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SOA Watch Convergence at the Border

Solidarity with Refugees from Deadly US Policies

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by Beth Harris

In collaboration with the arms industry, private security companies and paramilitaries throughout the world, the US government has created an unprecedented, expansive notion of sovereignty that erases borders to pave the way for corporate interests. At the same time, the US government militarizes and enforces borders to restrict the movement and resistance by those displaced by corporate economic interventions and the fear of being killed.

 

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SOA Watch Convergence at the Border

Solidarity with Refugees from Deadly US Policies

From the

by Beth Harris

In collaboration with the arms industry, private security companies and paramilitaries throughout the world, the US government has created an unprecedented, expansive notion of sovereignty that erases borders to pave the way for corporate interests. At the same time, the US government militarizes and enforces borders to restrict the movement and resistance by those displaced by corporate economic interventions and the fear of being killed.

 

Policing the Globe for Multinational Corporate Expansion

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Will the US Own Up to Its Role in Europe’s Refugee Crisis?

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By Ryan Harvey, Truthout

 


Migrants in an overcrowded raft are helped by resucers after a sea crossing, near dawn on the shore of the island of Lesbos, in Greece, March 20, 2016. Photo: Sergey Ponomarev, The New York Times.

 

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Blowback on the Border: The US’ Child Refugee Crisis

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by Laura Carlsen

Undocumented mother and child facing
Border Patrol on July 24, 2014 in Mission,
Texas.
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I Am Not an Aspiring Citizen

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by Aly Wane

As I write this, another Fourth of July is approaching, and I have been struggling with how I feel about the concept of citizenship. One of the strategies being adopted by the immigration reform movement is to rebrand undocumented immigrants as “aspiring Americans” and “aspiring citizens.” I certainly understand why this makes sense within the confines of DC politicking. For a long time, undocumented people have been portrayed as dangerous “illegals” whose criminality is inherent in their beings.

Counter the Anti-Immigration Protesters, Syracuse Should Welcome Refugees

Fri, Jul 18, 2014 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Corner of Court St. and Grant Blvd, Syracuse, NY

The federal government has requested to temporarily house in Syracuse the families from the Border Crisis, because it has run out of detention facilities.  There has been a national debate over this, with some communities welcoming these families, and some protesting their arrival. The communities of Murietta, California, and Oracle, Arizona are the latest to have held deeply anti-immigrant protests, some involving members of the Ku Klux Klan.

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The Undaunted Resistance

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by Aly Wane

As an undocumented migrant’s rights activist, I have been tempted to give up these past few weeks. The government shutdown paralyzed Congress once more and the important conversation this country needs to have about immigration reform was sidelined once again. More alarming, however, is the fact that the current immigration reform proposals are not justice-based proposals, but “solutions” which could entrench the real profit makers in the migration crisis: the prison and defense industries.

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The Hidden Perils of “Immigration Reform”

Perspectives on Immigration Reform

From the

by Aly Wane


Thousands rallied to call for comprehensive immigration

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On The Illusion of Security

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by Aly Wane

As I write this, it will have been a little over a year since I came out to my beloved community of Syracuse as an undocumented immigrant. I can honestly say that this was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Something shifted in me after that “coming out event.”  Paradoxically, I have been less afraid in the past year than I had been in a very long time. Before I made the decision to “come out,” I agonized about waiting until the right time to do it, hoping that there would be a perfectly “safe” moment to do so. There wasn’t. In the end: I had to take a leap of faith.

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Israel's African Refugee Dilemma

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by Emma Giloth and Alexandra Mandel

Editors’ note: This piece was originally published in September 2012 in Interaction’s Monthly Developments magazine.

The beaming smile on Sunday Dieng’s face disguises a lifetime of struggle living as a refugee. Yet the scars covering his arms reveal a darker past. When he came to Israel five years ago, Sunday thought he could put these hardships behind him, but he has only faced a new series of crises as he fights for his right to be recognized as a refugee.

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