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2019-02-16: News Headlines

WSWS (2019-02-16). No More Deaths volunteers prosecuted for providing humanitarian aid to migrants. wsws.org The targeting of humanitarian aid groups is a warning that no one will be spared in the administration's fascistic attack on immigrants.

Shared by Cherise (2019-02-15). Asylum Seekers Are Being Imprisoned in an Abandoned Factory in Mexico. truthout.org As Trump plans to declare a national emergency, we look at what some have called the real humanitarian crisis at the border. Riot police in northern Mexico blocked hundreds of desperate Central American migrants Wednesday as they tried to escape an abandoned factory complex where they've been imprisoned while waiting for the U.S. to process their asylum claims. More than 1,700 migrants have been held in the maquiladora in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras since February 5, after they arrived in a caravan of people seeking asylum in the U.S. The vast majority have remained prisoners at the site, after t…

Michelle Chen (2019-02-15). Immigrants Are Fighting for Their Rights Even Behind Bars. thenation.com Immigrants Are Fighting for Their Rights Even Behind Bars…

Fight Back (2019-02-15). Tampa Bay students disrupt USF board meeting, demand protections for undocumented students. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – The Tampa Bay chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a series of protests and a sit-in at the University of South Florida's (USF) main student center on February 12, to pressure the administration to increase protections for immigrant and international students. These protests were a continuation of Tampa Bay SDS's main campaign called, "Immigrants are Here to Stay" in which they demand noncompliance with federal agencies such as ICE, FBI, DHS so that those agencies cannot receive the personal information of documented and undocumented students on campus. | Students held a series of p…

ACLU (2019-02-14). Trump Administration Is Illegally Forcing Asylum Seekers Out of the United States. aclu.org The administration is once again breaking the law in order to shut the door on immigrants. | Last September, Bianca* was forced to flee Honduras because her partner's father threatened to kill her for being a lesbian. Bianca could not go to the police in Honduras because they do not protect LGBTQ people from harm. So she left home to save her life. | After traveling through Guatemala and Mexico, Bianca reached Tijuana, where she got in line to enter the United States through the border station and ask for asylum.

ACLU (2019-02-14). Border Patrol Detained Me for Speaking Spanish in Montana. Then My Town Turned Against Me. aclu.org Customs and Border Protection violated our rights as U.S. citizens just for speaking Spanish in a grocery store. | I moved to Havre, Montana — near the U.S.-Canada border — in 2014 with my husband and our two young children. Home to around 10,000 people, I've always found Havre to be a friendly town, one where I felt good about raising my kids. But that all changed last May when my friend and I were illegally targeted and detained by a Customs and Border Protection agent, just for speaking Spanish to each other in a convenience store. | I didn't think it was possible for one incident to change our liv…

ACLU (2019-02-14). U.S. Border Patrol Detained U.S. Citizens for Speaking Spanish in Montana. aclu.org Illegal arrests and seizures reflect an out-of-control agency emboldened by Trump's anti-immigrant agenda. | For Ana Suda and Martha "Mimi" Hernandez, May 16, 2018, began like any other in Havre, Montana: work, school, and a trip to the gym once their kids were in bed. They stopped by Town Pump — a local convenience store — to pick up groceries. While in line, the friends were chatting in Spanish, just two people having an ordinary conversation. But the Customs and Border Protection agent standing in line behind them did not see it that way. | He demanded to know where Ana and Mimi were born. After t…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-14). Rep. Ilhan Omar Grills Elliott Abrams on Support for Central American Genocide. therealnews.com Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) of Minnesota presented Elliott Abrams with uncomfortable facts about his past illegal activities and asked him whether he would pursue similar human rights violating policies against Venezuela as he did against Latin America in the 1980's

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.

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.

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.

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.

