Daily Archives: October 29, 2019

2019-10-29: News Headlines

Debbie Nathan (2019-10-29). Migrant Children Trapped in Mexico Are Leaving Their Families and Crossing the Border Alone. theintercept.com Children of asylum-seekers, trapped in Mexico by Trump's migrant protection protocols, are slipping away from their families and crossing the border alone.

Eric A. Gordon (2019-10-29). We are CA: A community celebration of 25 years beyond Prop 187. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES— On Saturday, November 9, the immigrant rights community, joined by dozens of labor unions, their members and families, will come together in a festival to celebrate the powerful immigrant rights movement that arose out of Prop 187. Twenty-five years ago, on November 8, 1994, the anti-immigrant ballot measure Prop 187 passed in the …

WSWS (2019-10-29). Trump makes fascist appeal to police in Chicago. wsws.org The U.S. president doubled down on his efforts to rally support within the police and military for dictatorial methods and the use of state violence against immigrants and the working class as a whole.

Staff (2019-10-29). Judge Tells ICE Not to Use Faulty Databases to Order Detentions. Will It Comply? truthout.org In 2012, deportations reached 409,849 — their highest level yet. That same year, a senior official with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported a major problem with the program that earned President Obama his "Deporter in Chief" moniker. | David Marin, head of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations in Los Angeles, emailed headquarters to alert them that agents had asked loc…

teleSUR (2019-10-28). US Extends Protected Status For Salvadorans By at Least a Year. telesurenglish.net The United States government has extended temporary protection (TPS) for Salvadorans living in the U.S. for another year, U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Ronald Johnson said Monday. | RELATED: | US Gov't To Allow Systematic DNA Samples on Arrested Migrants | In a joint video statement with Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele, the U.S. ambassador said that "today in Washington, we signed an agreement that extends TPS for Salvadorans in the United States for another year." | For his…

teleSUR (2019-10-28). Syria: US Troops Will Strike Any Force Challenging Occupation. telesurenglish.net U.S. mechanized forces have begun deploying at Syrian oil fields, ostensibly to stop the remnants of Islamic State from seizing them, and will respond with "overwhelming force" to protect them, Reuters informed. | RELATED: | Syrian Kurdish Forces Leaving Turkish Border Area, Damascus Welcomes Move | After their withdrawal from northern Syria earlier this month, and the killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Saturday night, North American forces in the Pers…

John Feffer (2019-10-28). The Art of the Backpedal. counterpunch.org In the past, Trump has been forced to scale back on his proposals by the courts (Muslim ban), by Congress (the border wall), by lobbyists (gun control). Through it all, the Republican Party has gone along with varying degrees of enthusiasm ranging from mild toadyism to personality-cult devotion. But Trump's standing within his party after more than two years of see-no-evil and hear-no-evil compliance with the chief is finally begin to slip. More

Camille Baker (2019-10-27). A "Black Vests" Movement Emerges in France to Protest Treatment of Undocumented Migrants. theintercept.com The gilets noirs took their name from the gilets jaunes, or yellow vests movement. They won't let migrants be blamed for global inequality.

Staff (2019-10-25). Is Rikers Island Really Closing? Or is De Blasio Misrepresenting the NYC Council Vote? therealnews.com Eddie Conway spoke with organizer Albert Saint-Jean from Just Immigration about the impact of the NYC Council borough-based jail vote, about nonprofits that are funding more incarceration, and the misreporting of Rikers Jail closing.

Ashoka Mukpo (2019-10-24). I Went to Mexico to Meet Asylum-Seekers Trapped at the Border. This Is What I Saw. aclu.org Two weeks ago, I traveled to northern Mexico along with Mexican photographer Guillermo Arias to meet with asylum-seekers who've been trapped at the southern U.S. border by Trump Administration policies. Neither of us was prepared for what we saw there. | We visited two cities — Ciudad Juarez and Matamoros — to track down people who had been placed into the deceptively misnamed "Migrant Protection Protocols" that have slammed America's door shut to people fleeing persecution and violence in their home countries. Before we arrived, we wondered whether the stories we'd read of kidnappings, assaults,…

United Nations (2019-10-24). 'Unique opportunity' to resolve border dispute between Sudan, South Sudan. un.org Sudan and neighbouring South Sudan "have never been closer" to reaching a sustainable peace with each other, and their own internal armed opposition groups, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council on Thursday.

