Daily Archives: September 26, 2019

2019-09-26: News Headlines

Todd Miller (2019-09-26). Trapped in an Empire of Borders. counterpunch.org The driver of the passenger van pulled onto the shoulder of the road, looked back, and said, "There's an immigration checkpoint up ahead. Does everyone have their papers?" We were just north of the Guatemalan border, outside the town of Ciudad Hidalgo in the Mexican state of Chiapas. There were 10 of us in the More

UUSF Forum (2019-09-26). Rev. Arlington Trotman on Racism and Immigration. indybay.org First Unitarian Universalist Society of S.F. | 1187 Franklin St. @ Geary | San Francisco…

UUSF Forum (2019-09-26). Report back from the border – El Paso / Juarez. indybay.org First Unitarian Universalist Society | 1187 Franklin @ Geary | San Francisco…

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-09-25). Labour pledges to abolish immigration detention centres in historic conference vote. thecanary.co The Labour Party has passed a historic vote on immigration policy at its party conference in Brighton. The second-to-last vote on 25 September included a commitment to "close all detention centres", "reject any immigration system based on incomes" or a person's "utility to business", and "scrap all Hostile Environment measures". | The Canary was in attendance at the moment conference passed the vote to massive cheers and claps from across the hall. | A break from from Labour's "very awful record": | Joanna Gowers, a delegate for Finchley and Golders Green CLP, called the vote "the most radical immigration…

Staff (2019-09-25). Migrant Families Sue Over Extraordinary Harms of Family Separation. truthout.org | | Five asylum-seeking families have sued the government for the "substantial and ongoing trauma" they say they suffered after being separated from one another when they crossed the border from Mexico into Arizona last year. | The lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix on behalf of five mothers and their children, all from Guatemala, who were separated in May 2018 and ke…

teleSUR (2019-09-25). US 'Catch and Release' Policy Will Not Benefit Migrant Families. telesurenglish.net The Acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan announced that the "catch and release" policy will end next week, which means that migrant families crossing the southern border will be returned immediately to Mexico or their respective countries. | RELATED: | 126 Central American Mothers Sue US Gov't for Asylum Ban | Currently, migrant families a…

Staff (2019-09-24). More Than a Wall: How the Border-Industrial Complex Drives Policy (2/2). therealnews.com Todd Miller, the author of a new report on the border-industrial complex discusses how corporations drive border policy and the effect this policy has on immigrants.

Cora Currier (2019-09-24). Hikers, Trump, and the Capitalist Conspiracy to Ruin Public Lands. theintercept.com Last week, the Bureau of Land Management announced that it was transferring five parcels of federally owned land along the U.S.-Mexico border to the control of the U.S. Army so that it could be used to make 70 miles of fencing. The handover, in New Mexico, Arizona, and California, was authorized by President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency in February, which directed the secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and the Interior to support border security. It was an interagency "colla…

Staff (2019-09-24). More Than a Wall: A History of the Border-Industrial Complex (1/2). therealnews.com Todd Miller, author of a new report on the border-industrial complex, discusses the history of US border policy and the involvement of military and surveillance corporations.

John Washington (2019-09-24). Sweeping Language in Asylum Agreement Foists U.S. Responsibilities onto El Salvador. theintercept.com Amid a tightening embrace of Trump administration policies, last week El Salvador agreed to begin taking asylum-seekers sent back from the United States. The agreement was announced on Friday but details were not made public at the time. The text of the agreement — which The Intercept requested and obtained from the Department of Homeland Security — purports to uphold international and domestic obligations "to provide protection for eligible refugees," but immigration experts see the move as the very abandonment of the principle of asylum. Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, policy analyst at American Immigration…

splcenter (2019-09-24). Family separation under the Trump administration — a timeline. splcenter.org Long before the Trump administration implemented its "zero tolerance" immigration enforcement policy in 2018, it was already separating children from their parents as part of a "pilot program" conducted in the El Paso, Texas, area and along other parts of the border.

Todd Miller (2019-09-24). The US Is Wrapping Its Border Wall Around the World. thenation.com The US Is Wrapping Its Border Wall Around the World…

unitedEditor (2019-09-23). Erdogan & Trump, Iran and Saudi Arabia, Turkish military operations in Northern Iraq. uwidata.com Erdogan — Trump Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation with his American counterpart Donald Trump. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and ongoing geopolitical problems. Turkey and the US had previously come to an agreement on the creation of a safe zone in the Syrian north-east along the border with Turkey. Despite recent …

Staff (2019-09-23). Headlines for September 23, 2019. democracynow.org 4 Million Take to the Streets for Global Climate Strike, Trump Admin Ignored CBP Report Linking Climate Change and Increased Migration, Honduran Woman and 21-Month-Old Son Die While Attempting to Reach U.S., New Deal Would Force Asylum Seekers to Return to El Salvador Despite Obvious Dangers, Calls for Impeachment Grow as Trump Acknowledges Ukraine Phone Call About Bidens, U.S. to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia, Impose Iran Sanctions, as Rouhani Heads to UNGA with Peace Plan, Arab Parties in Israel Back Benny Gantz in Bid to End Netanyahu's Rule, Egyptians Take to Street in Rare Protest Against President Sisi, Gov't…

Blake Stewart (2019-09-20). Dreamers' Fates Are Still Uncertain, Their Contributions Are Not. progressive.org Despite ongoing political turmoil, new data shows how Dreamers' continue to help build the nation.

splcenter (2019-09-19). Beyond the border . splcenter.org In Juárez, migrants wait for a number, their fates uncertain.

