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Mexico's Dilemma: Tariffs or Impose Trump's Draconian Immigration Policies

Mexico’s Dilemma: Tariffs or Impose Trump’s Draconian Immigration Policies

June 28, 2019

The Trump administration is forcing Mexico to impose equally harsh immigration policies as Trump has been imposing on the US, which are actually illegal and endangering the lives of migrants and refugees from Central America, says Laura Carlsen

Trump's New Policies to Limit Asylum

Trump’s New Policies to Limit Asylum

May 12, 2019

Having failed to force the courts to bend to his will, Trump has now resorted to backdoor and covert measures outside of legislation to keep asylum seekers from crossing the border. We speak to Helena Olea of Alianza Americas about the new tactics

Asylum Seekers Face Illegal Deterrent Policies In Spite of Judge's Ruling

Asylum Seekers Face Illegal Deterrent Policies In Spite of Judge’s Ruling

April 11, 2019

With Trump promising to “go in a tougher direction” with his replacement for DHS head, what can Trump legally do to go in that direction in light of the recent ruling against his “wait in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers? We speak to Denise Bell of Amnesty International

Conflict on US-Mexico Border Intensifies, With No Clear Resolution Ahead

Conflict on US-Mexico Border Intensifies, With No Clear Resolution Ahead

December 4, 2018

Thousands of asylum seekers are camped out in Tijuana, Mexico, near US border, as thousands more are making their way north, caught between the closed US border and US policies that forced them to flee

Judge Overturns Trump's 'Catastrophic' Asylum Ban

Judge Overturns Trump’s ‘Catastrophic’ Asylum Ban

November 21, 2018

A federal judge ruled that Trump’s ban on asylum applications from those who do not enter the US at a legal port of entry is in complete contravention to US and international law. Angelo Guisado of the Center for Constitutional Rights outlines the practical and legal background of the decision

Trump Administration Sets the Lowest Refugee Intake Targets in US History

Trump Administration Sets the Lowest Refugee Intake Targets in US History

September 20, 2018

The U.S. is already doing far less for refugees than most developed nations and the latest reduction, from 45,000 to 30,000 refugees, does not even come close to reflecting the actual number who end up being admitted

The Real News on the Middle East

May 16, 2017
Documentary filmmaker Lia Tarachansky explains that the income garnishing measure targets African refugees and is intended to discourage asylum in Israel

2014 Winter Olympics

February 6, 2014
Slava Mogutin: Sochi Olympics can serve as a platform to challenge discrimination, violence and intimidation targeting Russia’s LGBTQ community

EU Panel Requests Testimony of NSA Whistleblower Snowden

January 13, 2014

John Weeks: European Parliament’s invitation for Snowden to testify highlights the impact he’s made unveiling the national surveillance state

Racism in Israel

October 19, 2013
About 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the migrants have faced intense persecution and have been branded as “infiltrators” by right-wing politicians and activists.