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Why New Zealand Is Furious About Australia’s Deportation Policy - The New York Times
The cancellation of Australian visas on the grounds of “character” has soared since December 2014, when the government amended its immigration law. Last year, more than half of those visas belonged to New Zealanders, almost 1,300 of whom have been deported since January 2015. They are now the largest group in Australia’s immigration detention centers, whereas before the legal changes New Zealanders were not even in the top 10.
immigration  migration  xenophobia  internationalrelations  Australia  NewZealand  NYTimes  2018 
yesterday by inspiral
How WhatsApp Pushes Mobs to Murder in India - The New York Times
In India, false rumors about child kidnappers have gone viral on WhatsApp, prompting fearful mobs to kill two dozen innocent people since April.
photo-video  nytimes  photo-story  video_story  story 
yesterday by reginajmc
‘They Were Abusing Us the Whole Way’: A Tough Path for Gay and Trans Migrants
Violence and persecution in Central America had brought many transgender women such as Ms. Quintanilla to this crossroads, along with countless other L.G.B.T. migrants. They are desperate to escape an unstable region where they are distinct targets.
While the Trump administration has tightened regulations on asylum qualifications related to gang violence and domestic abuse, migrants still can request asylum on the basis of persecution for their L.G.B.T. identity. But their chances of success are far from certain, and the journey to even reach the American border is especially risky for L.G.B.T. migrants.

Trans women in particular encounter persistent abuse and harassment in Mexico at the hands of drug traffickers, rogue immigration agents and other migrants, according to lawyers and activists. Once they reach the United States, they regularly face hardship, as well.
Warnings about trans migrants being neglected and abused in United States custody have amplified fears for Ms. Quintanilla and other trans migrants. A 2016 report by Human Rights Watch detailed pervasive sexual harassment and assault at detention facilities, based on interviews with dozens of transgender women.
Immigrants  Refugees  Central  America  Mexico  US  Immigration  Queer  NYTimes 
3 days ago by dbourn
12 Russian Agents Indicted in Mueller Investigation - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election issued an indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton presidential campaign. The indictment came only three days before President Trump was planning to meet with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Helsinki, Finland.
The 29-page indictment is the most detailed accusation by the American government to date of the Russian government’s interference in the 2016 election, and it includes a litany of brazen Russian subterfuge operations meant to foment chaos in the months before Election Day.
crime  DOJ  gov2.0  legal  mueller  politics  russia  special_counsel  trump  nytimes 
6 days ago by rgl7194
Opinion | Boris Johnson Has Ruined Britain - The New York Times
“He knows that the verdict of history is about to come down on him — and bury him.”
BorisJohnson  politics  Brexit  profile  review  critique  UK  NYTimes  2018 
8 days ago by inspiral
Report Blasts Georgia Solitary Confinement as 'Draconian' - The New York Times
Georgia's most restrictive solitary confinement facility deprives prisoners of basic human needs and risks causing them psychological harm, according to an expert report filed in federal court.
prison-abuse  2018  prisons  schr  nytimes  georgia  solitary-confinement  gdcp 
8 days ago by capcrime
Opinion | For Gays, the Worst Is Yet to Come. Again. - The New York Times
Millions of women and straight people are marching every week. Where are the millions of gay people being vocal and visible and fighting back?
2018  op-ed  larry-kramer  nytimes 
8 days ago by capcrime

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