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Column: Fast fashion is cheap, wasteful and hurting the planet — and you can stop it 18.9.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Did you know it takes 5,000 gallons of water to make a T-shirt and jeans? Patt Morrison talks with Dana Thomas about her book "Fashionopolis."

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Tent courthouses for migrants to open along Texas border, as questions abound 10.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

With hearings expected to start soon, it still wasn't clear if attorneys and the public would gain access to the tent courthouses in South Texas

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Investigations of fatal shootings on the border can drag on for years 7.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A seven-year delay in the investigation of a controversial shooting by a Border Patrol agent of a Mexican national is emblematic of a larger problem when federal officials investigate these cases.
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Three ways business is combating modern slavery 4.9.2019 Business Operations |
Around the world, more than 100 goods are probably produced with forced labor.
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We eat econo: Mike Watt on pork sandwiches, punk rock and the future of San Pedro 4.9.2019 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Mike Watt, San Pedro's venerable gift to punk rock, takes us around town to eat at Busy Bee, talk about the 'econo' way of living, music and more.

Pastor's kidnapping underscores threat to migrants returned to Mexican border towns 2.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

In cartel-dominated Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, a gateway to the United States, demanding ransoms for migrants sent back by U.S. officials is a lucrative racket.

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Tracking Trump on immigration: A relentless push to reshape migration 31.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump administration has tried every tool at its disposal to tighten the nation's immigration policies. But many of its efforts have run into opposition from Congress, courts and local critics.
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DHS Bars Congressional Staffers From Migrant Detention Centers After Reports Of Rotten Food, Kid Told To Eat Off Floor 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Staffers of the House Oversight Committee were allegedly told troubling accounts by migrant detainees, including toddlers forced to eat burritos and kids told to drink spilled soup off the floor.
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MSNBC Host Mocks Trump for Only Repairing Existing Border Fence, Suggests 2020 Chant: 'Rebuild Obama's Wall' 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"No new wall has been built, none," Morning Joe host and former GOP Congressman Joe Scarborough pointed out.
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Border Patrol Rep Dismisses Claims Migrant Children Are Jailed Because They Have 'Recesses,' 'Healthcare' and 'Good Meals' 22.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"We're doing everything we can to ensure the well-being of these children, pending their deportation proceedings," Brandon Judd said.
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What Is The Flores Agreement? Trump Admin To Dissolve Settlement, Keep Families In Custody While Immigration Cases Heard In Court 21.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Flores Agreement began as a class-action lawsuit in 1985, filed on behalf of Jenny Lisette Flores, Alma Yanira Cruz and two other girls after their experience in a motel in Pasadena, California while in federal custody as unaccompanied migrant children.
Taiwan's Offer of Amnesty for Hong Kong Protesters Draws Fire from Mainland China 20.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A spokesperson for the Chinese government said Taiwan's offer "helped cover up the criminalities of a small number of violent radicals" and offered them safe haven.
“Dirtbag,” “Savages,” “Subhuman”: A Border Agent’s Hateful Career and the Crime That Finally Ended It 19.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica. It was late November 2017, and Matthew Bowen, a veteran Border Patrol agent, was seething. A fellow Border Patrol agent in Texas had just been found dead in the field, and Bowen was certain someone who’d been crossing the border illegally was responsible for murdering him. “Snuffed out […]
Trump official: Statue of Liberty poem is about Europeans 14.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A top Trump administration official says that the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants into the country is about "people coming from Europe" and that America is looking to receive migrants "who can stand on their own two feet."
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Border Patrol Agents Fire Pepper Balls at Mexican Swimmers in Rio Grande 14.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A leisurely swim on Sunday by Mexican families turned into an altercation with U.S. Border Patrol agents, who fired pepper-spray bullets at the swimmers.
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Top Trump Official Edits Statue of Liberty Poem to Justify Rule Punishing Poor Immigrants 13.8.2019 Mother Jones
On Monday, the Trump administration announced that it was moving forward with a new policy blocking immigrants who are deemed likely to use government assistance programs, such as food stamps and Medicaid, from obtaining a green card. The rule, which resurrects a 19th-century scheme that punished poor immigrants, marks one of the administration’s most severe […]
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Immigration Chief: 'Give me your tired, your poor who can stand on their own 2 feet' 13.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Ken Cuccinelli, acting head of Citizenship and Immigration Services, says the new rule, which can deny green cards to immigrants who use government benefits, is part of Trump "keeping his promises."
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Newsletter: Today: The economic toll of Trump's green-card rules 13.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

President Trump's plan to deny green cards to immigrants who use public assistance could badly hurt California's economy, a study found.

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Trump Administration Cites Immigration Laws From 1882 in New "Public Charge" Rule 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The benefit is long-term benefit, self-sufficiency is critical for the U.S. and American taxpayers going forward."
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Trump Revives a 19th-Century Scheme to Block Poor Immigrants 13.8.2019 Mother Jones
In 1882, four decades before the creation of the Border Patrol, the United States established one of its first ways of keeping out poor immigrants. It didn’t require a wall or a new law enforcement agency, just a few lines of seemingly neutral legislation that directed immigration officials to block people they deemed likely to […]
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