Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Tag: asylum seekers

Trump’s asylum ban hasn’t disappeared—but media outrage over it has

As border crossings increased in the second year of the pandemic, Republicans, Democrats and the Washington Post are all in agreement that shelving human rights concerns is the price of keeping unwanted refugees and migrants out of the U.S.

Federal court blocks government from expelling families from US under ‘Title...

“President Biden should have ended this cruel and lawless policy long ago, and the court was correct to reject it today.”

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."

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Ultimate rightwing transgression: the mockery of politics as a preposterous joke 

The Big Lie is "yoked to an older deception, without which it could not survive: the idea that American politics is a joke," attackable without consequences.

Tax the rich? We did that once

A little history might just inspire us to try that taxing again.

Does Elon Musk have a right to destroy Twitter?

Do we really think that the super-wealthy should be allowed to control so much wealth and wield so much influence?

Right-wing SCOTUS majority signals support for anti-LGBTQ+ reactionaries

"It does not bode well for the future of civil rights law that Gorsuch believes a state imposes 'reeducation training' on employers when it reminds them how to comply with nondiscrimination rules," said one court observer.

Puerto Rican cities sue fossil fuel companies in major class-action, climate fraud case

Municipalities aim to hold industry liable for damages from catastrophic 2017 hurricanes.