Instead of trumpeting ‘record’ numbers, advocates should be trying to build the political will to help refugees and those displaced around the globe.
— Read on www.thenewhumanitarian.org/opinion/2019/10/03/unprecedented-number-refugees-wrong-dangerous
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
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.
Source: The Case That Made an Ex-ICE Attorney Realize the Government Was Relying on False “Evidence” Against Migrants — ProPublica
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
Under pressure from President Trump, Mexico’s iron-fisted approach to migration has led to a surge in detentions. An unprepared system is overwhelmed and filthy.
‘If this separation is justifiable in the eyes of the government, then the government should provide complete information.’
Source: Hundreds Of Migrant Children Separated From Parents End Up In NY. Here’s One Of Their Stories – Gothamist