Daily Archives: July 17, 2019

2019-07-17: News Headlines

Staff (2019-07-16). 2020 Hopeful Julián Castro Vows to Break Up ICE & Calls Trump's New Asylum Rule Unconstitutional. democracynow.org As Trump faced national rebuke for his racist comments against four progressive congresswomen, his administration announced a new rule essentially banning most immigrants from seeking refuge in the United States. The rule, which the ACLU has already vowed to challenge in court, would deny asylum to any migrant who failed to apply for protection in another country they passed through on the way to the U.S. border—including children traveling alone. If enacted, the law would effectively block people from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, as well as Haitians, Cubans and many people from African countries, who…

Staff (2019-07-16). Julián Castro: Trump's Asylum Ban Is Unconstitutional. truthout.org As Trump faced national rebuke for his racist comments against four progressive congresswomen, his administration announced a new rule essentially banning most immigrants from seeking refuge in the United States. The rule, which the ACLU has already vowed to challenge in court, would deny asylum to any migrant who failed to apply for protection in another country they passed through on the way to the U.S. border — including children traveling alone. If enacted, the law would effectively block people from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, as well as Haitians, Cubans and many people from African countries,…

teleSUR (2019-07-16). UNHCR Warns of Rights Violations over US Asylum Policies. telesurenglish.net The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Office (UNHCR) warned Tuesday that the new asylum application policies by which the United States seeks to stop migrant flow go against international obligations because they highly violate basic rights and freedoms. | RELATED: | Over 39,000 Honduran Migrants Deported From Mexico | "We understand the U.S. asylum sys…

Staff (2019-07-16). Undocumented Workers Have Rights & How the US Destabilized Honduras. therealnews.com Episode 8 of Real Talk Tho: As Trump threaten immigration raids, how will Baltimore respond? (9/10)…

Staff (2019-07-15). "We Are in Fear": Undocumented Immigrant in Sanctuary Responds to Raids from Colorado Church. democracynow.org As immigrant communities face ongoing raids across the country, we speak with Rosa Sabido, one of dozens of undocumented immigrants living in churches across the United States. She entered sanctuary in May 2017 in the fellowship hall at United Methodist Church in Mancos, Colorado, after being told that her latest request of stay of deportation had been denied by ICE. She first came to the U.S. on a visitor visa in 1987 to see her mother and stepfather, who are both naturalized U.S. citizens. "We are in fear. We are on guard," says Sabido. "We are on constant panic, and we don't know what's going to happen in our…

Anya Parampil (2019-07-13). US-trained troops shoot Honduran students protesting privatization. thegrayzone.com Anya Parampil reports from inside a student occupation at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), where US-trained troops shot…

Staff (2019-07-12). Ousted Honduran President Zelaya: The 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Helped Cause Today's Migrant Crisis. democracynow.org Since the 2009 U.S.-backed military coup in Honduras, extreme poverty and violence has skyrocketed in the country, forcing tens of thousands of Hondurans to flee to the U.S. with the hope of receiving political asylum. We speak with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya in the capital of Tegucigalpa about the 10th anniversary of the coup in Honduras, U.S. intervention in Central America and its link to today's migration crisis.

Max Blumenthal (2019-07-08). 'We're worse than Venezuela!': Hondurans in US-backed regime speak out. thegrayzone.com Average Hondurans in the capital Tegucigalpa's central park tell Max Blumenthal their humanitarian crisis is much worse than Venezuela's. The…

Max Blumenthal (2019-07-05). Watch Hondurans describe nightmare of life under US-backed 'dictatorship'. thegrayzone.com In downtown Tegucigalpa, average Hondurans told The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal that the US-backed Juan Orlando Hernández government is a "dictatorship"…

Anya Parampil (2019-07-01). 'The coup turned Honduras into hell': Interview with President Manuel Zelaya on 10th anniversary of overthrow by US. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone's Anya Parampil sat down for an exclusive interview with Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, on the 10th anniversary of…

Jeff Abbott (2019-06-28). The Other Americans: Hondurans Look Back at the Political Coup that Undermined Their Democracy. progressive.org "I want my daughter to have a better life, I want her to walk."

