Daily Archives: August 15, 2019

2019-08-15: News Headlines

Staff (2019-08-16). Panel Rejects U.S. Attempt to Limit Soap, Sleep for Migrant Kids. truthdig.com Appeals court officials say the government must provide safe food and water as well as sanitary conditions under a longstanding agreement.

Jorge Majfud (2019-08-15). Why the Government's Hunt for the Migrant Poor Is a Perfect Distraction From the Real Problems of Our Time. commondreams.org Immigrants not only don't vote but likewise their economic power and ability to shape the media narrative are irrelevant. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/cruelty.jpeg

Staff (2019-08-15). Donald Trump Is Not the First Xenophobe to Lead America. truthdig.com About 100 years ago, a flood of angry rhetoric and fear of immigrants reminiscent of today's scare tactics poured out of the White House.

Marshall Auerback (2019-08-15). It Was More Like a Couple of Asian Decades Than a Century. counterpunch.org It's become media orthodoxy to suggest that the era of U.S. hegemony is slowly slipping away and migrating to Asia—with China as its locus—as we proceed into the heart of the 21st century. There is, however, a competing narrative, one recently expressed by Michael Auslin on ForeignPolicy.com, who makes the case that the "Asian Century" "is ending far faster than anyone could have predicted. From a dramatically slowing Chinese economy to showdowns over democracy in Hong Kong and a new cold war between Japan and South Korea, the dynamism that was supposed to propel the region into a glorious future seem…

Jonas Ecke (2019-08-15). The End of Humanitarianism? counterpunch.org Our current historical moment is characterized by a global push towards so-called "counter-humanitarian policies" that intentionally undermine hard-won rules aimed at preventing repetitions of the atrocities of the 20th century. The erosion of humanitarian norms has already changed how western countries deal with immigrants, wage war and deliver aid. Saving humanitarianism will require us to address the shortcomings of the current world order More

Public Health Justice Collective & Others (2019-08-15). #CloseTheCamps: Protest by Public Health & Healthcare Workers for Migrant Rights. indybay.org Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), 630 Sansome St, San Francisco 94111…

Do No Harm Coalition, Public Health Awakening (2019-08-15). #CloseTheCamps: Protest by Healthcare & Harm Reduction Workers for Migrant Rights. indybay.org Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), | 630 Sansome St, San Francisco 94111…

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez (2019-08-15). "Give us your rich": Immigration reporter says trump admin is changing "wholesale" who gets into U.S. nationofchange.org "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 …

ACLU NorCal SCU Law Club (2019-08-15). Growing Anti-Immigrant Sentiments and Trump's Immigration Policies. indybay.org Charney Hall, Room 104. Santa Clara University School of Law | 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 95050…

Jake Johnson, Common Dreams (2019-08-15). Jewish Activists and Allies Confront Amazon for Profiting Off ICE Terror. indybay.org More than 1,000 Jewish activists and allies gathered at an Amazon book store in New York City on Sunday to protest the online retail behemoth's collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which swept up nearly 700 people last week in what was reportedly one of the agency's largest-ever raids.

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian (2019-08-15). Immigration Is for Rich People. thenation.com Immigration Is for Rich People…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-08-15). The Right Gives Corporations the Help It Denies Poor Immigrants of Color. truthdig.com The administration announces rules that would deny green cards to many migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps or other public assistance.

teleSUR (2019-08-15). US Anti-Poor Migrant Policy Could Harm Children's Health: Advocates. telesurenglish.net United States President Donald Trump's new plan to limit migration by denying visas and permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people receiving public help will end in sicker children, diseases and homelessness, according to migrant advocates and the federal government's analysis. | RELATED: | US: Hundreds Protest Potential End to TPS | According to the new rule revealed this week, the administration will refuse temporary or permanent visas to applicants if they don't have a certain income…

