Trump administration seeks to privatize migrant child detention camps
Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-03
SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — On a recent day in a remodeled brick church in the Rio Grande Valley, a caregiver tried to soothe a toddler, offering him a sippy cup. The adult knew next to nothing about the little 3-year-old whose few baby words appeared to be Portuguese. Shelter staff had tried desperately to …
Democrats exclude Trump's fascist anti-immigrant policies from impeachment inquiry
wsws.org | 2019-10-03
According to the New York Times, Trump called for electrifying the border fence and shooting immigrants as they entered the US.
Bigot Trump's real crimes
Editor | workers.org | 2019-10-03
Let us count the crimes the current U.S. president has committed against the working class and all the oppressed masses. His campaign vilified Mexicans and other Central American migrants and refugees, calling them gangsters and rapists. In office, he shut down legal asylum, jailing migrants and separating parents from children, . . . | Continue reading Bigot Trump's real crimes at Workers.org…
Climate Change, Migration, and Militarization in Arizona's Borderlands
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-10-03
Imagine a sensation akin to sticking your face in a furnace, except the furnace is everywhere and you are walking through it. The air is not just hot. It actually burns against your eyeballs. Every step you take is met with a hidden conspiracy of loose rocks, barbed plants, and poisonous animals. You can't touch anything. Your body's internal alarm system blinks red. If you stop moving for any significant amount of time, you die. Even if you keep moving, you might also die. In fact, the heat is already killing you. | This is not some future hellscape. It was the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, along the U.S.
Trump Wants Alligator Moats at the Border Because He's a Medieval Tyrant
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-03
| In the mid-15th century, a brutal leader in Transylvania earned notoriety for how he dispatched his enemies. Vlad III Dracula had a penchant for violence that stood out for its creative cruelty, even by the brutal standards of his day. This passage is from Richard Pallady's entry on Vlad in the Encyclopedia Britannica: "His penchant for impaling his enemies on stakes in the ground and leaving them to die earned him the name…
Video: Houthis Deliver Devastating Blow to Saudi Arabia
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-03
In late September, Yemen's Houthis carried out a large-scale operation against Saudi-led forces on the border with the southern Saudi province of Narjan. According to a spokesperson for the Armed Forces of the Houthi Government, the Houthis fully defeated at …
After Largest Workplace Raid in a Decade, Immigrant Workers Are Organizing
Rose Bookbinder | commondreams.org | 2019-10-03
Immigrant workers are not backing down in the face of President Trump's attacks. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-1140734879_850_567.jpeg …
Mississippi city attorney argues immigrant killed by police had no rights under US Constitution
wsws.org | 2019-10-03
Ismael Lopez was shot and killed by Southaven, Mississippi police in July 2017 as they invaded his home, confusing it with the address of another man wanted for domestic assault.
Ragazzi Boys Chorus: Stories of our Immigrant Heritage Winter Season Concert
Ragazzi Boys Chorus | indybay.org | 2019-10-03
Old First Presbyterian Church, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109…
'Dystopian' Plan by Trump Administration to Harvest DNA From Undocumented Immigrants Draws Outrage From Rights Advocates
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-03
"Expansion from tracking individuals suspected of crimes to creating permanent files on whole classes of people is one of the hallmarks of a concentration camp regime." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/child_migrant_cd_0.jpg …
As Man Dies in ICE Custody, California Moves to Ban For-Profit Prisons, Including Immigrant Jails
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-03
A Cameroonian immigrant died this week in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in California. The man, identified as 37-year-old Nebane Abienwi, died on Tuesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. This comes as California lawmakers passed a bill last month that would ban private prisons statewide, a major blow to the for-profit prison industry in the U.S. that is deeply entangled in immigration detention. The legislation also orders the closure of four ICE prisons that can jail up to 4,500 immigrants. The bill is currently awaiting the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom, who said in his January…
UN condemns deadly simultaneous terrorist attacks on military camps in Mali
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-02
The United Nations condemned on Wednesday, with "the utmost energy", simultaneous terrorist attacks on military camps in central Mali, close to the border with Burkina Faso, that left dozens dead and scores missing.
Fake is too mild, new word for media is corrupt, says Trump, lashing out at reports he wants moats with alligators on border
rt.com | 2019-10-02
US President Donald Trump hit back at the "dishonest" and "corrupt media" over reports claiming he wanted an alligator-filled moat, electric fence, and other death traps for migrants built into the Mexican border wall. | "I don't even use fake [news] anymore — I call the fake news, now, corrupt news because fake isn't tough enough," Trump lectured reporters during an Oval Office press conference on Wednesday with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, slamming the "crazy" story that he had demanded all manner of medieval booby-traps for the wall being constructed along the southern US border. | Now the press i…
Greece: 265 Migrants Arrive in Lesbos in Less Than 24 hours
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-02
Over the last 24 hours, seven humanitarian rescue vessels arrived in Lesbos, a Greek island that received 265 migrants who were rescued from emergency situations in the Mediterranean Sea. | RELATED: | Greece to Deport 10,000 Asylum-Seekers, Relocate Thousands by 2020 | "We waited all night until we boarded the ship. We had nothing to eat, it was so cold," one of the migrants said. | "It was a very difficult trip. We were in the middle of nowhere, we had no food or water," an…
GM Mexico fires another Silao worker backing US strike and shuts down the plant
wsws.org | 2019-10-02
The firings as well as the shutdown at the GM Silao Complex further demonstrate the common fate of workers across the border and the international character of the working class.
