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Shayera Dark February 6, 2020
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order extending travel restrictions for citizens of six countries including Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. Previous orders restricted travel for Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen as well as Chad, North Korea and Venezuela. Nigerians express concern about blocks on family members, and current visa holders...
Elizabeth G. Kennedy and Alison Parker February 5, 2020
Many immigrants flee abuse, gang recruitment and crime in their homelands, yet no government, UN or nonprofit agency monitors what happens to El Salvadoran immigrants after deportation. Human Rights Watch researched court cases and press reports to document brutal deaths of 138 immigrants deported from the United States to El Salvador since 2013, along with abuse and torture of more than 70...
February 5, 2020
The US Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump on two charges: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The vote was not completely along party lines. Multiple Republicans conceded that the president’s actions – urging Ukrainian officials to investigate a political rival and delaying the release of military aid – were wrong. Yet many also rationalized that no crime had been committed and...
Brad Polumbo August 9, 2019
US immigration agents conducted raids on seven food processing plants in Mississippi, arresting almost 700 workers without documents, creating confusion as communities stepped up to assist weeping children, many US citizens, abruptly abandoned. “One U.S. citizen who worked alongside many of the detained illegal immigrants told the Washington Post that the food processing companies were not...
Julie Hirschfeld Davis July 17, 2019
Donald Trump does not tolerate criticism of his policies, wrongly equating support for him and his policies with love of country. On Twitter, he challenged four Democratic congresswomen who have lambasted the administration’s immigration policies, including overcrowded detention camps and separation of children from their parents. On Twitter, Trump urged the representatives to “go back” to the...
Bill Chappell July 16, 2019
International law protects asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their home countries, ready to provide evidence that they belong to a protected class that includes race, religion, nationality, political leanings. Even so, the Trump administration is trying to impose limits, specifically targeting people crossing the US-Mexico border: “Asylum-seeking immigrants who pass through a third country en...
Anna Hopkins June 26, 2019
The Trump administration wants to slow migration with a costly border wall. Democrats express concern about the administration instigating chaos at the border and blaming Congress for limiting funds on border security. Agencies responsible for border security and migration are led by acting staff who hide details about the children and their treatment from attorneys, media and communities....