Ted Rall (2019-08-15). The Root Cause of Mass Shootings is the Rage of Alienation. counterpunch.org Mass shootings prompt simple explanations of the gunman's motivation. At Columbine High School in Colorado, the killers supposedly snapped after being bullied. The guy who shot up a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado was wild-eyed carrot-topped nuts. After a massacre at a Walmart in El Paso, an anti-immigrant manifesto posted online pointed to right-wing politics. More

Alexandra Jacobo (2019-08-15). Fighting back: Six states sue the EPA over its approval of pesticide linked to brain damage. nationofchange.org Last month the EPA announced that despite urging from the scientific community, it will not ban the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos. Now six states are fighting back against the decision. | California, New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland and Vermont have filed a lawsuit against the EPA arguing the chloypyrifos poses a significant danger to human health and should be banned. | A similar lawsuit has been filed by Earthjustice on behalf of the environmental and health groups that advocate for environmentalists, farmworkers, and people with learning disabilities. | The EPA argues that environmental grou…

Staff (2019-08-15). The US Has Driven Central Americans to Flee "the Northern Triangle" truthout.org | | It's hard to believe that more than four years have passed since the police shot Amílcar Pérez-López a few blocks from my house in San Francisco's Mission District. He was an immigrant, 20 years old, and his remittances were the sole support for his mother and siblings in Guatemala. On February 26, 2015, two undercover…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-08-15). Federal Court Dismisses Trump Claim That Immigrant Children Aren't Entitled to Soap and Toothbrushes. commondreams.org "The government of the United States of America was fighting against having to provide toothbrushes, soap, and showers to children." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_19.jpg

Staff (2019-08-15). Headlines for August 15, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Administration Moves to Seize Iranian Tanker Held in Gibraltar, Chinese Paramilitaries Mass on Hong Kong Border as Pro-Democracy Protests Continue, Dow Jones Plunges 800 Points on Fears of Looming Recession, Study Finds CEO Pay Increased 1,000% Since 1978 While Wages Stagnated, Facebook Hired Hundreds to Listen In on Users' Audio Messages, Mexico City Police Officers Suspended over Rape of Two Teenagers, Italian Court Allows Rescued Migrants to Disembark as Hundreds More Remain Stranded at Sea, NBC News: ICE Now Jailing 8,000 Migrants in Mississippi, Louisiana, Federal Court Weighs Fate of Protected Status…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-08-15). Cropping Out "Immigrants Welcome," Cuccinell Takes Selfie With Replica Statue of Liberty Before Removing It From DHS Headquarters. commondreams.org A day after President Donald Trump's top immigration official suggested the U.S. should only welcome immigrants who "can stand on their own two feet," administration officials removed a replica of the Statue of Liberty from the Department of Homeland Security's grounds. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-08-15_at_5.34.23_pm.png

Staff (2019-08-14). Immigrants Welcome to the US as Long as They Are White and Wealthy. therealnews.com 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…

Patrick Cockburn (2019-08-14). Boris Johnson Recklessly Picks at the Scabs of Ireland's Violent Past. counterpunch.org 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 More

Staff (2019-08-14). "Give Us Your Rich": Immigration Reporter Says Trump Admin Is Changing "Wholesale" Who Gets into U.S. democracynow.org "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…

Staff (2019-08-14). "A Narco State Supported by the United States": How Crime & Corruption in Honduras Fuel Migration. democracynow.org 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.

FIRE (2019-08-13). 'Solidarity and community, not migrant bashing'. workers.org 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

splcenter (2019-08-13). SPLC joins brief opposing Kansas law targeting immigrants. splcenter.org 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.