Staff (2019-09-19). Meet the Beauty Queen Who Inspired Gambia's Me Too Movement After Accusing Ex-Dictator of Rape. democracynow.org In Gambia, an ongoing public truth and reconciliation commission is investigating the atrocities of former President Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the West African country of 2 million people for 22 years before his regime ended in 2016. In widely shared public testimony that has been live-streamed to tens of thousands of people, survivors and members of Jammeh's death squad who killed migrants, journalists and civilians during the president's reign are telling their stories for the world to hear. One such survivor is Fatou "Toufah" Jallow, who says the former president raped her in 2015. We speak with Jallow, a Gambia…

Liz Vinson (2019-09-18). In victory for motorists and taxpayers, Mississippi sheriff's office will stop acting as immigration enforcement. splcenter.org The Martinezes were traveling on I-10 in Mississippi in June 2017 when their pleasant family vacation spiraled into terror.

splcenter (2019-09-18). Beyond the Border — A Diary of Photos. splcenter.org

Josue De Luna Navarro (2019-09-16). Immigration Is a Climate Issue. progressive.org The United States, the top historic contributor to carbon emissions, has been treating climate refugees from its own pollution as threats. We can do better.

Lucas Koerner (2019-09-11). Venezuela's Maduro Warns of Colombia 'Threat' as Trump Fires Bolton. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan military exercises along the border started on Tuesday.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-28). Report: One Venezuelan Migrant Killed Every Day in Colombia. venezuelanalysis.com Criminal activity and xenophobic attacks have been cited among the main causes.

CounterSpin (2019-08-23). Sasha Abramsky on Trump's New Attack on Immigrants. fair.org Media…

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.

2019-09-26: Social Media Postees

Rev. Arlington Trotman on Racism and Immigration
UUSF Forum | indybay.org | 2019-09-26
First Unitarian Universalist Society of S.F. | 1187 Franklin St. @ Geary | San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/25/18826695.php

Trapped in an Empire of Borders
Todd Miller | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-26
The driver of the passenger van pulled onto the shoulder of the road, looked back, and said, "There's an immigration checkpoint up ahead. Does everyone have their papers?" We were just north of the Guatemalan border, outside the town of Ciudad Hidalgo in the Mexican state of Chiapas. There were 10 of us in the…
counterpunch.org/2019/09/26/trapped-in-an-empire-of-borders/

Report back from the border – El Paso / Juarez
UUSF Forum | indybay.org | 2019-09-26
First Unitarian Universalist Society | 1187 Franklin @ Geary | San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/09/25/18826696.php

Labour pledges to abolish immigration detention centres in historic conference vote
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-09-25
The Labour Party has passed a historic vote on immigration policy at its party conference in Brighton. The second-to-last vote on 25 September included a commitment to "close all detention centres", "reject any immigration system based on incomes" or a person's "utility to business", and "scrap all Hostile Environment measures". | The Canary was in attendance at the moment conference passed the vote to massive cheers and claps from across the hall. | A break from from Labour's "very awful record": | Joanna Gowers, a delegate for Finchley and Golders Green CLP, called the vote "the most radical immigration…
thecanary.co/feature/2019/09/25/labour-pledges-to-abolish-immigration-detention-centres-in-historic-conference-vote/

US 'Catch and Release' Policy Will Not Benefit Migrant Families
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-25
The Acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan announced that the "catch and release" policy will end next week, which means that migrant families crossing the southern border will be returned immediately to Mexico or their respective countries. | RELATED: | 126 Central American Mothers Sue US Gov't for Asylum Ban | Currently, migrant families a…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Catch-and-Release-Policy-Will-Not-Benefit-Migrant-Families-20190925-0001.html

Migrant Families Sue Over Extraordinary Harms of Family Separation
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-25
| Five asylum-seeking families have sued the government for the "substantial and ongoing trauma" they say they suffered after being separated from one another when they crossed the border from Mexico into Arizona last year. | The lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix on behalf of five mothers and their children, all from Guatemala, who were separated in May 2018 and ke…
truthout.org/articles/migrant-families-sue-over-extraordinary-harms-of-family-separation/

