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The following post was written by Natalie Dietrich Jones, PhD, lecturer and research fellow at Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at the University of the West Indies (Mona) in St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. It was published on 18 January 2021.
“Bon bini” - “Welcome” – in Papiamentu, the local creole language in Curaçao, an autonomous country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is frequently found on signs in streets, shops and hotels in this small island’s tourism-based economy. The greeting, which reflects the warm and open reception of Dutch Caribbean people, is also memorialised on a variety of souvenirs. However, it also holds symbolic reference for this borderized space, which like many island destinations, is open to some categories of migrants but closed to others. The welcoming response to tourists can be starkly contrasted with the region’s approach to (undocumented) Venezuelan arrivals. In this brief post, I focus on Curaçao, which due to its practices of detention and deportation of Venezuelans has received considerable international attention from the media and international NGOs, as described below. [Read more here.]
BOTSWANA: Nearly 300 refugees who fled Zimbabwe during the violent 2008 presidential election, lost their bid to remain in Botswana and now face deportation if they do not voluntarily leave.
UNITED STATES: Law Professors and Legal Experts write to the Biden Administration to urge the Department of Homeland Security to use its authority to halt deportations in light of enforcement activities by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), including deportations, that appear at odds with the recent policies issued.
AUSTRALIA: A group of at least twelve refugees brought to Australia under the now-repealed Medevac legislation have been released from immigration detention in Melbourne, after being granted six-month bridging visas that allow them to live and work in the community. Advocates say this is the third group to be freed from detention in recent weeks.
A refugee detained by the Australian Government is pleading for his and other refugee families to be temporarily released into the community after almost a year of confinement in a Darwin hotel room.
About 200 protesters have gathered in Darwin to demand the release of refugees detained by the Australian government for a year. The protest organisers say that the refugees were brought from Nauru to Australia for medical care in February 2020 but have instead been left in limbo. They urge to immediately release the group into the community.
JAPAN: Japan approved a bill to allow the deportation of foreigners applying for refugee status for a third time or more, in response to concerns that refugee applications could be used to avoid deportations.
MALAYSIA: The UNHCR says that Malaysia should not deport refugees currently in immigration detention after Reuters reported that it was planning to send over a thousand Myanmar nationals back to their country.
GERMANY: Human rights groups and opposition parties have condemned the move by German authorities to deport asylum seekers back to Ethiopia, despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and the Tigray conflict.
HUNGARY: Hungarian authorities are continuing to deport refugees to Serbia, in violation of a legally binding ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
UK: Dozens of child refugees were illegally detained in the UK after crossing the English Channel in small boats last summer, data reveals.
UK Immigration Minister has denied that using former army barracks to house asylum seekers has been a public health disaster despite more than 100 residents contracting the coronavirus. The military Napier Barracks in Folkestone, Kent was repurposed to house hundreds of asylum seekers.
The following press release was published by Human Rights Watch on 24 February 2021.
The Malaysian government should urgently investigate the Immigration Department’s return of 1,086 Myanmar nationals to Myanmar in defiance of a court order, Human Rights Watch said today.
On February 23, 2021, the Malaysian High Court granted a temporary stay of deportation for 1,200 Myanmar nationals in custody to allow judicial review. Despite the court order, immigration authorities transferred 1,086 of them to the custody of the Myanmar navy for return to Myanmar.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin should order the Immigration Department to grant the United Nations refugee office, UNHCR, immediate access to everyone in immigration detention to assess and determine whether they are recognized refugees, qualify as refugees, or have grounds to seek asylum. [Read more here.]
Federal judge indefinitely blocks Biden administration’s 100-day moratorium on most deportations
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The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a case brought by various groups and state and local officials challenging a Trump-era rule that makes it more difficult for immigrants to obtain legal status if they use public benefits, such as Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers.
The rule, issued by the Trump administration in August 2019, is still in effect in most states nationwide. It immediately met pushback, and was subsequently blocked by courts, following its release.
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The ACLU responded with strong condemnation to the memo issued by the Department of Homeland Security on February 18, 2021, detailing new priorities for ICE arrests and deportations.
“The memo is a disappointing step backward from the Biden administration’s earlier commitments to fully break from the harmful deportation policies of both the Trump and Obama presidencies. While the Biden administration rightly acknowledges that immigrants are our family members, our coworkers, and our neighbors, for now it has chosen to continue giving ICE officers significant discretion to conduct operations that harm our communities and tear families apart.”
But you wouldn’t know that from the major news headlines circulating about the memo, which tout the Biden administration’s attempts to ‘rein in’ ICE.
The ACLU argues that the interim guidelines will disproportionately affect black and brown immigrants, particularly considering the provision in the memo that includes all migrants who entered the country after November 1, 2020 as priority deportation targets.
The memo is also clear that, “the interim priorities do not require or prohibit the arrest, detention, or removal of any noncitizen. Rather, officers and agents are expected to exercise their discretion thoughtfully, consistent with ICE’s important national security, border security, and public safety mission.” The current immigration system is rife with allegations of abuse and prejudice, so it is unclear exactly what kind of thoughtful discretion ICE agents are expected to exhibit in the course of their work terrorizing vulnerable migrants and refugees.
The new interim guidelines were released just weeks after the Biden administration announced plans to re-open an ‘overflow facility’ in Texas to hold unaccompanied migrant children. The facility has been described by migrants and some agents as “la perrera” - the dog kennel, and was built under the Obama administration. It was controversial at the time, but under the Trump administration’s harsh deportation policies it and similar facilities became the subject of intense scrutiny and condemnation by the public.
“ACLU Response to DHS Memo on Enforcement and Removals” ACLU (2/18/21)
“Biden administration prepares to open overflow facility for migrant children” CNN (2/3/21)
“‘Kids in cages’: It’s true that Obama built the cages at the border. But Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy had no precedent.” Washington Post (10/24/20)
A group of would-be immigrants waves goodbye to the Statue of Liberty from aboard a Coast Guard ship after being turned away at Ellis Island and deported. 1952.
ICE unveils new rules to curtail some arrests, prioritize deportations of certain groups
The Biden administration issued new guidance Thursday instructing deportation agents to focus on arresting immigrants determined to threaten national security and public safety, as well as migrants recently apprehended along U.S. borders, according to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials.
The memo outlining these enforcement priorities marks a significant shift from the deportation and…
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