The L.A. Times finds the Trump administration appears to be violating U.S. law in implementing the Remain in Mexico policy, officials and lawyers warn.
— Read on www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-08-28/trump-administration-pushes-thousands-to-mexico-to-await-asylum-cases
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
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
Raul and Maria Flores’s three children tell their parents’ story as a devastated community bands together to heal
Source: ‘God decided to take them together’: El Paso funeral for couple married for 60 years | US news | The Guardian
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 …
Source: Monday Open Thread | Kamala Harris: Trump Administration Is Running A “Campaign Of Terror” against minority communities | 3CHICSPOLITICO
““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.””
He said Sunday on CNN: “I understand that the girl is upset. And I get that. But her father committed a crime.” <So that made it ok, somehow, to punish her? What? What kind of monsters have we become?>
Source: Trump administration defends Ice raids and says timing was ‘unfortunate’ | US news | The Guardian
“Children relied on neighbors and strangers to pick them up outside their homes after school,” Mississippi’s local WJTV reported. “They drove the children to a community center where people tried to keep them calm. But many kids could not stop crying for mom and dad.” While kids were sobbing, government officials were celebrating. Tate Reeves, the lieutenant governor, congratulated Donald Trump on the raids, tweeting: “Glad to see that ICE is working hard to enforce our immigration laws. 680 aliens detained in Mississippi today. We must enforce our laws, for the safety of all Americans.” It’s a little odd that Reeves is so jubilant about kids being separated from their parents because he’s spent a lot of time positioning himself as a protector of children.
Source: Strange how some anti-abortion activists are happy to separate kids from parents | Arwa Mahdawi | World news | The Guardian
Charles Bethea speaks with Jorge Sainz about Sainz’s experience offering emergency-care help at an El Paso, Texas, hospital that took in victims from a mass shooting there on Saturday.
Source: A Mexican-American Pediatrician Describes Treating El Paso’s Shooting Victims | The New Yorker