Daily Archives: June 4, 2019

2019-06-04: News Headlines

RT (2019-06-04). Judge throws out House Dems' attempts to block Trump's border wall. rt.com A federal judge has denied House Democrats' efforts to block President Donald Trump's use of Pentagon funds for his promised wall on the border with Mexico, arguing they lacked constitutional standing to challenge the move.

WSWS (2019-06-04). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Mass protests are continuing in Brazil against education cuts by the right-wing Bolsanaro administration while striking Honduran teachers and doctors held protests against privatization of healthcare and education.

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-04). America's Voice Recommends Passage Of American Dream And Promise Act With No Damaging Amendments. blackstarnews.com Congress Should Act on the Will of the American People and Pass Permanent Protections for Dreamers and TPS and DED Holders. | On Tuesday, June 4th, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, which would provide permanent protections for immigrant youth — Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders. America's Voice recommends a vote for the rule, against the Motion to Recommit, and for the final passage of the bill without damaging amendments. | The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director for Ame…

Ruth Milka (2019-06-03). Fox News is defending white supremacy. nationofchange.org Late last week Fox News' Laura Ingraham ignited the internet when she defended white supremacist extremists during her prime time Fox Show "The Ingraham Angle." | During a segment of the show that was centered around social media censorship, Ingraham showed graphics of people she said were "prominent voices censored on social media" that Facebook has "shunned." | Ingraham went on to characterize the people in the graphic as "people who believe in border enforcement, people who believe in national sovereignty." | , Paul Nehlen is not being censored because he's a conservative. He was kicked off social media for…

teleSUR (2019-06-03). US Troops Deployed in Guatemala to 'Halt Migration'. telesurenglish.net Guatemalan Defense Minister, Luis Miguel Ralda, confirmed on Monday that United States (U.S.) troops are already in the country, specifically in the Guatemala-Mexico border department of Huehuetenango. | RELATED: | Mexico: Tariffs Could Worsen Central American Migration | "The troops are already here, as has happened in the last 15 years, with programs such as 'Strong Roads' and now [with] the one that is being developed, 'Beyond the Horizon'," Ralda told reporters after a cabinet meet…

teleSUR (2019-06-03). Mexico: Tariffs Could Worsen Central American Migration. telesurenglish.net Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard warned on Monday that United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump's threat to impose punitive five percent tariffs on all Mexican goods would be "counterproductive" and could worsen overall migration from Central America. | RELATED: | Mexico, US Brace for Tariff Talks, Trump Doubles Down on Threat | Trump's tar…

Chris Hedges (2019-06-03). Manufacturing War With Russia. truthdig.com Despite the Robert Mueller report's conclusion that Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia during the 2016 presidential race, the new Cold War with Moscow shows little sign of abating. It is used to justify the expansion of NATO to Russia's borders, a move that has made billions in profits for U.S. arms manufacturers. It is used to demonize domestic critics and alternative media outlets as agents of a foreign power. It is used to paper over the Democratic Party's betrayal of the working class and the party's subservience to corporate power. It is used to discredit détente between the world's tw…

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-06-03). New government powers are 'a serious abuse of civil liberties', according to rights groups. thecanary.co A frightening new law is now in force in the UK. It literally criminalises people simply for travelling to a specific area on the planet. And rights groups have called it "a serious abuse of civil liberties". | A presumption of guilt: | The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 (CTS) passed in February. It…

Fernando Herrera Calderón (2019-06-03). Mexican workers on both sides of border pay the cost of immigration crackdown. peoplesworld.org The crackdown on immigration at the southern border and the increase in deportations are taking a toll on Mexican workers in the United States and Mexico. While strict immigration policy is not a new phenomenon, Trump's hardline anti-immigration policies and incendiary rhetoric exacerbate the situation. With support from the conservative media, Trump has framed immigration …

teleSUR (2019-06-03). Honduras Gov't Backtracks on Neoliberal Laws Amid Large Strike. telesurenglish.net President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) announced Sunday that two decrees related to education and health will be repealed. The decrees have been rejected by the teachers and public sector doctors who are in an indefinite strike since Thursday. | RELATED: | Masked Men Set US Embassy in Honduras Ablaze, Teacher Blamed | "The repeal o…

unitedEditor (2019-06-03). Trump VS Mexico, EU leaders meet in Brussels, Sudan protests. uwidata.com Trump VS Mexico US President Donald Trump announced the introduction of 5% duties on all products from Mexico on Sunday, threatening to increase the number if the problem of illegal immigrantion continues. Mexican Deputy Foreign Minister Jesus Sead promised a "vigorous" response to the new duties on Thursday. On March 29, Trump threatened to close …

Azadeh Shahshahani (2019-06-03). How We Beat Anti-Immigrant Fervor. progressive.org In an era in which states are implementing anti-immigrant measures and the federal government is caging and deporting immigrants, Georgia provides a hopeful example.

plenglish (2019-06-03). Cuba's Migrants in the US Address Violent Washington Policies. plenglish.com Washington, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Members of Marti Alliance reportedly analyzed on Monday the US aggressive policies against Cuba and Venezuela.