United Nations (2019-08-13). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Hong Kong airport disruption, Geneva Conventions at 70, new Ebola drug, French fighters in Iraq, Mediterranean migrant and Aden updates. un.org 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…

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

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

Staff (2019-08-13). Headlines for August 13, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Announces New Rule to Limit and Penalize Low-Income Immigrants, Trump Slashes Endangered Species Act, Hong Kong Protesters Shut Down Airport for Second Day, Flooding, Landslides Kill Hundreds Across South and Southeast Asia, Ebola No Longer "Incurable" After Success of Experimental Treatments, Reports: Director of Mexican Migrant Shelter Kidnapped, Racist Border Patrol Agent Who Intentionally Ran Over Guatemalan Man Pleads Guilty, Friend of Dayton Shooter Says He Bought and Stored Gun Parts and Ammunition Used in Massacre, WaPo Editor Responds to Sanders Claim That Paper Writes Negative Stories Because of A…

Staff (2019-08-12). Anger and Fear Spread Quickly in the Wake of an Anti-Immigrant Week. therealnews.com 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…

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

unitedEditor (2019-08-12). Guatemala's Elections May Decide the Future of the US' Migration Crisis. uwidata.com 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 …

John Washington (2019-08-11). Border Patrol Arrest Reports Are Full of Lies That Can Sabotage Asylum Claims. theintercept.com 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…

Ryan Devereaux (2019-08-10). The Unraveling of the Conspiracy Case Against No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren. theintercept.com 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…

Staff (2019-08-09). ICE Raids on Undocumented Immigrants Create Fear and Enable Exploitation. therealnews.com 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…

Alexa Isais (2019-08-09). Miles protestan en Phoenix por abusos a niños en centros de detención de ICE. liberationnews.org 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.

Brian Becker (2019-08-09). El Mago Trump: el verdadero propósito del racismo y la xenofobia. liberationnews.org 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.

Staff (2019-08-09). Mass ICE Raids in Mississippi After Workers Fought for Better Conditions Leave Kids Without Parents. democracynow.org 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…

Staff (2019-08-09). Headlines for August 9, 2019. democracynow.org Mitch McConnell Says Senate Will Take Up Gun Bills, But Not Until September, President and First Lady Pose with Infant Orphaned in El Paso Massacre, Man with Guns and Body Armor Sparks Panic at Missouri Walmart, Home of Interracial Couple in Ohio Torched in Apparent Hate Crime, Over 100 Immigrant Hunger Strikers Tear-Gassed Inside ICE Jail, ICE Releases Some of the 680 Immigrants Swept Up in Massive Mississippi Raid, Mentally Ill Michigan Man with Diabetes Dies After Deportation to Iraq, ICE Agents, Lacking Warrant, Denied Entry to Brooklyn Homeless Shelter, Hundreds of Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters Occupy A…

splcenter (2019-08-08). SPLC statement on Mississippi immigration raids. splcenter.org 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:…

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

Staff (2019-08-08). Headlines for August 8, 2019. democracynow.org U.N. Scientists Warn Rapid Global Warming Threatens Food Supply, 680 Mississippi Poultry Workers Arrested in Massive Immigration Raid, ICE Raids Targeted Company Whose Workers Won Discrimination Lawsuit, Trump Visits Dayton and El Paso, Sites of Weekend Mass Shootings, El Paso Protesters Link Trump's Racist Rhetoric to Gunman's Manifesto, Trump Supporter with Loaded Pistol, Knife Arrested Outside El Paso Immigrant Center, Trump Suggests Antifa Shares Equal Blame for Deadly Violence, Democratic Presidential Candidates Say Trump Enables White Supremacists, SPLC: State Department Employee Secretly Worked as White Na…

Brett Barrouquere and Hatewatch Staff (2019-08-03). El Paso Shooting Suspect May Have Authored Manifesto Containing White Nationalist Talking Points. splcenter.org The suspect in a shooting that left 20 people dead at an El Paso Walmart may have posted and liked anti-immigrant leaning remarks on what appears to be his Twitter account.

Bryan Ellis (2019-07-29). Protesters in Bradenton defend the rights of immigrants and refugees. liberationnews.org On Sunday, seventeen people gathered at the Manatee County Courthouse in downtown Bradenton to demand an end to US concentration camps for refugees and mass deportations of immigrants.

