Immigrants and refugees
By Kevin Mitchell, 28 May 2018
Officials insisted that they were not “legally responsible” for the missing children.
By Eric London, 25 May 2018
An ACLU report details widespread rape, beatings and neglect by prison guards in America’s immigration jails.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 23 May 2018
The White House press release continues the administration’s policy of dehumanizing immigrants.
By Alec Andersen, 22 May 2018
The incident comes as the Trump administration is actively encouraging right wing and fascistic elements, repeatedly referring to immigrants from Latin America as animals, rapists and smugglers.
By Athiyan Silva, 21 May 2018
WSWS reporters visited camps in Paris where 3,000 refugees, mostly youth born after the 1991 Iraq war, live in inhuman conditions.
By John Vassilopoulos, 19 May 2018
Syriza and its government coalition partners have become the EU’s jailor, presiding over what are essentially concentration camps.
By Mike Head and James Cogan, 19 May 2018
The Coalition government has moved to make it even more difficult to prove “unqualified allegiance” to Australia
By Bill Van Auken, 18 May 2018
A savage new immigration policy will result in tens of thousands of children being separated from their parents and sent to detention centers.
By Trévon Austin, 16 May 2018
For the last 20 years, the agency has consistently underreported the number of people who die attempting to cross the US-Mexico border.
Kevin Mitchell—SEP candidate for House of Representatives (51st District and California), 15 May 2018
This statement was released by Kevin Mitchell in response to the May 8th raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement that led to the arrest of Alberto Alonzo Hernandez in National City, California.
By Ulrich Rippert, 11 May 2018
The night-time raid last week by hundreds of police on a refugee camp in Ellwangen was a deliberate state provocation aimed at intimidating anyone who dares to oppose the aggressive and often illegal deportation measures of the German state.
By Kevin Martinez and Genevieve Leigh, 9 May 2018
A San Diego immigrant was forcibly detained by armed ICE officials after they broke into his home Tuesday afternoon as his five children looked on.
By Christoph Vandreier, 9 May 2018
The brutal police assault on a refugee camp in Ellwangen in the German state of Baden-Württemberg marks a step in the direction of a police state and undermines core democratic rights.
By Patrick Martin, 8 May 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new initiative to prosecute everyone detained as an illegal border crosser and to separate children from their parents.
By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 4 May 2018
Germany’s grand coalition of conservative parties and the Social Democratic Party is intent on stepping up the deportation of refugees and extending the country’s system of deportation centres.
In barbaric treatment of Central American refugees
By Eric London, 3 May 2018
The decision to block nearly 200 Central American immigrants from applying for asylum marks a turning point in the attack on democratic rights.
On the spot coverage from Tijuana refugee camp
By Kevin Martinez and Clodomiro Puentes, 3 May 2018
The 200 refugees have been held up in a makeshift camp in Tijuana on the Mexican side of the US border
By Genevieve Leigh, 2 May 2018
The delay in processing the immigrants is a flagrant violation of international laws and conventions guaranteeing the right to political asylum.
Amidst complete silence from Democrats
By Genevieve Leigh, 1 May 2018
In defiance of international law, the Trump administration has turned away hundreds of Central American refugees at the US Mexico border in South San Diego, California.
By Thomas Scripps, 1 May 2018
The “hostile environment” at the Home Office was never previously challenged by its belated critics.
By Athiyan Silva, 1 May 2018
The neo-fascist National Front voted for provisions of the bill, marking the first time a French government has passed legislative measures with FN support.
By Eric London, 30 April 2018
The administration responded to the arrival of the asylum seekers with threats of prosecution and indefinite detention.
By Mike Head, 30 April 2018
The court’s decision will help the Liberal-National Coalition government speed up the return of thousands of asylum seekers to the countries they fled.
By Will Morrow, 26 April 2018
Hawaii is challenging Trump's travel ban, which bars citizens of Somalia, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Syria, North Korea and many Venezuelans from traveling to the United States.
