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Sharp Increase in Criminalizing Kindness to Asylum Seekers

Hundreds of Europeans have been arrested and investigated for demonstrating human kindness and “solidarity” with refugees and asylum seekers over the past five years, with cases rising sharply over the last 18 months. 120 more words


Whistleblower Exposes ICE Torture of Thousands of Gay, Trans, and Disabled Immigrants

Ellen Gallagher, a Homeland Security adviser turned whistleblower, exposed what she knew about the torture of more than 8,000 immigrants by the US government with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). 168 more words

Human Rights

No Friend But the Mountains

Memoir of an asylum seeker in indefinite detention

I borrowed a copy of this book from a colleague. We had a bit of an office book club, and this was one our… 907 more words


Holland: Justice minister quits after appearing to minimise serious crimes by asylum seekers.

A Dutch junior justice minister has quit after his department came under fire for appearing to minimize statistics about criminality among asylum seekers.

Migration minister Mark Harbers resigned on Tuesday in a bad blow to the government just ahead of European elections. 148 more words

DHS: Around 6,000 asylum-seekers have been returned to Mexico to await immigration hearings

5/21/2019 – CNN

By Priscilla Alvarez

The US has returned around 6,000 asylum seekers to Mexico while they await their immigration proceedings, the Department of Homeland Security told CNN on Tuesday.  31 more words

Migration And Migrants

5th Migrant Child Dies After US Border Patrol Detention

A 16-year-old boy from Guatemala died in US government custody on Monday. The boy had been held by immigration authorities for six days, twice as long as the law generally permits. 312 more words

Human Rights

Racist Border Patrol Agent Attacked Migrant With Truck

US Border Patrol agent, Matthew Bowen, 39, is charged with striking a Guatemalan man with his Border Patrol truck on December 3, 2017, and lying about the attack. 190 more words

Human Rights