ACLU (2019-07-29). Supreme Court Order No 'Big Victory' For Trump's Border Wall. The Fight Continues. aclu.org The Supreme Court has not yet decided the case, or given Trump's abuse of emergency powers the stamp of approval. | Late Friday evening, the Supreme Court gave the Trump administration a temporary green light to begin construction of the border wall using military funds Congress denied. The order, while temporary and limited to specific wall projects where fencing already exists, threatens to permanently damage border communities, the environment, and our Constitution's separation of powers. | But it's not the "big victory" President Trump q…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-17). Venezuelan Campesinos Released After Security Forces Raid. venezuelanalysis.com A prompt mobilization from popular movements managed to secure their release.

2019-08-15: Social Media Postees

Panel Rejects U.S. Attempt to Limit Soap, Sleep for Migrant Kids
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-16
Appeals court officials say the government must provide safe food and water as well as sanitary conditions under a longstanding agreement.
truthdig.com/articles/panel-rejects-u-s-attempt-to-limit-soap-sleep-for-migrant-kids/

#CloseTheCamps: Protest by Public Health & Healthcare Workers for Migrant Rights
Public Health Justice Collective & Others | indybay.org | 2019-08-15
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), 630 Sansome St, San Francisco 94111…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/15/18825498.php

#CloseTheCamps: Protest by Healthcare & Harm Reduction Workers for Migrant Rights
Do No Harm Coalition, Public Health Awakening | indybay.org | 2019-08-15
Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), | 630 Sansome St, San Francisco 94111…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/15/18825502.php

Immigration Is for Rich People
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian | thenation.com | 2019-08-15
Immigration Is for Rich People…
thenation.com/article/immigration-trump-public-charge-rule/

"Give us your rich": Immigration reporter says trump admin is changing "wholesale" who gets into U.S
Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-15
"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 …
nationofchange.org/2019/08/15/give-us-your-rich-immigration-reporter-says-trump-admin-is-changing-wholesale-who-gets-into-u-s/

Growing Anti-Immigrant Sentiments and Trump's Immigration Policies
ACLU NorCal SCU Law Club | indybay.org | 2019-08-15
Charney Hall, Room 104. Santa Clara University School of Law | 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 95050…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/13/18825456.php

Jewish Activists and Allies Confront Amazon for Profiting Off ICE Terror
Jake Johnson, Common Dreams | indybay.org | 2019-08-15
More than 1,000 Jewish activists and allies gathered at an Amazon book store in New York City on Sunday to protest the online retail behemoth's collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which swept up nearly 700 people last week in what was reportedly one of the agency's largest-ever raids.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/15/18825493.php

The End of Humanitarianism?
Jonas Ecke | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-15
Our current historical moment is characterized by a global push towards so-called "counter-humanitarian policies" that intentionally undermine hard-won rules aimed at preventing repetitions of the atrocities of the 20th century. The erosion of humanitarian norms has already changed how western countries deal with immigrants, wage war and deliver aid. Saving humanitarianism will require us to address the shortcomings of the current world order…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/15/the-end-of-humanitarianism/

Why the Government's Hunt for the Migrant Poor Is a Perfect Distraction From the Real Problems of Our Time
Jorge Majfud | commondreams.org | 2019-08-15
Immigrants not only don't vote but likewise their economic power and ability to shape the media narrative are irrelevant. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/cruelty.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2019/08/15/why-governments-hunt-migrant-poor-perfect-distraction-real-problems-our-time?cd-origin=rss

The Right Gives Corporations the Help It Denies Poor Immigrants of Color
Sonali Kolhatkar | truthdig.com | 2019-08-15
The administration announces rules that would deny green cards to many migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps or other public assistance.
truthdig.com/articles/the-right-gives-corporations-the-help-it-denies-poor-immigrants-of-color/

