2019-06-10: News Headlines

Staff (2019-06-10). Mexico Denies Trump's Claim of Secret Concessions in Deal. truthdig.com STERLING, Va. — Three days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a deal with Mexico to stem the flow of migrants at the southern border, the two countries appear unable to agree on exactly what's in it. | Stung by criticism that the agreement mostly ramps up border protection efforts already underway, Trump on Monday hinted at other, secret agreements he says will soon be revealed. | "We have fully signed and documented another very important part of the Immigration and Security deal with Mexico, one that the U.S. has been asking about getting for many years," Trump wrote Monday, saying it would "be r…

Staff (2019-06-10). Deal or No Deal, Asylum Seekers Wait It Out at the Southern Border. truthdig.com A U.S.-Mexico pact announced Friday may mean that more migrants will be sent back to Mexico to await resolution of their asylum claims.

teleSUR (2019-06-10). Guatemala's Elections: Big Challenges Await Next President. telesurenglish.net Guatemala will hold a presidential election next Sunday while the country is facing many difficulties including widespread corruption and an unpopular president have set the stag for an election characterized by a huge number of mostly unknown presidential candidates. | RELATED: | Mexico May Send Troops to Guatemalan Border to Avoid US Tariffs | With around 18 presidential aspirants participating in the race, many Guatemalans are undecided, and a lot of them do not know the p…

Staff (2019-06-10). Trump "Created a Fake Crisis and Has Announced a Fake Solution" With Mexico. truthout.org Facing an escalating showdown with Mexico and an insurrection from his own party, President Trump said Friday the United States had reached a deal with Mexico to avert a 5 percent tariff on all imported Mexican goods that was due to take effect today and increase to 25 percent by October. Trump's announcement came after three days of Mexico-U.S. negotiations in Washington. Officials said it was based around Mexico's commitment to deploy National Guard forces throughout the country, in particular to its southern border, in order to stem the flow of northbound migrants headed toward the U.S. Under the deal, they…

United Nations (2019-06-10). Amid Venezuela exodus, UN refugee envoy Angelina Jolie visits camps on Colombian border, appeals for humanity, more support. un.org As the United Nations announced four million Venezuelans have fled their country, Angelina Jolie, a special envoy for the world body's refugee agency, visited camps along the Colombian-Venezuelan border, where on Saturday she appealed for more leadership, more humanity and more support to countries bearing the brunt of the crisis.

teleSUR (2019-06-10). US: 24 Migrants Have Died in ICE Custody Under Trump. telesurenglish.net A total of 24 migrants have died in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody according to an NBC News analysis of federal data. | RELATED: Mexico Confirms 6,000-Troop Deployment to Guatemalan Border, Arrests Migrant Advocates | The findings are based on a report released this week by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security which found "egregious viola…

Paul Dobson (2019-06-10). Venezuela Partially Reopens Colombia Border, Closes Canadian Consulates. venezuelanalysis.com The move comes as a riot over fuel shortages in Merida leaves one dead.

Albert Bender (2019-06-10). Community protests deaths of migrant refugee children at southern border. peoplesworld.org

RT (2019-06-10). US signed 'another very important part' of immigration deal with Mexico — Trump. rt.com US President Donald Trump has announced signing an "important" part of an agreement on immigration with Mexico. The news comes a week into the neighbors' row over tariffs and border security.

