, who appears to have published an anti-immigrant manifesto on 8chan declaring the attack a response to a "Hispanic invasion," killed at least 22 people and injured dozens more at a Walmart in what seems to be the worst anti-Latino attack in the country's history. On Monday, in light of these massacres, House Democrats called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to take up their gun control bill. Tucked into the bill, however, is an anti-immigrant amendment promoting deportation that Republ…

From El Paso to the War on Terror, the Dangers of Historical Amnesia
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-08-07
When Monica Muñoz Martínez thinks about El Paso, Texas, she also thinks about Ciudad Juárez. It's the same process that happens when she thinks about Brownsville and Matamoros, or Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras. They are clusters of human civilization that spill into one another, sharing space across a border drawn not that long ago, which has come to mean a lot in recent years. A historian, professor, and a native Texan, Muñoz Martínez knows the story well. She is the co-founder of Refusing to Forget, a collective project aimed at educating the public on a largely lost…

Milwaukee: Jews against ICE say "Never again is now"
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-06
Milwaukee, WI – On August 1, Wisconsin Jews Against ICE, #neveragainisnow, held a protest outside the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) office. Starting at 8 a.m., about 200 Jews and allies from across Wisconsin rallied in front of the building. By 10 a.m., the agency had closed its doors, turning away people who had appointments scheduled with either ICE or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. | Activists stationed someone at the door to explain what was going on to the mostly foreign-born clientele turning up there. Many were sympathetic; others expressed frustration. Two left and returned an hour…

Parents of Parkland Victim Planned to Unveil a Mural in El Paso. Then Another Mass Shooting Happened
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-06
During this weekend's deadly gun violence in El Paso, Texas, Manuel and Patricia Oliver were in the vicinity because they were planning on commemorating what would have been the 19th birthday of their son, Joaquin Oliver. Joaquin was one of the 17 people gunned down during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine's Day last year. Manuel and Patricia had traveled to Ciudad Juárez, across the U.S. border into Mexico, to visit an immigrant shelter in honor of their deceased son, saying no child should ever be separated from their parents by either gunfire or immigration ag…