Immigration
Danish demolitions Danish activists protest ‘ghetto’ law that targets minorities

Residential area regulations that were approved in May 2018 are widely believed to be racially instigated, in a bid to structurally isolate ethnic minorities and immigrant Muslims

Right-wing Alejandro Giammattei wins Guatemalan presidential elections

With only 42% participation of the electorate, Giammattei pulled ahead of former first-lady Sandra Torres in the second round of presidential elections in Guatemala

Guatemalan peasant organizations strike ahead of the second round of elections

The strike was carried out to denounce the electoral fraud committed in the first round of general elections and to reject the immigration agreement signed by the national government with the US

Is helping struggling migrants a crime? US jury cannot decide

The proceedings against humanitarian aid activist Scott Warren temporarily concluded with the judge declaring a mistrial after the jury arrived at a hung verdict. Warren was arrested after helping two undocumented migrants who had just crossed the border

US strong-arms Mexico on immigration agreements

Trump threatened to impose tariffs on trade with its second largest trading partner to pressure Mexico to take measures against immigration

migrant carvan The sordid history of US intervention in Guatemala

The people of Guatemala and other Central American countries continue to be the primary victims of decades of disastrous US policy in the region

Social Democrat-led bloc wins power in Denmark

Mette Frederiksen, the leader of the Social Democrats is likely to form a minority government, seeking support from various parties on a issue basis. The Social Democrats supported welfare measures but have taken an anti-immigration line

New Mexico Emergency New Mexico city declares emergency over the arrival of asylum seekers

Deming is the third US city to declare an emergency over the arrival of asylum seekers from Central America in 2019.

Students protest Johns Hopkins University’s association with anti-refugee force

The Johns Hopkins University makes millions of dollars in contracts with law enforcement agencies, especially the notorious US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE has been in the forefront of the Trump administration’s crackdown on refugees

Trump appeals for border wall funding again in a prime time fear mongering speech

In a speech on the eve of his visit to the US-Mexico border, Trump cited slain Indian-origin police officer’s murder for his racist, anti-immigrant stance

EU leaders debate ways to strengthen crackdown on migrants fleeing conflict zones

While a proposal for drastically expanding the anti-immigrant force met with some resistance over concerns of national sovereignty, the idea of tasking north African countries with keeping people away was widely supported

Aquarius migrant rescue ship Revoking the registration of Mediterranean migrant rescue ship put thousands of lives in peril

The ship was leased by SOS Méditerranée and Médecins Sans Frontières and was instrumental in saving the lives of around 10,000 refugees stranded at sea

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