MAIL (2019-06-10). Tariff Temper Tantrum: Trump "Created a Fake Crisis & Has Announced a Fake Solution" with Mexico. democracynow.org Facing an escalating showdown with Mexico and an insurrection from his own party, President Trump said Friday the United States had reached a deal with Mexico to avert a 5% tariff on all imported Mexican goods that was due to take effect today and increase to 25% by October. Trump's announcement came after three days of Mexico-U.S. negotiations in Washington. Officials said it was based around Mexico's commitment to deploy National Guard forces throughout the country, in particular to its southern border, in order to stem the flow of northbound migrants headed toward the US. Under the deal, they said Mexico also…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-10). DHS Agents Treat Undocumented Immigrants as Criminals in Hospitals, Shackling Them to Beds and Impeding Care, Study Finds. commondreams.org Doctors at hospitals near the U.S.-Mexico border report that border patrol agents regularly treat undocumented immigrants like convicted criminals when taking them to receive medical care after apprehending them, according to a new report. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-06-10). Two Soldiers Killed in Ambush in Northeastern Colombia. telesurenglish.net A military patrol in northeastern Colombia came under attack on Sunday, resulting in the death of at least two soldiers in the Arauca region. | RELATED: | Venezuela Reopens Border After 'Humanitarian Aid' Failure | According to the Colombian military, the attack took place on one of their army patrols that was moving through the village of Zaparav in the Tame municipality. | The soldiers were reportedly killed when several explosive devices were detonated as the Colombian military co…

Joshua Rivera (2019-06-10). A Peek Into a Future When the Border Wall Is Built and the 1 Percent Get Away With More Than Just Murder. thenation.com A Peek Into a Future When the Border Wall Is Built and the 1 Percent Get Away With More Than Just Murder…

Staff (2019-06-10). Migrant Children Cutbacks. truthdig.com

John Washington (2019-06-10). '"Are You Illegal?" I Will Never Forget Those Words.'. thenation.com '"Are You Illegal?" I Will Never Forget Those Words.'

MAIL (2019-06-10). Headlines for June 10, 2019. democracynow.org U.S.-Mexico Deal Averts Trade Crisis with Plan to Deploy Mexican Troops to Curb Migration, Dem Lawmakers Call Out Migrant Prison Co. for Hiring John Kelly, Bipartisan Senators Oppose U.S.-Saudi Arms Deal with Flurry of Resolutions, Up to 1 Million Protesters Take to Hong Kong Streets Against Chinese Extradition Bill, 2 Reported Deaths as Haitian Protesters Call for Resignation of President MoàØse, WaPo: WH Barred Science-Based Climate Change Testimony, Transgender Prisoner Layleen Polanco Found Dead at Rikers Island, North Carolina Transgender Woman Chanel Scurlock Fatally Shot, Detroit Police Charge 18-Ye…

WSWS (2019-06-10). Democrats, Mexican president collaborate with Trump's anti-immigrant crackdown. wsws.org The US also announced it will house 3,000 to 4,000 immigrant children at army base internment camps.

Workers World Boston bureau (2019-06-10). 'No Walls in the LGBTQ2S Struggle'. workers.org Workers' Solidarity Day was marked by a May 31 meeting titled "No Walls in the LGBTQ2S Struggle," sponsored by Stonewall Warriors, International Workers' Solidarity Network and Workers World Party. The meeting was dedicated to Roxanna Hernandez, a Honduran trans woman who died in detention at the border. Speaking about the . . . | Continue reading 'No Walls in the LGBTQ2S Struggle' at Workers.org

RT (2019-06-09). 'We can always go back to tariffs': Trump roasts 'failing New York Times' over Mexico deal report. rt.com The newspaper of record tried to rain on Donald Trump's parade over his much-hyped border deal with Mexico. The president retaliated with a barrage of angry tweets, branding the New York Times as "truly The Enemy of the People!"

teleSUR (2019-06-08). Venezuela Reopens Border After 'Humanitarian Aid' Failure. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the government is opening several bridges along its border with Colombia. The Simon Bolivar, Union and Santander bridges in Venezuela had been ordered closed to traffic since Feb. 22 when the Colombian government tried to allow 'humanitarian aid' from the United States to illegally enter the country from its border city of Cucuta. | RELATED: | US Sanctions on Venezuela Illegal Under UN, OAS and US Law | "In full exercise of our sovereignt…

WSWS (2019-06-08). Mexico to deploy 6,000 troops to southern border as Trump postpones tariffs. wsws.org No faction of the American or Mexican ruling class offers any genuine opposition to the assault on immigrants and democratic rights.

