• Jailed asylum seekers in Louisiana report unlivable conditions in wake of Hurricane Laura

    Sep 04, 2020 07:25

    Incarcerated immigrants and their families and advocates have reported dangerous, unlivable conditions and haphazard evacuations at remote immigration jails in Louisiana, where Hurricane Laura caused widespread damage and power outages as it rampaged across the state recently.

  • US anti-immigrant policies are not only cruel, they also have an economic cost

    Aug 23, 2020 09:10

    US officials are threatening to furlough some 13,400 employees as early as August 30, after initially planning the measure for August 3. The furloughs would add to what was already a huge backlog in application processing, creating a disaster for tens of thousands of immigrant applicants. As many as 126,000 people already approved for citizenship may not be naturalized in time to register for the November elections.

  • Cuban asylum seeker describes vicious pepper spray attack on hunger strikers at ICE detention facility

    Jul 07, 2020 21:38

    More than 2,000 migrants and refugees in U.S. detention facilities have contracted Covid-19 as advocates demand their release. As of June 16, according to the Center for Migration Studies, at least 2,059 immigrants and refugees have contracted Covid-19 in U.S. detention facilities.

  • Trump’s immigration suspension doesn’t prevent unemployment or covid-19 spread

    May 06, 2020 11:29

    Despite Trump’s promises, this reduction of immigration will do nothing to slow the pandemic or to protect citizens’ jobs. Its only real effect will be to excite Trump’s base, disrupt the lives of tens of thousands of families, and expose the underlying hypocrisy of U.S. immigration policy.

  • How the far-right became Europe’s new normal

    Feb 07, 2020 17:50

    It was a scandal when a far-right party entered government two decades ago. Now it’s just routine. What happened? Twenty years ago, on Feb. 4, 2000, a shock wave reverberated from the heart of Europe: The far-right Freedom Party of Austria, founded in 1956 by National Socialist activists, entered government.

  • Time to change the refugee narrative?

    Dec 04, 2019 13:29

    As walls and fences go up, so do the dramatic increases in migrant deaths. The Associated Press reports that 56,800 people died or went missing crossing a border from 2014-18.

  • Asylum seekers are being misclassified under migrant protection protocols

    Dec 01, 2019 19:48

    The Trump administration has tailored existing asylum policy in a way that leaves many refugees who attempt to gain entry along the U.S./Mexico border without the ability to appeal if their asylum applications are denied, as they’re returned to Mexico with no future court dates and no way to enter the country to find an attorney.

  • The business of building walls

    Nov 15, 2019 06:45

    As Europe marked the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is tragic that so many new walls have been built across Europe to keep out the most vulnerable people on the planet.

  • The US will soon dump many asylum seekers in Guatemala

    Nov 11, 2019 16:01

    If forced by the United States to return to Guatemala, Central American asylum seekers will have little protection from misogynistic attacks. The Guatemalan government, in many cases, has been unable or unwilling to prosecute people accused of brutality against women.

  • Greater Mid East project of chaos: The management of savagery

    Nov 01, 2019 14:36

    The refugee crises coming out of the West Asia-North Africa region, generated by the forever wars of Washington and accompanying economic sanctions – or more accurately illegal unilateral coercive measures and economic terrorism – have consequently fueled xenophobia both in the US and abroad.