2019-01-23: News Headlines

splcenter (2019-01-22). SPLC sues Trump administration for violating due process rights of immigrant children and their sponsors. splcenter.org J.E.C.M., a 14-year-old boy, fled from Honduras with a friend to escape persecution, including threats to his life.

Maryam Saleh (2019-01-22). Trump's Shutdown Offer Creates a De Facto Asylum Ban for Central American Minors. theintercept.com The GOP offer to Democrats would require Central American minors to request asylum from their home countries and sets a cap for granting asylum.

WSWS (2019-01-22). Another 170 immigrants drown in the Mediterranean. wsws.org With the statement "The ports are and will remain closed!" Italian Interior Minister Salvini summed up the EU's contempt for human rights in its policies towards refugees.

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-01-22). Central American Migrants Helped Revive the US Labor Movement. truthout.org In the United States' heated national debate about immigration, two views predominate about Central American migrants: President Donald Trump portrays them as a national security threat, while others respond that they are refugees from violence. | Little is said about the substantial contributions that Central Americans have made to US society over the past 30 years. | For one, Guatemalan a…

Ed Corcoran (2019-01-21). Central America Needs a Marshall Plan. counterpunch.org Central America has lately been prominent in the news, with controversy over how to respond to migrant caravans arriving through Mexico at the U.S. border — up to 10,000 refugees may seek asylum in the United States, much to the chagrin of President Trump. Even U.S. border agents cruelly firing tear gas at women and More

RT (2019-01-20). 'More hostage taking': Democrats reject Trump shutdown tradeoff in advance, GOP shows united front. rt.com Democrats are up in arms over US President Donald Trump's proposal to fund a border wall in exchange for protection for DACA recipients and TPS immigrants, denouncing it as a one-sided non-starter.

Danica Jorden (2019-01-19). A New Caravan Heads North for the American Dream. zcomm.org They're gathering in the early morning hours of Friday, October 12, 2018 outside the city. At least 100: nursing mothers and motherless teens, a man on crutches and another pushed by his brother in a wheelchair…

Paul Hockenos (2019-01-18). These Parties Are Fighting for the Climate, Human Rights, and Immigrants—and They're Winning. thenation.com These Parties Are Fighting for the Climate, Human Rights, and Immigrants—and They're Winning…

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-18). Trump's Family Separation Affected 'Thousands' More Children Than Previously Known. hrw.org | | A Mission Police Dept. officer (L), and a U.S. Border Patrol agent watch over a group of Central American asylum seekers before taking them into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. | © 2018 John Moore/Getty Images | Trump administration officials were discussing deliberately targeting migrant families by late 2017, a draft policy document leaked to NBC News confir…

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-17). US: Central Americans Have a Legal Right to Seek Asylum. hrw.org | | Honduran migrants rest in the main square of Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas state, Mexico, on October 19, 2018. | © 2018 Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images | (Washington, DC) — Central American refugees fleeing for their lives have a right to seek asylum in the United States, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2019. The Trump administration uses fearmongering to…

kathy_f (2019-01-16). Honduras: Year starts with new massacres. greenleft.org.au In the first 13 days of 2019, there were five major killings in Honduras in what local media are calling massacres, TeleSUR English said. All up, 18 people were killed by gunmen. | The Honduran Attorney General's office and the national police say they are investigating the rash of murders but no suspects have been apprehended yet. | TeleSUR English said that the spate of massacres does not include the several other homicides that have taken place alongside these violent massacres in Hondur…

Mark Fiore (2019-01-11). An Address from the Xenophobe in Chief. progressive.org Trump has proved a master at conflating illegal immigration (which is way down) with asylum claims made by families escaping violence in Central America.

