10/10/19, New York Times: Asylum Protesters Close Bridge on Texas-Mexico Border
10/10/19, CBS News: Civilians caught in the crossfire as Turkey’s Syria assault escalates
10/9/19, Vox: Trump just quietly cut legal immigration by up to 65%
10/9/19, The Atlantic: The Fragility of American Citizenship
10/9/19, CBS This Morning: 16,000 migrants have fled to Greek island this year. There’s only one rescue boat left to help. (video)
10/8/19, PBS NewsHour: For DACA students, it’s hard to focus on a bright future when faced with deportation fears (video with transcript)
10/7/19, US News and World Report: Trump Proclamation Could Bar an Estimated Two-Thirds of Legal Immigrants
10/4/19, CBS News: Latino philanthropic group spotlights forgotten Venezuelan refugee crisis
10/4/19, Immigration Impact: What the Safe Third Country Deals Mean for The Future of Asylum in the United States
10/4/19, CNN: Medical care in immigrant detention centers under fire
10/3/19, Migration Policy Institute: Crisis in the Courts: Is the Backlogged U.S. Immigration Court System at Its Breaking Point?
10/2/19, PBS NewsHour: U.S. claims reducing refugee numbers helps with the asylum backlog. Will it?
10/7/19, New York Times: Turkey’s Plan to Move Refugees to Syria Is Dangerous
10/7/19, New York Times: Trump: ‘I’m Using Mexico’
10/6/19, The Guardian: The spirit of eugenics is still with us, as immigrants know to their cost
10/6/19, Dallas Morning News: The next immigration crisis in the U.S. could be a shortage of immigrants
10/3/19, The New Humanitarian: Talk of an ‘unprecedented’ number of refugees is wrong – and dangerous
10/3/19, The Edgefield Advertiser: The Trump Administration and Refugees
10/9/19, Only in America (podcast): Finding Truth in Border Stories
Oscar Cásares is the author of Brownsville, Amigoland and the new novel Where We Come From. He teaches creative writing at the University of Texas at Austin.
Originally from the border town of Brownsville, Texas, Oscar grew up surrounded by stories of life on the border. He and Ali spoke about what led him to become a writer, how he came to identify as a Mexican American, and the power of storytelling.
10/7/19, CBS News Documentary: “The Faces of Family Separation” (video)
9/30/19, Center for Migration Studies: The Darkening City on the Hill: The Trump Administration Heightens Its Assault on Refugee Protection
“In 2018, the global population of forcibly displaced persons reached a record 70.8 million, including 25.9 million refugees and 3.5 million asylum-seekers. The United States led the response to past refugee crises of a similar magnitude, as, for example, in the aftermath of World War II and the Vietnam conflict. Yet although the United States remains the largest donor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Trump administration has sought to steer the country in a different direction. The United States now seems poised to become the global leader in refugee responsibility shunning and of exclusionary nationalist states, whose leaders the president regularly praises, fetes and seems to emulate. The administration’s recent actions have been particularly damaging to the nation’s identity, to the millions of forcibly displaced in search of safety and a permanent home, and to the ethic of responsibility sharing set forth in the Global Compact on Refugees, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly last December.”