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Refugee diaries: 10 years in immigration detention in Australia

Sydney, Australia – With more than 7,000 men, women and children in migrant detention centres across Australia, the country has earned notoriety for its tough border protection policies, which have been condemned for breaching international human rights. Behind the barricades are refugees and migrants, who have fled from across the world in the hope of…

Ivanka Trump’s Appearance at CES Tech Show Draws Criticism

(LAS VEGAS) — The nation’s largest consumer electronics show on Tuesday hosted Ivanka Trump as a keynote speaker — a choice that drew scorn from many women in technology. The annual CES tech gathering in Las Vegas has long taken criticism over diversity issues. In recent years, the show’s organizer, the Consumer Technology Association, has…

Nancy Pelosi’s Impeachment Gamble

The House speaker’s decision to pause the process seemed a safe bet — until one potentially crucial witness made an announcement.Hosted by Michael Barbaro, produced by Luke Vander Ploeg, Clare Toeniskoetter and Alexandra Leigh Young, and edited by Paige Cowett, M.J. Davis Lin and Lisa TobinMore episodes ofThe DailyJan. 8, 2020, 6:00 a.m. ETListen and…

Pompeo Cancels Ukraine Trip Amid Protests at Embassy in Iraq

Politics|Pompeo Cancels Ukraine Trip Amid Protests at Embassy in IraqA meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine would have been the first for a top Trump official since the impeachment inquiry began.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, at Mar-a-Lago on Sunday with Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of…

Firm sues California over ban on private prisons

Dec. 30, 2019 at 9:57 pm Updated Dec. 31, 2019 at 7:34 am SAN DIEGO (AP) — A private prison firm that just won multibillion-dollar contracts to run federal immigration detention centers in California sued the state on Monday, claiming that a new ban on for-profit lockups in California is unconstitutional. The GEO Group, Inc.,…

3 key impeachment moments to watch today

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton provided a jolt to an otherwise weeks-long impeachment stalemate yesterday when he said he’d be willing to testify at the trial. But the stalemate continues and, at least at this point, Bolton is no cl…

A Church Nativity Scene Makes a Statement About Border Detentions

CUMC’s 2019 nativity display (all photos by Rev. Karen Clark Ristine unless otherwise noted)A United Methodist Church in Claremont, California has taken the advent season as an opportunity to raise awareness of a humanitarian crisis. Its nativity scene, inaugurated Saturday night, presents the figurines of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus in individual metal cages evoking…

Advocates Push for Release of Trans Man Detained By ICE

The Transgender Law Center renewed a push this week to get Chin Tsui released home for the holidays. December 18 2019 9:09 AM EST The Transgender Law Center renewed a push this week to get Chin Tsui, a transgender man detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, home for the holidays. The #BringChinHome hashtag has been…

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