United Nations (2019-10-24). Thursday's Daily Brief: Syria latest, tech needs threaten life-saving weather forecasts, #UN75 birthday conversation begins, polio virus nears eradication. un.org A recap of Thurday's main stories: Wireless technology could block life-saving weather forecasts; UN gears up for 75th birthday dialogue; polio close to eradication; UN steps up northeast Syria aid; "unique opportunity" for end to Sudan-South Sudan border disputes.

Staff (2019-10-24). Ending Endless War: Andrew Bacevich on How Reckless Use of U.S. Military Power Caused Today's Crisis. democracynow.org President Trump has announced sanctions will be lifted on Turkey as a ceasefire remains in place in northern Syria, where Turkey invaded earlier this month after Trump withdrew U.S. troops. On Tuesday Turkey reached an agreement with Russia that would force Syrian Kurdish forces to retreat from a wide swath of the Syrian-Turkish border. The United Nations is reporting Turkey's offensive in northern Syria has displaced over 176,000 people, including nearly 80,000 children. The Turkish assault also led to a number of former ISIS fighters escaping from jail in northern Syria. We speak with Andrew Bacevich, co-founde…

Staff (2019-10-24). Headlines for October 24, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Lifts Sanctions on Turkey, Citing Ceasefire Agreement, Republican Lawmakers Disrupt Closed-Door Impeachment Hearing, Trump's Lawyer Argues the President Can't Be Prosecuted for Murder, Death Toll in Chile Protests Rises to 18 as Human Rights Groups Allege Torture, Spain Removes Remains of Francisco Franco from National Mausoleum, Julian Assange Appears Frail and Confused in London Court Hearing, 39 Bodies Found in Tractor-Trailer in Southeast England, Honduran Woman's Lawsuit Claims Years of Sexual Assault by ICE Agent, Immigrant Worker Injured in New Orleans Hotel Collapse Arrested by ICE, California Utili…

Staff (2019-10-23). Headlines for October 23, 2019. democracynow.org Taylor Testifies Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Investigation of Hunter Biden, Trump Tweets Impeachment is a "Lynching," Sparking Widespread Condemnation, Turkey and Russia Reach Agreement on Northern Syria, Protests Erupt in Bolivia Over Allegations of Election Rigging, Chilean President Announces Reforms Aimed to Curb Massive Protests, Boris Johnson Loses Critical Brexit Vote, Canada's New Anti-Immigrant Party Is Crushed in National Elections, UAW Member Dies After Being Struck by Car Near Picket Line, Chicago Teachers Head into Second Week of Strike, New York's Probe of Facebook Backed by 46 Attorneys General, Mexi…

Middle East Eye (2019-10-22). Turkey and Russia Agree to Create 'Safe Zone' in Syria. theantimedia.com Turkey and Russia have reached an agreement that will see the withdrawal of Syrian-Kurdish forces from areas along the Turkish border.

Naureen Shah (2019-10-18). Why is the Trump Administration Trying to Tear This 26-Year-Old DACA Recipient Away From Her Child? aclu.org Anahi Jaquez —Estrada is scared. As soon as Monday, she may be deported to a country she hardly knows: away from her 8-year-old daughter and her husband, both of whom are United States citizens. She has lived in the U.S. almost her entire life and is in the process of becoming a lawful permanent resident. Her story is at once exceptionally tragic and a paradigmatic example of how our immigration legal system is failing — and tearing families apart. | I met Anahi in late July at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention site in Aurora, Colorado, where she has spent the last year and a…

Hatewatch Staff (2019-10-18). Anti-immigrant Group Leader Maria Espinoza Runs for Congress Again. splcenter.org Maria Espinoza, the national director of the anti-immigrant hate group the Remembrance Project, is running again for Congress in her home district in Texas.

Esteban Guevara (2019-10-16). Newark protesters: Democratic Party machine an accomplice in Trump's war on immigrants. liberationnews.org Protesters gathered in Newark, New Jersey for a rally and 3-mile march up to the detention center organized by the Resist the Deportation Machine Network on Oct. 12 to demand the closure of the ICE concentration camp in Essex county.

splcenter (2019-10-11). Trump's latest policy assault on immigrants is cruel and unnecessary. splcenter.org Last week the Trump administration renewed its attack on immigrants, this time limiting admission to our country to only people who can prove they will have health insurance coverage within 30 days of entering the United States.

Nicole Roussell (2019-10-07). Vigil: Justice for Nebane Abienwi! Cameroonian migrant dies in ICE custody. liberationnews.org On October 7, protesters gathered in front of immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington, D.C. for a candlelight vigil in response to the death of a 37-year-old Cameroonian asylum seeker who died in ICE custody.

