Daily Dispatch 9/7/18

A series in which we (will aspire to) offer a sampling of today’s headlines on immigration, race, and related stories.

 

September 7, 2018

 

Top Stories:

More coverage of Trump administration’s plan to detain migrant children indefinitely by withdrawing from Flores agreement.

Pro Publica Illinois reports on life inside Chicago shelters for unaccompanied minors with this disturbing headline: “As Months Pass in Chicago Shelters, Immigrant Children Contemplate Escape, Even Suicide.”

The Refugees:

Advocates for SIVs (special immigrant visas for those who helped US government in Iraq and Afghanistan) lobby congress as Trump mulls refugee cap.

The States:

Follow-up on immigrants, families, and advocates in the wake last month’s massive ICE raid at North Texas trailer factory.

Need for undocumented immigrant labor in the agriculture industry steers Kansas gubernatorial debate.

The Real Entrepreneurs:

From Forbes: “Why Immigrants Are Natural Entrepreneurs

The qualities that help immigrants adapt in their adopted homelands mirror those that help entrepreneurs succeed: a frontier spirit, a strong dose of grit and a unique perspective on gaps in the market.

The Feds:

Trump trying to circumvent diplomatic agreement with Vietnam in order to deport Vietnamese refugees. Those deported face homelessness, unemployment in unfamiliar environment.

DOJ issues subpoena on behalf of ICE for “any and all” voter registration forms, absentee ballots, and provisional ballots in North Carolina in the past 8 years – more than 15 million documents. State Election Board officials are like “really? We’re a little busy, what with a pretty big election 60 days away.”

On the detrimental physical effects of BI’s ankle monitors and more humane alternatives to this “alternative.”

How Kavanaugh’s constitutional conservatism could endanger the rights of undocumented kids to attend public school.

The Wackadoos:

Arizona congressman dines with Belgian anti-Islam extremist who spoke at white nationalist conferences in the US. Not really surprising, given Rep. Gosar believes Charlottesville was a Soros-funded, left-wing plot perpetrated by “Obama sympathizers” to make white nationalists look bad.

The Fog:

Further coverage of Germany’s far-right AfD party and upcoming Bavarian elections.

Latin American countries facing influx of Venezuelan refugees, and xenophobic backlash.

European Union negotiating plans to deter additional migrants.

 

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Daily Dispatch 9/6/18

A series in which we (will aspire to) offer a sampling of today’s headlines on immigration, race, and related stories.

 

September 6, 2018

 

Bring It”:

— Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ) pledges to risk expulsion from the Senate by releasing “racial profiling” email in defiance of “committee confidential” designation for papers in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing. “I am going to release the email about racial profiling. And I understand that the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate. And if Sen. Cornyn believes that I violated Senate rules, I openly invite and accept the consequences,” he said. (Read the released email here.)

Other Senate Judiciary Dems (Durbin, Hirono, and Blumenthal among them) back him up, threatening to release additional documents and face expulsion with him.

After Cornyn read rules of expulsion, Booker responded, “Bring it.”

 

This is big:

— Trump administration is withdrawing from Flores Settlement Agreement, freeing them from the settlement’s restrictions, such as the 20 day limit on how long kids can be detained with their parents. The administration claims its new regulations will ensure the core commitment of the agreement to ensure that children are treated “with dignity, respect, and special concern for their particular vulnerability as minors.” However, advocates are rightfully skeptical given this administration’s track record of concern for children. The new regulations face a mandatory 60 day public comment period followed by 45 day window for Flores counsel to challenge the changes in court. 

The World:

— Australia’s top immigration official under Senate investigation for abuse of power in granting / denying humanitarian visas.

— People rally around six Tunisian fishermen facing trial in Italy for human trafficking after rescuing migrants from Mediterranean Sea.

The Administration:

— DOJ rejected intelligence assessment on national security risks posed by refugees, favoring a report by immigration hard-liners that former officials claim “misstates evidence and inflates the threat posed by people born outside the US.”

The Money:

— Tulsa, OK jail makes millions detaining immigrants for ICE.

The Comparisons:

— On immigration, Trump, and Orwell’s other novel – from America magazine.

The (Real) Resistance:

— Atlanta’s mayor announces the city will no longer cooperate with ICE and demands removal of all detainees in city jails.

 

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Daily Dispatch 9/5/18

A series in which we (will aspire to) offer a sampling of today’s headlines on immigration, race, and related stories.

