8/15/19, New York Times: Migrant Children Are Entitled to Toothbrushes and Soap, Federal Court Rules
8/15/19, Truthout: The US Has Driven Central Americans to Flee “the Northern Triangle”
8/14/19, New York Times: Why an Heiress Spent Her Fortune Trying to Keep Immigrants Out
“She was an heiress without a cause — an indifferent student, an unhappy young bride, a miscast socialite. Her most enduring passion was for birds.
But Cordelia Scaife May eventually found her life’s purpose: curbing what she perceived as the lethal threat of overpopulation by trying to shut America’s doors to immigrants.
She believed that the United States was “being invaded on all fronts” by foreigners, who “breed like hamsters” and exhaust natural resources. She thought that the border with Mexico should be sealed and that abortions on demand would contain the swelling masses in developing countries.”
8/14/19, ABC News: ICE raids raise question: What about the employers? (auto-play video)
8/14/19, Immigration Impact: Immigration Enforcement Expanding Its Use of Mass Surveillance
8/14/19, Atlantic: The New Stephen Miller
8/14/19, New York Times: He Gave a Bike to a Refugee Girl. 24 Years Later, She Got to Thank Him.
8/13/19, New York Times: The Museum Is the Refugee’s Home
8/13/19, MPR News: Lured by jobs and housing, Karen refugees spread across Minnesota
8/12/19, The Eagle-Tribune (MA): Marchers will pass through Newburyport in quest to end detention, deportation
“Today what the administration has done is radically expand the definition of “public charge” so that the use of a broader range of benefits — including things like nutrition assistance, public housing, a number of things including health care — could be used against individuals, even if it isn’t their primary source of income, to deny them the ability to stay in the United States permanently at the time they apply for the green card.
So the most immediate impact has been a humanitarian impact, in that there’s a chilling effect. The estimates from researchers is that about 26 million people would be impacted by this new rule, which we believe is a racially motivated rule to change the face of who we are as a nation.”
8/12/19, Washington Post: In blue Northern Va., top officials push back against proposed shelter for migrant youths
8/12/19, Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Job fair after ICE raids: Here’s who showed up for Koch Foods plant jobs
8/11/19, The Guardian: A world of walls: the brutish power of man-made barriers
8/9/19, The New Humanitarian: Italy’s newest migration clampdown, a US aid clawback, and worries in Kashmir: The Cheat Sheet
8/9/19, Texas Tribune: Asylum-seeking migrants pushed farther south into Mexico, left to fend for themselves
8/14/19, New York Times: Anti-Immigrant, Pro-Exploitation
8/14/19, Washington Post Editorial Board: Trump’s approach to screening immigrants only leaves the U.S. worse off
8/13/19, New York Times: ‘It’s Like an Automatic Deportation if You Don’t Have a Lawyer’
8/13/19, LA Times: Editorial: Trump’s callous attack on immigrants who need public aid
8/10/19, New York Times: I Felt Safe in America. Until El Paso.
August 2019, Migration Policy Institute: Millions Will Feel Chilling Effects of U.S. Public-Charge Rule That Is Also Likely to Reshape Legal Immigration
“The public-charge rule issued this week by the Trump administration will have profound effects on legal admissions to the United States and on use of public benefits by millions of legal noncitizens and the U.S. citizens with whom they live. The rule gives the government broad discretion to deny admission to a large share of those who currently enter based on family relationships. At the same time, the complex new standards for determining when an immigrant is likely to become a public charge could cause a significant share of the nearly 23 million noncitizens and U.S. citizens in immigrant families using public benefits to disenroll, the Migration Policy Institute estimates. These chilling effects may be broadened with the expected release of a new proposed regulation expected to expand the grounds for deporting legally present noncitizens using public benefits.”