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There Are Alternatives to Caging Immigrants in Dehumanized Conditions

July 4, 2019           |                                       

We talk with Vicki Gaubeca from Southern Borders Community Coalition about the conditions in the immigration prison camps, the Border Patrol’s FB page, and proposals for humane treatment of refugees The post There Are Alternatives to Caging Immigrants in Dehumanized Conditions appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Attorney General William Barr late Tuesday reversed a previous Justice Department ruling that allowed asylum seekers to be released on bond, a move rights groups said could lead to the indefinite detention of thousands of immigrants. “Seeking asylum is a human right, not a crime, and families forced to flee for their lives shouldn’t be […]

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<!– –> Immigrants and allies in New York City protested outside JPMorgan Chase offices, calling on its complicity in President Trump’s immigration agenda, particularly through its financing of private immigrant detention centers run by the GEO Group and CoreCivic. (2017/08/02) (Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) As the case backlog in immigration courts swell and detention […]

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Trump Sanctuary City Idea Could Help Migrants Stay in U.S.

April 13, 2019           |                                       

PHOENIX—An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to “sanctuary cities” to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier to put down roots and stay in the country. The plan would put thousands of immigrants […]

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On a Sunday in early April, your favorite grumpy Jewish uncle and mine, Bernie Sanders, opened himself up to a renewed line of attack from those within the Democratic Party (and on the political left more broadly) who feel he is out of touch with issues of race and identity. At a public appearance in […]

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Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. The purge continues within the Trump administration over border and immigration policy as Trump floats getting rid of asylum judges. This week on Intercepted: Ryan Grim, the Washington, D.C., bureau chief of The Intercept, discusses the departure of Homeland […]

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is planning on Thursday to deport a number of Somali immigrants who were part of an infamous botched deportation flight in December 2017, according to their legal team. During the trip, the deportees said, they experienced verbal and physical abuse at the hands of ICE officers, and they have been […]

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Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Resigns

April 7, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday amid the administration’s growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border, two people familiar with the decision said. President Donald Trump thanked her for her work in a tweet and announced U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin […]

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Trump Seeks to Cut Foreign Aid to 3 Central American Nations

March 31, 2019           |                                       

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Taking drastic action over illegal immigration, President Donald Trump moved Saturday to cut direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, whose citizens are fleeing north and overwhelming U.S. resources at the southern border. The State Department notified Congress that it would look to suspend 2017 and 2018 payments to the […]

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PALM BEACH, Fla. — Threatening drastic action against Mexico, President Donald Trump declared on Friday he is likely to shut down America’s southern border next week unless Mexican authorities immediately halt all illegal immigration. Such a severe move could hit the economies of both countries, but the president emphasized, “I am not kidding around.” “It […]

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Freedom begins between the ears. — Edward Abbey Edward Abbey “What do old men who don’t believe in Heaven think about?” queried Edward Abbey rhetorically in his masterpiece Desert Solitaire. “… they think about their blood pressure, their bladders, their aortas, their lower intestines, ice on the doorstep, too much sun at noon.” In other […]

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An investigation published in The Nation discovered that ICE has been tracking anti-Trump and anti-ICE protests in New York City. Activists find this especially disturbing in light of ICE’s effort to deport immigration rights activist Ravi Ragbir The post Is ICE Trying to Intimidate Anti-Trump and Anti-ICE Protest? appeared first on The Real News Network.

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<!– –> Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., speaks on Dreamers and TPS Recipients (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Immigration is a divisive issue. For more than three decades, everyone has agreed the federal immigration system needs to be reformed, and for three decades nobody has been able to agree on how to do it.   When […]

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Giving S.F. Public Defender Jeff Adachi a Hero’s Send-Off

February 25, 2019           |                                       

Editor’s note: We’re reposting this episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” which originally ran on Sept. 28, 2018, as a tribute to Public Defender of San Francisco Jeff Adachi, who died unexpectedly on Feb. 22 in his hometown. After hearing the news, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer called Adachi a “true hero” and pointed to Mission […]

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