September 5, 2018

Top Stories:

Trump says speech condemning white supremacists was “biggest fucking mistake I’ve made.”

According to Bob Woodward’s upcoming book, Fear —  After Trump’s post-Charlottesville debacle, aides struggled to convince Trump to deliver a statement denouncing white supremacists. After reading this “clean up” speech at the White House, Trump erupted, describing it as “the biggest fucking mistake I’ve made.” Saying it made him look weak, he continued, “that’s the worst speech I’ve ever given. I’m never going to do anything like that again” – and the next day, in a now infamous impromptu news conference at Trump Tower, he walked back his condemnation, citing “blame on both sides.”

Nike takes sides on NFL “take a knee” controversy, with mixed reactions.

As football season gets underway, Trump decided to kick things off with a tweet rebuking NFL players who kneel during the national anthem (he still doesn’t get it…). On the 30th anniversary of “Just Do It,” Nike responded, announcing its position on the controversy by featuring Colin Kaepernick in a bold new ad campaign – “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

LeBron James backed Nike’s decision. Investors, not so much. Of course (see above), Trump said the ad is “a terrible message and a message that shouldn’t be sent. There’s no reason for it.” (Last year, Nike closed its flagship store in Trump Tower, opting for a spot just up the street. Also, Trump’s beef with the NFL is long-standing, resulting from years of failed bids to purchase teams.)

Consumers also lashed out, destroying their own expensive shoes to demonstrate their firm stance against the first amendment.

The consumer backlash prompted this from former Mega-church pastor John Pavlovitz:

And this from multiple twitter users:

Happening Now:

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces questions on decisions on an immigrant minor seeking an abortion and immigrant workers seeking to unionize.

Around the Country:

Two families, Honduran and Jamaican, both long-time residents with US citizen children, take sanctuary in Philadelphia church to avoid imminent deportation.

In Tennessee’s Shelby County, county attorney cites constitutional concerns as reason for refusing ICE requests to detain immigrants after their release dates.

Around the World:

Britain also stripping citizenship, leaving this six year old son of British father stateless.          

More on the Neo-Nazi resurgence in Germany and the dark global trend it represents.

On the dangerous search for deported parents in Central America’s Northern Triangle.

Around DC:

Warnings that Brett Kavanaugh will side with Trump’s immigration policies, strengthening his “virtual border wall.”

Related: An update on DACA and why it will likely end up before the Supreme Court soon.

Hate group convenes gathering of conservative radio hosts and activists as part of anti-immigrant week in DC.

It’s not about a “merit-based” immigration system after all, as USCIS continues to tighten H-1B visas, placing “highly skilled” immigrants in danger of detention and deportation.

 

 

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Update on Prison Strike, September 5

Beginning on August 21, people incarcerated in prisons and jails and immigration detention facilities began a series of actions to raise awareness about the conditions of their imprisonment. Accompanying the call to action is a list of 10 demands for reform. The Prison Strike is now two weeks old – and will run until at least September 9, the anniversary of the Attica uprising.

Jailhouse Lawyers Speak is launching a new coalition to carry the demands from the strike forward beyond September 9. You can read about that here – and get involved if you feel called to do so.

The latest update from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak includes the following confirmed activities over the past two weeks. It is important to get information out. Prison authorities have responded to media inquiries largely denying that anything is going on inside. As you might imagine, it is very difficult to organize sustained protest inside a prison. So, for those who have picked up this charge, we should lift up their efforts wherever we can.

Washington – Representatives of over 200 immigrant detainees at Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington declared a hunger strike on day one of the national prison strike. Amid fears of retaliation, 70 across three blocks participated. As of this time, seven continue to refuse food into a second week.

Georgia – Prisoners in Georgia State Prison “Reidsville” have reported a strike, according to Jailhouse Lawyers Speak.

South Carolina – Jailhouse Lawyers Speak is reporting that prisoners in the following facilities are on strike: Broad River Correctional Institution, Lee Correctional Institution, McCormick Correctional Institution, Turbeville Correctional Institute, Kershaw Correctional Institution, and Lieber Correctional Institution. The actions in these facilities include widespread workstrikes, with only a few prisoners reporting to their jobs, and commissary boycotts. McCormick prisoners have been subjected to strip searches everyday since August 21.