Donald Trump Is Not the First Xenophobe to Lead America
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-15
About 100 years ago, a flood of angry rhetoric and fear of immigrants reminiscent of today's scare tactics poured out of the White House.
truthdig.com/articles/donald-trump-is-not-the-first-xenophobe-to-lead-america/

US Anti-Poor Migrant Policy Could Harm Children's Health: Advocates
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-15
United States President Donald Trump's new plan to limit migration by denying visas and permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people receiving public help will end in sicker children, diseases and homelessness, according to migrant advocates and the federal government's analysis. | RELATED: | US: Hundreds Protest Potential End to TPS | According to the new rule revealed this week, the administration will refuse temporary or permanent visas to applicants if they don't have a certain income…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Anti-Poor-Migrant-Policy-Could-Harm-Childrens-Health-Advocates-20190815-0021.html

The Root Cause of Mass Shootings is the Rage of Alienation
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-15
Mass shootings prompt simple explanations of the gunman's motivation. At Columbine High School in Colorado, the killers supposedly snapped after being bullied. The guy who shot up a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado was wild-eyed carrot-topped nuts. After a massacre at a Walmart in El Paso, an anti-immigrant manifesto posted online pointed to right-wing politics.
counterpunch.org/2019/08/15/the-root-cause-of-mass-shootings-is-the-rage-of-alienation/

Fighting back: Six states sue the EPA over its approval of pesticide linked to brain damage
Alexandra Jacobo | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-15
Last month the EPA announced that despite urging from the scientific community, it will not ban the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos. Now six states are fighting back against the decision. | California, New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland and Vermont have filed a lawsuit against the EPA arguing the chloypyrifos poses a significant danger to human health and should be banned. | A similar lawsuit has been filed by Earthjustice on behalf of the environmental and health groups that advocate for environmentalists, farmworkers, and people with learning disabilities. | The EPA argues that environmental grou…
nationofchange.org/2019/08/15/fighting-back-six-states-sue-the-epa-over-its-approval-of-pesticide-linked-to-brain-damage/

The US Has Driven Central Americans to Flee "the Northern Triangle"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-15
| It's hard to believe that more than four years have passed since the police shot Amílcar Pérez-López a few blocks from my house in San Francisco's Mission District. He was an immigrant, 20 years old, and his remittances were the sole support for his mother and siblings in Guatemala. On February 26, 2015, two undercover…
truthout.org/articles/the-us-has-driven-central-americans-to-flee-the-northern-triangle/

It Was More Like a Couple of Asian Decades Than a Century
Marshall Auerback | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-15
It's become media orthodoxy to suggest that the era of U.S. hegemony is slowly slipping away and migrating to Asia–with China as its locus–as we proceed into the heart of the 21st century. There is, however, a competing narrative, one recently expressed by Michael Auslin on ForeignPolicy.com, who makes the case that the "Asian Century" "is ending far faster than anyone could have predicted. From a dramatically slowing Chinese economy to showdowns over democracy in Hong Kong and a new cold war between Japan and South Korea, the dynamism that was supposed to propel the region into a glorious future seem…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/15/it-was-more-like-a-couple-of-asian-decades-than-a-century/

Cropping Out "Immigrants Welcome," Cuccinell Takes Selfie With Replica Statue of Liberty Before Removing It From DHS Headquarters
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-15
A day after President Donald Trump's top immigration official suggested the U.S. should only welcome immigrants who "can stand on their own two feet," administration officials removed a replica of the Statue of Liberty from the Department of Homeland Security's grounds. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-08-15_at_5.34.23_pm.png
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/15/cropping-out-immigrants-welcome-cuccinell-takes-selfie-replica-statue-liberty?cd-origin=rss

