In his 21 months of detention, Jose Segovia Benitez says he’s been denied critical treatment for his PTSD and heart condition
The vast majority of New York and New Jersey immigrants who are arrested by ICE end up in publicly-run county jails in overwhelmingly Democratic Essex, Hudson and Bergen counties.
— Read on gothamist.com/2019/08/22/nj_elizabeth_ice_jeffries.php
Displaced families selected for repatriation say they will not go back, with lack of citizenship a sticking point
After the massive immigration raids in Mississippi, Father Roberto Mena has lost nearly half of his parishioners at his churches in the small rural towns of Forest and Morton. Workers’ families and loved ones are flocking to St. Michael not just for devotion and prayer, but for comfort and counseling.
— Read on www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-08-19/mississippi-catholic-church-after-ice-raids
If we want to dismantle white supremacy, we must approach immigration in a manner that centers on the human rights and dignity of Latinx people
— Read on www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/16/us-mexico-border-hispanic-invasion-latinx-history
This nation proves daily to the world just how cowardly and bigoted they are…..democracy my ASS! I am not a fan of the state of Israel….they proved yet again that it is anything but a democracy. A state that steals, murders, and destroys anything they care to do….they arm a radical bunch of bastards to…
— Read on lobotero.com/2019/08/16/israel-is-afraid-of-a-couple-of-women/
Years after quitting her job as an attorney for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Laura Peña returned to the fight — defending migrants she’d once prosecuted. Then, a perplexing family separation case forced her to call upon everything she’d learned.
The thug pretending to be president IS running a campaign of terror. It is no different than the klan’s reign of racial terror against Black people. His hateful words are radicalizing people …
““This administration has directed DHS to conduct these raids as part of what I believe is this administration’s campaign of terror, which is to make whole populations of people afraid to go to work,” Harris said. “Children are afraid to go to school for fear that when they come home, their parents won’t be there.””
These terrorists want to do quickly what the policymakers insist must be done slowly, so the terrorists stew in their anger. They are angry at immigrants because their numbers are ascendant — through both immigration and higher birthrates — and, those immigrants threaten an even more accelerated displacement of white people from a numerical majority. They are angry at white liberals for courting the demise of white supremacy. They are angry at white liberal white women in particular for championing a woman’s right to choose and for not having more babies. They are angry at black people for even existing. It is not lost on me that this summer is the 100th anniversary of the “Red Summer,” when violent anti-black white supremacists rioted in cities across the country, killing many, just as the Great Migration — the mass migration of millions of black people mostly from the rural South to the urban North — was getting underway. Violence is the way the white terrorists respond to demographic shifts and demographic terror. It’s not simply a matter of whether Trump’s rhetoric, or that of any other politician, led these shooters to do what they did. Maybe. It is also about recognizing