Welfare state alive in Scotland but waning elsewhere — UN poverty expert
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-02
A UN poverty expert has said Scotland is on "a very different trajectory" to the rest of the UK when it comes to social security. | Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, said the "spirit" of the welfare state is "alive and humming" north of the border, but is "waning" elsewhere. | The international human rights law professor visited the UK last year to produce a report which found policies of austerity introduced in 2010 were continuing to have "tragic social consequences". | Tonight, Prof Philip Alston gives the Ruth Adler Memorial Lecture on "Making the Digital Welfare State…
Johnson's Brexit plan: Key questions about the backstop replacement blueprint
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-02
Prime minister Boris Johnson is setting out his Brexit plan, which he describes as a "fair and reasonable compromise" that all sides can agree on.But reaching an agreement will be far from straightforward — and may yet prove impossible.– What are the issues which need to be resolved? | The problem remains the backstop — the safety net intended to guarantee there is no return of a hard border on the island of Ireland.Under the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by Theresa May, if there is no long-term trade agreement in place that ensures an open border, the UK would remain closely tied to EU rules and…
The Courts Are Fighting Back Against Trump's Brutal Immigration Policies
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2019-10-01
The Courts Are Fighting Back Against Trump's Brutal Immigration Policies…
Young doctor being told to leave UK 'defies basic common sense'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-01
Campaigners have said the UK's immigration system "defies basic common sense" after a young doctor who has spent the majority of her life in the country was asked to leave.Mu-Chun Chiang, 27, has lived in the UK for over 13 years but, due to what she describes as "a nonsensical administrative issue", her application for a new visa was rejected and the home office told her to leave the UK or risk up to six months' imprisonment."When I got the letter I was shocked, all these things were going on in my head," Chiang told the PA news agency."I was worried because we were already understaffed on our ward and leaving a…
'The Government Can and Will Just Waive Any Rights That We Have Today'
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-01
In addition to the border wall, the federal government has set up an entire system of ultra-vigilance which can record and forensically review everything that happens in the border area, presenting serious concerns for members of the Tohono O'odham nation.
Headlines for September 30, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-30
Facing Threats from Trump, Anonymous Whistleblower to Testify on Capitol Hill, Trump Warns Impeachment Could Lead to Civil War, Calls Critics "Savages", Pompeo Subpoenaed over Ukraine; Trump Envoy for Ukraine Resigns, More Than 2 Million Take Part in Global Climate Strike, Nearly 70 Arrested at New Hampshire Coal Plant Protest, Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Effort to Indefinitely Detain Migrant Children, Low Turnout Reported on Election Day in Afghanistan, Egyptian Dissident Alaa Abd El-Fattah Arrested Amid Growing Crackdown, Houthis Claim to Have Killed 500 Saudi Soldiers in August Attack, El País: S…
Millions Fear Loss of Indian Citizenship and Detention
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-27
Concern is growing in India's northeastern state of Assam that people excluded from a new citizens' registry could be sent to detention camps under construction across the state. The government says it created the registry to root out undocumented migrants, but almost 2 million people, many of whom have spent their entire lives in India,…
Trump Announces Plan to Admit Fewer Refugees Than Any Previous President
aclu.org | 2019-09-27
Another attack on Muslims and communities of color seeking safety. | The Trump administration yesterday announced its plan to admit 18,000 refugees this fiscal year, taking another step in its agenda to dismantle the program that has long provided protection for people and families seeking safety from persecution. This sickening announcement is consistent with Trump's attacks on refugees, Muslims, and immigrants across the board — particularly those who are Brown or Black. | The U.S. has long been a global leader in refugee admissions. By the end of the Obama administration, the United States' annual refuge…
Trump Official Ken Cuccinelli Speaks to Anti-Immigrant Hate Group
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-09-26
The acting director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) became the latest Trump administration official to speak at an event organized by the anti-immigrant hate group Center for Immigration Studies.
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.
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.
Beyond the border
splcenter.org | 2019-09-19
In Juárez, migrants wait for a number, their fates uncertain.
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.
Beyond the Border — A Diary of Photos
splcenter.org | 2019-09-18
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.