North Carolina – Prisoners at Hyde Correctional Institution in Swanquarter, NC demonstrated in solidarity with the strike. There have been unconfirmed reports of strikes at other institutions across the state.

California – At New Folsom Prison a hunger strike started by Heriberto Garcia on August 21 has spread to Lancaster State Prison outside Los Angeles: William E. Brown, Jr. and his group are also striking.

Ohio – At least two prisoners at Toledo Correctional Institution began a hunger strike on August 21. David Easley and James Ward were moved into isolation for participating and authorities have cut off their means of communication to outside contacts.

Colorado – Starting around August 7, ten prisoners at Sterling Correctional Facility announced a hunger strike against a two week long 24 hour a day lockdown of 38 administrative segregation prisoners.

Indiana – Prisoners in the segregation unit at Wabash Valley Correctional Institution initiated a hunger strike on August 27 demanding adequate food and an end to cold temperatures in the unit.

New Mexico – On August 9, prisoners at Lea County Correctional Facility in Hobbs, NM organized a work stoppage against conditions at the prison, which is operated by private corporation GEO Group. Tensions at the prison reached a tipping point prior to the date of the strike and prisoners could not wait before initiating their protest. All facilities in New Mexico were placed on lockdown status on the morning of August 20. This statewide lockdown has since been lifted except for Lea County CF.

Florida – Jailhouse Lawyers Speak asserts that five Florida facilities are seeing strike activity: Charlotte CI reports 40 refusing work and 100 boycotting commissary. Prisoners at Dade Correctional say 30-40 on strike, Franklin Correctional reports 30-60, Holmes Correctional reports 70, Appalachee Correctional reports an unknown number.

Nova Scotia, Canada – at Burnside County Jail in Halifax prisoners went on strike and issued a protest statement in solidarity with the strike and naming local demands. They went through a lockdown and extensive negotiations with authorities. Those who refused to cooperate with humiliating body scans were punished by being locked in a dry cell (no water or working toilets) for three days.

Texas – IWOC was forwarded a message dated August 23 from inside administrative segregation (solitary) of Stiles Unit, Beaumont, TX, confirming that 2 prisoners are on hunger strike in solidarity with the national action: “I feel great. But very hungry! And not because I don’t have food but because of our 48 hours solidarity with our brothers and sisters. It’s the only way we can show support from inside of Seg. Let everyone know we got their backs.” IWOC has confirmed that Robert Uvalle is on hunger strike in solitary at Michael Unit, Anderson County, TX in solidarity with the nationwide strike. Robert has been in solitary for most of his 25 years inside.

This list of activity comes from a zine called Solid Black Fist, created for people incarcerated and allies during the strike. You can read the latest issue here.

Finally, last week, America magazine called the Quixote Center looking for a “Catholic angle” on the prison strike. Apparently we are one of the few faith based organizations to have endorsed the strike and the strikers’ demands. The article from Kevin Clarke came out Friday. You can read that here.

Keep up to date on the strike and solidarity activities:

Amani Sawari and Jailhouse Lawyers Speak

Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee

 

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Daily Dispatch 9/4/18

A series in which we (will aspire to) offer a sampling of today’s headlines on immigration, race, and related stories.

September 4, 2018

 

The Strike:

Detainees at GEO Group’s Northwest Detention Center join nationwide prison strikes, entering 9th day of hunger strikes. Outside protesters quoted one GEO “guest” as saying:  “I’m going to go all the way because I’m going to get killed if I get deported. I’m sick anyway and they don’t want to give me medical care. So who cares anymore? I’d rather just die here.”

Related: Lawsuit filed by detainees in Britain reveals Home Office ministers endorsing £1/hour “slave labor” pay rate.

The Fallout:

Salvadoran government alleges three minors subjected to sexual abuse in Arizona shelters while separated from parents.

The People:

From NYT: “Photographs That Humanize the Immigration Debate.”

Rob Tibbetts, father of Iowa murder victim, writes op-ed insisting his daughter stop being used as a “pawn” in immigration debates and offers apology to Hispanic community:

“At her eulogy, I said Mollie was nobody’s victim. Nor is she a pawn in others’ debate. She may not be able to speak for herself, but I can and will. Please leave us out of your debate. Allow us to grieve in privacy and with dignity. At long last, show some decency. On behalf of my family and Mollie’s memory, I’m imploring you to stop…

“To the Hispanic community, my family stands with you and offers its heartfelt apology. That you’ve been beset by the circumstances of Mollie’s death is wrong. We treasure the contribution you bring to the American tapestry in all its color and melody.”

