There Is No ‘Border Crisis’

By Josue De Luna Navarro and Khury Petersen-Smith, In These Times. -

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) temporarily closed the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego on the morning of Nov. 19, 2018. With 100,000 people and 40,000 vehicles crossing each day, [...]

Changing The Border Narrative

By Jenn Budd, Medium. -

Much of the public discussion of our southern border today is one-sided. It is most often created by those with the most power and the loudest bullhorn; those in search of power, authority and [...]

The Border Patrol Is The Crisis

By Jenn Budd, Medium. -

It’s no surprise that there are claims of a new crisis on our border. A new year, a new administration, new policies in regard to who can cross and how they are processed will always bring a [...]

The Kafkaesque Imprisonment Of Assange Exposes US Myths

By Glenn Greenwald, Substack. -

Persecution is not typically doled out to those who recite mainstream pieties, or refrain from posing meaningful threats to those who wield institutional power, or obediently stay within the [...]

Selling Ourselves For Safety: A Look At The Migration Industrial Complex

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The climate crisis, wars, violent states and economic crashes are driving migration around the world and in this capitalist global environment, it is no surprise that a profiteering industrial [...]

ICE Raids, Asylum Seekers And The Othering Of People Of Color

By Preeti Vissa Kristipati, Greenlining.org -

Like many of you, I’ve watched the reports and rumors of expected ICE raids, images of adults and children in U.S. concentration camps and the attacks on asylum seekers with horror. The [...]

Armed Militia Detaining Asylum Seekers At Gunpoint Along US-Mexico Border

By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Niles NIemuth, Wsws.org -

Armed right-wing militias have been systematically detaining asylum-seekers at gunpoint along the US-Mexico border in operations that are apparently coordinated with the federal Customs and [...]

Another African Convicted In Another Racist, Chauvinist Western Court

By Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report. -

Last week a jury in Boston Federal Court convicted Rwandan asylum seeker Jean Leonard Teganya of fraud and perjury for lying on his immigration papers about his involvement in the 1994 Rwandan [...]

UK Judge Calls Assange “A Narcissist,” Sets Extradition Court Date

By Shafi Musaddique, The National. -

As news broke of plain-clothed officers arresting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday morning UK time, the world's media converged to Westminster Magistrates Court rapidly. While Mr [...]

What It’s Like To Be The Target Of Character Assassination

By Suzie Dawson, Endarken -

Suzie Dawson is a long time political activist who deserves our support. She is currently leading efforts to defend Julian Assange for his work as publisher of Wikileaks. See Unity4J at [...]

Trump Administration Is Allegedly Slowing The Asylum Process To Discourage Applicants

By Sophie Weiner, Splinternews.com -

Democrats called Murdock’s comments “disturbing,” especially since Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has often told asylum seekers to go through the process rather than [...]

Trump Administration To Immediately Deport New Central American Asylum Seekers To Mexico

The Trump administration announced a new policy that effectively guts the right of asylum for refugees from Central America. From now on, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin [...]

South Asian Asylum Seekers Find Healing And Hope After Sheridan Heartbreak

By Shannon Luders-Manuel, Lawatthemargins.com -

Navneet Kaur, from Salem, Ore., was part of a team of 56 to 60 drivers from the Post Detention Respite Network who waited in shifts outside the federal prison in Sheridan to pick up detainees [...]

Ecuador’s Government Cuts Off All Access To Julian Assange

By Mike Head, Wsws.org -

According to the Courage Foundation, which has campaigned against the persecution of Julian Assange, the Ecuadorian Embassy in London has forbidden access to all visitors to the WikiLeaks [...]

Julian Assange Warns That Ecuador Is Moving To End His Political Asylum

By Mike Head, Wsws.org -

Before being abruptly cut off by an Ecuadorian government lawyer during a court hearing on Monday, WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange accused that government of seeking to end his [...]

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