2019-01-23: Social Media Postees

SPLC sues Trump administration for violating due process rights of immigrant children and their sponsors
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-01-22
J.E.C.M., a 14-year-old boy, fled from Honduras with a friend to escape persecution, including threats to his life.
splcenter.org/news/2019/01/22/splc-sues-…

Trump's Shutdown Offer Creates a De Facto Asylum Ban for Central American Minors
Maryam Saleh | theintercept.com | 2019-01-22
The GOP offer to Democrats would require Central American minors to request asylum from their home countries and sets a cap for granting asylum. | The post Trump's Shutdown Offer Creates a De Facto Asylum Ban for Central American Minors appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2019/01/22/central-amer…

Another 170 immigrants drown in the Mediterranean
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-22
With the statement "The ports are and will remain closed!" Italian Interior Minister Salvini summed up the EU's contempt for human rights in its policies towards refugees.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/22/medi…

Central American Migrants Helped Revive the US Labor Movement
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2019-01-22
In the United States' heated national debate about immigration, two views predominate about Central American migrants: President Donald Trump portrays them as a national security threat, while others respond that they are refugees from violence. | Little is said about the substantial contributions that Central Americans have made to US society over the past 30 years. | For one, Guatemalan a…
truthout.org/articles/how-central-americ…

Central America Needs a Marshall Plan
Ed Corcoran | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-21
Central America has lately been prominent in the news, with controversy over how to respond to migrant caravans arriving through Mexico at the U.S. border — up to 10,000 refugees may seek asylum in the United States, much to the chagrin of President Trump. Even U.S. border agents cruelly firing tear gas at women and…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/21/central-amer…

'More hostage taking': Democrats reject Trump shutdown tradeoff in advance, GOP shows united front
RT | rt.com | 2019-01-20
Democrats are up in arms over US President Donald Trump's proposal to fund a border wall in exchange for protection for DACA recipients and TPS immigrants, denouncing it as a one-sided non-starter. | …
rt.com/usa/449221-shutdown-proposal-demo…

A New Caravan Heads North for the American Dream
Danica Jorden | zcomm.org | 2019-01-19
They're gathering in the early morning hours of Friday, October 12, 2018 outside the city. At least 100: nursing mothers and motherless teens, a man on crutches and another pushed by his brother in a wheelchair…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/a-new-caravan-heads-…

These Parties Are Fighting for the Climate, Human Rights, and Immigrants–and They're Winning
Paul Hockenos | thenation.com | 2019-01-18
These Parties Are Fighting for the Climate, Human Rights, and Immigrants–and They're Winning…
thenation.com/article/green-parties-euro…

Trump's Family Separation Affected 'Thousands' More Children Than Previously Known
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-18
A Mission Police Dept. officer (L), and a U.S. Border Patrol agent watch over a group of Central American asylum seekers before taking them into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. | © 2018 John Moore/Getty Images | Trump administration officials were discussing deliberately targeting migrant families by late 2017, a draft policy document leaked to NBC News confir…
hrw.org/news/2019/01/18/trumps-family-se…

US: Central Americans Have a Legal Right to Seek Asylum
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-17
Honduran migrants rest in the main square of Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas state, Mexico, on October 19, 2018. | © 2018 Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images | (Washington, DC) — Central American refugees fleeing for their lives have a right to seek asylum in the United States, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2019. The Trump administration uses fearmongering to…
hrw.org/news/2019/01/17/us-central-ameri…

Honduras: Year starts with new massacres
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-01-16
In the first 13 days of 2019, there were five major killings in Honduras in what local media are calling massacres, TeleSUR English said. All up, 18 people were killed by gunmen. | The Honduran Attorney General's office and the national police say they are investigating the rash of murders but no suspects have been apprehended yet. | TeleSUR English said that the spate of massacres does not include the several other homicides that have taken place alongside these violent massacres in Hondur…
greenleft.org.au/content/honduras-year-starts-new-massacres

Arizona Activists Face Jail Time for Providing Life-Saving Aid to Migrants Crossing Sonoran Desert
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-15
As the longest government shutdown in U.S. history heads into its 25th day and President Trump continues to crack down on immigrants, we look at how the Trump administration is criminalizing humanitarian aid at the border. In Tucson, Arizona, activists with the humanitarian group No More Deaths go to trial today facing charges for a slew of federal crimes, all due to their efforts to leave water and food in the harsh Sonoran Desert to help refugees and migrants survive the deadly journey across the U.S. border. The charges were filed last year in January, just a week after No More Deaths published a report accusi…
www.democracynow.org/2019/1/15/arizona_a…

An Address from the Xenophobe in Chief
Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2019-01-11
Trump has proved a master at conflating illegal immigration (which is way down) with asylum claims made by families escaping violence in Central America.
progressive.org/dispatches/an-address-fr…