DOJ trying to speed up deportation process for criminal undocumented immigrants [ABC News - 30/3/17]
Falsely accused and facing deportation [NPR - 24/3/17]
Nicaraguan man hangs himself after 3 months in Southern California immigration detention centre [KTVN - 30/3/17]:
Authorities say a Nicaraguan man hanged himself in his cell after spending about three months in custody at a Southern California immigrant detention facility.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 32-year-old Osmar Epifanio Gonzalez-Gadba was taken to the hospital March 22 after he had hanged himself at a detention center in Adelanto.
He died six days later on Tuesday. ...
More than 200 Ghanaians and other African migrants transiting from Cuba to the USA are stranded at the Costa Rican-Nicaraguan border post of Penas Blancas, a statement from the Information Services Department (ISD) has said.
The statement, signed by the acting director the ISD, Elizabeth Essel, said it follows the adaptation of new immigration reforms by Cuban immigration authorities aimed at affecting the entry of African migrants especially Ghanaians and Nigerians from using Cuba as an entry point into the USA, Central America and other Caribbean countries. ... [Pulse.com - 25/3/17]
Mumia Abu-Jamal wins court battle to receive Hepatitis C treatment in prison [The Root - 31/3/17]:
Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal won a major victory in his lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections on Friday when a federal court ruled that he can begin receiving treatments for hepatitis C while in prison. ...
A disabled victim of trafficking has complained that she was forced into a waist restraint belt and dragged along “like a goat” when the Home Office tried to remove her from the UK on Saturday.
Lovelyn Edobor, from Nigeria, had been held at Yarls Wood immigration removal centre, Bedfordshire, for several months before the Home Office attempted to forcibly remove her from the UK.
The 49-year-old suffers from advanced osteoarthritis in both knees and chronic generalised arthritis, and uses a wheelchair. ... [The Guardian - 29/3/17]
Assange to be removed from Ecuador Embassy? [teleSUR - 29/3/17]
Journalists sue Trump over kill list designations [The Hill - 31/3/17]:
Two journalists are suing President Trump and other top U.S. officials, claiming that they are on the government's "kill list" of individuals targeted for drone strikes, Politico reported Thursday.
The journalists, former Al Jazeera Islamabad bureau chief Ahmad Zaidan and freelance journalist Bilal Kareem, say in the lawsuit that they were placed on the "kill list" by the Obama administration, a decision maintained by the Trump White House.
Kareem claims he has nearly died in five separate airstrikes over the year, while Zaidan, who has reported extensively on al Qaeda and interviewed the terrorist group's now-deceased leader, Osama bin Laden, multiple times, says he is on the "kill list" because he was improperly designated as a member of the group, as well as the Muslim Brotherhood. ...
I'm talking to you from Manus Prison.
Australia exiled me by force three years ago.
What is my crime?
I am a refugee who fled injustice, discrimination and persecution. I didn't leave my family by choice.
I would like to raise two questions. Why am I still here in this illegal prison after three years? And why hasn't the Australian government accepted the PNG Supreme Court decision?
Kurdish journalist, refugee and political prisoner of the Australian government and oppposition - Behrouz Boochani [ABC - 17/6/16]
Peter Greste says Julie Bishop’s death stare helped get him out of prison [Buzzfeed - 26/3/15]
Assisting an inauthentic opposition slide into government like a well oiled turd gives them a mandate to make things worse
Plibersek: People coming to Australia by boat should not expect to be accepted into our refugee & humanitarian intake ...
"tweeted" by @ABCNews24 [29/9/15]
Shorten: Offshore regional processing is an important part of defeating the crime gangs. ... @ABCNews24 [4/2/16]
Labor will be supporting this legislation because it is our policy. "Opposition" Leader, Bill Shorten speaking on the Migration Amendment (Regional Processing Arrangements) Bill 2015 [House of Representatives Hansard - 24/6/15]
Forbidden from challenging Australia's bipartisan anti-refugee policy AND attacks on the rule of law, ALP cheerleaders "Independent Australia" pit victims against each other. [RNZI - 10/1/17]:
Australia's Commonwealth Ombudsman has just released its report on part of its immigration policy, known as section 501, which allows the federal government to cancel non-citizen's visas in certain circumstances. ...
Rob Peihopa's family and New Zealand Greens question circumstances of his death in Villawood concentration camp [RNZI - 7/4/16]
Kurdish refugee dead on Christmas Island: Another victim of long term detention [Refugee Action Coalition, Sydney - 8/11/15]
No "they" won't. Australian satire died a long time ago Tom Ballard ---> "They'll even let you appear on government funded television with that stuff." [ABC - 5/6/09]:
The ABC has suspended the Chaser's War on Everything program for two weeks.
The suspension follows widespread criticism of a sketch that satirised the Make a Wish foundation which aired last Wednesday night.
In a statement, the ABC says the suspension will give the program time to complete a review of editorial approval processes.
ABC managing director Mark Scott made the decision following the controversy surrounding The Chaser's sketch, 'Make A Realistic Wish Foundation', that went to air on Wednesday night.
The Chaser later issued a statement on its website, saying the group does not agree with the ban but wanted to apologise for the sketch. ...
Australian actors silent on imprisoned refugee performer, as cynical, racist frauds at the pro-ALP MEAA exposed [RNZI - 22/2/17]
“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise.”
... The plight of the 30,000 “legacy” refugees is the direct responsibility of the previous Labor government, which was kept in office by the Greens from 2010 to 2013, as well as of the current Coalition government.
These asylum seekers were the last to land in Australia before the Labor government reopened the refugee prison camps on Nauru and Manus Island, Papua New Guinea in 2012, and declared that all future arrivals would be sent there.
In July 2013, the Labor government then shut the border permanently, saying no refugees who arrived by boat would ever to be permitted to settle in Australia.
The levels of stress on asylum seekers forced to live on bridging visas, constantly watched and hounded by immigration officials, have driven a number to suicide, including a 21-year-old Rohingya man who had fled Burma as an unaccompanied teenager and set himself on fire on the floor of a bank in Melbourne.
The Turnbull Coalition government is now preparing to take that inhumane policy to its ultimate conclusion of removing tens of thousands of refugees from the country.
Like the governments in the US, across Europe and around the world,
Australia is victimising some of the world’s most desperate and vulnerable people often driven to seek asylum as a result of criminal US-led interventions and wars. [WSWS - 31/3/17]
Australia's refugee concentration camps on Nauru and Manus Island were reopened by the ALP under the watchful guidance of the United States (i.e. Hillary Clinton's State Department) [Buzzfeed - 4/6/16]
1 April 2017