Migrants

02.07.2020

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

By Jhon Sánchez In 1772, James Somerset was a slave brought to England by his owner Charles Stewart. Somerset managed to escape but later was apprehended and put into custody. Based on the habeas corpus petition, Somerset asked for his freedom, arguing unlawful detention. The judge, Lord Mansfield, granted him… »

26.06.2020

Immigration: Roberts’ Emotion about DACA “Betrays” Trump

Immigration: Roberts’ Emotion about DACA “Betrays” Trump

“Since 2012, DACA recipients have enrolled in degree programs, embarked on careers, started businesses, purchased homes, and even married and had children, all in reliance on the DACA.” That’s how U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, explained the 5 to 4 decision which blocked Donald… »

10.06.2020

Giulia Cicoli of Still I Rise: “We are on the right side of history and keep going”

Giulia Cicoli of Still I Rise: “We are on the right side of history and keep going”

You have been on Samos for three years. How has the situation evolved since then? Sadly, the situation keeps getting worse. Since March 2016, when the deal with Turkey was struck, an increasing number of people have crossed the Aegean Sea and remained stuck on five Greek islands (Lesvos, Samos,… »

06.06.2020

Migrant Women Exploited by Those They Trust

Migrant Women Exploited by Those They Trust

Maliha Masud (25), was promised an affluent life and opportunities for higher education. A bright student studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, she wanted to complete her studies and become someone her parents would be proud of. She was promised an opportunity to get her Master’s degree from a good university… »

04.06.2020

A Letter from a Yale student to the Chinese American Community

A Letter from a Yale student to the Chinese American Community

To the Chinese American Community: My name is Eileen Huang, and I am a junior at Yale University studying English. I was asked to write a reflection, maybe even a poem, on Chinese American history after watching Asian Americans, the new documentary on PBS. However, I find it hard to… »

29.05.2020

Face 2 Face with Mike Ishii

Face 2 Face with Mike Ishii

On this show we are speaking with Mike Ishii from Tsuru for Solidarity, an Japanese-American organization that is fighting to close immigrant detention camps across the country. Mike invites everyone to participate in a two-day online event on June 6th & 7th: “Tsuru Rising! A Virtual Protest to Close the… »

20.05.2020

Tsuru for Solidarity Calls for Immediate Humanitarian Release of Immigrant Families and Children

Tsuru for Solidarity Calls for Immediate Humanitarian Release of Immigrant Families and Children

On Wednesday, May 20, US District Judge James Boasberg will have the opportunity to bring justice to thousands of families and children imprisoned in Family Residential Centers by granting their release in response to the lawsuit O.M.G. et. al. v. Wolf. These families, with minor children, continue to be held… »

15.05.2020

Work With Dignity, For Immediate Legislation.

Work With Dignity, For Immediate Legislation.

The current health crisis has demonstrated that healthcare is also affected by the crisis. Inequalities, violence and abuses are constantly growing, social policy is losing strength instead of gaining it. We forget the elderly because they “are no longer productive”. We only think about consuming and we think that our… »

14.05.2020

Face 2 Face with Lauren J Sharkey

Face 2 Face with Lauren J  Sharkey

On this show we speak with Lauren J. Sharkey, author of Inconvenient Daughter. As an immigrant from South Korea, adopted and brought here as a two-month old baby, she faced the classic stereotypes and discrimination. Lauren talks about the process of writing and publishing her first novel, which is coming… »

30.04.2020

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

“In an age of sometimes false, and often too much information, it is difficult for human rights organizations to decide how much time to devote to which of our world’s manifold problems,” writes Wolfgang Kaleck, ECCHR’s general secretary, in our 2019 Annual Report. Climate change and related environmental destruction… »

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