Daily Archives: February 11, 2019

2019-02-11: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-02-11). 279K US Born Immigrants in Danger Due to Trump's Policies. telesurenglish.net Around 279,000 United States-born children are in danger if the U.S. Congress fails to pass a law regulating the permanent status of some 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras. These migrants are covered by the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and some of them have been residing in the U.S. for more than two decades. | RELATED: | US: Border Arrests of Migrant Families Rose 290% Since October | The Center for American Progress (CAP) published a report Monday tha…

Johnny Hazard (2019-02-11). Traffic Calming and Immigration. counterpunch.org I just saw two Central American women with one baby each standing on a speed bump in the semi-rural central Mexican town in which I live making gestures to passersby to indicate that they were hungry. I walked home and returned with about half of the little food that I had on hand. (This is More

Shared by candice (2019-02-11). Trump's Pledge to Defeat AIDS Is Belied by His Policies. truthout.org In his State of the Union address, President Trump pledged to end the HIV epidemic by 2030. In that same speech, he also pledged brutal new measures to punish and vilify people who migrate simply seeking safety for themselves and their families. | The death of Roxsana Hernandez shows, quite simply, that he cannot do both. | Hernandez was an HIV-positive transgender woman from Honduras who presented her…

teleSUR (2019-02-10). 2 Migrant Caravans Detained at US-Mexico Border. telesurenglish.net Two groups of migrant caravans were detained by the United States Border Patrol at the U.S.-Mexico border. | RELATED: | Chomsky, Others Slam Trump's Hardened Immigration Policies | One group of 325 undocumented migrant caravan members was detained at the Arizona-Mexico border by the Border Patrol of Tuscan Thursday. | On Friday, another group of 290 undocumented migrants was arrested after crossing the border in the area of southwestern New Mexico. They were arrested near Antelope W…

Ian Allen (2019-02-08). Trump's 'Caravan' Is a Made-up Monster Fabricated by the Far Right. thenation.com Trump's 'Caravan' Is a Made-up Monster Fabricated by the Far Right…

Democracy Now! (2019-02-08). Dems Accuse Trump Admin of "State-Sponsored Child Abuse" as Separated Migrant Children Scandal Grows. democracynow.org Trump administration officials are acknowledging that there may be thousands more missing immigrant children who were separated from their parents than originally reported. This was the focus of a hearing on Thursday of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. We speak to Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project. He is the lead lawyer on the ACLU's national challenge to the Trump administration's family separation practice. He testified at the hearing yesterday.

Ryan Devereaux (2019-02-08). Journalists, Lawyers, and Activists Working on the Border Face Coordinated Harassment From U.S. and Mexican Authorities. theintercept.com The Intercept has uncovered a pattern of official harassment aimed at journalists covering migrant caravans in Mexico, as well as attorneys and activists.

Fight Back (2019-02-07). In Zapata's shadow, Minneapolis says "Yes" to refugees. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – A sizable crowd gathered at the base of the statue of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata at South Minneapolis's Plaza Centenario, February 2, for an event titled "Rally Against the Wall." The demonstration was initiated by Minnesota Caravan Solidarity/Minnesota en Solidaridad con la Caravana, a coalition of international solidarity and immigrants' rights groups in Minnesota's Twin Cities. About 90 demonstrators chanted in support of the refugees travelling in large groups from Central American countries like Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to seek asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border and cond…

splcenter (2019-02-07). Video: SPLC's Mary Bauer at the border, rebuts Trump on migrants. splcenter.org During his State of the Union address, President Trump once again demonized immigrants with blatant falsehoods as he sought to cajole Congress into funding a wall at the border.

Swathi Shanmugasundaram (2019-02-07). Florida Anti-Immigrant Group Lobbies To Introduce Legislation Attacking Immigrants. splcenter.org Anti-immigrant group Floridians for Immigration Enforcement (FLIMEN) lobbied legislators in Florida to introduce legislation mandating E-Verify and banning sanctuary measures.

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-02-06). Trump's State of Union Stokes Fear With Nationalist Rhetoric. therealnews.com The President's State of the Union speech demanded an end to investigations, while demonizing immigrants and Venezuela, and attacking abortion rights. Our panelists Jacqueline Luqman, Eugene Puryear, and Helena Olea discuss the speech

Human Rights Watch (2019-02-06). Accommodating Asylum-Seekers and Migrants with Disabilities. hrw.org "If I stayed in Honduras, I was going to die," said José Medrano (not his real name), a 31-year-old man with a physical disability and a wheelchair user I met last week in a shelter for asylum seekers and migrants in Mexico City. He complained of his home country's lack of rehabilitation services and substandard medical treatment. | | | José Medrano (not his real name) a Honduran man with a disability on his way to the US border. | © 2019 Libertad Hernández | José is among hundreds of Central Americans heading to the Unit…

Jeff Abbott (2019-02-05). The Other Americans: Mexico Welcomes the Central American Exodus. progressive.org Since AMLO took over, migrants are finding much different environment than the previous caravans.

