Know Your Rights in Times of Trump: Daily Brief

Regardless of your immigration status, you have guaranteed rights under the United States Constitution; Trump sparks outrage with tweets; European Union should act now to save lives of detained refugees & migrants in Libya; President Croatia admits unlawful migrant pushbacks; Rohingya Muslim refugees face monsoon floods & landslides in Bangladesh; No justice for Natalia Estemirova, 10 years after she was murdered; remembering China's hero & Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo; and a celebration of disability rights in New York.

As the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement tries to detain as many undocumented people as possible, Human Rights Watch has issued a warning. "Like many of Trump’s immigration policies, the effect of these raids will be to foster cruelty and terror with the apparent aim to deter others from seeking refuge or a better life in the US." 

Regardless of your immigration status, you have guaranteed rights under the US Constitution

The Trump administration is not just targeting people that live undocumented in the United States. This weekend the President sparked outrage with a Twitter attack on a group of women in Congress.

Foreign ministers of European Union member states who are meeting today in Brussels should issue a clear call to Libyan authorities to close their migrant detention centers, say Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the European Council on Refugees and Exiles. The ministers should commit to facilitate the evacuation of detainees to safe places, including outside of Libya and to EU member states.

Croatia should immediately stop summarily returning migrants and asylum seekers to Bosnia and Herzegovina, in some cases with force, Human Rights Watch said today in an open letter to President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.

 Rohingya refugees in crowded camps in Bangladesh are at serious risk of displacement and injury from monsoon flooding and landslides.

Authorities in Russia have failed to bring to justice those responsible for the murder 10 years ago of Natalia Estemirova, Chechnya’s most prominent rights defender, Human Rights Watch says today in a joint statement with Russian and international human rights groups.

Two years since Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo died from complications of liver cancer while guarded by state security, the authorities in China have neither investigated nor taken responsibility for the circumstances of his death

And New Yorkers had something to celebrate on Sunday!