The War on Immigrants
WITH THE SO-CALLED Migrant Protection Protocols program, or MPP, expanding along the southern border and trapping more U.S. asylum-seekers in dangerous Mexican cities, violations of due process are intensifying in traditional courts — and in newly built tents that physically separate immigrants from the judges who hear their cases. Trump’s Attacks on the Press Fuel Harassment […]
Root Causes: Why Hondurans Flee or Resist, by Gala King
After witnessing the influx of migrants on the more recent ‘migrant caravans’ predominantly coming from Honduras, I felt called to go to Honduras—to be present to a land that though deeply rich in natural resources and culture was becoming increasingly dangerous and uninhabitable for its citizenry to the point where people felt compelled to risk […]
The Systems That Silence, The Intercept, by Ali Gharib
The U.S. borderlands have become laboratories for new systems of enforcement and control.
Democracy Now! News about the Mexico/US Border: Activist Scott Warren, Water Volunteers, Honoring Remains
Eight of the 12 jurors found Scott Warren not guilty. The government will now retry Warren in November on new charges.
There Is No Such Thing as a Green War, by Eleanor Goldfield
Many climate justice and direct action communities have long made these connections, literally flying the flag of anti-capitalism in solidarity with struggles around the world.
Abolish Migrant Child Jails Now, by Amy Goodman and Dennis Moynihan
“They were sick. They were coughing. They had runny noses. They were filthy dirty. They immediately started to describe the level of hunger that they were experiencing.”
U.S. company making $750 per day, per child to keep immigrant children in ‘prison-like’ conditions
At $750 per day, the children could be staying at the Four Seasons hotel.
I’m a Child of Immigrants. And I Have a Plan to Fix Immigration. By Sonia Nazario, and End Project Streamline
Neither Democrats nor Republicans will like [the plan].. But it would be humane, it would adhere to the rule of law, and it would work.
“America First” in Latin America, by Gary Prevost
One important starting point for understanding certain aspects of Trump’s Latin American policies, especially on trade and immigration, is to un-package his neo-isolationist “America First” world outlook.[
Michael Moore: We Have to ‘Put Our Bodies on the Line’ to Stop Trump
“We’re not talking about political differences. We’re talking about thousands of children being kidnapped and put in jails.”
ICE Is a State-Sponsored Terrorist Organization: Abolish ICE, by William Boardman
Congress voted in 2002 to make ICE a national police force with Gestapolike powers. Corrupt law and corrupt politics have produced corrupt results.
Immigration Divides Europe and the German Left by Diana Johnstone
After causing a growing split between EU countries, the immigrant crisis is now threatening to bring down Merkel’s own Christian Democratic (CDU) government.
DN! | “Trump Creates Crises and Preys on Fear”: Rep. Jayapal on Policy of Separating Kids from Parents
Also includes a DN! video: Caged Children & Terrified Infants: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Describes “Acts of Indecency” at Border
If We Want to Support Refugees, We Need To End the Wars That Create Them
The sanctuary movement needs an anti-war voice.