Tag: Refugees

Trump's 'Unconstitutional' Immigration Ban Defies Moral, Legal Norms

The White House has ignored democratic norms in the implementation of its Muslim-focused immigration ban, including ignoring federal court orders and instructing federal agencies, such as U.S. Customs, not to speak with members of Congress. Attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia on Sunday condemned the executive…

Iraqi Refugee Kicked Off Flight After Speaking Arabic

By Frank Kineavy Khairuldeen Makhzoomi An Iraqi refugee is seeking an apology from Southwest Airlines after experiencing what he calls “Islamophobia” from the airline and its employees. On April 5 Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, a 26-year-old political science major at the University of California-Berkeley, had the opportunity to attend the World Affairs…

'Slave Trade' Video Game Sparks Backlash

By Sheryl Estrada (YouTube) We live in a world where an “educational” video game that depicts the 18th-century slave trade included a mini game, “Slave Tetris,” in which one had to stack Black slaves in a ship to win points, like Tetris the puzzle video game from the ’80s. Serious…

UN Pushes to Rename Central American Immigrants as 'Refugees'

By Julissa Catalan Officials with the United Nations are seeking to have immigrants from Central America who are fleeing to the U.S. be classified as refugees. Currently, the thousands of undocumented Central Americans who have recently flooded the U.S. border are ineligible for asylum. In order to stay, these immigrants…