By Kevin Martinez, 26 April 2018
Besides separating children from their parents, the Trump administration has begun deporting immigrants married to US citizens.
By Martin Kreickenbaum, 26 April 2018
An incident hyped by the right-wing Bild tabloid as a “major corruption scandal” turns out on closer inspection to be nothing of the sort.
By Genevieve Leigh, 25 April 2018
Lonnie Swartz was found not guilty of second-degree murder for the slaying of an unarmed Mexican teenager through the border fence in 2012.
By Max Newman, 25 April 2018
New migrants now have to pay more than double to bring family members to Australia.
By Shelley Connor, 23 April 2018
The database found a rate of 4 evictions per minute, underscoring the heightening housing crisis in the United States.
By Kevin Martinez, 19 April 2018
In a five to four vote, the court ruled that statutory language passed with overwhelming Democratic and Republican support was unconstitutionally vague.
By Alec Anderson, 16 April 2018
4,000 National Guard soldiers are being deployed as the Trump administration is reforming the immigration court system to speed up deportations.
Statement of Socialist Equality Party Senate and Congressional candidates
By David Moore and Kevin Mitchell, 12 April 2018
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown announced he was sending 400 guardsmen to support Trump’s anti-immigrant militarization of the border.
By Max Newman, 11 April 2018
As of this month, over 12,000 refugees are at risk of being left destitute and forced to return to the countries they fled.
By Eric London, 7 April 2018
A memo published late Friday calls for the allocation of “all legally available resources to construct, operate, control, or modify… facilities to detain aliens.”
By Max Newman and Mike Head, 6 April 2018
Home Affairs Minister Dutton insists white farmers deserve “special attention” for humanitarian visas.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Norisa Diaz, 5 April 2018
The troop mobilization is the latest measure in an escalating assault on immigrants and democratic rights.
By Eric London, 4 April 2018
The deployment of the military on US soil to arrest or deter immigrants raises the specter of martial law and violates the basic democratic principle of posse comitatus.
By Josh Varlin, 3 April 2018
Some 40 immigrants are publicly taking sanctuary in US churches to avoid deportation, and no doubt many more are doing so in secret.
By Kevin Martinez, 2 April 2018
The White House’s ending of Deferred Enforced Departure will affect 4,000 Liberians who have lived in the US for nearly two decades.
By Eric London, 31 March 2018
Amongst other measures, the Trump administration plans to block immigrants who have used social programs from receiving legal status.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 31 March 2018
Ricardo Rodriguez, wrongfully convicted for the 1995 murder of a homeless man, was finally freed after 20 years behind bars, only to be immediately taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 29 March 2018
A report in the Intercept documents the extensive use of data derived from social media to pursue immigrants.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 29 March 2018
Given its virulent anti-immigration bigotry, the attempt by the administration to frame this move as a simple matter of common sense or voting rights, is preposterous.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Norisa Diaz, 26 March 2018
Around 80 immigrant men have been subjected to horrific physical abuses, alleged hate crimes, and sexual abuse, according to a report recently cited by the Intercept.
By Patrick Martin, 20 March 2018
The action is only the latest betrayal of immigrants by the capitalist politicians who pretend to sympathize with them.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 16 March 2018
The tragic deaths of Santo Hilario Garcia and Marcelina Garcia Profecto are the outcome of the Trump administration’s immigration policy in action.
By Max Newman, 15 March 2018
People in a Queensland rural town are outraged at the pre-dawn Australian Border Force raid to seize and imprison a local family.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 14 March 2018
Trump’s first visit to California as president sparked protests and came in the context of an intensification of the anti-immigrant policies of the administration.
“On top of taking my family, they are branded as criminals”
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan and Clodomiro Puentes, 10 March 2018
Perla Morales Luna had stepped out with her three daughters to pay their rent last weekend when she was suddenly grabbed and dragged away by federal agents.