Staff (2019-06-03). Lawyers Deem European Union Migrant Policy a Crime Against Humanity. truthdig.com A request filed with the International Criminal Court alleges that EU officials are knowingly responsible for deaths of migrants at land and sea.

Ryan Devereaux (2019-06-03). Family Services Counselor Fired After Speaking Out Against Surveillance of Unaccompanied Migrant Children. theintercept.com Sarah DeYoreo, who was fired from Morrison Child and Family Services, said that staff were being encouraged to act as an extension of law enforcement.

Staff (2019-06-02). "Public Charge" Raises Concerns About Poverty for Families. truthout.org As anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric increase in the U.S., more immigrant families — especially ones with at least a member who is undocumented — are shying away from applying for any form of public benefits. With the Trump administration pushing rule changes to expand the definition of who is a "public charge" and ineligible for permanent residency, a mix of fact and rumor is pushing families away from accessing the help they need for stability — and often when they are entitled to the support. | "I missed the opportunity of getting housing at one point," says Laura, a 35-year-old Boulder, C…

Staff (2019-06-02). U.S. Begins Vastly Expanded Visa Screening. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It's a vast expansion of the Trump administration's enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors. | In a move that's just taken effect after approval of the revised application forms, the department says it has updated its immigrant and nonimmigrant visa forms to request the additional information, including "social media identifiers," from almost all U.S. app…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-02). Man found hiding behind car glove box in desperate attempt to enter Europe. cgtn.com An African man was found crammed behind the glove box of a car in a bid to get to Europe. | He was one of four people spotted in vehicles on the same day by authorities in Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, North Africa. | Three people including a 15-year-old girl were found in separate cars at the Beni-Enzar border between Morocco and Melilla on May 24. | Two hid in special compartments behind the dashboard and a third was under a rear seat. | Two were treated by medics for asphyxia, disorientation and joint pain. | A fourth person was also found on May 24 under a truck in the Melilla port. | In rece…

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

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

Jake Johnson (2019-06-01). 'Beyond Barbaric': Internal Government Report Reveals Migrants Forced to Stand on Toilets for Breathing Space at Overcrowded US Detention Center. globalresearch.ca "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 …

By Amy Liu (2019-06-01). Trial begins for Scott Warren, facing 20 years for aiding migrants crossing desert. liberationnews.org We demand that all charges be dropped immediately!

Christian Christensen (2019-06-01). Dear John Cleese: Why Was My White, Nordic Immigrant Family Never Accused of Making England Less English? commondreams.org John Cleese at the Byline Festival in England, 2017. (Photo: Rahael Moran, cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-06-01). US uses solitary confinement as weapon against detained immigrants. wsws.org An International Consortium of Investigative Journalists report documents the widespread use of solitary confinement by the US government against detained immigrants.

A.C. Thompson (2019-06-01). Over 200 allegations of abuse of migrant children; 1 case of Homeland Security disciplining someone. nationofchange.org 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.

Rajit Iftikhar (2019-06-01). Amazon refuses to act on climate change. So we employees are speaking out. nationofchange.org 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…

Debbie Nathan (2019-05-31). Vigilantes Helped Steve Bannon's Group With Private Border Wall Near El Paso. theintercept.com 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…

Fight Back (2019-05-31). Call to Refound the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. fightbacknews.org 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…

MAIL (2019-05-30). Headlines for May 30, 2019. democracynow.org 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…

Staff (2019-05-29). Six Children Have Died While in ICE Custody — Why? therealnews.com 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…

MAIL (2019-05-29). Scott Warren Provided Food & Water to Migrants in Arizona; He Now Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison. democracynow.org 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…

MAIL (2019-05-28). Headlines for May 28, 2019. democracynow.org 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…

Yasha Levine (2019-05-28). With Russiagate, we Soviet immigrants were finally forced to reckon with the bigotry of America's elite. thegrayzone.com We never knew what it was like to have the country's media and political class brand people like us a…

ACLU (2019-05-24). DHS Is Locking Immigrants in Solitary Confinement. aclu.org 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…

Will Parrish (2019-05-20). Border Patrol Museum Demonstrators Targeted In Crackdown On Immigrant Rights Protests. shadowproof.com 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.

splcenter (2019-05-17). Trump is lying about immigrant crime — and the research proves it. splcenter.org 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."

splcenter (2019-05-16). Weekend Read: Our "irredeemably dysfunctional" immigration courts. splcenter.org 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 (2019-05-15). Setting the record straight: Real talk about immigration courts. splcenter.org 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 (2019-05-10). SPLC argues in court against "turnback" policy that blocks immigrants from seeking asylum. splcenter.org 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.

