2019-05-31: Social Media Postees

Mexico's AMLO to Trump: We Will Move With 'Caution, Respect'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-31
During a Friday morning press conference, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) says his administration will proceed with "caution and respect" in light of United States President Donald Trump's sudden Thursday evening tweet to impose a 5 percent tariff on all goods coming from Mexico starting on June 10. | RELATED: | US High Court Takes Up Case of Mexican Shot by Border Patrol | From the National Palace in Mexico, AMLO called the move a 'provocation' his governm…
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Vigilantes Helped Steve Bannon's Group With Private Border Wall Near El Paso
Debbie Nathan | theintercept.com | 2019-05-31
People in the El Paso area were stunned to learn on Memorial Day that a new segment of border wall had just sprung up in their midst, seemingly out of nowhere. Though it is already hundreds of feet long and snakes up a high mountain, it was initiated secretly, in just a few days, on private property that for long has been so off-limits to the public that even reporters have feared going near. | The massive, imposing barrier is planned to be about a half-mile long. It's being erec…
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'Criminalizing Compassion': Trial Begins for Humanitarian Facing 20 Years in Prison for Giving Water to Migrants in Arizona Desert
Jessica Corbett | globalresearch.ca | 2019-05-31
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 …
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Condemning Trump's "Racist Attacks on Immigrants," Sanders Calls for Bans on Mass Raids and For-Profit Detention Centers
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-31
"We have to end the dehumanization of undocumented people," the Vermont senator and presidential candidate said during a rally in Nevada | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Humanitarian faces 20 years in prison for giving water to migrants in the desert
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-05-31
This week humanitarian aid volunteer Scott Warren will go to trial for providing water, food, clothes, and beds to two undocumented immigrants crossing the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. | Warren, a humanitarian activist with the group No More Deaths, was arrested in January 2018 and has been charged with three felony counts for "harboring" undocumented immigrants. | No More Deaths, along with other humanitarian aid groups have left food and water in the Sonoran Desert, an area that has resulted in the death of thousands of migrants. More than 2,100 bodies of undocumented immigrants have been found in Pim…
nationofchange.org/2019/05/31/humanitari…

Trump to impose tariff on Mexico in attack on immigrants as Democrats denounce Russia
wsws.org | 2019-05-31
The working class has no ally in the faction fight between reactionary partisans of US imperialism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/31/uspo…

Abuse of Migrant Children in U.S. Custody Goes All but Unpunished
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-05-31
A report finds that of the 200-plus complaints filed against federal agents between 2009 and 2014, only one resulted in disciplinary action.
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'Beyond Barbaric': Internal Govt Report Reveals Migrants Forced to Stand on Toilets for Breathing Space at Overcrowded US Detention Center
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-05-31
"This is insane. Not only can they not move, they can't breathe, they can't eat, they can't do anything like this. Children have died and will continue to die if this is not stopped now." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Call to Refound the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-05-31
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following call to refound the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | We issue this Call in a sense of outrage in the face of increasing racist violence and political repression towards working class and Black and Brown communities. | We are currently facing a national epidemic of state-sponsored violence perpetrated by police and vigilantes targeting the oppressed Black, Latinx, immigrant, indigenous, LGBTQ, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid communities. Black Trans women are also being harassed and killed at record rates. | We are…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/5/30/call-ref…

Trumps Imposes 5% Tariff on All Mexican Goods Starting June 10
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-30
President Donald Trump, in yet another example of foreign policy by tweet, said Thursday the United States will impose a 5 percent tariff on all goods coming from Mexico starting on June 10 until illegal immigration across the southern border is stopped. | RELATED | Mexico Prepares New Retaliation Duties Against United States | "The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied, at which time the Tariffs will be removed," Trump said on Twitter.
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US: Aid Volunteer Faces 20 Years in Prison for Helping Migrants
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-30
A United States federal court is weighing in on the case of volunteer Scott Warren, who is on trial and facing 20 years in prison on "smuggling" charges for aiding a pair of undocumented migrants in Arizona. | RELATED: | Trump Imposes 5% Tariff on All Mexican Goods Until It Solves Border Issue | A member of the humanitarian group, No More Deaths, Warren was taken to trial Tuesday on three felony charges: two for allegedly harboring an immigrant couple and one for cons…
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Honduran Police Repress Protesters Amid Strike
telesurenglish.net | 2019-05-30
Honduran doctors, teachers, and students Thursday demanded the repeal of two executive orders issued by President Juan Orlando Fernandez (JOH) and were repressed by state police forces in cities and towns around the country. | RELATED | Honduras Teachers Unions Marching Against Privatization | The Platform for the Defense of Education and Health, an organization which brings the two sectors together, called for a national strike Thursday and Friday of this week, along with marches to d…
telesurenglish.net/news/Honduran-Police-…

Trial Begins for Man Facing 20 Years in Prison for Giving Water to Migrants in Desert
Jessica Corbett | theantimedia.com | 2019-05-30
(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 …

Trial Begins for Man Facing 20 Years in Prison for Giving Water to Migrants in Desert

NEW YORK BUSINESS LEADERS PUSH FOR PASSAGE OF IMMIGRANT GREEN LIGHT DRIVING LAW TO HELP STATE'S ECONOMY
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-05-30
"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…
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Six Children Have Died While in ICE Custody — Why?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-05-29
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…
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Scott Warren Provided Food & Water to Migrants in Arizona; He Now Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-05-29
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/29/scott_war…

What's Trending: Black News Recap
Vanessa Mbonu | naacp.org | 2019-05-28
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. …
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With Russiagate, we Soviet immigrants were finally forced to reckon with the bigotry of America's elite
Yasha Levine | thegrayzone.com | 2019-05-28
We never knew what it was like to have the country's media and political class brand people like us a…
thegrayzone.com/2019/05/28/with-russiaga…

DHS Is Locking Immigrants in Solitary Confinement
aclu.org | 2019-05-24
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…
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Border Patrol Museum Demonstrators Targeted In Crackdown On Immigrant Rights Protests
Will Parrish | shadowproof.com | 2019-05-20
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.
shadowproof.com/2019/05/20/border-patrol…

Trump is lying about immigrant crime — and the research proves it
splcenter.org | 2019-05-17
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.org/news/2019/05/17/trump-lyin…

Weekend Read: Our "irredeemably dysfunctional" immigration courts
splcenter.org | 2019-05-16
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.org/news/2019/05/18/weekend-re…

Setting the record straight: Real talk about immigration courts
splcenter.org | 2019-05-15
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.org/news/2019/05/15/setting-re…

SPLC argues in court against "turnback" policy that blocks immigrants from seeking asylum
splcenter.org | 2019-05-10
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.
splcenter.org/news/2019/05/10/splc-argue…