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-08). Trump Admin Prioritizes Border Wall Makeover As Children Lose Resources & Detention Conditions Worsen. blackstarnews.com Trump immigration detention policy is inhumane says America's Voice… | This week, the Trump administration announced the gutting of resources for migrant children in detention while at the same time continuing to unconstitutionally direct money to the ineffective border wall. | This is only one of the many attacks the Trump administration has carried out on migrant children, as DHS Watch, a project of America's Voice, laid out in detail today. And while these children stand to lose schooling, legal aid, access to sports and outside activities, active-duty troops are assigned a border wall makeover to "impr…

RT (2019-06-08). US & Mexico reach signed agreement, tariffs 'indefinitely suspended'. rt.com US President Donald Trump says a deal has been struck with Mexico to stem the flow of migrants into the US. Punitive tariffs on Mexican goods that were due to come into effect Monday have been "suspended indefinitely."

Staff (2019-06-08). Trump's Threatened Tariffs on Hold After Deal With Mexico. truthdig.com The agreement aims to have Mexico take measures to stem the flow of migrants but excludes some dramatic overhauls sought by the president.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-08). Trump's Tariff Deal Will Be 'Disaster' for Thousands of Immigrants Deported to Mexico, Rights Groups Say. commondreams.org Immigrant rights groups decried the deal reached Friday night by President Donald Trump and Mexican officials, in which Trump called off his plan to impose tariffs on all imports from Mexico in exchange for an expansion of his policy deporting asylum-seekers to the country. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Christine Maema (2019-06-08). 86 displaced South Sudanese return home following peace deal. cgtn.com The group comprising of 86 women and children at the UN's air terminal ready to return to their homes (UNMISS) | Thousands of families who were displaced after a civil war broke out in South Sudan finally returned home to rebuild their lives after leaving a special protection site at the United Nations base in Wau. | The families were in the protection site in the capital of South Sudan for almost six years after seeking sanctuary from the violent conflict that erupted during the outbreak of civil war. Some of the children were even born in the camp and have never experienced life outside. | With a reduction in v…

teleSUR (2019-06-07). 300 US Southcom Troops Arrive in Honduras. telesurenglish.net Another Southern Command brigade of U.S. Navy and Marine soldiers arrived in Honduras this week as part of what the U.S. Embassy in Honduras has called "a multi-national disaster response task force" released Tuesday. | RELATED: | Mexico May Send Troops to Guatemalan Border to Avoid US Tariffs | Some 300 members of the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command (SPMAGTF-SC), more widely known as Southcom (or in Latin America as Comando Sur), will work toge…

teleSUR (2019-06-07). Mexico Confirms 6,000-Troop Deployment to Guatemalan Border, Arrests Migrant Advocates. telesurenglish.net Mexico is beefing up its migration enforcement at its border with Guatemala by sending up to 6,000 National Guard troops, Minister of the Interior Olga Sanchez announced Friday afternoon after meetings between Mexican and White House delegates in Washington. Meanwhile, the country is cracking down on human rights and migrant advocates. | RELATED: | Mexico May Send Troops to Guatemalan Border to Avoid US Tariffs | The Mexican delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrar…

Staff (2019-06-07). Trans Rights Have No Borders. Johana and Roxsana's Lives Matter. truthout.org On the first day of LGBTQ+ Pride month, a trans woman died four days after being released from ICE custody, where she had been held for seven weeks. Her name was Johana Medina Leon, and she was just 25 years old. She came to the U.S. from El Salvador in hopes of being granted asylum. Before being detained in the U.S., she spent three months in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, waiting her turn to request asylum. | Leon presented herself to U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Paso Del Norte port of entry in El Paso on April 11. Three days after entering the country, she was taken to Otero County Processing Ce…

Fight Back (2019-06-07). Day six of Arizona migrant aid trial sees RedForEd solidarity. fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – On June 6, nearly 150 people gathered outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Tucson to demonstrate solidarity with humanitarian activist Scott Warren. Warren, an Arizona State University geography professor from the border town of Ajo, is facing 20 years in federal prison for providing humanitarian aid to crossing immigrants. | "It is clear that this is an attack by the Trump administration on not just migrants and undocumented immigrants but organizers and aid providers. It is gross political repression. And we are here to protest that attack," said immigrant rights organizer Jessica Rodriguez.