Federal Court Dismisses Trump Claim That Immigrant Children Aren't Entitled to Soap and Toothbrushes
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-15
"The government of the United States of America was fighting against having to provide toothbrushes, soap, and showers to children." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_19.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/15/federal-court-dismisses-trump-claim-immigrant-children-arent-entitled-soap-and?cd-origin=rss

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…
therealnews.com/stories/immigrants-welcome-to-the-us-as-long-as-they-are-white-and-wealthy

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…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/14/boris-johnson-recklessly-picks-at-the-scabs-of-irelands-violent-past/

"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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/14/ken_cuccinelli_immigration_emma_lazarus

"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.
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/14/sonia_nazario_honduras_crime_corruption_migration

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.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/13/splc-joins-brief-opposing-kansas-law-targeting-immigrants

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Hong Kong airport disruption, Geneva Conventions at 70, new Ebola drug, French fighters in Iraq, Mediterranean migrant and Aden updates
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…
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/08/1044181

'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
workers.org/2019/08/13/solidarity-and-community-not-migrant-bashing/

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.
progressive.org/dispatches/the-other-americans-in-guatemala-indigenous-appeal-president-stolen-land-abbott-190813/

Take Action Now: Protect Immigrant Families on Food Stamps
NationAction | thenation.com | 2019-08-13
Take Action Now: Protect Immigrant Families on Food Stamps…
thenation.com/article/take-action-now-protect-immigrant-families-on-food-stamps/

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…
thegrayzone.com/2019/08/12/privatizacion-joe-biden-latinoamerica-crisis-migratoria/

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 …
uwidata.com/4866-guatemalas-elections-may-decide-the-future-of-the-us-migration-crisis/

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…
therealnews.com/stories/anger-and-fear-spread-quickly-in-the-wake-of-an-anti-immigrant-week

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…
theintercept.com/2019/08/11/border-patrol-asylum-claim/

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…
theintercept.com/2019/08/10/scott-warren-trial/

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…
therealnews.com/stories/ice-raids-on-undocumented-immigrants-create-fear-and-enable-exploitation

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.
liberationnews.org/miles-protestan-en-phoenix-por-abusos-a-ninos-en-centros-de-detencion-de-ice/

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.
liberationnews.org/el-mago-trump-el-verdadero-proposito-del-racismo-y-la-xenofobia/

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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/9/mississippi_ice_raids_poultry_plant_arrests

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:…
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/07/splc-statement-mississippi-immigration-raids

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14620

El Paso Shooting Suspect May Have Authored Manifesto Containing White Nationalist Talking Points
Brett Barrouquere and Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-08-03
The suspect in a shooting that left 20 people dead at an El Paso Walmart may have posted and liked anti-immigrant leaning remarks on what appears to be his Twitter account.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/08/03/el-paso-shooting-suspect-may-have-authored-manifesto-containing-white-nationalist-talking

Protesters in Bradenton defend the rights of immigrants and refugees
Bryan Ellis | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-29
On Sunday, seventeen people gathered at the Manatee County Courthouse in downtown Bradenton to demand an end to US concentration camps for refugees and mass deportations of immigrants.
liberationnews.org/protesters-in-bradenton-defend-the-rights-of-immigrants-and-refugees/

Supreme Court Order No 'Big Victory' For Trump's Border Wall. The Fight Continues
aclu.org | 2019-07-29
The Supreme Court has not yet decided the case, or given Trump's abuse of emergency powers the stamp of approval. | Late Friday evening, the Supreme Court gave the Trump administration a temporary green light to begin construction of the border wall using military funds Congress denied. The order, while temporary and limited to specific wall projects where fencing already exists, threatens to permanently damage border communities, the environment, and our Constitution's separation of powers. | But it's not the "big victory" President Trump q…
aclu.org/blog/national-security/supreme-court-order-no-big-victory-trumps-border-wall-fight-continues

Venezuelan Campesinos Released After Security Forces Raid
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-17
A prompt mobilization from popular movements managed to secure their release.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14590