2019-06-01: Social Media Postees

Over 200 allegations of abuse of migrant children; 1 case of Homeland Security disciplining someone
A.C. Thompson | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-01
A federal judge found the department's own records disturbing and ordered the names of the accused agents made public. Now, DHS has taken its fight against doing so to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Trial begins for Scott Warren, facing 20 years for aiding migrants crossing desert
By Amy Liu | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-01
We demand that all charges be dropped immediately!
liberationnews.org/trial-begins-for-scot…

Dear John Cleese: Why Was My White, Nordic Immigrant Family Never Accused of Making England Less English?
Christian Christensen | commondreams.org | 2019-06-01
John Cleese at the Byline Festival in England, 2017. (Photo: Rahael Moran, cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Beyond Barbaric': Internal Government Report Reveals Migrants Forced to Stand on Toilets for Breathing Space at Overcrowded US Detention Center
Jake Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-01
"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." | *** | A federal immigrant detention …
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Amazon refuses to act on climate change. So we employees are speaking out
Rajit Iftikhar | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-01
My parents moved to the United States from Bangladesh to try to have a better life and eventually settled in New York, where I was born and raised. During my childhood, I saw myself as just another American. Over time, however, I now see that being the child of Bangladeshi immigrants changes my perspective. | That is especially true on matters surrounding the climate crisis. | I see clearly the inequities of its causes and effects. Despite emitting greenhouse gases at lower rates than richer countries, poorer countries like Bangladesh will bear its worst consequences. Yet, the U.N. now estimates 1 in 3 childre…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/01/amazon-ref…

How a California Community Helped Hundreds of Migrants the Border Patrol Dropped at a Greyhound Station
Cora Currier | theintercept.com | 2019-06-01
In San Bernardino, volunteers scrambled to provide the mostly Guatemalan arrivals with the help and logistical support that Border Patrol did not.
theintercept.com/2019/06/01/border-patro…

US watchdog finds 900 immigrants jammed into jail designed for 125
wsws.org | 2019-06-01
The inspector general found detainees "standing on toilets in the cells to make room and gain breathing space, thus limiting access to the toilets."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/01/bord…

US uses solitary confinement as weapon against detained immigrants
wsws.org | 2019-06-01
An International Consortium of Investigative Journalists report documents the widespread use of solitary confinement by the US government against detained immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/01/immi…

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…

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…
theintercept.com/2019/05/31/private-bord…

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…
www.blackstarnews.com/ny-watch/business/…

Headlines for May 30, 2019
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-05-30
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/30/headlines

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…
therealnews.com/stories/six-children-hav…

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…

Headlines for May 28, 2019
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-05-28
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/5/28/headlines

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…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/immigran…

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."
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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.
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