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Daily Bread for 9.8.21: Afghan Refugees More Sensible than Many Native-Born Americans

Good morning. Wednesday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 75. Sunrise is 6:28 AM and sunset 7:15 PM, for 12h 47m 32s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 2.6% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1966, the landmark American science fiction television series Star Trek premieres with its first-aired…

The Artists of Refugee Camps

?? Meet the filmmakers, illustrators, calligraphers, dancers, and dreamers of the Calais refugee camp, which housed more than 8,000 migrants attempting to enter the United Kingdom through France before it was closed in 2016. “The Beauty of a Stateless Mind” was directed by Lutia Swan-Hutton (https://www.lutiaswanhutton.com). It is part of The Atlantic Selects, an online…

Inside the Cell Where a Sick 16-Year-Old Boy Died in Border Patrol Care

Robert Moore, Susan Schmidt, and Maryam Jameel report Inside the Cell Where a Sick 16-Year-Old Boy Died in Border Patrol Care: Video obtained by ProPublica shows the Border Patrol held a sick teen in a concrete cell without proper medical attention and did not discover his body until his cellmate alerted guards. The video doesn’t…

‘Do Deportations Lower Crime? Not According to the Data’

Anna Flagg writes Do Deportations Lower Crime? Not According to the Data: In one of Donald J. Trump’s earliest moves as president, days after his inauguration, he revived the deportation program known as Secure Communities. Proponents argue that it helps prevent crime and also increases the police’s ability to solve crime through collaboration with federal…

Derechos de los Inmigrantes — Immigrants’ Rights

Posted originally on 7.14.19, now updated with additional information from the Spanish-language section linked below. Independientemente de su estatus migratorio, usted tiene derechos garantizados por la Constitución. Aprende más aquí sobre sus derechos como inmigrante y cómo expresarlos. …. Agentes policiales pregunta sobre mi estatus migratorio Cómo reducir el riesgo para usted mismo Mantener la…

‘This is what the love of God looks like’

Emily McFarlan Miller reports An entire Lutheran denomination has declared itself a ‘sanctuary church body,’ signaling support for immigrants: The action was part of a prayer vigil for migrant children and their families during the ELCA Churchwide Assembly this week at Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Center. It took place on the same day the Evangelical Lutheran Church…

Moral Monday at the Borderlands

From Facebook: Moral Monday at the Borderlands: Faith leaders, congressional leaders and people whose conscience compels them, come together to demand an end to child detention; that all refugees seeking asylum are granted due process; that that the 14th Amendment granting equal protection under the law for all persons is upheld; that human rights are…

‘Hungry, Scared and Sick’

Simon Romero, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Manny Fernandez, Daniel Borunda, Aaron Montes and Caitlin Dickerson report Hungry, Scared and Sick: Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex. (‘An out-of-the-way border station in the desert outside of El Paso has become the epicenter of outrage over the Trump administration’s policies on the southwest border‘): CLINT, Tex. —…