Monthly Archives: March 2019

2019-03-31: News Headlines

RT (2019-03-31). Trump cuts aid to '3 Mexican countries': Fox & Friends mocked for geography blunder. rt.com Fox & Friends displayed a graphic on Sunday referring to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras as "3 Mexican countries." The hosts swiftly apologized for the blunder, but the show and the network were not spared online mockery.

RT (2019-03-30). Trump cuts all aid to Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador. rt.com US President Donald Trump has ordered all aid programs for the Northern Triangle nations to be cut over the migrant inflow into the US. Washington is often criticized for worsening the conditions that force people to flee.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-03-30). Trump Accused of 'Manufacturing' Crisis By Slashing Aid to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. commondreams.org "Cutting foreign aid to Central America is the absolute last thing the Trump administration should do right now. Not only is it morally wrong, it also counters efforts to address the root causes behind migration." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-03-29). US detaining immigrants under highway overpass in Texas amid renewed crackdown. wsws.org Amidst a media blackout, the Trump administration is arresting unprecedented numbers of immigrants at the border while demanding the expansion of internment camps.

ACLU (2019-03-28). When Taking a Walk at Night Was an Act of Civil Disobedience. aclu.org Oregon remembers Minoru Yasui, a civil rights icon who broke the law to protest the curfews put on Japanese Americans at the start of World War II. | Seventy-six years ago, Minoru "Min" Yasui sat in a cell at the Multnomah County Jail in Oregon when he read a newspaper article detailing how Walter Pierce, the state's former governor and U.S. congressman, called for Japanese immigrants in the United States to be sent to Japan. Ever the racist and xenophobe, Pierce wasn't done. He even suggested revoking birthright citizens…

ACLU (2019-03-27). The Department of Homeland Security's Attack on Asylum Seekers at the Border Continues. aclu.org The U.S. is systematically violating the rights of asylum seekers and turning them back into Mexico where they are often abused. | In a desperate attempt to escape immediate threats to their life, the Castro* family fled their home country of El Salvador, hoping to make it to the U.S.-Mexico border to seek refuge. What they found instead at the port of entry in Eagle Pass, Texas, were cruel U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and no protection to be found. | After being physically pushed back into Mexico by CBP officers, the Castro family was told that they must get on a list in Mexico and wait. In…

Kevin Gosztola (2019-03-20). Supreme Court Maintains Congress Granted Homeland Security Secretary Broad Power To Detain Immigrants Without Bail. shadowproof.com Supreme Court ruled Trump administration has broad executive power to detain immigrants with prior convictions and deny bail hearings prior to deportation proceedings.

2019-03-31: Social Media Postees

Trump cuts aid to '3 Mexican countries': Fox & Friends mocked for geography blunder
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-31
Fox & Friends displayed a graphic on Sunday referring to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras as "3 Mexican countries." The hosts swiftly apologized for the blunder, but the show and the network were not spared online mockery. | …
rt.com/usa/455214-fox-friends-mexican-co…

Trump cuts all aid to Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador
RT | rt.com | 2019-03-30
US President Donald Trump has ordered all aid programs for the Northern Triangle nations to be cut over the migrant inflow into the US. Washington is often criticized for worsening the conditions that force people to flee. | …
rt.com/usa/455166-trump-cut-aid-honduras…

Trump Accused of 'Manufacturing' Crisis By Slashing Aid to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-03-30
"Cutting foreign aid to Central America is the absolute last thing the Trump administration should do right now. Not only is it morally wrong, it also counters efforts to address the root causes behind migration." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/03/30/trump-a…

US detaining immigrants under highway overpass in Texas amid renewed crackdown
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-03-29
Amidst a media blackout, the Trump administration is arresting unprecedented numbers of immigrants at the border while demanding the expansion of internment camps.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/29/immi…

When Taking a Walk at Night Was an Act of Civil Disobedience
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-28
Oregon remembers Minoru Yasui, a civil rights icon who broke the law to protest the curfews put on Japanese Americans at the start of World War II. | Seventy-six years ago, Minoru "Min" Yasui sat in a cell at the Multnomah County Jail in Oregon when he read a newspaper article detailing how Walter Pierce, the state's former governor and U.S. congressman, called for Japanese immigrants in the United States to be sent to Japan. Ever the racist and xenophobe, Pierce wasn't done. He even suggested revoking birthright citizens…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/when-tak…

The Department of Homeland Security's Attack on Asylum Seekers at the Border Continues
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-03-27
The U.S. is systematically violating the rights of asylum seekers and turning them back into Mexico where they are often abused. | In a desperate attempt to escape immediate threats to their life, the Castro* family fled their home country of El Salvador, hoping to make it to the U.S.-Mexico border to seek refuge. What they found instead at the port of entry in Eagle Pass, Texas, were cruel U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and no protection to be found. | After being physically pushed back into Mexico by CBP officers, the Castro family was told that they must get on a list in Mexico and wait. In…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/departme…

Supreme Court Maintains Congress Granted Homeland Security Secretary Broad Power To Detain Immigrants Without Bail
Kevin Gosztola | shadowproof.com | 2019-03-20
Supreme Court ruled Trump administration has broad executive power to detain immigrants with prior convictions and deny bail hearings prior to deportation proceedings.
shadowproof.com/2019/03/20/supreme-court…