Women display the electronic surveillance "ankle bracelets" they are made to wear by ICE. |
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DILLEY, Texas, March 12 — “Baby jails!” That’s what Felipe Vargas calls the massive new family detention centers at this remote outpost 70 miles southwest of San Antonio. Vargas, 40, is an educator and community organizer.
Contrary to popular perception, as asylum seekers, the women and babies held here have legal status in the U.S. This country’s laws and international treaty obligations guarantee protection of “asylum seekers,” says Manoj Govindaiah, managing attorney at the advocacy group RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) in San Antonio.
"In the case of our super-mighty preemptive
strike [against the USA] being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not
only U.S. imperialists' invasion forces in South Korea and its
surrounding areas but the U.S. mainland and reduce them to ashes,"
A newly discovered planet around a distant star may jump to the top of
the list of places where scientists should go looking for alien life. . The alien world known as LHS 1140b is rocky,
like Earth. It is only 40 light-years away from our solar system
(essentially, down-the-street in cosmic terms), and sits in the
so-called habitable zone of its parent star, which means liquid water
could potentially exist on the planet's surface. Several other planets
also meet those criteria, but few of them are as prime for study as LHC
1140b according to the scientists who discovered it, because the type of
star the planet orbits and the planet's orientation to Earth make it
ripe for investigations into whether it’s the kind of place where life
could thrive. Continue reading at Space.com