Daily Dispatch 10/19/18
A sampling of today’s headlines on immigration, race, and related stories.
October 19, 2018
♦ Southern Poverty Law Center, Center for Constitutional Rights, and American Immigration Council file suit against DHS, alleging its sub-agency, CBP, is working with Mexican officials to conduct a campaign of misinformation and intimidation in an effort to deter asylum seekers. (Read the court filing here.)
♦ John Kelly walked out of the White House yesterday and didn’t return after a profanity-laced shouting match with John Bolton over foreign aid to Central America and rising numbers at the border.
As detention centers, jails, and shelters are overwhelmed, charities are renting motels to house migrant families.
Related: Advocates believe ICE is timing this mass release of immigrants in order to rev up the Trump base ahead of midterm elections.
Art of the Deal:
Trump’s plans to introduce a revamped version of family separation gives coyotes the perfect sales pitch, ‘it’s now or never so fork over the money.’
Lyft raises millions for ACLU and other orgs in an effort to “support immigration rights, criminal justice reform, voting rights, and more.”
An opinion piece from Fox News – and it’s not horrible!
In the Rio Grande Valley, at least 1800 kids have seen a parent deported by ICE in 2017 alone, and a new study shows the long term mental health effects, including PTSD and “toxic stress.”
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