2019-02-11: Social Media Postees

279K US Born Immigrants in Danger Due to Trump's Policies
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-11
Around 279,000 United States-born children are in danger if the U.S. Congress fails to pass a law regulating the permanent status of some 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras. These migrants are covered by the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and some of them have been residing in the U.S. for more than two decades. | RELATED: | US: Border Arrests of Migrant Families Rose 290% Since October | The Center for American Progress (CAP) published a report Monday tha…
telesurenglish.net/news/279K-US-Born-Imm…

Traffic Calming and Immigration
Johnny Hazard | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-11
I just saw two Central American women with one baby each standing on a speed bump in the semi-rural central Mexican town in which I live making gestures to passersby to indicate that they were hungry. I walked home and returned with about half of the little food that I had on hand. (This is…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/11/traffic-calm…

Trump's Pledge to Defeat AIDS Is Belied by His Policies
Shared by candice | truthout.org | 2019-02-11
In his State of the Union address, President Trump pledged to end the HIV epidemic by 2030. In that same speech, he also pledged brutal new measures to punish and vilify people who migrate simply seeking safety for themselves and their families. | The death of Roxsana Hernandez shows, quite simply, that he cannot do both. | Hernandez was an HIV-positive transgender woman from Honduras who presented her…
truthout.org/articles/trumps-pledge-to-d…

2 Migrant Caravans Detained at US-Mexico Border
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-10
Two groups of migrant caravans were detained by the United States Border Patrol at the U.S.-Mexico border. | RELATED: | Chomsky, Others Slam Trump's Hardened Immigration Policies | One group of 325 undocumented migrant caravan members was detained at the Arizona-Mexico border by the Border Patrol of Tuscan Thursday. | On Friday, another group of 290 undocumented migrants was arrested after crossing the border in the area of southwestern New Mexico. They were arrested near Antelope W…
telesurenglish.net/news/2-Migrant-Carava…

Trump's 'Caravan' Is a Made-up Monster Fabricated by the Far Right
Ian Allen | thenation.com | 2019-02-08
Trump's 'Caravan' Is a Made-up Monster Fabricated by the Far Right…
thenation.com/article/caravan-white-supr…

Dems Accuse Trump Admin of "State-Sponsored Child Abuse" as Separated Migrant Children Scandal Grows
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-08
Trump administration officials are acknowledging that there may be thousands more missing immigrant children who were separated from their parents than originally reported. This was the focus of a hearing on Thursday of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. We speak to Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project. He is the lead lawyer on the ACLU's national challenge to the Trump administration's family separation practice. He testified at the hearing yesterday.
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/8/dems_accus…

Journalists, Lawyers, and Activists Working on the Border Face Coordinated Harassment From U.S. and Mexican Authorities
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-02-08
The Intercept has uncovered a pattern of official harassment aimed at journalists covering migrant caravans in Mexico, as well as attorneys and activists. | The post Journalists, Lawyers, and Activists Working on the Border Face Coordinated Harassment From U.S. and Mexican Authorities appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2019/02/08/us-mexico-bo…

In Zapata's shadow, Minneapolis says "Yes" to refugees
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-07
Minneapolis, MN – A sizable crowd gathered at the base of the statue of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata at South Minneapolis's Plaza Centenario, February 2, for an event titled "Rally Against the Wall." The demonstration was initiated by Minnesota Caravan Solidarity/Minnesota en Solidaridad con la Caravana, a coalition of international solidarity and immigrants' rights groups in Minnesota's Twin Cities. About 90 demonstrators chanted in support of the refugees travelling in large groups from Central American countries like Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to seek asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border and cond…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/2/7/zapata-s-…

Video: SPLC's Mary Bauer at the border, rebuts Trump on migrants
splcenter | splcenter.org | 2019-02-07
During his State of the Union address, President Trump once again demonized immigrants with blatant falsehoods as he sought to cajole Congress into funding a wall at the border.
splcenter.org/news/2019/02/07/video-splc…

Florida Anti-Immigrant Group Lobbies To Introduce Legislation Attacking Immigrants
Swathi Shanmugasundaram | splcenter.org | 2019-02-07
Anti-immigrant group Floridians for Immigration Enforcement (FLIMEN) lobbied legislators in Florida to introduce legislation mandating E-Verify and banning sanctuary measures.
splcenter.org/hatewatch/2019/02/07/flori…

"Liar-in-Chief": Rep. Ilhan Omar Slams Trump's SOTU Remarks on Border, Venezuela, Israel & More
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-06
In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump called for bipartisan unity while he attacked Democrats and the Robert Mueller investigation, denounced efforts to expand abortion rights in Virginia and New York, attacked immigrants and reiterated his demand for a border wall–with no mention of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, which delayed his address by a week. Women in Congress wore all white to the speech in a nod to the movement for women's suffrage. After the address, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams made history, becoming the first African-Americ…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/6/liar_in_ch…

Accommodating Asylum-Seekers and Migrants with Disabilities
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-02-06
"If I stayed in Honduras, I was going to die," said José Medrano (not his real name), a 31-year-old man with a physical disability and a wheelchair user I met last week in a shelter for asylum seekers and migrants in Mexico City. He complained of his home country's lack of rehabilitation services and substandard medical treatment. | José Medrano (not his real name) a Honduran man with a disability on his way to the US border. | © 2019 Libertad Hernández | José is among hundreds of Central Americans heading to the Unit…
hrw.org/news/2019/02/06/accommodating-as…

Trump's State of Union Stokes Fear With Nationalist Rhetoric
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-06
The President's State of the Union speech demanded an end to investigations, while demonizing immigrants and Venezuela, and attacking abortion rights. Our panelists Jacqueline Luqman, Eugene Puryear, and Helena Olea discuss the speech | The post Trump's State of Union Stokes Fear With Nationalist Rhetoric appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/trumps-state-of-…

The Other Americans: Mexico Welcomes the Central American Exodus
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-02-05
Since AMLO took over, migrants are finding much different environment than the previous caravans.
progressive.org/dispatches/mexico-welcom…