RT (2019-06-07). Washington 'encouraged' by Mexican migrant clampdown, but will move ahead with tariff plan. rt.com US officials are pleased with the Mexican government's recent moves to curb the flow of migrants through the country to the American border. However, negotiations are ongoing, and a tariff deadline still looms. |

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (2019-06-07). Mexico's López Obrador indicts Trump: Tariffs and border walls won't work. peoplesworld.org The following is the open letter from Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to U.S. President Donald Trump of May 30, 2019, discussing immigration policy and the need for honest dialogue. The letter reminds Trump of the positive relations the two countries enjoyed at various times in the past, condemns the U.S. president's approach to …

MAIL (2019-06-07). Headlines for June 7, 2019. democracynow.org Bowing to U.S. Pressure, Mexico to Deploy 6,000 Troops to Guatemala Border, House Judiciary Chair Pushes for Presidential Impeachment Inquiry, House Ways and Means Chair Has No Plans to Acquire Trump's New York Tax Records, Russian President Says U.S. Is Shunning Negotiations on Nuclear Arms Treaty, African Union Suspends Sudan over Massacre of Sit-in Protesters, Study Finds Limiting Climate Change Would Save Thousands from Heat-Related Deaths, Jay Inslee: Democratic National Committee Refusing to Hold Debate on Climate, SEIU Becomes First Major Union to Endorse Green New Deal, Report: Earth's Oceans More Contami…

Gabrielle Oliveira (2019-06-07). For Immigrants at the Border, It's About the Children. commondreams.org The very values that America upholds are the ones that they use to break up immigrant families and asylum seekers, both physically and emotionally. (Photo: @ajplus/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Astrid Galván, Adriana Gómez Licón (2019-06-07). Trump administration: No school, no soccer, no legal help for immigrant kids. peoplesworld.org PHOENIX (AP)—The federal government has stopped paying for English-language courses and legal services at facilities that hold immigrant children around the country, imposing budget cuts it says are necessary at a time when record numbers of unaccompanied children are arriving at the border. U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., is blasting the government's cuts. "By eliminating …

RT (2019-06-07). TSA allows newly-arrived illegals to fly WITHOUT ID — report. rt.com The Transportation Security Administration has been allowing illegal immigrants to fly without legal ID papers for months, bringing a new meaning to the term "undocumented," according to a report citing Homeland Security sources.

Staff (2019-06-07). Under Tariff Pressure From the US, Mexico Detains Migrant Activists. truthout.org Mexico City—Mexican authorities arrested two migrant activists Wednesday on suspicion of human smuggling in connection with the pair's efforts to provide support for Central American migrants traveling to the United States. However, supporters believe the arrests are due to the ongoing dispute between Mexico and the United States over the potential imposition of tariffs on all Mexican goods entering the U.S. | President Donald Trump has threatened to impose a 5 percent tariff on Mexican goods, rising steadily to 25 percent, unless Mexico takes measures to stop migration from Central America through the co…

Laura Carlsen (2019-06-07). Trump's Mexico Tariffs Are About White Nationalism, Not Trade. commondreams.org It should come as a relief to know that the number of migrants today is neither unprecedented nor unmanageable, that there is no basis for considering desperate families a security threat, and that this wave of migration is mostly not, in legal terms, illegal—it's asylum seekers immediately reporting to authorities for processing. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Karina Piser (2019-06-07). The European Left's Dangerous Anti-Immigrant Turn. thenation.com The European Left's Dangerous Anti-Immigrant Turn…