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.

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

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Trump makes fascist appeal to police in Chicago
wsws.org | 2019-10-29
The U.S. president doubled down on his efforts to rally support within the police and military for dictatorial methods and the use of state violence against immigrants and the working class as a whole.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/29/trum-o29.html

Judge Tells ICE Not to Use Faulty Databases to Order Detentions. Will It Comply?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-29
In 2012, deportations reached 409,849 — their highest level yet. That same year, a senior official with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported a major problem with the program that earned President Obama his "Deporter in Chief" moniker. | David Marin, head of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations in Los Angeles, emailed headquarters to alert them that agents had asked loc…
truthout.org/articles/judge-tells-ice-not-to-use-faulty-databases-to-order-detentions-will-it-comply/

Migrant Children Trapped in Mexico Are Leaving Their Families and Crossing the Border Alone
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-10-29
Children of asylum-seekers, trapped in Mexico by Trump's migrant protection protocols, are slipping away from their families and crossing the border alone.
theintercept.com/2019/10/29/mexico-migrant-unaccompanied-children-border-crossing/

We are CA: A community celebration of 25 years beyond Prop 187
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-29
LOS ANGELES– On Saturday, November 9, the immigrant rights community, joined by dozens of labor unions, their members and families, will come together in a festival to celebrate the powerful immigrant rights movement that arose out of Prop 187. Twenty-five years ago, on November 8, 1994, the anti-immigrant ballot measure Prop 187 passed in the …
peoplesworld.org/article/we-are-ca-a-community-celebration-of-25-years-beyond-prop-187/

US Extends Protected Status For Salvadorans By at Least a Year
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-28
The United States government has extended temporary protection (TPS) for Salvadorans living in the U.S. for another year, U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Ronald Johnson said Monday. | RELATED: | US Gov't To Allow Systematic DNA Samples on Arrested Migrants | In a joint video statement with Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele, the U.S. ambassador said that "today in Washington, we signed an agreement that extends TPS for Salvadorans in the United States for another year." | For his…
telesurenglish.net/news/us-extends-tps-for-salvadorans-at-least-one-more-year-20191028-0016.html

Syria: US Troops Will Strike Any Force Challenging Occupation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-28
U.S. mechanized forces have begun deploying at Syrian oil fields, ostensibly to stop the remnants of Islamic State from seizing them, and will respond with "overwhelming force" to protect them, Reuters informed. | RELATED: | Syrian Kurdish Forces Leaving Turkish Border Area, Damascus Welcomes Move | After their withdrawal from northern Syria earlier this month, and the killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Saturday night, North American forces in the Pers…
telesurenglish.net/news/us-troops-will-strike-any-force-challenging-occupation-over-syrian-oil–20191028-0011.html

The Art of the Backpedal
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-28
In the past, Trump has been forced to scale back on his proposals by the courts (Muslim ban), by Congress (the border wall), by lobbyists (gun control). Through it all, the Republican Party has gone along with varying degrees of enthusiasm ranging from mild toadyism to personality-cult devotion. But Trump's standing within his party after more than two years of see-no-evil and hear-no-evil compliance with the chief is finally begin to slip.
counterpunch.org/2019/10/28/the-art-of-the-backpedal/

A "Black Vests" Movement Emerges in France to Protest Treatment of Undocumented Migrants
Camille Baker | theintercept.com | 2019-10-27
The gilets noirs took their name from the gilets jaunes, or yellow vests movement. They won't let migrants be blamed for global inequality.
theintercept.com/2019/10/27/france-black-vests-gilets-noirs/

Is Rikers Island Really Closing? Or is De Blasio Misrepresenting the NYC Council Vote?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-25
Eddie Conway spoke with organizer Albert Saint-Jean from Just Immigration about the impact of the NYC Council borough-based jail vote, about nonprofits that are funding more incarceration, and the misreporting of Rikers Jail closing.
therealnews.com/stories/rikers-closing-misrepresented-de-blasio

I Went to Mexico to Meet Asylum-Seekers Trapped at the Border. This Is What I Saw
Ashoka Mukpo | aclu.org | 2019-10-24
Two weeks ago, I traveled to northern Mexico along with Mexican photographer Guillermo Arias to meet with asylum-seekers who've been trapped at the southern U.S. border by Trump Administration policies. Neither of us was prepared for what we saw there. | We visited two cities — Ciudad Juarez and Matamoros — to track down people who had been placed into the deceptively misnamed "Migrant Protection Protocols" that have slammed America's door shut to people fleeing persecution and violence in their home countries. Before we arrived, we wondered whether the stories we'd read of kidnappings, assaults,…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/i-went-to-mexico-to-meet-asylum-seekers-trapped-at-the-border-this-is-what-i-saw