The Wall:

With Republican majority in the House under threat, “immigration hard-liners inside the White House” (aka Stephen Miller) are pushing Trump to trigger government shut-down over border wall funding, thus placing the Republican majority in the House under even greater threat.

States see up to 20% drop in WIC enrollment due to proposed federal rule change that would prohibit enrollees from becoming citizens.

Related: Great piece laying out how Trump’s policies on immigration create a “virtual wall.”

The Activists:

Activist group erects giant “ICE cage” at Burning Man festival.

The World:

Neo-Nazi and other far-right groups continue massive anti-immigration demonstrations. Nine injured in this week’s round of protests. Ten criminal investigations opened for violations of Germany’s prohibition of Nazi salutes and swastikas. Officials from multiple parties call for surveillance of far-right AfD party. The German foreign minister chastises citizens for taking democracy “for granted.”

The Government(s):

California passes bill outlawing immigration arrests in courthouses (after this happened.)

State Department responds to WaPo report on passports denied, citizens detained at the border.

Department of Homeland Security defying Supreme Court decision that prohibits deportation of immigrants whose NTAs lacked time/date/location (which is pretty much all of them).

Further coverage of the unusually high number of white nationalists in the Trump administration.

 

 

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Daily Dispatch 8/31/18

A series in which we (will aspire to) offer a sampling of today’s headlines on immigration, race, and related stories.

August 31, 2018

The Kids:

Two updates on separated families: New York Times Editorial Board looks at the ongoing tragedy of those reunified, while the Washington Post covers the nearly 500 kids who remain in US custody.  

The Detainees:

Magic: The Gathering artists detained at Sea-Tac and taken to ICE detention center.

The Money:

Undocumented immigrants pay $12 billion to Social Security a year – if immigration were cut in half, Social Security would lose 2.4 trillion over the next 75 years.

Bank of America freezing customer accounts because of citizenship questions. 

The Revolving Door:

Sensing a pattern? Ian Smith, DHS policy analyst, resigned his position Tuesday after emails obtained by The Atlantic reveal his ties with the white-nationalist “social scene.”

The World:

Examining how Sweden became a hotbed of anti-immigration nationalism.

Lawyers accuse London’s Home Office of a double standard, rushing high-profile immigration cases through a secret process, while leaving others to languish.

Continuing coverage of the Chemnitz protests and the rise of the far-right in Germany.

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Daily Dispatch 8/30/18

A series in which we (will aspire to) offer a sampling of today’s headlines on immigration, race, and related stories.

August 30, 2018

Top Story:

At the border, US government is confiscating American passports, asking US citizens to prove the circumstances of their birth or face detention and deportation. Even those applying for/renewing passports have been detained and entered into the deportation process.

In some cases, passport applicants with official U.S. birth certificates are being jailed in immigration detention centers and entered into deportation proceedings. In others, they are stuck in Mexico, their passports suddenly revoked when they tried to reenter the United States. As the Trump administration attempts to reduce both legal and illegal immigration, the government’s treatment of passport applicants in South Texas shows how U.S. citizens are increasingly being swept up by immigration enforcement agencies…

… Attorneys say these cases, where the government’s doubts about an official birth certificate lead to immigration detention, are increasingly common. “I’ve had probably 20 people who have been sent to the detention center — U.S. citizens,” said Jaime Diez, an attorney in Brownsville. Diez represents dozens of U.S. citizens who were denied their passports or had their passports suddenly revoked. Among them are soldiers and Border Patrol agents. In some cases, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrived at his clients’ homes without notice and taken passports away. WaPo

Another terrifying profile of Stephen Miller. What stood out to me was the apparent hostility toward even tourists from ____ countries (fill in the blank with your own descriptor):

One meeting last year demonstrated Miller’s savvy, according to a senior immigration security official briefed on what happened.

Then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Kelly, who was the homeland security secretary at the time, were waiting to see Trump. Miller arrived with the president, who was holding a document and seething. The document, apparently given to him by Miller, showed that thousands of Iraqis had visited the United States in the previous year.

The president was furious: Why were they let in?