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-07). Assemblyman Weprin, State Senator Liu, and Amnesty International Introduce Immigration Customs Oversight Bill. blackstarnews.com Assemblyman David Weprin, at the microphones, with immigration advocates seeking proper treatement of detained immigrants… | Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D-Queens) and Senator John C. Liu (D-Queens), with support from Amnesty International, have introduced the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Oversight Act, A 7853 / S 6107. The law's purpose is to ensure that immigrants detained in county jails in New York are held in accordance with legal detention standards and to limit the expansion of immigration detention facilities in New York unless approval can be gained from the legislature. | This action was s…

RT (2019-06-07). Overwhelmed immigration facilities already have 'egregious' safety violations — DHS. rt.com The Department of Homeland Security found "egregious" health and safety violations last year, during inspections of overwhelmed immigration facilities where detainees live under squalid conditions without access to healthcare.

WSWS (2019-06-07). Trump administration cuts education and recreation funding for immigrant children in detention centers. wsws.org The Office of Refugee Settlement has halted the flow of funding for any activities they consider "not directly necessary for the protection of life and safety," including legal aid and recreation.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-07). Predicting Even More Horrifying Conditions, Historical Journalist Describes Parallels Between Trump Migrant Detention and Concentration Camps. commondreams.org The administration's treatment of migrants is part of a pattern of dehumanization that has disturbing precedent for what could come next | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sam Ordóñez (2019-06-06). General strike in Honduras protests gov't 'reforms'. workers.org June 3 — A national strike began in Honduras on May 30 protesting a series of reforms announced by the government. The strike was called in response a series of decrees signed by the president on May 28 aimed at restructuring the health and education sectors. The demonstrations, which continued . . . | Continue reading General strike in Honduras protests gov't 'reforms' at Workers.org

teleSUR (2019-06-06). US Sees Surge of African Migrants Along Southern Border. telesurenglish.net There has been a drastic increase of African migrants at the United States (U.S.) border, migration agents report, as citizens of various African countries flee "humanitarian crisis" in their homelands. | RELATED: | Mexico Deported Over 80,000 Migrants So Far This Year | Since May 30, over 500 African migrants have registered along the Del Rio border in Texas, arriving from Angola, Cameroon, and the Republic of the Congo, the U.S Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) informed. | "We are conti…

teleSUR (2019-06-06). Mexico May Send Troops to Guatemalan Border to Avoid US Tariffs. telesurenglish.net Up to 6,000 members of Mexico's national guard may be sent to "protect" its southern border in order to quell the flow of Guatemalan migrants, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Wednesday as bilateral talks with the United States (U.S.) government continue, according to the Washington Post. | RELATED: | Trade Deal Not Reached Between US and Mexico, Talks Continue | As one of the newest developments in trade and migration talks with the U.S., Mexico has offered to send its mil…

plenglish (2019-06-06). Mexico, USA Talk on Immigration, But under Tariff Threats. plenglish.com Washington, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Delegations from the United States and Mexico are continuing on Thursday their talks in Washington in order to find some alternatives to reduce the flow of immigrants to the common border.

Ben Ehrenreich (2019-06-06). Open Borders Must Be Part of Any Response to the Climate Crisis. thenation.com Open Borders Must Be Part of Any Response to the Climate Crisis…

Editor (2019-06-06). When a drink of water becomes a felony. workers.org Many people hike for pleasure through the beauty of the Sonoran Desert near Ajo, Ariz., as you might visit a state park near where you live. While hiking in the desert, Scott Warren discovered the brutal reality facing migrants at the U.S. border as he began to run into people . . . | Continue reading When a drink of water becomes a felony at Workers.org

RT (2019-06-06). 'Beautiful wall' indeed: US military deployed to Mexican border ordered to paint fence. rt.com US troops deployed to the Mexican border have been tasked with painting parts of the existing barrier structures to improve their "aesthetic appearance," triggering the righteous anger of the #Resistance.

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