'Unique opportunity' to resolve border dispute between Sudan, South Sudan
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-24
Sudan and neighbouring South Sudan "have never been closer" to reaching a sustainable peace with each other, and their own internal armed opposition groups, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council on Thursday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1049951

Thursday's Daily Brief: Syria latest, tech needs threaten life-saving weather forecasts, #UN75 birthday conversation begins, polio virus nears eradication
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-24
A recap of Thurday's main stories: Wireless technology could block life-saving weather forecasts; UN gears up for 75th birthday dialogue; polio close to eradication; UN steps up northeast Syria aid; "unique opportunity" for end to Sudan-South Sudan border disputes.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1049981

Ending Endless War: Andrew Bacevich on How Reckless Use of U.S. Military Power Caused Today's Crisis
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-24
President Trump has announced sanctions will be lifted on Turkey as a ceasefire remains in place in northern Syria, where Turkey invaded earlier this month after Trump withdrew U.S. troops. On Tuesday Turkey reached an agreement with Russia that would force Syrian Kurdish forces to retreat from a wide swath of the Syrian-Turkish border. The United Nations is reporting Turkey's offensive in northern Syria has displaced over 176,000 people, including nearly 80,000 children. The Turkish assault also led to a number of former ISIS fighters escaping from jail in northern Syria. We speak with Andrew Bacevich, co-founde…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/24/trump_lifts_turkey_sanctions_syrian_kurds

Turkey and Russia Agree to Create 'Safe Zone' in Syria
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-22
Turkey and Russia have reached an agreement that will see the withdrawal of Syrian-Kurdish forces from areas along the Turkish border.

Turkey and Russia Agree to Create 'Safe Zone' in Syria

San Diego protest demands closure of migrant concentration camps
San Diego PSL | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-21
"The detention of migrants and refugees seeking asylum is a direct result of U.S. imperialism."
liberationnews.org/san-diego-protest-demands-closure-of-migrant-concentration-camps/

Why is the Trump Administration Trying to Tear This 26-Year-Old DACA Recipient Away From Her Child?
Naureen Shah | aclu.org | 2019-10-18
Anahi Jaquez –Estrada is scared. As soon as Monday, she may be deported to a country she hardly knows: away from her 8-year-old daughter and her husband, both of whom are United States citizens. She has lived in the U.S. almost her entire life and is in the process of becoming a lawful permanent resident. Her story is at once exceptionally tragic and a paradigmatic example of how our immigration legal system is failing — and tearing families apart. | I met Anahi in late July at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention site in Aurora, Colorado, where she has spent the last year and a…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/why-is-the-trump-administration-trying-to-tear-this-26-year-old-daca-recipient-away-from-her-child

Anti-immigrant Group Leader Maria Espinoza Runs for Congress Again
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2019-10-18
Maria Espinoza, the national director of the anti-immigrant hate group the Remembrance Project, is running again for Congress in her home district in Texas.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/10/18/anti-immigrant-group-leader-maria-espinoza-runs-congress-again

Newark protesters: Democratic Party machine an accomplice in Trump's war on immigrants
Esteban Guevara | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-16
Protesters gathered in Newark, New Jersey for a rally and 3-mile march up to the detention center organized by the Resist the Deportation Machine Network on Oct. 12 to demand the closure of the ICE concentration camp in Essex county.
liberationnews.org/newark-protesters-democratic-party-machine-an-accomplice-in-trumps-war-on-immigrants/

Trump's latest policy assault on immigrants is cruel and unnecessary
splcenter.org | 2019-10-11
Last week the Trump administration renewed its attack on immigrants, this time limiting admission to our country to only people who can prove they will have health insurance coverage within 30 days of entering the United States.
splcenter.org/news/2019/10/14/trumps-latest-policy-assault-immigrants-cruel-and-unnecessary

Vigil: Justice for Nebane Abienwi! Cameroonian migrant dies in ICE custody
Nicole Roussell | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-07
On October 7, protesters gathered in front of immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington, D.C. for a candlelight vigil in response to the death of a 37-year-old Cameroonian asylum seeker who died in ICE custody.
liberationnews.org/vigil-justice-for-nebane-abienwi-cameroonian-migrant-dies-in-ice-custody/