Kelly and Tillerson pointed out that these were not technically immigrants — merely tourists and other types of short-term visitors. Relatively few overstayed their visas. But Trump was angry anyway, and Miller had scored a psychological victory over the Cabinet officials. Politico

The Asks:

Bipartisan letter asks Trump to reconsider terminating TPS program for Nicaragua.

ACLU asks that deported parents be given the option of returning to start the asylum process over again, citing coercion by US government.

Texas contractors’ association releases survey showing need for immigrant workforce.

The World:

Italy threatens to veto EU budget unless bloc countries agree to take in more rescued migrants.

Spain stakes hard position on African migration after other Mediterranean nations refuse to admit refugees.

France’s Macron vows to hamper anti-immigration efforts of far-right European leaders: “I will yield nothing to nationalists.”

German Neo-Nazi protesters use images of American domestic abuse victims (along with images taken from special effects makeup sites) on banners, claiming they are Germans assaulted by immigrants.

The Racists:

On college campuses, Trump support emerges as independent predictor of prejudice against international students.

In the Trump era, the propriety of racial slurs has become a partisan issue.

D.C. resident/former Marine threatens crossing guard, saying he shouldn’t be allowed to work around white children and warning “I used to shoot people like you at the border.”

Steve King (R-IA) says words like racism and xenophobia no longer have “legitimate meaning” (and don’t accuse him – after all, he once boasted of being “pretty proud” of the “different-looking Americans that are still Americans”) and warns that Western civilization (which was built entirely by white Christians) will “devolve” if we let immigration policy be guided emotion (while defending a tweet that used the Tibbetts murder to stoke emotion on immigration policy).

In completely-unrelated-and-not-at-all-racist news: Trump thinks his administration has done “a fantastic job” in Puerto Rico and reaffirms that its slow recovery is due to the fact that it is “an island surrounded by water, big water, ocean water” and big water makes it “much harder to get things onto the island.” This comes despite Tuesday’s announcement that Governor Rosselló has updated the official death count from the initial 64 to 2,975.

(Last week’s suspicions that the president was becoming self-aware have proven unwarranted)

You’ve probably heard about the controversial comments made by Florida’s Ron DeSantis about his not-white opponent, but dictionary.com wants to help you make sense of them.

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Update on the Prison Strike August 29, 2018

The Quixote Center is one of over 300 organizations that has endorsed the demands of prisoners around the country who are engaged in various forms of protests that began last week and runs through September 9th.

It is difficult to get confirmation of actions that take place inside prisons, but today’s update from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak included the following items that were confirmed from the last few days:

  • 200 ICE detainees at NWDC, Tacoma WA initiate hunger strike and work stoppage
  • David Easley and James Ward are on hunger strike in Toledo CI, OH
  • 100 prisoners organized rally, displaying banners on the yard at Hyde Correctional Institution
  • Work stoppage of all prisoners, except 12-15 prisoners from the “privilege unit,” in McCormick CI, S.Carolina
  • ~100 prisoners rallied in yard with banners “Parole,” “Better Food,” “In Solidarity” in North Carolina
  • Palestinian political prisoners issued statement of solidarity from their prisons in occupied Palestine
  • Revolutionary artist Heriberto Sharky Garcia declares hunger strike at Folsom Prison in Represa, California
  • Non-violent protesters at Burnside Jail in Halifax, CA publish their demands in solidarity

There are a number of different ways to get involved, You can review the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee webpage for more details. Specific items include.

The strike has received a significant amount of press – to review articles you can check out Jailhouse Lawyers Speak here. A few examples:

Democracy Now!– From Attica to South Carolina: Heather Ann Thompson on the Roots of the Nationwide Prison Strike.

The Guardian– US inmates stage nationwide prison labor strike over ‘modern slavery’

BBC– US inmates nationwide strike to protest ‘modern slavery’

The Washington Post– Inmates across the U.S. are staging a prison strike over ‘modern-day slavery’

NPR– Inmates Plan To Hold Weeks-Long Strike At Prisons Across U.S.

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Daily Dispatch 8/29/18

A series in which we (will aspire to) offer a sampling of today’s headlines on immigration, race, and related stories.

August 29, 2018

 

The ICE:

Detained immigrants held in office building basements, cheap motels awaiting transport.

ICE defying judge’s order to stop detaining asylum seekers, alleges ACLU.

ICE arrests more than 100 people in Texas workplace raid.

Utah town divided after ICE raids effect local businesses.

