9/5/19, San Francisco Chronicle: Confusion, delays as videos replace interpreters at immigrants’ hearings

9/5/19, The Guardian: Erdoğan: I’ll let Syrian refugees leave Turkey for west unless safe zone set up

9/5/19, New York Times: A Million Refugees May Soon Lose Their Line to the Outside World

9/4/19, Episcopal News Service: RIP: Richard Parkins, former EMM director who championed outreach to Sudan, dies at 83

“Parkins’ work serving refugees dates back decades, beginning with his time at the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement. He became director of that agency in 1980, and other experience included various work with nonprofit resettlement agencies, such as Lutheran Refugee and Immigration Service and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, according to an online bio.

EMM is one of the agencies with contracts to provide resettlement services to refugees on behalf of the U.S. State Department. In 1995, Parkins became director of EMM and remained in that role until 2009. Parkins also served from 2006 to 2008 as chair of the Refugee Council USA, the coalition of refugee assistance and refugee rights organizations.”

9/4/19, Washington Post: Judge rejects good Samaritan defense in immigration case

9/4/19, Vox: Julián Castro’s climate change plan would recognize a new class of refugees

9/4/19, New York Times: Pentagon Lists Projects That Will Be Delayed to Fund Border Wall

9/4/19, NBC News: Kids separated from parents at border showed high mental stress, report says

9/4/19, Immigration Impact: FBI Called to Investigate as Medical Care for Detained Immigrant Children Worsens

9/3/19, New York Times: Guns, Filth and ISIS: Syrian Camp Is ‘Disaster in the Making’

9/3/19, LA Times: Trump administration’s ‘public charge’ rule has chilling effect on benefits for immigrants’ children

9/3/19, New York Times: US Plans for Fake Social Media Run Afoul of Facebook Rules

9/2/19, Politico: Why Trump may protect one group of immigrants

“According to six people, including senators, congressional aides and an administration official, Trump officials are discussing allowing Venezuelans to live and work legally in the United States through one of two existing programs used to protect immigrants who come from nations that are devastated by war or natural disasters.

The move might cut against Trump’s broader immigration record — the president has pushed to end the temporary legal status of other migrant groups in the U.S. and tried to nix legal protections for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. But it could boost his political chances in 2020 as Trump works to oust Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro.”

9/2/19, The Guardian: ‘I’m like a mouse in a trap’: trauma of Europe’s refugees – in pictures

9/2/19, New York Times: Faced With Criticism, Trump Administration Reverses Abrupt End to Humanitarian Relief

9/1/19, The Hill: Unconfirmed by Senate, Cuccinelli sees power, influence grow on immigration

8/31/19, NPR: ICE Ignores State Pardons In Connecticut

8/31/19, AP: Government: Let’s end agreement for migrant kid detention

8/30/19, KUT (Austin): Tracking Trump On Immigration: A Relentless Push To Reshape Migration

8/30/19, Immigration Impact: ICE Continues to Manipulate the Appropriations Process to Increase the Mass Incarceration of Immigrants

8/29/19, Buzzfeed News: The Trump Administration Wants To Start DNA Testing Undocumented Immigrants In Government Custody

8/27/19, Ms. Magazine: Will the Trump Administration End All Refugee Admissions?


9/4/19, Fairfax County Times: There is no aristocracy in citizenship

9/4/19, LA Times: Opinion: Every aspect of America’s asylum system now seems broken

9/3/19, The Hill: Mistrust created a storm of confusion around citizenship changes

9/1/19, Washington Post Editorial Board: These days, our debate over labor is awash in hypocrisy