2019-05-30: News Headlines

Democracy Now! (2019-05-30). Headlines for May 30, 2019. democracynow.org Robert Mueller Says His Report Did Not Exonerate President Trump, Mueller's Public Remarks Stoke Calls for Trump's Impeachment, Israeli Knesset Dissolved as PM Netanyahu Fails to Form Ruling Coalition, Without Evidence, John Bolton Blames Iran for Oil Tanker Sabotage, Louisiana Lawmakers Approve Ban on Most Abortions, Disney May Halt Filming in Georgia If State Abortion Ban Takes Effect, Latin American Rape Survivors Who Were Denied Abortions Appeal to U.N., Argentines Hold One-Day Strike Against IMF-Imposed Austerity, Argentine Lawmakers Consider Bill to Decriminalize Abortion, Honduran Protesters Mobilize Again…

Jessica Corbett (2019-05-30). Trial Begins for Man Facing 20 Years in Prison for Giving Water to Migrants in Desert. theantimedia.com (CD) — Human rights advocates accused the U.S. Justice Department of "criminalizing compassion" as a federal trial began in Arizona Wednesday for activist Scott Warren, who faces up to 20 years in prison for providing humanitarian aid to migrants in the desert. Warren, a 36-year-old college geography instructor from Ajo, Arizona, is a volunteer for the humanitarian organization No More Deaths/No …

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-05-30). Trump's New "Fundamentally Cruel" Policy Would Effectively Bar Central American Refugees From Seeking Asylum. commondreams.org Immigrant and human rights advocates responded with alarm Thursday to a report that the Trump administration "is considering sweeping restrictions on asylum that would effectively block Central American migrants from entering the U.S.," condemning the proposed policy as both inhumane and unconstitutional. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Special To The Black Star News (2019-05-30). NEW YORK BUSINESS LEADERS PUSH FOR PASSAGE OF IMMIGRANT GREEN LIGHT DRIVING LAW TO HELP STATE'S ECONOMY. blackstarnews.com "New York Smart Growth Coalition" Launches With Statewide Membership. Business Owners, Alongside Bill Sponsors, Call On Legislature To Pass Law Allowing Undocumented New Yorkers Access To Driver's Licenses. | Business owners and community stakeholders from across New York today announced the launch of the New York Smart Growth Coalition, urging state lawmakers to immediately pass the Driver's License Access and Privacy Act (Green Light NY) to support New York's businesses and create economic opportunities for hundreds of thousands of undocumented New Yorkers, benefitting the entire state. This bill would allow an…

teleSUR (2019-05-30). Ilhan Omar Is Right About Trump's Merit-Based Immigration Plan. telesurenglish.net The United States Congresswoman Ilhan Omar faced backlash by right-wing lawmakers like Ted Cruz for criticizing President Donald Trump's new immigration policy. | RELATED: | 'Hands off Ilhan': Black Women in Solidarity with Ilhan Omar | Last week Trump proposed a plan to harden border security and overhaul the legal immigration system to favor applicants…

commondreams (2019-05-30). Trump Administration May Block Asylum to Central Americans. commondreams.org ______________________________…

David Underhill (2019-05-30). Imperial Joe: Biden Trades Bread and Circuses for War. counterpunch.org Bread and circuses pacified the Roman masses while the emperors with their legions patrolled far borders to pacify barbarians who resisted joining the empire. Joe Biden updated this governing method at his presidential campaign launch rally in Philadelphia.He offered a buffet of appetizing items to improve America's education, infrastructure, health care and climate policies. He pledged to unite the nation and restore its soul and backbone. And he said not a word about the country's ongoing and looming wars.He looked abroad only to lament that Trump's antics and his affections for "dictators and tyrants" like Put…

WSWS (2019-05-29). Honduran government cracks down on strike by teachers, doctors and nurses. wsws.org The trade unions and opposition parties have done everything possible to keep workers from appealing for a common struggle of the international working class against imperialism.

