2019-04-20: Social Media Postees

Bringing the Border Closer to Home, One Immersion Trip at a Time
Gary John Adler, Jr. | commondreams.org | 2019-04-20
Many if not most Americans have never crossed the U.S. border with Mexico by land or spent any time in that region.
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Citizen's arrest or kidnapping? US militias told to stand down after catching 300+ migrants (VIDEOS)
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-20
US authorities are warning wannabe vigilantes against taking the law into their own hands after an armed militia group detained over 300 migrants earlier this week at the Mexican border in what they claimed was a citizen's arrest. | …
rt.com/usa/457051-militia-arrests-migran…

Vigilantes or patriots? FBI arrests head of militia rounding up illegal migrants at US border
RT | rt.com | 2019-04-20
Federal agents have detained the head of New Mexico's people's militia group, whose volunteer forces have 'helped' US border agents detain hundreds of illegal immigrants along the US-Mexico border, for illegal possession of arms. | …
rt.com/usa/457123-fbi-arrests-border-mil…

HUD moves to force undocumented immigrants from public housing
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2019-04-20
In an effort that pits public housing tenants against one another, reportedly last Wednesday evening on April 17, 2019, the Trump administration and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a new proposal to force undocumented immigrants from our nation's public housing units!
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/04/20/1882285…

Armed militia detaining asylum seekers at gunpoint along US-Mexico border
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-04-20
An armed militia calling itself the United Constitutional Patriots posted videos of its members detaining hundreds of migrants at the New Mexico border, in actions seemingly coordinated with the Border Patrol.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/20/bord…

Cut Military Aid, Not Humanitarian Aid, to Reduce Refugee Numbers
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-19
Trump's announcement to cut humanitarian aid to Central America will not have much effect. It's the military aid that reinforces brutality in Guatemala and Honduras, says Prof. Adrienne Pine…
therealnews.com/stories/cut-military-aid…

U of MN protesters outnumber attendees at Jeff Sessions talk
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-04-19
Minneapolis, MN – Both Donald Trump and former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Minnesota, April 15, and both were met with protest and disruption upon arrival. Trump spoke outside of a truck equipment company in the Twin Cities suburb of Burnsville and was met by activists denouncing his anti-immigrant policies and defending progressive Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. | Jeff Sessions was met with even larger crowds as protesters outnumbered attendees at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, where he was slated to speak to a "sold out" crowd, but which ultimately had fewer than one-thir…
fightbacknews.org/2019/4/19/u-mn-protest…

Weekend Read: Cuban asylum seekers detained in Louisiana
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-04-19
Every day, tens of thousands of immigrants are locked behind bars in the United States. Many are detained for months, even years, far from their loved ones and communities.
splcenter.org/news/2019/04/20/weekend-re…

Outlets Denounced as 'Enemies of People' Still Promote Trump's Anti-Immigrant Narratives
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-04-18
by Joshua Cho If you keep up with all the various xenophobic "crises" and "threats" propagated by corporate media–depicting the United States as an overwhelmed nation, besieged by teeming swarms of scheming foreigners intent on stealing jobs and seizing scarce public benefits from across the southern border–you'll recall that the United States has apparently been …
fair.org/home/outlets-denounced-as-enemi…

'Borderland Citizenship' Could Bring Justice to Both Sides of Trump's Wall
Matthew Longo | thenation.com | 2019-04-18
Border dwellers in the US and Mexico are subject to two authorities. It's only fair to give them the cross-border rights and permissions to match.
thenation.com/article/border-citizenship…

Empowering Border Patrol To Make Asylum Decisions Drastically Increases Danger For Immigrants
Natascha Elena Uhlmann | shadowproof.com | 2019-04-16
Department of Homeland Security is placing migrants in harms way with plans to task Border Patrol with facilitating the early stages of the asylum process.
shadowproof.com/2019/04/16/empowering-bo…

The Other Americans: Trump and the Exodus He's Helped Create
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-04-11
U.S. humanitarian aid to Central America has long failed to achieve its goals. But ending it is likely to make matters worse.
progressive.org/dispatches/trump-suspend…

Trump visits Calexico
Frank Lara | liberationnews.org | 2019-04-05
Trump, anointed El Trompa by many of us Spanish-speakers, visited the small border town of Calexico, California April 5.
liberationnews.org/trump-visits-calexico…