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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