2019-07-17: Social Media Postees

Julián Castro: Trump's Asylum Ban Is Unconstitutional
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-16
As Trump faced national rebuke for his racist comments against four progressive congresswomen, his administration announced a new rule essentially banning most immigrants from seeking refuge in the United States. The rule, which the ACLU has already vowed to challenge in court, would deny asylum to any migrant who failed to apply for protection in another country they passed through on the way to the U.S. border — including children traveling alone. If enacted, the law would effectively block people from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, as well as Haitians, Cubans and many people from African countries,…
truthout.org/video/julian-castro-trumps-asylum-ban-is-unconstitutional/

UNHCR Warns of Rights Violations over US Asylum Policies
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-16
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Office (UNHCR) warned Tuesday that the new asylum application policies by which the United States seeks to stop migrant flow go against international obligations because they highly violate basic rights and freedoms. | RELATED: | Over 39,000 Honduran Migrants Deported From Mexico | "We understand the U.S. asylum sys…
telesurenglish.net/news/UNHCR-Warns-of-Rights-Violations-over-US-Asylum-Policies-20190716-0010.html

2020 Hopeful Julián Castro Vows to Break Up ICE & Calls Trump's New Asylum Rule Unconstitutional
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-16
As Trump faced national rebuke for his racist comments against four progressive congresswomen, his administration announced a new rule essentially banning most immigrants from seeking refuge in the United States. The rule, which the ACLU has already vowed to challenge in court, would deny asylum to any migrant who failed to apply for protection in another country they passed through on the way to the U.S. border–including children traveling alone. If enacted, the law would effectively block people from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, as well as Haitians, Cubans and many people from African countries, who…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/16/julian_castro_trump_racist_attacks

Undocumented Workers Have Rights & How the US Destabilized Honduras
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-16
Episode 8 of Real Talk Tho: As Trump threaten immigration raids, how will Baltimore respond? (9/10)…
therealnews.com/stories/undocumented-workers-have-rights-how-the-us-destabilized-honduras

"We Are in Fear": Undocumented Immigrant in Sanctuary Responds to Raids from Colorado Church
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-15
As immigrant communities face ongoing raids across the country, we speak with Rosa Sabido, one of dozens of undocumented immigrants living in churches across the United States. She entered sanctuary in May 2017 in the fellowship hall at United Methodist Church in Mancos, Colorado, after being told that her latest request of stay of deportation had been denied by ICE. She first came to the U.S. on a visitor visa in 1987 to see her mother and stepfather, who are both naturalized U.S. citizens. "We are in fear. We are on guard," says Sabido. "We are on constant panic, and we don't know what's going to happen in our…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/15/rosa_sabido_immigrants_in_sanctuary_seg2

US-trained troops shoot Honduran students protesting privatization
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-13
Anya Parampil reports from inside a student occupation at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), where US-trained troops shot…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/13/unah-us-trained-troops-shoot-honduran-students-protesting-privatization/

Ousted Honduran President Zelaya: The 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Helped Cause Today's Migrant Crisis
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-12
Since the 2009 U.S.-backed military coup in Honduras, extreme poverty and violence has skyrocketed in the country, forcing tens of thousands of Hondurans to flee to the U.S. with the hope of receiving political asylum. We speak with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya in the capital of Tegucigalpa about the 10th anniversary of the coup in Honduras, U.S. intervention in Central America and its link to today's migration crisis.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/12/manuel_zelaya_honduras_coup_immigration_crisis

'We're worse than Venezuela!': Hondurans in US-backed regime speak out
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-08
Average Hondurans in the capital Tegucigalpa's central park tell Max Blumenthal their humanitarian crisis is much worse than Venezuela's. The…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/08/worse-than-venezuela-hondurans-us-backed-regime/

Watch Hondurans describe nightmare of life under US-backed 'dictatorship'
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-05
In downtown Tegucigalpa, average Hondurans told The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal that the US-backed Juan Orlando Hernández government is a "dictatorship"…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/04/honduras-us-backed-dictatorship/

'The coup turned Honduras into hell': Interview with President Manuel Zelaya on 10th anniversary of overthrow by US
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-01
The Grayzone's Anya Parampil sat down for an exclusive interview with Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, on the 10th anniversary of…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/01/coup-honduras-interview-president-manuel-zelaya-10th-anniversary-us/

The Other Americans: Hondurans Look Back at the Political Coup that Undermined Their Democracy
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2019-06-28
"I want my daughter to have a better life, I want her to walk."
progressive.org/dispatches/the-other-americans-hondurans-look-back-at-the-political-coup-Abbott-190628/