2019-08-14: Social Media Postees

Immigrants Welcome to the US as Long as They Are White and Wealthy
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-14
The Trump's administration's Kenneth Cuccinelli rewrites Emma Lazarus's words on the Statue of Liberty, telling the poor and oppressed they're no longer welcome. This comes right after Trump proposes to limit legal migration to the US. We speak to Michael Paarlberg of IPS…

Immigrants Swept Up in Mississippi Raids Face Courts That Deport Most Defendants
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-14
| Hundreds of immigrants swept up in mass raids at meatpacking plants in Mississippi last week are now being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at privately run jails hours away in western Mississippi and Louisiana. Waves of hunger strikes have swept through an expanding network of immigration jails in the region as immigrants and asylum seekers protest against…

How States Can Improve Care for Direct Care Workers
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-14
| As the American population ages, the need for care workers is exploding. Direct care jobs, like home health and personal care aides, are generally predicted to be among the fastest growing occupations over the next few years. But the quality of these jobs in no way reflects their importance, or the growing need for these workers, who are overwhelmingly women and disproportionately people of color and immigrants. One in six live in poverty, and the media…

Court Overrides Salvini, Allows Migrant Ship in Italian Waters
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-14
An administrative court in Rome ruled Wednesday that a Spanish rescue ship carrying around 150 migrants should be allowed to enter Italian territorial waters in defiance of a ban imposed by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. | RELATED: | Salvini Orders Italian Coast Guard Not to Rescue 135 Migrants | Salvini, leader of the far-right League party, quic…

The Government Relies on False "Evidence" Against Migrants
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-14
| Laura Peña could see that her 36-year-old client was wasting away. Gaunt and haggard after nearly two months in jail, he ran his fingers through his hair and opened his hands to show her the clumps that were falling out. He was so distraught that his two young children had been taken from him at the border, he could barely speak without weeping. | After Carlos requested political asylum, border and immigration agents had accused him of being a member of the notorious MS-13 gang in El Salvador [mdas…

"Give Us Your Rich": Trump Is Changing Wholesale Who Gets Into the US
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-14
| "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Those are the words of Emma Lazarus inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. But this week, acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli attempted to rewrite the poem to make a case for limiting immigration to the United States. He told NPR's Rachel Martin on Tuesday that the St…

Growing Anti-Immigrant Sentiments and Trump's Immigration Policies
ACLU NorCal SCU Law Club | indybay.org | 2019-08-14
Charney Hall, Room 104. Santa Clara University School of Law | 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 95050…

Boris Johnson Recklessly Picks at the Scabs of Ireland's Violent Past
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-14
On 8 May 1987 a Provisional IRA unit of eight men attacked a police station in the village of Loughgall in county Armagh 15 miles from the Irish border. One man drove a digger with a bomb in its bucket towards the building, half of which was destroyed in the explosion. But British forces had…

"A Narco State Supported by the United States": How Crime & Corruption in Honduras Fuel Migration
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-14
We speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sonia Nazario, who has closely detailed why migrants from Central America are fleeing their homes in an attempt to seek asylum in the United States. Earlier this year, Nazario spent a month in Honduras documenting how corruption and gang violence are forcing many people to flee. Her piece, "Pay or Die," ran in The New York Times, where she is a contributing opinion writer.

"Give Us Your Rich": Immigration Reporter Says Trump Admin Is Changing "Wholesale" Who Gets into U.S
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-14
"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Those are the words of Emma Lazarus inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. But this week, acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli attempted to rewrite the poem to make a case for limiting immigration to the United States. He told NPR's Rachel Martin on Tuesday that the Statue of Liberty's message is "Give me your tired and your poor, who can stand on their own two feet and who will…

'Just Reciting White Nationalist Talking Points': Trump Immigration Chief Says Statue of Liberty Poem Only About Europeans
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-14
"This administration finally admitted what we've known all along: They think the Statue of Liberty only applies to white people." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_immigration_chief.jpg

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.

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Hong Kong airport disruption, Geneva Conventions at 70, new Ebola drug breakthrough, French fighters face Iraq execution; Europe pushed on stranded migrants and Aden update
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-13
Our main stories today cover: Human rights chief on chaos at Hong Kong airport; Geneva Conventions have been 'limiting brutality' for 70 years; breakthrough drug in DR Congo Ebola fight; France pushed to repatriate nationals on death row in Iraq; 'Race against time" for migrants in Mediterranean…

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'…

Trump rule can deny legal status for immigrants using public assistance
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-13
At every turn the Trump administration takes regarding immigration, there's only one tangible goal: Fear produced by inhumane tactics aimed at deterring migration to the U.S. from Central America and Mexico. On Aug. 3, 22 people were killed by a domestic terrorist in a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. The shooter targeted Mexicans and …

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…

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…

When ICE hit Mississippi, its citizens showed up for immigrant families
Adam Lynch | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-13
The Mississippi immigration raid detained hundreds and left children stranded on the first day of school. It also evoked a massive humanitarian response in a state not traditionally friendly to immigrants.

Rights Groups, Cities To Sue Trump's Anti-Poor Migrant Policy
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-13
United States government's plan to limit access to citizenship and permanent residence for migrants with low economic resources undermines democracy and penalizes parents for seeking help to feed their children, migrant and Latino advocacy groups said Tuesday. | RELATED: | US To Deny Visas to Legal Immigrants for Being Too Poor | "This illegal rule is just another attempt to vilify immigrants," San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said in a statement. The city of San Francisco a…

Italian Senators Temporarily Dismiss Call for Snap Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-13
Italian senators suspended Tuesday, until next week, the debate for snap elections promoted by Matteo Salvini, the current Minister of Interior and leader of the far-right League party. | RELATED: | EU Offers No Solution to Over 500 Migrants Stranded at Sea | Salvini, along with its right-wing allies, wanted a no-confidence vote on Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's government, to be held in the Senate before Wednesday. The leader of the League party wanted to trigger snap elections…

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.

'Solidarity and community, not migrant bashing'
FIRE | workers.org | 2019-08-13
Statement on the El Paso, Dayton and Gilroy shootings by FIRE (Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere). FIRE expresses its solidarity and condolences to the victims, families and communities of the heinous mass shootings that took place in this country during one week alone. What are the causes of these . . . | Continue reading 'Solidarity and community, not migrant bashing' at Workers.org

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…

NYPD Arrest 44 On 2nd Day of Protests Against Amazon-ICE Links
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-13
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Amazon Books in Manhattan Sunday to protest the company's involvement with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. On the second day of protests, 44 protestors were detained by New York's Police. | RELATED: | Labor Abuse Allegations Surrounded Factory Raided by ICE | The demonstration was organized by local Jewish leaders, who say Amazon provides technology that helps ICE make detentions and has contracts with the Department of Hom…

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.

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…

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…

A border wall is no solution to the opioid crisis
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-13
This is the second article in a series on the nation's opioid and substance abuse crisis. The first article dealt with how the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors criminally created the addiction crisis and profited from it. Over just two days in July, nine people died from drug overdoses in Franklin County, Ohio. The rash …

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.

'Give Me Your Tired and Your Poor… Who Can Stand on Their Own Two Feet': Top Trump Official Rewrites Statue of Liberty Greeting
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-13
"Cuccinelli may as well have this engraved on a plaque, hang it around his neck, and wear it for the rest of his life," said the director of the ACLU's immigrant rights project | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/give_me_your_tired_and_your_poor._who_can_stand_on_their_own_two_feet_trump_administration_re-writes_statue_of_liberty_greeting.jpg

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. | …

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 …

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…

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…

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 …

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. | …

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.

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.

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…

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:…

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.