2019-02-16: Social Media Postees

No More Deaths volunteers prosecuted for providing humanitarian aid to migrants
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-16
The targeting of humanitarian aid groups is a warning that no one will be spared in the administration's fascistic attack on immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/16/nmde…

Asylum Seekers Are Being Imprisoned in an Abandoned Factory in Mexico Under Trump Admin Policy
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-15
As Trump plans to declare a national emergency, we look at what some have called the real humanitarian crisis at the border. Riot police in northern Mexico blocked hundreds of desperate Central American migrants Wednesday as they tried to escape an abandoned factory complex where they've been imprisoned while waiting for the U.S. to process their asylum claims. More than 1,700 migrants have been held in the maquiladora in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras since February 5, after they arrived in a caravan of people seeking asylum in the U.S. The vast majority have remained prisoners at the site, after the…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/15/asylum_se…

Asylum Seekers Are Being Imprisoned in an Abandoned Factory in Mexico
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-02-15
As Trump plans to declare a national emergency, we look at what some have called the real humanitarian crisis at the border. Riot police in northern Mexico blocked hundreds of desperate Central American migrants Wednesday as they tried to escape an abandoned factory complex where they've been imprisoned while waiting for the U.S. to process their asylum claims. More than 1,700 migrants have been held in the maquiladora in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras since February 5, after they arrived in a caravan of people seeking asylum in the U.S. The vast majority have remained prisoners at the site, after t…
truthout.org/video/asylum-seekers-are-be…

Immigrants Are Fighting for Their Rights Even Behind Bars
Michelle Chen | thenation.com | 2019-02-15
Immigrants Are Fighting for Their Rights Even Behind Bars…
thenation.com/article/immigration-ice-el…

Tampa Bay students disrupt USF board meeting, demand protections for undocumented students
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-15
Tampa, FL – The Tampa Bay chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a series of protests and a sit-in at the University of South Florida's (USF) main student center on February 12, to pressure the administration to increase protections for immigrant and international students. These protests were a continuation of Tampa Bay SDS's main campaign called, "Immigrants are Here to Stay" in which they demand noncompliance with federal agencies such as ICE, FBI, DHS so that those agencies cannot receive the personal information of documented and undocumented students on campus. | Students held a series of p…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/2/15/tampa-ba…

Trump Administration Is Illegally Forcing Asylum Seekers Out of the United States
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-02-14
The administration is once again breaking the law in order to shut the door on immigrants. | Last September, Bianca* was forced to flee Honduras because her partner's father threatened to kill her for being a lesbian. Bianca could not go to the police in Honduras because they do not protect LGBTQ people from harm. So she left home to save her life. | After traveling through Guatemala and Mexico, Bianca reached Tijuana, where she got in line to enter the United States through the border station and ask for asylum.
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/trump-ad…

U.S. Border Patrol Detained U.S. Citizens for Speaking Spanish in Montana
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-02-14
Illegal arrests and seizures reflect an out-of-control agency emboldened by Trump's anti-immigrant agenda. | For Ana Suda and Martha "Mimi" Hernandez, May 16, 2018, began like any other in Havre, Montana: work, school, and a trip to the gym once their kids were in bed. They stopped by Town Pump — a local convenience store — to pick up groceries. While in line, the friends were chatting in Spanish, just two people having an ordinary conversation. But the Customs and Border Protection agent standing in line behind them did not see it that way. | He demanded to know where Ana and Mimi were born. After t…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-and-…

Border Patrol Detained Me for Speaking Spanish in Montana. Then My Town Turned Against Me
ACLU | aclu.org | 2019-02-14
Customs and Border Protection violated our rights as U.S. citizens just for speaking Spanish in a grocery store. | I moved to Havre, Montana — near the U.S.-Canada border — in 2014 with my husband and our two young children. Home to around 10,000 people, I've always found Havre to be a friendly town, one where I felt good about raising my kids. But that all changed last May when my friend and I were illegally targeted and detained by a Customs and Border Protection agent, just for speaking Spanish to each other in a convenience store. | I didn't think it was possible for one incident to change our liv…
aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-and-…

Rep. Ilhan Omar Grills Elliott Abrams on Support for Central American Genocide
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2019-02-14
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) of Minnesota presented Elliott Abrams with uncomfortable facts about his past illegal activities and asked him whether he would pursue similar human rights violating policies against Venezuela as he did against Latin America in the 1980's | The post Rep. Ilhan Omar Grills Elliott Abrams on Support for Central American Genocide appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/rep-ilhan-omar-g…

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…

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…

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…

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…