By Jean Shaoul, 9 March 2018
Netanyahu announced that Israel is seeking to expel at least 600 Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers each month, a total of 7,200 a year, and 20,000 by 2020.
By Patrick Martin, 8 March 2018
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions travelled to Sacramento to deliver a vitriolic attack on immigrants.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 7 March 2018
The Department of Homeland Security is using a legal pretext to separate children from their parents so the parents can be jailed.
By Dan Conway, 6 March 2018
By all indications, the only crime committed by the two homeless parents was raising their children while extremely poor.
Davino Watson, US citizen wrongfully detained by ICE, calls for the defense of immigrants facing deportation
By Nick Barrickman, 5 March 2018
Watson, a naturalized US citizen, was detained by ICE agents in 2008 after having been arrested for a minor offense.
By Jason Melanovski, 3 March 2018
Several dozen students across the US have been swept up in a hysterical law and order crackdown since the Parkland school shooting.
By Alec Andersen, 1 March 2018
Since Sunday, dozens of ICE agents have conducted broad sweeps of immigrant communities, knocking on doors and arresting those who were unable to produce proper immigration documents.
By Eric London, 28 February 2018
The decision sets up the pseudo-legal framework for the expansion of immigrant internment camps.
By Eric London, 27 February 2018
The Democratic Party is allowing immigration officials to round up hundreds of thousands of people while focusing all its energy on its anti-Russia campaign.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 26 February 2018
Anticipating protests, the White House declared that the change in the mission statement did not originate from the President.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 23 February 2018
The US Border Patrol has been given full authority to push the margins of the Fourth Amendment, carrying out warrantless searches and seizures far beyond the borders.
By Max Newman, 22 February 2018
Thangalingam is a victim of anti-refugee and geo-strategic policies pursued by successive Australian governments.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 21 February 2018
The systematic separating of children of undocumented immigrants from their parents is part of a conscious policy to “discourage border crossings.”
By Evan Blake, 19 February 2018
The raids across seven counties are meant to instill fear within immigrant communities and stifle opposition to the fascistic policies of the Trump administration.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 17 February 2018
According to the medical journal Frontiers in Pediatrics, fear of deportation causes large scale socio-psychological trauma among immigrant children.
“This is a national health emergency”
By our reporters, 17 February 2018
Fradkin authored an article in the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics titled “Fear of massive deportations in the United States: Social implications on deprived pediatric communities.”
By Tim Avery, 17 February 2018
Federal courts temporarily stayed deportations for ethnic Chinese Christians who face discrimination and persecution in Indonesia.
By Eric London, 16 February 2018
The entire framework of the immigration debate has a right-wing, anti-democratic character.
By Daniel de Vries, 16 February 2018
Ravi Ragbir, the executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition, is one of several prominent activists snatched up by ICE amid an expanding wave of detentions and deportations.
By Eric London, 15 February 2018
The framework of the immigration debate is far to the right of any public discussion on the subject since Congress imposed racial quotas in the 1920s.
By Steve James, 14 February 2018
Invited to speak at the University of the West of England, Rees-Mogg faced a small protest—the fallout from which has placed the spotlight on his following among fascists.
By Eric London, 13 February 2018
Immigrants could wish for no worse group of people to determine their fates than a Congress controlled by the corporations and the military-intelligence agencies.
By our reporter, 13 February 2018
The unprecedented arrest of Omer Abdelmaed, who escaped torture in Sudan, is a dangerous sign that immigration police are operating as an extra-legal force.
By Eric London, 12 February 2018
In recent weeks, immigration agents and police have waged war in working class neighborhoods across America, tearing immigrants from their families and friends.
By Max Newman, 12 February 2018
A recently-published secret cabinet submission proves that the Coalition government formally asked the spy agency to stall security clearances for officially-recognised refugees.
By Eric London, 10 February 2018
The Democratic Party provided the necessary votes to allocate $1.4 trillion for the military.
