Daily Dispatch 9/20/18

A sampling of today’s headlines on immigration, race, and related stories.

September 20, 2018


Evacuation and transfer of ICE detainees in Florence’s path dehumanizing treatment.

South Carolina investigating deaths of two women who in the back of a police van while being transported in the midst of hurricane Florence.

Related: builds between FEMA and DHS chiefs.

Island Nature:

A Tale of Two Hurricanes: 120 years of in Puerto Rico.

Ricardo Rossello, Governor of Puerto Rico, asks for , enumerates multiple errors in a State Department request to dismiss an Inter-American Commission on Human Rights investigation into  U.S. human rights violations in Puerto Rice.

Statehood for Puerto Rico is not only about realizing Puerto Rico’s full potential. It is about America living up to its most noble values by creating a more perfect Union.

One year later, the country reflects on , care, , , and in post-Maria Puerto Rico.

The Courts:

Jeff Sessions with judicial discretion altogether – that immigration judges can no longer dismiss or terminate cases unless directed to by DHS.

Sessions has also a case to himself to whether asylum seekers have the right to bond hearings or whether they should remain in detention while awaiting decisions.

29 immigration judges 72,000 cases in Los Angeles – but head of national association says more judges isn’t the answer.

For our legal nerds:

The Fool:

“It’s like perfect.” Trump’s from 9/11 memorial ceremony in Shanksville, PA? What a great wall!

They built this gorgeous wall where the plane went down in Pennsylvania, Shanksville. What they did is incredible. They have a series of walls, I’m saying, it’s like perfect. So, we are pushing very hard [for the border wall].

Building a is hard. “Who knew?”

Trump to do “very impressive” “things” on immigration in the next two weeks. White House official the “very impressive” “things” will be minor adjustments – “none of it will result in major changes.”

The Congress:

Congress Trump’s plan to withdraw from the Flores agreement in order to detain children indefinitely.

The Cops:

ICE sees 66% in noncriminal arrests in 2018.

193 Central American migrants yesterday in remote Arizona desert.

The States:

Arizona licenses for 13 Southwest Key shelters housing migrant children for failing to conduct background checks after sexual abuse charges.

Two Iowa murders the nativist motives behind conservative exploitative rhetoric.

California to street vending to protect undocumented immigrants from detention.

The People:

From NPR: .

Why Chris Richardson left a sweet life as US diplomat in Europe to an immigration lawyer in Tennessee.

Report that religious conservatives are more liberal on race and immigration than secular conservatives.

The Response:

“Dear White People” or “The Caucacity of Nope”: A journalist to University of Maryland’s “safe space for white students.”

genuine empathy… starts with a taste of what it is like to be constantly questioned, analyzed and made to feel like an “other.”


Quinnipiac shows 67% of Americans believe NFL players have the right to protest.

Nikes, Levis, Guns, Protests, and Corporate Persons – it’s – or is it just marketing?

Remember that pastor that cut up his Nike sweatband? This writer the white evangelical nationalism that conflates conservative politics, patriotism, and faith.


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