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Abused Asylum-Seekers Launch Legal Battle Against ICE and its “Concentration Camp” Prisons

    Abused Asylum-Seekers Launch Legal Battle Against  ICE and its “Concentration Camp” Prisons

ADELANTO, CALIFORNIA – A group of refugees from Central America, who faced beatings and abuse while detained at a California detention center last year, are pursuing legal action in hopes of drawing attention to the systematic abuse of migrants who are being confined in a growing network of concentration camp-style facilities across the United States.…

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White House Will Miss Court-Mandated Deadline to Reunite Migrant Families

    White House Will Miss Court-Mandated Deadline to Reunite Migrant Families

As was widely expected after a judge ruled last month that the Trump Administration would have 30 days to reunite families separated at the border, the US government is struggling to meet the deadline, with Reuters reporting that only half of the detained children under age 5 will be back with their parents by a court-ordered deadline of Tuesday,…

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The Trump Administration was Just Ordered to End Indefinite Detention of Asylum Seekers

    The Trump Administration was Just Ordered to End Indefinite Detention of Asylum Seekers

Immigrant rights advocates on Tuesday applauded a federal judge’s ruling that the Trump administration cannot detain asylum seekers who are awaiting immigration hearings—a practice that breaks the government’s own policies as well as international law. Today’s ruling means the Trump administration cannot use indefinite detention as a weapon to punish and deter asylum seekers. It…

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“Families Belong Together” Marchers Target Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” but Mum on Obama’s Deportations

    “Families Belong Together” Marchers Target Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” but Mum on Obama’s Deportations

MINNEAPOLIS — Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday in cities across the United States and around the world to march against the Trump administration’s implementation of its “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which has led to the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents. Organized by MoveOn.org, more than…

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The US Ruined Their Countries, Now Trump Calls Them “Animals” and Sends Them Back

  The US Ruined Their Countries, Now Trump Calls Them “Animals” and Sends Them Back

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — Late on the evening of June 28, 2009, two days before voters were scheduled to go to the polls to vote on a referendum amending the Honduran Constitution, army officers forced President Manuel Zelaya — wearing only his pajamas and slippers — to board a military airplane for Costa Rica. Three months…

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When is a “Retreat” Really an Attack? Trump’s Decree Hides Devil’s Horns Under Angel’s Wings

  When is a “Retreat” Really an Attack? Trump’s Decree Hides Devil’s Horns Under Angel’s Wings

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order reuniting families who were being separated at the border is hardly what it’s cracked up to be. Advocates are warning that although it may free young children from their steel wire cages and allow them to rejoin their parents, it could also see their basic protections be…

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Scientific Study Finds Asylum Seekers Are Actually Boosting Europe’s Economy

  Scientific Study Finds Asylum Seekers Are Actually Boosting Europe’s Economy

Asylum seekers moving to Europe have raised their adopted nations’ economic output, lowered unemployment and not placed a burden on public finances, scientists said on Wednesday, reports the Thomson Reuters Foundation. An analysis of economic and migration data for the last three decades found asylum seekers added to gross domestic products and boosted net tax revenues by as much…

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Trump Hypes ‘Caravans’ of Asylum-Seekers as Pretext to Militarize US Border

  Trump Hypes ‘Caravans’ of Asylum-Seekers as Pretext to Militarize US Border

WASHINGTON – After stirring concerns about “caravans” of Central American asylum seekers heading to the United States, President Donald Trump announced during a press conference Tuesday that he would deploy the National Guard to the U.S.’ southern border to strengthen its protection. “Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be…

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What’s Behind the Central American Refugee Caravan Heading to the US Border?

  What’s Behind the Central American Refugee Caravan Heading to the US Border?

On Saturday, March 31, President Donald Trump angrily tweeted that the Mexican government is laughing at the United States by doing nothing to stop Central American migrants from crossing Mexican territory to get to the U.S. He stated that this puts an end to all efforts to find a solution for DACA beneficiaries in the U.S. He…

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Israel Gives Ultimatum to African Asylum Seekers: Cash or Life in Prison

  Israel Gives Ultimatum to African Asylum Seekers: Cash or Life in Prison

HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) — Thousands of African asylum seekers on Wednesday protested outside the Rwandan Embassy in Israel, calling on the African country not to cooperate with an Israeli plan to deport them. Israel has given thousands of migrants in the country until April 1 to accept an offer to leave for an unnamed African…

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