2019-06-04: Social Media Postees

Judge throws out House Dems' attempts to block Trump's border wall
rt.com | 2019-06-04
A federal judge has denied House Democrats' efforts to block President Donald Trump's use of Pentagon funds for his promised wall on the border with Mexico, arguing they lacked constitutional standing to challenge the move. | …
rt.com/usa/460999-judge-denies-border-wa…

Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws.org | 2019-06-04
Mass protests are continuing in Brazil against education cuts by the right-wing Bolsanaro administration while striking Honduran teachers and doctors held protests against privatization of healthcare and education.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/04/wrkr…

America's Voice Recommends Passage Of American Dream And Promise Act With No Damaging Amendments
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-04
Congress Should Act on the Will of the American People and Pass Permanent Protections for Dreamers and TPS and DED Holders. | On Tuesday, June 4th, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, which would provide permanent protections for immigrant youth — Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders. America's Voice recommends a vote for the rule, against the Motion to Recommit, and for the final passage of the bill without damaging amendments. | The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director for Ame…
www.blackstarnews.com/us-politics/policy…

Fox News is defending white supremacy
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-03
Late last week Fox News' Laura Ingraham ignited the internet when she defended white supremacist extremists during her prime time Fox Show "The Ingraham Angle." | During a segment of the show that was centered around social media censorship, Ingraham showed graphics of people she said were "prominent voices censored on social media" that Facebook has "shunned." | Ingraham went on to characterize the people in the graphic as "people who believe in border enforcement, people who believe in national sovereignty." | , Paul Nehlen is not being censored because he's a conservative. He was kicked off social media for…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/03/fox-news-i…

Mexican workers on both sides of border pay the cost of immigration crackdown
Fernando Herrera Calderón | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-03
The crackdown on immigration at the southern border and the increase in deportations are taking a toll on Mexican workers in the United States and Mexico. While strict immigration policy is not a new phenomenon, Trump's hardline anti-immigration policies and incendiary rhetoric exacerbate the situation. With support from the conservative media, Trump has framed immigration …
peoplesworld.org/article/mexican-workers…

New government powers are 'a serious abuse of civil liberties', according to rights groups
Mohamed Elmaazi | thecanary.co | 2019-06-03
A frightening new law is now in force in the UK. It literally criminalises people simply for travelling to a specific area on the planet. And rights groups have called it "a serious abuse of civil liberties". | A presumption of guilt: | The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 (CTS) passed in February. It…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2019/06/03/new-government-powers-are-a-serious-abuse-of-civil-liberties-according-to-rights-groups/

Manufacturing War With Russia
Chris Hedges | truthdig.com | 2019-06-03
Despite the Robert Mueller report's conclusion that Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia during the 2016 presidential race, the new Cold War with Moscow shows little sign of abating. It is used to justify the expansion of NATO to Russia's borders, a move that has made billions in profits for U.S. arms manufacturers. It is used to demonize domestic critics and alternative media outlets as agents of a foreign power. It is used to paper over the Democratic Party's betrayal of the working class and the party's subservience to corporate power. It is used to discredit détente between the world's tw…
truthdig.com/articles/manufacturing-war-…

US Troops Deployed in Guatemala to 'Halt Migration'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-03
Guatemalan Defense Minister, Luis Miguel Ralda, confirmed on Monday that United States (U.S.) troops are already in the country, specifically in the Guatemala-Mexico border department of Huehuetenango. | RELATED: | Mexico: Tariffs Could Worsen Central American Migration | "The troops are already here, as has happened in the last 15 years, with programs such as 'Strong Roads' and now [with] the one that is being developed, 'Beyond the Horizon'," Ralda told reporters after a cabinet meet…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Troops-Deploy…

