News Round Up In-Brief
- The “Undocubus,” a bus full of unauthorized im/migrants heading the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina, has started its multi-state journey. The bus will make stops in states that have passed anti-immigrant laws or stringent immigrant policing laws.
- Recent protests and firings of immigrant workers at Palermo’s Pizza factory show immigrant workers’ vulnerability, and highlight the power employers have in controlling workers’ organizing efforts in settings where unauthorized im/migrants are present.
- The Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as the 2010 healthcare reform law, has resulted in cutting aid that hospitals use to treat unauthorized im/migrants. These cuts have made hospitals concerned for how they will provide emergency care to unauthorized im/migrant patients.
- A recent New York Times news story highlights those who resisted Joe Arpaio’s “campaign of fear” targeting im/migrants.
- A new report from Rhode Island reveals numerous disadvantages children of im/migrant families experience. The report lists recommendations for improving outcomes of children in immigrant families, including providing health insurance to im/migrant children regardless of immigration status.
- Dream Activists, an organization led by undocumented students, is pressuring the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release low-priority detainees in Broward County, Florida. In Georgia, Dream Activists are also fighting for ICE and DHS to reconsider deporting 22-year-old Juan Carlos Guevara. Guevara was hit by a drunk driver in 2001 while driving home from his girlfriend’s house, and due to an ICE error, was deported to Mexico. When ICE officials realized the error, they returned Juan Carlos to the US to initiate proper deportation proceedings.
- An Olympic athlete was removed from her team after posting a Twitter comment about African im/migrants in Greece. The Olympic Committee found the disparaging comment to violate the principles of Olympism.
- Canadian liberal politicians request that conservatives reverse funding cuts to refugee health programs. Conservatives argue that liberals are allowing “illegal immigrants and bogus asylum seekers” to abuse the Canadian health system.
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