12/11/19, Washington Post: In Maryland, advocates educate immigrants about the census
12/11/19, Vox: Trump’s executive order on campus anti-Semitism, explained
12/11/19, Reuters: U.S. Non-Border Immigration Arrests Fell Despite Trump Push
12/10/19, Los Angeles Times: In a first, U.S. starts pushing Central American families seeking asylum to Guatemala
12/10/19, The Guardian: ‘Ridiculously hard’: how Neil Gaiman wrote a poem for refugees from 1,000 tweets
…A kettle boiling at the stove. Your family or friends are there. They smile.
Cocoa or chocolate, tea or coffee, soup or toddy, what you know you need.
A heat exchange, they give it to you, you take the mug
and start to thaw. While outside, for some of us, the journey began
as we walked away from our grandparents’ houses
away from the places we knew as children: changes of state and state and state,
to stumble across a stony desert, or to brave the deep waters,
while food and friends, home, a bed, even a blanket become just memories.
Sometimes it only takes a stranger, in a dark place,
to hold out a badly knitted scarf, to offer a kind word, to say
we have the right to be here, to make us warm in the coldest season.
You have the right to be here.
12/10/19, The Intercept: Spokane vs. The Border Patrol: How Immigration Agents Stake Out a City Bus Station
12/10/19, The Hill: Immigrants granted asylum forced to wait in Mexico pending appeal: report
12/9/19, Texas Public Radio: Mexican Officials Continue Push To Move Migrants From Encampment
12/9/19, Immigration Impact: USCIS Plans Massive Fee Hike for Access to Genealogical Records
12/9/19, New York Times: India Steps Toward Making Naturalization Harder for Muslims
12/9/19, Bloomberg: Immigration Quotas of 1920s Failed to Aid U.S.-Born Workers’ Pay
12/9/19, San Diego Union-Tribune: CBP denies access to doctors seeking flu vaccinations for migrant children
12/9/19, New York Times: Church’s Nativity Scene Puts Jesus, Mary and Joseph in Cages
12/8/19, The Guardian: Back to the border of misery: Amexica revisited 10 years on
12/7/19, New York Times: Violence Drives a Swell in Mexican Migration
12/6/19, El Paso Times: Border Patrol creates new civilian jobs to handle migrant welfare
12/5/19, Washington Post: Pregnant immigration detainees spiked 52 percent under Trump administration
12/11/19, New York Times: Trump Has a Gift for Tearing Us Apart
12/9/19, Seattle Times: Why don’t more immigrants arrive legally? For many, the doors are barricaded.
“The feeling of outrage toward immigrants who “break the rules” appeals to a particular sense of fairness and justice, one that assumes that if only people followed the law and got “in line,” opportunities afforded to previous generations of immigrants would be available to them. The perception seems to be that there are two entry doors to the U.S.: one legal, the other illegal — and migrants just incomprehensibly choose the illegal door due to laziness, lack of respect for U.S. laws or desire to do harm.
But what if the “legal” door is padlocked and blockaded? What if it’s only open for five minutes a day and only if you can open it with your hands tied behind your back?”
12/6/19, The Advocate (LA): Louisiana church leaders: Expanding immigrant detention in Louisiana a tragedy
Migration Policy Institute: Temporary Visa Holders in the United States
Drawing on data from the State Department and DHS, this Spotlight examines trends in visa issuance and admission, and provides information on temporary visa holders in the United States, including top countries of origin and the three top visa categories: visitors for pleasure or business, temporary workers, and international students.
Migration Policy Institute: Refugee Sponsorship Programs: A Global State of Play and Opportunities for Investment