Say ‘no’ to coyotes: DHS turns to social media to keep migrants from coming to U.S. (Border Report)

Border Report: Say ‘no’ to coyotes: DHS turns to social media to keep migrants from coming to U.S.. “The U.S. government is using social media to deter people in Honduras and Guatemala from giving in to smugglers who promise them easy access to the United States. This week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection began distributing digital ads in platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp.”

The Conversation: Migrant workers are flipping the script and using Photovoice to tell their own stories

The Conversation: Migrant workers are flipping the script and using Photovoice to tell their own stories . “COVID-19 and worries about food security have resulted in increased media coverage about migrant agricultural workers, with stories usually told on their behalf. Four sets of South Asian migrant men in Greece wanted to flip the script and tell their own stories. They used Photovoice, an arts-based social justice tool, to present themselves and their concerns directly to people. This eventually transformed into a travelling multi-media exhibition and a digital archive, This is Evidence.”

The Age: The 14-year-old Ukrainian boy who uses Google Translate for school

The Age: The 14-year-old Ukrainian boy who uses Google Translate for school. “Just a few months ago, 14-year-old Denis Oborskyi was happily holidaying with his family, unaware his life was about to be uprooted. When war broke out in Ukraine, he and his mother and siblings were forced to flee their home in late February with no documents and just a suitcase of belongings. After travelling through to Slovakia, Poland and then Spain, he landed in Sydney two weeks ago and started school at Xavier College, Llandilo, in Sydney’s west, last week.”

Brazil-Arab News Agency: Get to know the memories of Arab immigration

Brazil-Arab News Agency: Get to know the memories of Arab immigration. “The Digitization Project of the Memory of Arab Immigration in Brazil has completed its first phase and makes available 100,000 digitized pieces. They include pictures and content written by Arab immigrants in their early years in Brazil….They are books pages, magazines, journals and pictures made by the Arab immigrants in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and are made available digitally. You can read the accounts and thoughts of the immigrants of the time.”

RTE: People urged not to send refugee donations to Poland

RTE: People urged not to send refugee donations to Poland. “Meanwhile, a new website has been launched that will allow Irish businesses to make ‘welcome offers’ of free or discounted goods to people fleeing the war in Ukraine…. The website facilitates companies across Ireland to place a ‘welcome offer’ of discounted or free goods or services to those arriving in Ireland from Ukraine. Examples could include deals from all types of businesses, including grocery shops, cafés, gyms and pharmacies.”

DutchNews: Digitalised Holland Amerika line passenger lists reveal famous names

DutchNews: Digitalised Holland Amerika line passenger lists reveal famous names. “Volunteers have digitalised some 150,000 handwritten passenger lists naming people who travelled on the Holland Amerika Line (HAL) between Rotterdam and the United States. The digital archive, which is kept at the Rotterdam city archive and accessible to the public, covers the period between 1900 and 1969 when millions of people made the journey and took three years to complete.”

KentOnline: The Facebook users who reacted with laughing emojis to news of 27 asylum seekers drowning in the Channel

KentOnline: The Facebook users who reacted with laughing emojis to news of 27 asylum seekers drowning in the Channel. “The deaths of 27 men, women and children willing to risk everything was the worst Channel tragedy yet, but not everyone saw it that way. Ed McConnell waded into Facebook’s murkiest waters and found a small group pumped full of hate and completely unwilling to engage.”

Channel deaths: People smugglers touting openly on Facebook (Sky News)

Sky News: Channel deaths: People smugglers touting openly on Facebook. “Finding a route across the channel is as easy as typing ‘smuggler’ into Facebook. Far from being a hidden world, Sky News has found that a network of smugglers is operating openly on the social media platform. Routes into Europe and the UK are regularly highlighted, with posts featuring images of the Union Jack and Big Ben. One smuggler even claimed he would be able to make customers a British passport.”

New York Times: How Fake News on Facebook Helped Fuel a Border Crisis in Europe

New York Times: How Fake News on Facebook Helped Fuel a Border Crisis in Europe. “The European Union, offering robust support to Poland’s hard-line stand against migrants, has blamed the traumas of recent weeks on its eastern border on the authoritarian leader of Belarus, Aleksandr G. Lukashenko. The Belarusian authorities certainly have helped stoke the crisis, offering easy tourist visas to thousands of Iraqis and easing their way to the border with Poland. But social media, particularly Facebook, also have given Mr. Lukashenko a vital assist, as an unpredictable accelerant to the hopes and illusions of people who have fallen prey to the empty promises of profiteers and charlatans on the internet.”

Financial Planning: A Quaker immigration divestment list and the growing scope of ESG data

Financial Planning: A Quaker immigration divestment list and the growing scope of ESG data. ESG stands for “Environmental, Social, and Governance,” I believe. “As more clients seek politically infused portfolios and products of all bents, a Quaker organization launched a new database tracking the immigration impact of publicly-traded firms. The American Friends Service Committee revealed the findings earlier this month of its research on which companies the organization accuses of ‘profiting from border militarization and the surveillance and criminalization of immigrants.’”