illegal-migrants

….Britain, 2017.

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Alabama immigration: crops rot as workers vanish to avoid crackdown | US news | The Guardian

georgia was just the start and now it’s gaining traction.

Brian Cash can put a figure to the cost of Alabama’s new immigration law: at least $100,000. That’s the value of the tomatoes he has personally ripening out in his fields and that are going unpicked because his Hispanic workforce vanished literally overnight.

For generations, Cash’s family have farmed 125 acres atop the Chandler mountain, a plateau in the north of the state about nine miles long and two miles wide. It’s perfect tomato-growing country – the soil is sandy and rich, and the elevation provides a breeze that keeps frost at bay and allows early planting.

For four months every year he employs almost exclusively Hispanic male workers to pick the harvest. This year he had 64 men out in the fields.
Then HB56 came into effect, the new law that makes it a crime not to carry valid immigration documents and forces the police to check on anyone they suspect may be in the country illegally.

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Italian reporter visits illegal African migrants at their camping place for a sympathy report, gets culturally enriched and runs away screaming on live TV. 

Now that’s going to make people wake up. 

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Cambodia’s female construction workers

Cambodia’s construction industry is booming, and high-rises are being built across the capital of Phnom Penh. With the city’s population doubling over the past four years, it has begun its transformation into a sprawling metropolis.

The industry employs a large number of migrant workers who flock to the capital in search of work.

Around a third of these workers are women, and photographer Charles Fox’s latest project documents them on the building sites.

Some of the women are just starting out, others hone skills learnt in the provinces, while others are from the masses of workers who returned from Thailand in 2014 after a crackdown on illegal migrant workers.

Many of these women have come to the capital with their family and friends, relocating to live and work on the building sites.

The sites can often be dangerous and female workers can receive lower wages than their male counterparts.

Despite this, the women of Cambodia’s construction industry are hard-working and driven, remaining resilient to the risks they face.

All photographs by Charles Fox.

Think About It

1) Trump’s deportation forces begin to round up illegal migrant farm workers.
2) Trump administration announces a federal crackdown on recreational marijuana use, even in states where it is legal.
3) Several Republican states announce plans to charge protesters with felonies, even if they are not personally involved in violence.
4) Totally not-racist Jeff Sessions signals an end to the phase out of for-profit prisons and a renewed emphasis on supporting them.
5) One of the things that for profit prisons do is provide free farm labor.

I’m sure that there is absolutely no possible correlation at all between these five items, right?

How do you have slavery and concentration camps in America, while still being able to go on the news and wink and say, “I don’t know what you’re talking about. We’re the land of the free. It’s outrageous for fake news to make these charges. These people are criminals.”?

anonymous asked:

What's the problem with people being citizens of the country they were born and raised in? I imagine it must contribute to a sense of alienation and of not being accepted in one's own country when that is not the case.

Short answer: Anchor babies and turning citizenship into nothing but physical location

Long answer: It creates another massive incentive to come here for illegal migrants. All they have to do is come and have a kid here, which will be a citizen and in turn make it near impossible for them to be removed from the country as the parents. It also removes any chance of the ‘refugees’ ever going home again when their family will be tied by citizenship to Germany shortly after (not like I had much hope of them remigrating to begin with). Basically look at what it did in the US, except worse. 

There is no rational reason to give citizenship automatically to children of non-citizens. Acquiring citizenship as is requires commitment and agency on the side of the immigrant, which promotes integration more than handing it out like candies. Also, by turning being German into a simple matter of physical location, it would be another big message to ethnic Germans that this is no longer their country, but rather belongs to anyone who comes here to claim a piece of it. 

It’s the epitome of everything wrong with migration policy. 

Some facts from novel about       Choe  Gu Sung
  • In the year 2046 North Korea was under the leadership of dictator Kim
  • Choe Gu-Sung from Phenian, North Korea
  • Gu-Sungs’s  mother was an actress
  • At seventeen, she gave birth to Choe and they moved in Sinŭiju
  • Their house was consisted of four earthen walls and windows from the old plastic and paper. They used a thin dirty blankets
  • When Choe was fifteen, his mother remarried. His stepfather was a Japanese who got citizenship in North Korea.
  • His stepfather was in the military

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If any country understands human mobility, it is Ecuador, because it itself has produced many people that have left and started to live in other countries and all these people also fall under the new Organic Law of Human Mobility, which establishes rights and obligations for migrants, immigrants, persons in transit, those who require international protection and victims of crimes of human trafficking and illegal migrant trafficking. People have the right to be treated with dignity, to have security, education, to work with dignity, to live with dignity, health. That is the meaning of not being illegal. You can’t penalize someone who is fleeing to save their life or for not having a passport. In Ecuador, there are no refugee camps, people are integrated. I met a group of Afro-Ecuadorean and Afro-Colombian women that had created an association and started their own business of selling textiles and clothes, and they were such a success that they were giving jobs to other Ecuadoreans. Those are the stories that move you.
—  Irene van Rij, head of UNHCR’s Field Office in Guayaquil, Ecuador

GREECE, Lesbos Island : A Syrian man kisses the ground moments after arriving on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey to Greece on August 14, 2015. Turkish efforts to stop traffickers from sending large “ghost ships” crammed with migrants towards Italy has sparked the surge in arrivals in Greece, the International Organization for Migration said on August 13. The migrants and refugees making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe are increasingly travelling the eastern route from Turkey to the Greek islands, which have seen more arrivals since the beginning of the year than long-time top destination Italy, according to UN figures. AFP PHOTO / ACHILLEAS ZAVALLIS                        

MALAYSIA, Langkawi : Illegal Bangladeshi migrants wait at the Police headquarters in Langkawi on May 11, 2015, after landing up on the Malaysian shores earlier in the day. Nearly 2,000 boat people from myanmar and Bangladesh have been rescued or swum to shore in Malaysia and Indonesia, authorities said, warning that still more desperate migrants could be in peril at sea.   AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA

Please, respect our traditions

Latinization of the US population in the long term will lead to national disintegration, or to the transformation of America into one of the Latin American countries with low quality of life.
Latinos who enter the US are often not familiar with the traditions of our country, don’t know our history, can’t quote a single line from the US Constitution. Most of them don’t even know our language. When these people come to the United States, they bring no money, they don’t invest in our economy. They have absolutely nothing to bring to America, only ​​traditions of their ancestors, alien to our nation. Unfortunately, most of today’s immigrants are not able and have no desire to respect American traditions.

No racism, just a cry from the depths

Denmark had only 11 asylum seekers arrive yesterday, thanks to border controls and new laws to make the country unattractive for illegal migrants.

Theirs is the only sane response to the migrant march into Europe.

this is the struggle.
  • being black: stereotyped as a gangster, most likely the next target of a police officer.
  • being muslim/middle eastern/arabic speaker: automatically a terrorist
  • being native: no rights what's so ever, invisible literally
  • being asian: stereotypes and lack of representation
  • being latino/spanish origins: labelled as "mexican" the synonym of illegal migrants
  • being a person of color in general: having to face oppression/adversity, being silenced. whatever we make is made fun of or stole from, but, hey, cultural approbation is not a thing supposedly. we can't even have a movement for ourselves. we can't celebrate our cultures and our uniqueness. we have to fit a mold of stereotypes. we are branded "liberals" wjen we only want to speak of anything that matters.
  • this is the struggle: we want to grow, but we are held back by chains. we want to speak, but we have dutch tape on our mouths. we want to be free and to obtain equity, but that's not a privilege we deserve.