Fathers Stage Hunger Strike in Texas Immigration Prison

Hundreds of fathers are on a hunger strike and their sons are refusing to participate in activities at the Karnes immigration Detention Center in Texas, “as a last resort to implore U.S. officials to expedite their cases,” the San Antonio-based Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services announced by Twitter Thursday afternoon.

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Italy Reels From Racist Attacks, Rancorous Politics

From the north to the south of its peninsula, Italy is awash in stories of seemingly random violence against migrants and blatant racism this summer. It’s a spate of attacks adding fuel to an already acrimonious social and political debate over foreigners in a nation that’s become a flashpoint in Europe’s tensions over African and Asian refugees and migrants.

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