Immigration
From fields to supermarkets, solidarity with laborers on strike

On May 21, migrant agricultural workers across Italy are set to strike in protest over the new immigration rules announced by the government. These rules – offering only six month permits for workers in limited sectors – fall far short of what has been demanded

ICRC urges Mexico and Central American countries to protect migrants against COVID-19

The ICRC highlighted that migrants are more vulnerable to coronavirus due to lack of access to healthcare and conditions for isolation and hygiene measures

A new Honduran migrant caravan leaves for the US

Thousands of Hondurans, every year, set off for the US on a perilous journey in order to escape violence, poverty and lack of opportunities and in search of better livelihoods

US aid worker, Scott Warren, acquitted by federal jury

Scott Warren of No More Deaths, was charged of “harboring” two undocumented immigrants by federal prosecutors for offering them humanitarian aid

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.

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