“Every decision Mr. Wolf has made — from trying to punish Dreamers to targeting New Yorkers with an unlawful Trusted Traveler suspension, and everything in between — has been perpetrated by a man with no authority and no business sitting in the chair of the acting secretary of Homeland Security,” she added. “The Trump Administration’s continued efforts to violate the law and impose draconian orders through lapdog appointees should be immediately stopped and all decisions already executed should be immediately vacated." … [Read more...] about Judge blocks some asylum restrictions, rules Chad Wolf serving as DHS secretary likely unlawful
But in the rush to enter the United States in search of protection, LGBT migrants who enter the country illegally risk exposing themselves to different dangers—this time, in the country where they thought they would be safe. Physical and sexual violence against undocumented immigrants held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers is frighteningly common, according to Human Rights Watch, particularly for transgender detainees who are frequently not housed in sections corresponding to their gender identity. … [Read more...] about LGBT Migrants Fled Persecution Back Home. Then They Fled the Caravan.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffWhistleblower alleges top DHS officials sought to alter intelligence products to fit Trump's comments A socially and environmentally just way to fight climate change Why the race has become 'Trump the known' vs. 'Biden the unknown' MORE (D-Calif.) on Friday told Maher that his panel will move to expand an ongoing House probe beyond intelligence activities in Portland, Ore., to include claims of political interference and the politicization of intelligence raised Murphy’s complaint. … [Read more...] about Senate panel seeks documents in probe of DHS whistleblower complaint
On the National Register of Historic Places, what was known as the Babcock Building, with its famous raised cupola and 12-sided dome, became a notable part of Columbia’s downtown skyline after construction began in 1857. It closed in 1996 and has been a hallmark of the complex, in various stages of redevelopment for years. … [Read more...] about Authorities seek 6 seen near fire at historic SC structure
This latest book closes with "Society," just two essays. These pack a terrific punch, however, as they confront one of our moment's most pressing issues, namely, the untold millions of displaced people seeking asylum. The first offers an obituary, alert to the most telling details, for an African immigrant Erpenbeck came to know in the course of her research. The second, the book's closer, is a lecture delivered in 2018 in deepest Republican Oklahoma. There Erpenbeck has the temerity to affirm the humanity of contemporary refugees - in particular the families coming across the Rio Grande. Boldly citing Donald Trump's notorious obscenity concerning impoverished African countries, she insists, in a ringing if unprintable final line, that we all come from such downtrodden places. … [Read more...] about Book World: In ‘Not a Novel,’ Jenny Erpenbeck continues to evolve