A report on the risks facing legal green card holders as ICE widens its focus.

Confusion over voter eligibility could lead to detention, deportation.

The Misery:

This opinion piece demands government pay for mental health treatment for immigrants detained at the border, calls for congressional investigation.

The real world effects of Trump era policy changes on immigrants in Alabama, which includes this chart:

The Debunkery:

Rather than costing billions of tax dollars, undocumented immigrants actual pay billions in taxes every year.

The World:

It’s happening in Sweden too: Swedes polar-ized over immigration issues.

Merkel offers federal assistance after violent attacks at far-right rally leaves more than a dozen counter protesters injured in Chemnitz.

The Politics:

Mattis defends decision to discharge thousands of immigrant recruits, citing national security concerns.

California gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom (currently veep to Jerry Brown) runs on universal healthcare for all regardless of immigration status.

The Racists:

The far-right FPÖ of Austria and the wildly racist congressman of Iowa – a love story.

A lengthy piece on Stephen Miller’s immigration obsession and how he managed to take control of Trump’s administration policy.

An op-ed celebrating the end of Joe Arpaio’s Tuesday Senate primary bid (he really is awful).

Press Secretary at Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) resigns and files discrimination suit, citing a hostile workplace (likely reflecting the values that won the group its SPLC designated hate group status).

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin translates Trump’s warning to Evangelical leaders: “I’ll protect you from the scary black people.”

Proposal to rename the Russell Senate Building after John McCain is facing a backlash from Republican Senators who are defending the legacy of former GA Senator Richard Russel – author of “Southern Manifesto” and staunch opponent of efforts “to bring about social equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races.”

Update: Hmmm… As of 2:51 p.m. on Google Maps:

And Finally… :

White House has delayed release of its summer intern class photo. Any guess why?

South Lawn – Photo Opportunity with the 2018 Summer White House Intern Class

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Daily Dispatch 8/28/18

A series in which we (will aspire to) offer a sampling of today’s headlines on immigration, race, and related stories.

August 28, 2018

The Detainees:

The stories of four women living in an Ohio jail after ICE workplace raid – and the financial motivations these local facilities have for contracting with ICE.

Immigrant detainees announce their decision to join the nationwide prison strike, stating that they are being used as “slave labor” for private prison companies.

Investigations after baby dies of viral pneumonitis after being released with her mother from Texas detention center.

ICE moves unaccompanied minors from shelters to detention centers on their 18th birthday – immigration attorneys file suit claiming violation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act.

Interview with journalist and author Andrea Pitzer, who labels immigrant detention center “concentration camps” in her new book One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps.

The Enforcers:

Stateless Mauritanians being deported by ICE to the country that stripped them of citizenship and allows tens of thousands of its residents to be held in slavery.

Attorneys and advocates condemn “surprise” ICE arrest at Sacramento Superior Court hearing, citing the chilling effect this could have on victims and witnesses across the state.

Half of Oregon’s sheriffs sign a letter asking for a repeal of the state’s sanctuary city law, which prohibits state and local enforcement of federal immigration laws.

The World:

Examining Theresa May’s “hostile environment” strategy for curbing illegal immigration in the UK.

The Politics:

Trump’s extremist rhetoric on immigration sparks a wave of Muslim-American candidates for office.

The Good News:

All-Latino school district in McAllen, TX gets rare A grade from Texas Education Agency, earning all seven state distinctions, despite the stress of “zero tolerance”

The Legacy:

A look back at the McCain-Kennedy bill and John McCain’s “complicated legacy” on immigration. And this opinion piece on “John McCain and the tragic transformation of the Republican Party, which quotes the following from McCain’s recently published memoir:

Something this country needs to do now, in this political moment, as old fears and animosities that have blighted our history appear to be on the rise again, exploited by opportunists who won’t trouble their careers or their consciences with scruples about honesty or compassion for their fellow man.

Read similar sentiments McCain’s farewell letter, released posthumously at a press conference yesterday.

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  • Quixote Center
    7307 Baltimore Ave.
    Ste 214
    College Park, MD 20740
  • Office: 301-699-0042
    Email: info@quixote.org

Direction to office:

For driving: From Baltimore Ave (Route 1) towards University of Maryland, turn right onto Hartwick Rd. Turn immediate right in the office complex.

Look for building 7307. We are located on the 2nd floor.

For public transportation: We are located near the College Park metro station (green line)