Immigration

03.09.2017

The Democrat should Build a Human Shield to Protect the DREAMers

The Democrat should Build a Human Shield to Protect the DREAMers

In a few days, the Trump’s administration will announce whether it will choose to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which would put in jeopardy the future of thousands of undocumented immigrant youth. President Obama created DACA as an executive order to protect young adults who came… »

31.08.2017

World Relief Urges Swift Congressional Action to Protect Individuals with DACA Status

World Relief Urges Swift Congressional Action to Protect Individuals with DACA Status

Recent news reports suggest that President Trump is seriously considering the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which since 2012 has allowed approximately 800,000 young people who came to the United States as children to obtain employment authorization and a reprieve from the threat of deportation. »

05.08.2017

U.S. Justice Department to Cut Funds to Cities over Immigration Policies

U.S. Justice Department to Cut Funds to Cities over Immigration Policies

Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved Thursday to cut off federal aid to four cities accused by the Justice Department of failing to turn over jailed immigrants to federal immigration authorities. The move will deny funds from a program combating drug trafficking and gang violence to the cities of Baltimore, Maryland;… »

11.07.2017

Interview with Megan Alvarez, An attorney defending Immigrants Victims of Crimes in Indiana.

Interview with Megan Alvarez, An attorney defending Immigrants Victims of Crimes in Indiana.

By Jhon Sánchez Since meeting Megan back in McKinney law school, I’ve always seen her like one of my cousins —well, part of my family has the same last name as Megan’s: Alvarez. Even though we teased each other like many classmates do, Megan was very serious and efficient and… »

18.05.2017

Conversation with Maria Pabón on how President Trump Differs from Obama’s Immigration Policies

Conversation with Maria Pabón on how President Trump Differs from Obama’s Immigration Policies

By Jhon Sánchez It could have been me facing a deportation proceeding. During the time I applied for asylum, I had frequent nightmares where I heard my name ‘Jhon Sanchez,’ announced in a court; my wrists were shackled and I was brought to my country where soldiers tossed me in… »

25.02.2017

South Africa: Anti-immigrant protests erupt in Pretoria

South Africa: Anti-immigrant protests erupt in Pretoria

An anti-foreigner mob of about 1,000 people rampaged across South Africa’s capital city on Friday, assaulting and looting, in the latest dangerous escalation of tensions over immigration. The march nearly turned disastrous when the mob entered a Pretoria neighbourhood dominated by Somali and Nigerian migrants. Hundreds of foreigners confronted the mob,… »

25.02.2017

The U.S. Rejected Refugee Anne Frank—Let’s Not Make the Same Mistake Again

The U.S. Rejected Refugee Anne Frank—Let’s Not Make the Same Mistake Again

Anne Frank would be 87 years old had she not perished in Bergen-Belsen, a Nazi concentration camp in Germany. What words of wisdom might she offer the Trump administration as it crafts its latest iteration of its Muslim and refugee ban? Anne Frank is known for her famous diary, written… »

22.02.2017

London: Hundreds protest against immigration raids

London: Hundreds protest against immigration raids

On Saturday more than 500 people marched through Peckham, London with LGBT+ and migrant communities to protest immigration raids and mass deportations. The march was led by Peckham-based asylum seekers and featured speeches from South London migrant groups and local shop owners along the route. Last year’s Peckham Pride saw… »

30.01.2017

Behind the bipartisan wall

Behind the bipartisan wall

Extending the Wall separating the United States and Mexico: the Western press condemns it, leaving no ground for appeal. Manlio Dinucci on the other hand, recalls that far from resulting from a desire to protect and [erect barriers], it is the product of a policy to globalize [and dismantle barriers]. »

25.11.2016

A humanising perspective of immigration is possible… and urgent

A humanising perspective of immigration is possible… and urgent

This Friday Juana Pérez Montero, Pressenza editor and reporter, presented the following communication with the title “Immigration in the media from a perspective of peace and nonviolence”. It was presented during the VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence which took place in the autonomous city of Ceuta. Before… »

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