2019-01-30: News Headlines

Bill Boyarsky (2019-01-30). Incompetence Plus Malice Add Up to Trump's Losing Formula on Immigration. truthdig.com From the beginning of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, the immigration issue has defined his political profile. More than anything else, it has opened a window on his authoritarian mind, his disdain for the truth and for democratic institutions. Such contempt has revealed the dangers of Trumpism to much of a nation governed, often imperfectly, by the law. The way immigrants are locked up in detention centers without trial warns us of the possibility of a police state. | Last week, the president's braggadocio crumbled in the face of facts and the strategic opposition of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She clearly…

WSWS (2019-01-30). ICE arrests of immigrants at New York courthouses up by 1,700 percent since 2016. wsws.org A report by the Immigrant Defense Project indicates that ICE routinely violates its own rules for such arrests.

Democracy Now! (2019-01-30). Headlines for January 30, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Hands Over Assets to Guaidó as Venezuela Restricts His Travel, Intelligence Community Contradicts Trump on Iran, N. Korea, ISIS, Trump Immigration Rule Forces 1st Asylum Seeker Out of U.S., Back into Mexico, Pentagon to Send "Several Thousand" More Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border, Honduras: Rights Groups Slam Guilty Verdict for Opposition Critic María Luisa Borjas, Brazil: 5 Arrested in Dam Collapse That Killed 65, Devastating Environment, Mexico: Tens of Thousands Strike as 27 Factories Reach Deals for Pay Raises, U.K. Lawmakers Order PM Theresa May to Reopen Brexit Negotiations, Cameroon: Security Forces Arre…

Know History (2019-01-30). Trump's, Pompeo's, Bolton's, The CIA's and Pentagon's Heinous Violence Toward Venezuela. indybay.org Trump continues the illegal violence directed by the CIA and White House against Venezuela as the CIA has violated Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Chile, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua etc since 1947, as our government has violated S and Central America since they achieved independence from Spain.

RT (2019-01-30). 'Several thousand' more troops headed for US-Mexico border – Pentagon. rt.com A few thousand US military service members will be sent to the border with Mexico in the coming days, the Pentagon confirmed, as another migrant 'caravan' made its way north from Honduras.

teleSUR (2019-01-29). Man Returns to Honduras as US Rolls Out New Immigration Policy. telesurenglish.net The first Central American asylum seeker returns to Honduras as the United States enforces stricter immigration policies, an official at Mexico's national migration institute said Tuesday. | RELATED: | US: Central American Asylum-Seekers to be Returned to Tijuana | The return of a Honduran man was carried out under a U.S. policy dubbed the Migrant Pro…

RT (2019-01-29). 'Don't tip immigrants': Restaurant rages after couple leaves discriminatory message. rt.com The owner of a New Jersey restaurant has launched a blistering attack on a couple's behavior after they allegedly wrote "Don't tip immigrants" on a receipt because their server spoke Spanish.

Ryan Devereaux (2019-01-28). ICE Courthouse Arrests in New York Increased 1,700 Percent Under Trump. theintercept.com More than two years after Donald Trump's inauguration ushered in sweeping changes to the nation's immigration enforcement system, accounts of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arresting undocumented immigrants in and around New York courts have increased by 1,700 percent, according to a new report. | The expanded courthouse operations have been coupled with increased reports of New York-based immigration agents using physical force to take undocumented immigrants into custody, the Immigrant Defense Project said…

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.

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…