Mexico: Tariffs Could Worsen Central American Migration
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-03
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard warned on Monday that United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump's threat to impose punitive five percent tariffs on all Mexican goods would be "counterproductive" and could worsen overall migration from Central America. | RELATED: | Mexico, US Brace for Tariff Talks, Trump Doubles Down on Threat | Trump's tar…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mexico-Tariffs-C…

Honduras Gov't Backtracks on Neoliberal Laws Amid Large Strike
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-03
President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) announced Sunday that two decrees related to education and health will be repealed. The decrees have been rejected by the teachers and public sector doctors who are in an indefinite strike since Thursday. | RELATED: | Masked Men Set US Embassy in Honduras Ablaze, Teacher Blamed | "The repeal o…
telesurenglish.net/news/Honduras-Govt-Ba…

How We Beat Anti-Immigrant Fervor
Azadeh Shahshahani | progressive.org | 2019-06-03
In an era in which states are implementing anti-immigrant measures and the federal government is caging and deporting immigrants, Georgia provides a hopeful example.
progressive.org/dispatches/how-we-beat-a…

Cuba's Migrants in the US Address Violent Washington Policies
plenglish.com | 2019-06-03
Washington, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Members of Marti Alliance reportedly analyzed on Monday the US aggressive policies against Cuba and Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Lawyers Deem European Union Migrant Policy a Crime Against Humanity
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-03
A request filed with the International Criminal Court alleges that EU officials are knowingly responsible for deaths of migrants at land and sea.
truthdig.com/articles/european-union-mig…

Family Services Counselor Fired After Speaking Out Against Surveillance of Unaccompanied Migrant Children
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-06-03
Sarah DeYoreo, who was fired from Morrison Child and Family Services, said that staff were being encouraged to act as an extension of law enforcement.
theintercept.com/2019/06/03/unaccompanie…

Trump VS Mexico, EU leaders meet in Brussels, Sudan protests
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-06-03
Trump VS Mexico US President Donald Trump announced the introduction of 5% duties on all products from Mexico on Sunday, threatening to increase the number if the problem of illegal immigrantion continues. Mexican Deputy Foreign Minister Jesus Sead promised a "vigorous" response to the new duties on Thursday. On March 29, Trump threatened to close …
uwidata.com/3736-trump-vs-mexico-eu-lead…

Man found hiding behind car glove box in desperate attempt to enter Europe
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-02
An African man was found crammed behind the glove box of a car in a bid to get to Europe. | He was one of four people spotted in vehicles on the same day by authorities in Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, North Africa. | Three people including a 15-year-old girl were found in separate cars at the Beni-Enzar border between Morocco and Melilla on May 24. | Two hid in special compartments behind the dashboard and a third was under a rear seat. | Two were treated by medics for asphyxia, disorientation and joint pain. | A fourth person was also found on May 24 under a truck in the Melilla port. | In rece…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/02/man-found-hid…

"Public Charge" Raises Concerns About Poverty for Families
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-02
As anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric increase in the U.S., more immigrant families — especially ones with at least a member who is undocumented — are shying away from applying for any form of public benefits. With the Trump administration pushing rule changes to expand the definition of who is a "public charge" and ineligible for permanent residency, a mix of fact and rumor is pushing families away from accessing the help they need for stability — and often when they are entitled to the support. | "I missed the opportunity of getting housing at one point," says Laura, a 35-year-old Boulder, C…
truthout.org/articles/public-charge-rais…

U.S. Begins Vastly Expanded Visa Screening
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-02
WASHINGTON–The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It's a vast expansion of the Trump administration's enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors. | In a move that's just taken effect after approval of the revised application forms, the department says it has updated its immigrant and nonimmigrant visa forms to request the additional information, including "social media identifiers," from almost all U.S. app…
truthdig.com/articles/u-s-begins-vastly-…

75 migrants blocked from Tunisia
Dinah Matengo | cgtn.com | 2019-06-02
An Egyptian boat that rescued 75 migrants in international waters was blocked Saturday evening off the Tunisian coast, the authorities claim not to have the logistics to welcome these new migrants, according to the captain of the boat and a Tunisian NGO. | The ship, a tanker-towboat serving an offshore oil platform from Tunisia, passed a boat with a broken engine on Friday morning, carrying 75 migrants. | In the absence of rescue intervention, as the weather deteriorated, the tug brought the migrants on board and headed for the port of Zarzis in southern Tunisia. | In the absence of rescue intervention, as the…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/02/75-migrants-b…

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…

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…

'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 …
globalresearch.ca/internal-government-re…

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…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/01/dear-j…

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…

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.
nationofchange.org/2019/06/01/over-200-a…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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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

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…
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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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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…
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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…
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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.
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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.
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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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