By Anthony del Olmo, 9 February 2018
The International Youth and Students for Social Equality has held meetings on the defense of immigrants at several US universities.
By Josh Varlin, 8 February 2018
The bipartisan budget plan demonstrates that both big business parties agree on military escalation and further attacks on immigrants' rights.
By Eric London, 7 February 2018
The climate in Washington ahead of Thursday’s budget deadline gives a sense of the right-wing framework of whatever immigration agreement the Democrats and Republicans make.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 7 February 2018
The scope of the administration’s brutal immigration policies continues to widen as stay orders become increasingly out of reach for blue and white collar workers.
By Robert Stevens, 7 February 2018
Osborne’s radicalisation ended with him establishing connections to fascist groups, but it was prepared by a more general climate of political reaction.
Before budget deadline Thursday, Senate Democrats and Republicans prepare reactionary “border security” bill
By Patrick Martin, 6 February 2018
A new federal shutdown could begin Thursday midnight, with further deadlines looming on the debt ceiling and the expiration of DACA protection for young immigrants.
By Evan Blake, 5 February 2018
The wide scale of the workplace raids could signal the start of an anticipated crackdown across the entire region, threatening over 1,500 with arrest and deportation.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 2 February 2018
The US Border Patrol emphasized the DACA status of two young men arrested over recent incidents in the San Diego area.
By Jean Shaoul, 1 February 2018
Israel has a less than one percent success rate for asylum seekers, far below that of European Union countries.
By Eric London, 30 January 2018
The proposal will cut legal immigration by 22 million over several decades while providing the weakest protections for DACA recipients.
the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 27 January 2018
The ongoing negotiations in Washington over DACA and TPS prove that the defense of immigrants requires a break with the Democrats and a turn to the working class.
By Niles Niemuth, 26 January 2018
The Democrats have used the plight of the DACA recipients to pose as defenders of immigrants while shifting ever closer to the Trump administration’s racist immigration policies.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 26 January 2018
The prosecutions come in the immediate aftermath of a report by the group detailing the Border Patrol’s destruction of water jugs left for immigrants in the desert.
By Max Newman, 26 January 2018
Local residents were concerned because sewage was flowing from the unfinished detention camps into their houses.
By Will Morrow, 25 January 2018
Ded Rranxburgaj has taken refuge in a Detroit church in a desperate effort to prevent his deportation scheduled for today.
By Will Morrow, 24 January 2018
The arrest is a blatant act of retaliation against No More Deaths, coming a few hours after it released footage of agents sabotaging humanitarian water supplies.
By Eric London, 24 January 2018
The spineless character of the Democrats’ supposed defense of immigrant youth stands in stark contrast to the party’s furious efforts to prosecute the anti-Russia campaign.
By Will Morrow, 23 January 2018
The attacks are part of a broader escalation of Trump’s anti-immigrant crackdown on immigrants and undocumented workers across the country.
By Will Morrow, 20 January 2018
The actions of border agents are the logical outcome of the bipartisan policy to deter immigrants from reaching the United States.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 January 2018
Plans have been revealed to pour immigration agents from all over the country into Northern California cities to round up at least 1,500 undocumented immigrants.
By Athiyan Silva, 19 January 2018
The bill represents a drastic assault on the right to asylum, effectively handing police authorities the power to deport refugees without any serious hearing whatsoever.
By Kathleen Martin, 17 January 2018
Jorge Garcia, a resident of metro Detroit for three decades, was deported to Mexico by ICE agents on Martin Luther King Day on the orders of federal immigration officials.
By Tom Peters, 17 January 2018
New Zealanders who have spent most of their lives in Australia are being detained and expelled for minor offences or on “character” grounds.
By Niles Niemuth and Barry Grey, 15 January 2018
Trump has responded to the Democrats’ mixture of servility and phony outrage by doubling down on his demands for curbs on immigration.
By James Cogan, 13 January 2018
Officials of the Trump administration have been left to make desperate attempts to contain the diplomatic fallout.