“ICE trained facility medical and detention staff in best practices for the care of transgender individuals; hired a dedicated Custody Resource Coordinator to ensure detainee access to care and services; and facilitated partnerships with local transgender organizations for peer support and other services and programming,” Bennett told The Daily Beast. Furthermore, under President Barack Obama, ICE issued a transgender care memorandum, outlining best practices for placement and care of transgender detainees. That memorandum, Bennett noted, remains in effect under President Trump. … [Read more...] about LGBT Migrants Fled Persecution Back Home. Then They Fled the Caravan.
A few dozen people, most of them Latino, stood in sweltering heat outside Marin Community Clinics recently to be tested. Some came with babies and children. Many of the medical workers spoke to residents in Spanish. Wearing protective gear, they held the hands of patients who felt anxious or scared. They danced and joked between patients to lighten the mood. … [Read more...] about Latinos make up 75% of coronavirus cases in largely white Marin County. Will new equity efforts help?
“The fact that the Mexican government diverted funding designated to address the economic push factors driving migration to the U.S. in favor of moving asylum-seekers away from Mexico’s northern to southern border, and to improve conditions in Mexico’s detention centers, is a clear sign of how the López Obrador administration has shifted its migration priorities in response to the demands of the Trump administration.” … [Read more...] about Mexico diverted money from development to contain migration
But shortly after López Obrador took office, President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz, longtime fan of 'The Princess Bride,' swipes at cast members' plans to reunite to raise money for Democrats Trump casts wide net in Labor Day press conference Biden vows to be 'strongest labor president you've ever had' MORE threatened to impose tariffs on all Mexican goods crossing the U.S.-Mexico border if the flow of migrants from Central America was not reduced. … [Read more...] about Mexico rerouted funds meant for regional development to migration containment: report
A Lingering Crisis With President George H.W. Bush’s defeat in the 1992 election, Barr left the crisis in the hands of the Clinton administration. Although President Bill Clinton had campaigned on closing Guantanamo Bay, the Haitian refugees were left in limbo until June 1993, when District Court Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. ruled that the indefinite detention of HIV-positive asylum seekers without medical care was a blatant violation of constitutional due process—and likened the facility that still held more than 200 HIV-positive Haitians to a concentration camp. … [Read more...] about William Barr, Trump’s Attorney General Nominee, Held Immigrants in ‘HIV Prison Camp’