SCOTUS decisions, immigration, and #BeckyWithTheBadGrades

SCOTUS decisions, immigration, and #BeckyWithTheBadGrades

The #SCOTUS deadlock on immigration case affects millions of unauthorized immigrants

— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 23, 2016

Immigration activist Josefina Mora: #SCOTUS DAPA decision "representsthe racism that this country was founded on"

— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) June 24, 2016

Today's front page…
TEARS FOR FEARS: SCOTUS immigration ruling puts millions in limbo

— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 24, 2016

SCOTUS decision is a massive blow to mediocre white people coasting on privilege

— (@Salon) June 24, 2016

SCOTUS shuts down the woman who said she got rejected from college because she's white #BeckyWithTheBadGrades

— NowThis(@nowthisnews) June 24, 2016

When you're accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression. #beckywiththebadgrades

— Brandon For Bernie (@brandon2479) June 24, 2016

I want #scotus ruling to lead to discussion of how white women benefit from "inclusion"intiativesAND white supremacy #beckywiththebadgrades

— OriginalRudeGyal(@Blackamazon) June 23, 2016

No human is illegal!

#deportation centers and #immigration is a global issue that needs more attention.

#deportation centers and #immigration is a global issue that needs more attention.

Fake housing crisis: From Bayview to Baltimore, public housing kept empty while thousands are un-housed

February 9, 2016

by Lisa ‘Tiny’ Gray-Garcia


Building after building, block after block from the Bayview to Baltimore and from Sunnydale to East Oakland, the last vestige of so-called public – that is, government owned – housing in the richest country in the world lie dormant. Boarded up, locked, gated and shut – each apartment equipped with two, three and four bedrooms, one or two bathrooms and full kitchens.


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U.S. Undermining Due Process Protections for Asylum Seekers

Even before the recent ICE raids on Central American families began last week, there were serious signs that the government was undermining due process and not providing asylum-seekers a meaningful opportunity to make their cases. Many of the violations were brought to the attention of the immigration agencies by the CARA Project and Human Rights First, through a formal letter to the Directors of USCIS and ICE, which called upon the Department of Homeland Security to halt the egregious due process violations taking place inside family detention centers in Texas and Pennsylvania.


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Court: Class Action Over Abusive Conditions in Tucson Detention Center Can Move Forward

A federal court in Tucson, Arizona held that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) must answer allegations of horrific conditions experienced by individuals in Tucson Sector detention facilities (a.k.a. “hieleras”) along the southern border. In decisions handed down on January 11, the court decided that the case, Doe V. Johnson, may proceed as a class action (i.e., the court “certified” the class) and rejected the government’s motion to dismiss. CBP had strenuously urged the court to dismiss the case even before plaintiffs had the chance to prove their claims.



“At a minimum, . . . ‘an individual detained under civil process – like an individual accused but not convicted of a crime – cannot be subjected to conditions that ‘amount to punishment.’”

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US government deporting Central American migrants to their deaths

Guardian investigation into consequences of Obama’s migration crackdown reveals US deportees have been murdered shortly after return to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, with study saying as many as 83 killed since 2014

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