Tags Archives: Refugees & immigrants

Sessions’ Ruling Might Disproportionately Affect Indigenous Women

Featured image: Long Border Fence by Hillebrand Steve, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service      by Josamine Bronnvik / Cultural Survival On June 11, 2018 Attorney General Jeff Sessions ruled that domestic violence is not a valid reason to seek asylum in the United States. His decision overturned a previous ruling made in 2016 by the Justice Department’s Board … Continue reading Sessions’ Ruling Might Disproportionately Affect Indigenous Women

Media, #MeToo Silent on Widespread Sexual Assault of Detained Immigrants

     by Eric London / World Socialist Web Site Lost among the wall-to-wall press coverage of allegations of Russian interference in US politics is a recent revelation that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) received 1,310 reports of rape and sexual assault of immigrant detainees by ICE officials between 2013 and 2017 alone. On July … Continue reading Media, #MeToo Silent on Widespread Sexual Assault of Detained Immigrants

Brazil: The Guarani and a Decade of Broken Promises

Featured image: The Guarani continue fighting for their land rights despite continuous attacks. © Fiona Watson/Survival International      by Survival International   Ten years ago the Brazilian government signed a landmark agreement with the Guarani tribe, which obliged it to identify all their ancestral lands. The core objective of the agreement, which was drawn up by the … Continue reading Brazil: The Guarani and a Decade of Broken Promises

Border Patrol Raids Humanitarian-aid Camp in Targeted Attack

     by No More Deaths Arivaca, AZ—In temperatures surging over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the US Border Patrol raided the medical-aid camp of humanitarian organization No More Deaths and detained four individuals receiving medical care. Obstruction of humanitarian aid is an egregious abuse by the law-enforcement agency, a clear violation of international humanitarian law, and … Continue reading Border Patrol Raids Humanitarian-aid Camp in Targeted Attack

21st Century Manifest Destiny on the U.S.-Mexico Border

     by Todd Miller / nacla It was a typical scene for many on the Tohono O’odham Nation: a Border Patrol agent pulled behind us in a green-striped vehicle after we had stopped to check directions. We were a group of five people in two cars. We had no idea what they wanted. Documentary filmmaker … Continue reading 21st Century Manifest Destiny on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Immigrant X Data Entry

A group called ‘Immigrant X’ infiltrated and sabotaged an immigration database, falsifying information about hundreds of undocumented immigrants:   IMMIGRANT X DATA ENTRY Original post by ImmigrantX on Friday, August 9, 2013, Immigrant In the last month we managed to get a way into the hotlines of the immigration department where the public can inform on an … Continue reading Immigrant X Data Entry

Group Rooted in the Desert Looks Out for Migrants

By FERNANDA SANTOS, The New York Times Published: August 2, 2013 ARIVACA, Ariz. — Monsoon rains tinge the desert with deceptive hints of green at this time of the year, but migrants crossing illegally from Mexico continue to risk death from thirst and exposure in the blazing heat. A fortunate few who become lost might stumble … Continue reading Group Rooted in the Desert Looks Out for Migrants