Staff (2019-05-29). Six Children Have Died While in ICE Custody — Why? therealnews.com Undocumented immigrants seeking asylum are being separated from their children and detained in prison camps as more restrictive racist policies are being imposed by Trump. We discuss the policy with the Border Rights Center Director of ACLU Texas, Astrid Dominguez…

teleSUR (2019-05-29). US: Private Border Wall Halts After New Mexico Town Protests. telesurenglish.net A U.S. group building what it claims is the first private wall on the Mexican border said Wednesday it had stopped construction after a New Mexico town ruled the project lacked necessary permits. | RELATED: | US High Court Takes Up Case of Mexican Shot by Border Patrol | Sunland Park, New Mexico, Tuesday ordered the We Build the Wall group to stop erecting the steel barrier on private land in an area that the group calls "ground zero for illegal drugs, migrants and human sex slav…

Democracy Now! (2019-05-29). Scott Warren Provided Food & Water to Migrants in Arizona; He Now Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison. democracynow.org An Arizona humanitarian aid volunteer goes to trial today for providing water, food, clean clothes and beds to two undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. If convicted, Scott Warren could spend up to 20 years in prison. Warren, an activist with the Tucson-based No More Deaths, is charged with three felony counts of allegedly "harboring" undocumented immigrants. For years, No More Deaths and other humanitarian aid groups in southern Arizona have left water and food in the harsh Sonoran Desert, where the temperature often reaches three digits during summer, to help refugees and migran…

Sam Ordóñez (2019-05-28). Niños migrantes mueren en detención. workers.org 23 de mayo, 2018, un agente de Customs and Border Protection mató con un tiro a la cabeza a Claudia Patricia Gómez González, migrante del pueblo Maya Mam. Una semana después, murió en detención Roxana Hernández, una mujer trans hondureña. El dia 20 de mayo de este año se reportó . . . | Continue reading Niños migrantes mueren en detención at Workers.org

Yasha Levine (2019-05-28). With Russiagate, we Soviet immigrants were finally forced to reckon with the bigotry of America's elite. thegrayzone.com We never knew what it was like to have the country's media and political class brand people like us a…

Vanessa Mbonu@naacpnet (2019-05-28). What's Trending: Black News Recap. naacp.org The Root: Did You Know Lady Liberty Was a Monument to Slavery Abolition, Not Immigration? The new Statue of Liberty Museum, which opened Thursday in New York Harbor, brings to light a little-spoken-of aspect of the statue's history: Lady Liberty was originally intended celebrate the end of slavery, not the arrival of immigrants. …

Democracy Now! (2019-05-28). Headlines for May 28, 2019. democracynow.org Missouri Gov. Signs 8-Week Abortion Ban as Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Abortion Ban, Judge Blocks Redirecting of Federal Funds to Build Parts of Border Wall, European Parliament Elections See Greens and Far-Right Gain Ground But Pro-EU Parties Retain Majority, Trump Says Regime Change in Iran Not the Goal After Sending 1,500 More Troops to Region, Trump Dismisses North Korean Missile Tests, Welcomes Anti-Biden Comments, Saudi Airstrike in Yemen Kills 12 Civilians, Including 7 Children, Head of Citizenship & Immigration Agency Resigns as Trump Admin Purge Continues, Landmark Oklahoma Opioid Trial Against John…

ACLU (2019-05-24). DHS Is Locking Immigrants in Solitary Confinement. aclu.org As ICE detention numbers reach record high, new reports are extremely troubling. | In 2012, I visited the federal supermax prison ADX Florence in Colorado and spoke with men living in solitary confinement. I listened closely to their stories of anguish, but I could not understand how they survived it. They told me of the horror of being trapped in a small room, without access to fresh air or sunlight, for at least 22 hours a day — alone, afraid, and not knowing when it would end. I learned that people in solitary confinement talk to the walls, to themselves, to no one — sometimes they stop talking alt…

Will Parrish (2019-05-20). Border Patrol Museum Demonstrators Targeted In Crackdown On Immigrant Rights Protests. shadowproof.com Four activists turned themselves in to El Paso police on May 13 after the police issued warrants for their arrest related to a nonviolent demonstration inside a United States Border Patrol museum.

splcenter (2019-05-17). Trump is lying about immigrant crime — and the research proves it. splcenter.org Since he began campaigning, President Trump has demonized Latino immigrants as "criminals." He has called them "rapists," drug dealers, "animals" and "bad hombres" who "infest our country."

splcenter (2019-05-16). Weekend Read: Our "irredeemably dysfunctional" immigration courts. splcenter.org On January 1, 1892, Ellis Island opened as an immigration inspection station. More than 40 percent of people currently living in the United States are among, or are descendants of, the 12 million immigrants who passed through its doors.

splcenter (2019-05-15). Setting the record straight: Real talk about immigration courts. splcenter.org The Trump administration's recent "fact sheet" on U.S. immigration proceedings excludes critical information about the immigration system and only serves to spread misinformation and distrust of immigrants and asylum seekers.

splcenter (2019-05-10). SPLC argues in court against "turnback" policy that blocks immigrants from seeking asylum. splcenter.org After three MS-13 gang members threatened Dinora and her 17-year-old daughter with death, they kidnapped them from their home in Honduras and repeatedly raped them.