2019-03-09: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-03-09). Leaked Docs Show Border Patrol Collecting Info on Journalists. telesurenglish.net Several in-depth reports have shed light on intimidating practices experienced by journalists, lawyers and immigration activists who are dedicated to covering the migrant crisis at the southern United States border with Mexico. | RELATED: | 25 Central American Migrants Killed in Freight Truck Accident | Documents leaked Wednesday by NBC 7 link inter…

WSWS (2019-03-09). Trump administration kept secret database targeting journalists and immigration activists at US-Mexico border. wsws.org More than 50 people were spied on, including journalists documenting last year's Central American migrant caravan.

Karla Molinar-Arvizo (2019-03-08). Worse Than a Wall. counterpunch.org The current administration has bent over backwards to force-feed its anti-immigrant agenda to the American public. That agenda remains broadly unpopular, but they've tried every trick in the con artist book to impose it anyway. Despite years of hysterical anti-immigrant propaganda, most Americans continually report positive views of immigrants and immigration in opinion surveys. Yet More

Fight Back (2019-03-08). International Women's Day 2019: We have had enough of Trump and the war on women. fightbacknews.org Enough is enough. Trump, his administration, and his backers are waging war on women, and millions of women are making it clear that we are not going to be pushed backwards. From the massive Women's Marches, to the midterm elections, to the constant, everyday resistance, women are standing up against Trump's reactionary agenda. | Trump and his supporters in the Senate want to pack the Supreme Court and roll back reproductive rights, and they have gotten a start by appointing the drunken misogynist Brett Kavanaugh. Accompanying the administrations outrageous policy of placing immigrants in detention, Trump's Justi…

ACLU (2019-03-08). A Federal Appeals Court Confirms That the Constitution Guarantees Immigrants Access to Courts. aclu.org In a landmark decision, a federal appeals court struck down a law limiting judicial review of expedited removal orders as unconstitutional. | In a major decision on Thursday, a federal appeals court held that immigrants are entitled to seek judicial review of their "expedited removal" orders in federal court. This decision is a significant step towards ensuring that vulnerable asylum seekers and others will get a fair shot to prove their claims that our immigration laws and the U.S. Constitution guarantee. | Vijayakumar Th…

ACLU (2019-03-07). The Government Is Detaining and Interrogating Journalists and Advocates at the US-Mexico Border. aclu.org DHS created a list of people who were reporting on or working with the migrant caravan to flag for lengthy questioning at the U.S. border. | In what looks like a coordinated attack on constitutional rights, the U.S. government has reportedly been targeting journalists, activists, and lawyers working to raise awareness of issues facing migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. | On Wednesday, the NBC affiliate in San Diego revealed leaked docu…

ACLU (2019-03-06). Kirstjen Nielsen Continues to Insist That There Is No Family Separation Policy. aclu.org During her congressional testimony, Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen dodged questions about her department's vicious border policies. | Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified on Wednesday before the House Committee on Homeland Security, just days after the House passed a resolution to overturn President Trump's emergency declaration on the border wall. | Nielsen has helped Trump push lies and fabrications about the supposed security crisis at the border, when in fact the only crisis…

Fight Back (2019-03-01). Minnesota drivers license for immigrants passes first committee vote. fightbacknews.org Saint Paul, MN – Hundreds of immigrants and supporters filled the Minnesota State Capitol on February 28 for the first committee hearing of House File 1500, the 'drivers license for all' bill. The hearing room quickly filled to capacity, as did two overflow rooms. After more than two hours of public testimony and debate, the House Transportation Finance and Policy Committee voted to pass the bill and refer it to the House Ways and Means Committee for the next step in the process. | Today's hearing and vote is the first of several steps for immigrants to win the right to a drivers license in Minnesota. HF1500 is t…

splcenter (2019-02-22). SPLC and Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band release song that teaches immigrants their rights. splcenter.org ‚ÄãThe SPLC and the Latin GRAMMY Award-winning band Flor De Toloache launched a new song today whose lyrics teach immigrants about the rights they can exercise when interacting with law enforcement and immigration authorities.