Five on Friday: Ending the 'Remain in Mexico' Program
Friday has arrived! MCN's Five on Friday gives you a manageable dose of migrant and immigrant health news – just enough to stay up to date with new insights and news pieces you may have missed, without overwhelming your inbox or your psyche (let's be honest -- it's been a rough couple of weeks). Here's a bit of what MCN staff shared this week.
The Supreme Court was, again, a major contributor to email forwards at MCN this week. Kaethe shared the American Immigration Council's analysis of SCOTUS's strike-down of the Migrant Protection Protocols. Supreme Court Permits Biden to Terminate ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program
Brenda sent around this Associated Press article, which gives a clear view into detention center capacity issues, the shift to the use of parole for migrants, and the work of local border shelter Mission: Border Hope. Border Patrol Paroles Migrants to Avoid Massive Overcrowding
Aníbal forwarded on the SCOTUS decision terminating much of the EPA's ability to rein in greenhouse gas emissions, blocking critical and urgent efforts to slow the climate crisis. Supreme Court Curbs EPA’s Power to Limit Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Karen offered up an Atlantic article forwarded to her from former MCN board member Tina Castanares. The article highlights the critical work of Community Health Workers. America Is Sliding into the Long Pandemic Defeat
Weekly Win: Let’s hear it for purposeful joy. Last week, Del started a conversation about finding joy at work. Kaethe followed it up with a Common Dreams article with this quote on purposeful joy, centered around trans rights and applicable to other justice fights as well: “There is a stark difference between naive optimism and conscious, purposeful joy. A blind trust that everything will turn out fine is a deadening stance for any movement to take—particularly the fight for transgender equality, whose gains are recent, shallow, and fragile. But so, too, does cynicism and pessimism kill motivation to action. Neither progress nor defeat is inevitable, and buying into either myth can mute the motivation needed to fight for real, lasting change.” How Trans Joy Can Transcend and Help Counter Vicious GOP Attacks
Have a safe and healthy weekend!
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