Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Tag: asylum seekers

Biden ends policy forcing asylum-seekers to ‘remain in Mexico’—but for 41,247...

The migrants—many of them Central Americans fleeing endemic violence, poverty and corruption—will be allowed to stay in the U.S. as their cases move through the immigration court system.

Senators question DHS and ICE on abuse allegations against migrants

"The allegations of violence and brutality against vulnerable refugees seeking safety here in the United States are unlawful and disturbing.”

To win on immigration, we have to lead with love

We default to an “us versus them” dichotomy, when we should be talking about communities and how we can make them work for everyone.

‘Victory’: Federal judge reinstates nationwide injunction on Trump effort to block...

"Before today's decision, entire parts of this country had essentially become asylum-free zones, where people in search of safety would be arbitrarily barred from asylum based on where they happened to cross the border."

DHS is locking immigrants in solitary confinement

Immigration detention is expensive, inhumane and unnecessary.

Data defies Trump’s claims that refugees and asylees burden taxpayers

What is the economic impact of refugees in the near and long term (transition time between needing assistance and adding to the economy)?

Trump threatens sanctuary cities with more undocumented immigrants; politicians welcome his...

"Let's not concede that having refugees in our cities is something to be threatened by."

Noam Chomsky: Members of migrant caravan are fleeing from misery &...

"Now people are fleeing from the misery and horrors for which we are responsible."

8-year-old Guatemalan boy dies in border patrol custody days after high...

Felipe Gomez Alonzo died in New Mexico on Christmas Eve, after being detained since Dec. 18.

‘This must end. Now.:’ 8-year-old boy dies in US border patrol...

"A reminder that, yes, this is who the U.S. is. The U.S. is a country that murders children both directly and indirectly in a myriad of ways."

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Alabama police officer convicted of murdering suicidal man

“An innocent man was murdered. He called for help, and he got Ben Darby.”

Wildfires are contaminating drinking water systems, and it’s more widespread than people realize

Drinking water should be assumed to be chemically unsafe until proven otherwise.

Government defends praising tar sands industry figures as COP26 ‘climate champions’

Five of the individuals praised at COP26 event hold senior roles at fossil fuel companies and investors, including the Royal Bank of Canada and Suncor.

The real problem with Bill Gates and neoliberal optimism

The progressive left needs to confront the fact that plutocratic philanthropists like Gates care much more about preserving the systems that continue to multiply their wealth.

Pay a living wage or ‘flip your own damn burgers’: Progressives blast right-wing narrative...

"We do not have a shortage of willing workers in this country. We have a shortage of employers who are willing to pay workers enough to live."