2021-03-31: News Headlines

Erika Andiola (2021-03-31). The Media Must Stop Demonizing Immigrants. thenation.com The Media Must Stop Demonizing Immigrants…

W. T. Whitney (2021-03-31). Stopgap Methods Won't Fix Migration Challenge. counterpunch.org The continuing press of migrants from Mexico and Central America arriving at the U.S. southern border has forced the Biden administration to send Vice President Kamala Harris south on a negotiating mission. According to The New York Times, "She will work with the leaders of Central American governments." Armed with "billions of dollars," she will seek collaboration in "reducing the violence and poverty" that predispose to migration.

Aviva Chomsky (2021-03-31). Will Biden's Central American Plan Slow Migration (or Speed It Up)? zcomm.org The New Border Politics of the Biden Era Are Actually Ancient History…

_____ (2021-03-30). The Border Patrol Is The Crisis. popularresistance.org It's no surprise that there are claims of a new crisis on our border. A new year, a new administration, new policies in regard to who can cross and how they are processed will always bring a crisis claim from one side or the other. Depending on which side you are on politically often determines how you feel about migrants coming to our country. Conservatives usually feel we allow too many migrants to enter; liberals believe we should allow more. | That is a generalized statement of course. There are all sorts of nuances about our immigration policies and what we believe to be the best course of action. In my acti…

teleSUR (2021-03-30). Guatemala Might Use Force Against Migrant Caravan. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei potentially authorized the use of force against Hondurans by declaring a "state of prevention" in five departments through which a new caravan of migrants could transit. | RELATED: | This state of prevention will be applied "urgently" for 15 days in the Izabal, Zacapa, Chiquimula, El Progreso, and Peten departments. | The new caravan could cross through Corinto or Agua Caliente border points. It is…

_____ (2021-03-30). Dominican Wall Of Anti-Haitianism Keeps Neocolonial Inequity Alive. popularresistance.org Like Palestinians in Israel and Latino, Asian and Muslim immigrants in the U.S., Haitians in the Dominican Republic are demeaned, harassed, and victimized in both extraordinary and mundane ways. | Pushed out of their homeland by centuries of neo-colonialism and exploitation, officially 751,080 Haitians call the Dominican Republic home. This is 7.3% of the official population. There are hundreds of thousands of other Haitians who are deemed "illegal" and do not appear in any statistics. | "Antihaitianismo," or anti-Haitian racism, is but one glaring symptom of the economic and political elites' mind-set in the Dom…

Richard C. Gross (2021-03-30). Good Intentions, Poor Results. counterpunch.org President Joe Biden must know now that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. All he has to do to confirm it is to look at America's mess on the southern border. It's biting him for being humane. Reverse the strict racist immigration policy of his predecessor and open the gates just a

Staff (2021-03-30). US Military Intervention in Latin America Fuels Migration and Instability. truthout.org We speak with Salvadoran American journalist Roberto Lovato about how decades of U.S. military intervention in Central America have contributed to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border. Some 18,000 unaccompanied migrant children are now in U.S. custody, according to the latest figures, and more than 5,700 are in Customs and Border Protection facilities, which are not equipped to care for children. This comes as a record number of asylum seekers are arriving at the southern border, fleeing…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-03-30). Stopgap methods won't fix migration challenge. peoplesworld.org The continuing press of migrants from Mexico and Central America arriving at the U.S.' southern border has forced the Biden administration to send Vice President Kamala Harris south on a negotiating mission. According to The New York Times, "She will work with the leaders of Central American governments." Armed with "billions of dollars," she will …

Earthjustice (2021-03-30). Empresa privada de prisiones envenenó a inmigrantes en Adelanto. peoplesworld.org Adelanto, CA — Luego de siete meses de investigación, la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los EE. UU. (EPA) emitió un informe final y un Aviso de Advertencia Oficial al Grupo GEO por múltiples violaciones en respuesta al uso indebido del pesticida tóxico HDQ Neutral dentro del Centro de Detención de Adelanto, California. La investigación …

Matt Sedlar (2021-03-30). In Brazil, Vaccine Diplomacy Can Help Save the Climate. cepr.net Foreign Policy See article on original site On March 18, the Biden administration confirmed that it was finalizing a plan to send 2.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Mexico, just as the U.S. government petitions its southern neighbor for assistance with managing a record rate of migration through Central America. This might be …

Aviva Chomsky (2021-03-30). A Closer Look at Biden's Immigration Plan for Central America. commondreams.org Biden's plan actually promotes an old economic development model that has long benefited U.S. corporations. It also aims to impose a distinctly militarized version of "security" on the people of that region. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/immigration.jpg

Staff (2021-03-30). "Crisis of Capitalism": Roberto Lovato on How U.S. Policies Fuel Migration & Instability. democracynow.org We speak with Salvadoran American journalist Roberto Lovato about how decades of U.S. military intervention in Central America have contributed to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border. Some 18,000 unaccompanied migrant children are now in U.S. custody, according to the latest figures, and more than 5,700 are in Customs and Border Protection facilities, which are not equipped to care for children. This comes as a record number of asylum seekers are arriving at the southern border, fleeing extreme poverty, violence and climate change in their home countries. "You have the ongoing epidemic of U.S. policy an…