News Round Up In-Brief
- After being confronted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, Erica Delgado, an unauthorized im/migrant living in Wyoming, set fire to her home, killing herself and her daughter. Friends commented that after her confrontation with ICE authorities, Delgado feared being separated from her daughter.
- Archeologists examine evidence of recent migration through Arizona deserts, specifically examining discarded trash and even human remains.
- The Occupied London blog reports that doctors in Greek public hospitals announced their decision to ignore the Ministry of Health’s directive and continue treating undocumented migrants.
- In her New York Times op-ed, Jacqueline Stevens discusses citizenship laws in the United States, noting that “citizens are created by politicians.”
- California Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget includes large funding cuts for safety net community clinics that see underserved populations like unauthorized im/migrants.
- On a conservative talk radio show, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach defended Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, which he helped draft.
- In Israel, arsonists set fire to a building that was occupied by im/migrant families. The incident occurred one day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to increase efforts to deter unauthorized im/migration via the country’s southern border with Egypt.
- The circumstances of an Indian man held in slave labor in Saudi Arabia have shed light on labor trafficking to Gulf states.
- A recent Canadian Federal Court case has sparked conversation about whether or not serious illness should be considered an obstacle for entry into Canada.
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