Daily Archives: February 5, 2019

2019-02-05: News Headlines

Kimberly R. Bullard (2019-02-05). Migrant Caravan Members Are Not a Threat to U.S. National Security. counterpunch.org On January 14, 2019, another migrant caravan of about 1,800 Central American refugees—mostly from Honduras—began its treacherous journey marching across Mexico with hopes of reaching the U.S. border. Unsurprisingly, U.S. President Trump responded to last year's caravan by demanding neighboring governments stop the caravan, sending 5,000 more troops to the border, and threatening to close the U.S. southern More

WSWS (2019-02-05). US "border security": Troops, torture, barbaric prisons. wsws.org While the Democrats claim to oppose Trump's wall, they support all the other repressive actions carried out against defenseless immigrants and refugees.

teleSUR (2019-02-04). Honduras: 30 Femicides in January with 95% Impunity Rate. telesurenglish.net In Honduras 30 women have been murdered during the month of January according to the Observatory of Violence at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH). | RELATED: | UN: 'Machismo' in Honduras Driving Epidemic of Femicides | Migdonia Ayestas, director of the observatory, said that femicides in Honduras are "a serious concern." She added that nearly 60 percent of the killings took place in the capital of Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula and their surrounding areas. Victims were…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-02-04). 'Crimes Against Humanity': Abuses Persist at Immigrant Detention Centers as DHS Hands Out 'Waivers' to Contractors. commondreams.org A poorly regulated system of handing out "waivers" to contractors which run immigrant detention facilities has allowed many abuses at the facilities to persist for years, according to a new report by the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

ACLU (2019-02-01). Congress, Don't Give DHS Unrestricted Authority to Build a 'Smart Wall'. aclu.org What Congress must do to ensure that border technology doesn't trample on the rights of border communities. | On Thursday, House Democrats unveiled their proposal for a $55 billion Department of Homeland Security budget. The proposal includes some strong provisions — including no funding for a border wall, no new Border Patrol agents, and a requirement for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to cut its detention of immigrants and phase out the jailing of immigrant families. But there are also a number of troubling elements, ch…

ACLU (2019-02-01). ICE Partners Again With a Sheriff It Once Severed Ties With Because of Racial Profiling. aclu.org Sheriff Terry Johnson is known for racial profiling. He just secured $2.8 million in taxpayer funding to do ICE's bidding. | Whether it's Jeff Sessions, Stephen Miller, or Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Trump administration has a real knack for empowering and absolving people who push discriminatory law enforcement and immigration policy. Now there's another name to add to that list: Sheriff Terry Johnson of Alamance County in North Carolina. Six years after the federal government severed ties with Sheriff Johnson for his office's discriminatory policing of Latinx residents, Uncle Sam and the Alamance County Sheriff's O…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-30). Headlines for January 30, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Hands Over Assets to Guaidó as Venezuela Restricts His Travel, Intelligence Community Contradicts Trump on Iran, N. Korea, ISIS, Trump Immigration Rule Forces 1st Asylum Seeker Out of U.S., Back into Mexico, Pentagon to Send "Several Thousand" More Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border, Honduras: Rights Groups Slam Guilty Verdict for Opposition Critic María Luisa Borjas, Brazil: 5 Arrested in Dam Collapse That Killed 65, Devastating Environment, Mexico: Tens of Thousands Strike as 27 Factories Reach Deals for Pay Raises, U.K. Lawmakers Order PM Theresa May to Reopen Brexit Negotiations, Cameroon: Security Forces Arre…

splcenter (2019-01-22). SPLC sues Trump administration for violating due process rights of immigrant children and their sponsors. splcenter.org J.E.C.M., a 14-year-old boy, fled from Honduras with a friend to escape persecution, including threats to his life.

2019-02-05: Social Media Postees

Migrant Caravan Members Are Not a Threat to U.S. National Security
Kimberly R. Bullard | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-05
On January 14, 2019, another migrant caravan of about 1,800 Central American refugees–mostly from Honduras–began its treacherous journey marching across Mexico with hopes of reaching the U.S. border. Unsurprisingly, U.S. President Trump responded to last year's caravan by demanding neighboring governments stop the caravan, sending 5,000 more troops to the border, and threatening to close the U.S. southern…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/05/migrant-cara…

US "border security": Troops, torture, barbaric prisons
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-05
While the Democrats claim to oppose Trump's wall, they support all the other repressive actions carried out against defenseless immigrants and refugees.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/05/bord…

Honduras: 30 Femicides in January with 95% Impunity Rate
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-04
In Honduras 30 women have been murdered during the month of January according to the Observatory of Violence at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH). | RELATED: | UN: 'Machismo' in Honduras Driving Epidemic of Femicides | Migdonia Ayestas, director of the observatory, said that femicides in Honduras are "a serious concern." She added that nearly 60 percent of the killings took place in the capital of Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula and their surrounding areas. Victims were…
telesurenglish.net/news/Honduras-30-Femi…

'Crimes Against Humanity': Abuses Persist at Immigrant Detention Centers as DHS Hands Out 'Waivers' to Contractors
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-04
A poorly regulated system of handing out "waivers" to contractors which run immigrant detention facilities has allowed many abuses at the facilities to persist for years, according to a new report by the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/02/04/crimes-…

Congress, Don't Give DHS Unrestricted Authority to Build a 'Smart Wall'
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-02-01
What Congress must do to ensure that border technology doesn't trample on the rights of border communities. | On Thursday, House Democrats unveiled their proposal for a $55 billion Department of Homeland Security budget. The proposal includes some strong provisions — including no funding for a border wall, no new Border Patrol agents, and a requirement for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to cut its detention of immigrants and phase out the jailing of immigrant families. But there are also a number of troubling elements, ch…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-and-…

ICE Partners Again With a Sheriff It Once Severed Ties With Because of Racial Profiling
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-02-01
Sheriff Terry Johnson is known for racial profiling. He just secured $2.8 million in taxpayer funding to do ICE's bidding. | Whether it's Jeff Sessions, Stephen Miller, or Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Trump administration has a real knack for empowering and absolving people who push discriminatory law enforcement and immigration policy. Now there's another name to add to that list: Sheriff Terry Johnson of Alamance County in North Carolina. Six years after the federal government severed ties with Sheriff Johnson for his office's discriminatory policing of Latinx residents, Uncle Sam and the Alamance County Sheriff's O…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-and-…

Headlines for January 30, 2019
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-30
U.S. Hands Over Assets to Guaidó as Venezuela Restricts His Travel, Intelligence Community Contradicts Trump on Iran, N. Korea, ISIS, Trump Immigration Rule Forces 1st Asylum Seeker Out of U.S., Back into Mexico, Pentagon to Send "Several Thousand" More Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border, Honduras: Rights Groups Slam Guilty Verdict for Opposition Critic María Luisa Borjas, Brazil: 5 Arrested in Dam Collapse That Killed 65, Devastating Environment, Mexico: Tens of Thousands Strike as 27 Factories Reach Deals for Pay Raises, U.K. Lawmakers Order PM Theresa May to Reopen Brexit Negotiations, Cameroon: Security Forces Arre…
www.democracynow.org/2019/1/30/headlines

SPLC sues Trump administration for violating due process rights of immigrant children and their sponsors
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-01-22
J.E.C.M., a 14-year-old boy, fled from Honduras with a friend to escape persecution, including threats to his life.
splcenter.org/news/2019/01/22/splc-sues-…