Family separation under the Trump administration — a timeline
splcenter.org | 2019-09-24
Long before the Trump administration implemented its "zero tolerance" immigration enforcement policy in 2018, it was already separating children from their parents as part of a "pilot program" conducted in the El Paso, Texas, area and along other parts of the border.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/24/family-separation-under-trump-administration-timeline

Sweeping Language in Asylum Agreement Foists U.S. Responsibilities onto El Salvador
John Washington | theintercept.com | 2019-09-24
Amid a tightening embrace of Trump administration policies, last week El Salvador agreed to begin taking asylum-seekers sent back from the United States. The agreement was announced on Friday but details were not made public at the time. The text of the agreement — which The Intercept requested and obtained from the Department of Homeland Security — purports to uphold international and domestic obligations "to provide protection for eligible refugees," but immigration experts see the move as the very abandonment of the principle of asylum. Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, policy analyst at American Immigration…
theintercept.com/2019/09/23/el-salvador-asylum-agreement/

More Than a Wall: How the Border-Industrial Complex Drives Policy (2/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-24
Todd Miller, the author of a new report on the border-industrial complex discusses how corporations drive border policy and the effect this policy has on immigrants.
therealnews.com/stories/more-than-wall-history-of-border-industrial-complex-2

Hikers, Trump, and the Capitalist Conspiracy to Ruin Public Lands
Cora Currier | theintercept.com | 2019-09-24
Last week, the Bureau of Land Management announced that it was transferring five parcels of federally owned land along the U.S.-Mexico border to the control of the U.S. Army so that it could be used to make 70 miles of fencing. The handover, in New Mexico, Arizona, and California, was authorized by President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency in February, which directed the secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and the Interior to support border security. It was an interagency "colla…
theintercept.com/2019/09/24/public-lands-book-christopher-ketcham/

The US Is Wrapping Its Border Wall Around the World
Todd Miller | thenation.com | 2019-09-24
The US Is Wrapping Its Border Wall Around the World…
thenation.com/article/border-wall-mexico-todd-miller/

More Than a Wall: A History of the Border-Industrial Complex (1/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-24
Todd Miller, author of a new report on the border-industrial complex, discusses the history of US border policy and the involvement of military and surveillance corporations.
therealnews.com/stories/more-than-wall-history-of-border-industrial-complex-1

Erdogan & Trump, Iran and Saudi Arabia, Turkish military operations in Northern Iraq
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-09-23
Erdogan — Trump Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation with his American counterpart Donald Trump. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and ongoing geopolitical problems. Turkey and the US had previously come to an agreement on the creation of a safe zone in the Syrian north-east along the border with Turkey. Despite recent …
uwidata.com/5424-erdogan-trump-iran-and-saudi-arabia-turkish-military-operations-in-northern-iraq/

Dreamers' Fates Are Still Uncertain, Their Contributions Are Not
Blake Stewart | progressive.org | 2019-09-20
Despite ongoing political turmoil, new data shows how Dreamers' continue to help build the nation.
progressive.org/dispatches/dreamers-fates-uncertain-not-contributions-stewart-190920/

Beyond the border
splcenter.org | 2019-09-19
In Juárez, migrants wait for a number, their fates uncertain.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/19/beyond-border

Meet the Beauty Queen Who Inspired Gambia's Me Too Movement After Accusing Ex-Dictator of Rape
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-19
In Gambia, an ongoing public truth and reconciliation commission is investigating the atrocities of former President Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the West African country of 2 million people for 22 years before his regime ended in 2016. In widely shared public testimony that has been live-streamed to tens of thousands of people, survivors and members of Jammeh's death squad who killed migrants, journalists and civilians during the president's reign are telling their stories for the world to hear. One such survivor is Fatou "Toufah" Jallow, who says the former president raped her in 2015. We speak with Jallow, a Gambia…
www.democracynow.org/2019/9/19/gambia_truth_reconciliation_commission_atrocities

In victory for motorists and taxpayers, Mississippi sheriff's office will stop acting as immigration enforcement
Liz Vinson | splcenter.org | 2019-09-18
The Martinezes were traveling on I-10 in Mississippi in June 2017 when their pleasant family vacation spiraled into terror.
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/18/victory-motorists-and-taxpayers-mississippi-sheriffs-office-will-stop-acting-immigration

Beyond the Border — A Diary of Photos
splcenter.org | 2019-09-18
splcenter.org/news/2019/09/18/beyond-border-diary-photos

Immigration Is a Climate Issue
Josue De Luna Navarro | progressive.org | 2019-09-16
The United States, the top historic contributor to carbon emissions, has been treating climate refugees from its own pollution as threats. We can do better.
progressive.org/op-eds/immigration-is-a-climate-issue-navarro-190916/

Venezuela's Maduro Warns of Colombia 'Threat' as Trump Fires Bolton
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-11
Venezuelan military exercises along the border started on Tuesday.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14653

Report: One Venezuelan Migrant Killed Every Day in Colombia
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-08-28
Criminal activity and xenophobic attacks have been cited among the main causes.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14641