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Kyle GriffinVerified account @kylegriffin1 2h2 hours ago

 
 

"[The children] did not have shoes or blankets in the detention center ... people in the cells that had to sleep standing up.

They did not have enough to eat either …

the incarcerated children were insulted – called named such as 'animals' and 'donkeys.'"

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/my-son-is-not-the-same-new-testimony-paints-bleak-picture-of-family-separation

“I simply cannot believe that my government could have done this to these people.”

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Kyle GriffinVerified account @kylegriffin1 2h2 hours ago

 
 

"[The children] did not have shoes or blankets in the detention center ... people in the cells that had to sleep standing up.

They did not have enough to eat either …

the incarcerated children were insulted – called named such as 'animals' and 'donkeys.'"

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/my-son-is-not-the-same-new-testimony-paints-bleak-picture-of-family-separation

I'd like to "like" your post, but how can I? And thanks for the link to the very credible PBS news organization. Another thing DJT would like to put an end to. What kind of people carry out these orders? I'd have a nervous breakdown. It's one thing to be "law enforcement" - taking people into custody, searches, initial questioning is just part of the job. What kind of a  person calls a kid an animal or a donkey? I would have loved to see the job interview for this position.

If I were DJT,  I would stay in the US for a long while. If he goes anywhere in the European Union or Canada he could find himself arrested for crimes against humanity.

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Kyle GriffinVerified account @kylegriffin1 2h2 hours ago

 
 

"[The children] did not have shoes or blankets in the detention center ... people in the cells that had to sleep standing up.

They did not have enough to eat either …

the incarcerated children were insulted – called named such as 'animals' and 'donkeys.'"

 

2 hours ago, mr6666 said:

 

2 hours ago, mr6666 said:

*"I simply cannot believe that my government could have done this to these people.”

* I wonder how many Germans said that about the Holocaust in 1945?

 

What you don't know or

What you are not willing to care about or to believe can hurt you.

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"Trump administration has said 27 young migrant children are "not eligible for reunification" with their parents, according to a court filing.

Twelve other children's mothers or fathers have already been deported from the US, said the government.

"Legitimate logistical impediments" are delaying reunions for many of the 102 children under five years old who were taken from parents, US officials say.

Nearly 3,000 children were separated from adults illegally entering the US.

The government was bound by a court order to reunite children aged five and under by 10 July...

The ACLU said: "For the [parents] who were deported without their children, [US government officials] have not even tried to contact them or facilitate their reunification by today." ........

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44785867?ocid=socialflow_twitter

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Francisco J. PelayoVerified account @FranPelayo 10h10 hours ago

 
 

The U.S. is violating international law. Asylum claims are valid even when a migrant enters a country illegally. Turning away traumatized immigrants puts their lives at risk immediately upon their return home.

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" Under new guidance given Wednesday to the officers who interview asylum seekers at the US' borders and evaluate refugee applications, claims based on fear of gang and domestic violence will be immediately rejected. In addition, the guidance tells officers they should consider whether an immigrant crossed the border illegally and weigh that against their claim, potentially rejecting even legitimate fears of persecution if the immigrant crossed illegally. ......

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/11/politics/border-immigrants-asylum-restrictions/index.html

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Francisco J. PelayoVerified account @FranPelayo 10h10 hours ago

 
 

The U.S. is violating international law. Asylum claims are valid even when a migrant enters a country illegally. Turning away traumatized immigrants puts their lives at risk immediately upon their return home.

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" Under new guidance given Wednesday to the officers who interview asylum seekers at the US' borders and evaluate refugee applications, claims based on fear of gang and domestic violence will be immediately rejected. In addition, the guidance tells officers they should consider whether an immigrant crossed the border illegally and weigh that against their claim, potentially rejecting even legitimate fears of persecution if the immigrant crossed illegally. ......

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/11/politics/border-immigrants-asylum-restrictions/index.html

Isn't it true that ICE is blocking the legal ports of entry?

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https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Shopping-Centers-Accused-of-Spying-for-ICE-487836361.html

Shopping Centers Accused of Spying for ICE

It is a form of mass surveillance in which cameras capture images of license plates, convert the plate into plaintext characters and append a time, date and GPS location

Personal information is being gathered from license plates at shopping malls and shared with U.S. Immigration and Customs officials, a privacy rights advocacy group claims.

NBC 7 Investigates has been reporting on the technology called automated license plate recognition for more than two years.

It is a form of mass surveillance in which cameras capture images of license plates, convert the plate into plaintext characters and append a time, date and GPS location. This data is usually fed into a database.

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation property management giant, The Irvine Company is now using the same technology company contracted by police, Vigilant Solutions. And EFF says they found information that shows Vigilant Solutions is sharing the data with other customers.

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NBC NewsVerified account @NBCNews 1h1 hour ago

 
 

Justice Dept. lawyers said that 463 parents were deported without their children, and the administration has removed them from the class of parents it plans to reunite by today.

For many, the waivers they signed did not clearly explain their rights. https://nbcnews.to/2Lo9h5q  (3/6)

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NBC NewsVerified account @NBCNews 2h2 hours ago

 
 

Leon thought she was signing a form that would allow her 6-year-old son to pursue an asylum claim while she was deported to Guatemala and that he'd be returned afterward.

Now, she questions what exactly she signed and if they’ll ever be reunited https://nbcnews.to/2Lo9h5q  (2/6)

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The InterceptVerified account @theintercept 4h4 hours ago

 
 

“I’d been taking calls for weeks from detainee women at Port Isabel. Often their voices were so muffled that I could hardly hear them,” writes @DebbieNathan2. “The women sounded as though they’d lost volume from the effects of stress and horror.”......

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Cruz and her chain-mates had — as the assistant U.S. attorney intoned during the mass trial — “waded, swam, or rafted across the Rio Grande” in violation of U.S. Criminal Code Title 8 Section 1325, a misdemeanor, which made Cruz and her fellow defendants accused criminals. One by one in 34 minutes, all pleaded guilty — Culpable. Culpable. Culpable. The word transformed them into convicts.

Their children already had been taken from them, on the day before the trial......

 

ICE had dumped her at 7:30 the previous evening with no food, water, or money. .....

The government is no longer a government. Instead, it is a centralized blanket of loathing and sadistic xenophobia, overlaid with an erratic national patchwork of private conscience. .....

https://theintercept.com/2018/07/28/family-reunification-separated-children-immigrant-mothers/

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The InterceptVerified account @theintercept 4h4 hours ago

 
 

“I’d been taking calls for weeks from detainee women at Port Isabel. Often their voices were so muffled that I could hardly hear them,” writes @DebbieNathan2. “The women sounded as though they’d lost volume from the effects of stress and horror.”......

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Cruz and her chain-mates had — as the assistant U.S. attorney intoned during the mass trial — “waded, swam, or rafted across the Rio Grande” in violation of U.S. Criminal Code Title 8 Section 1325, a misdemeanor, which made Cruz and her fellow defendants accused criminals. One by one in 34 minutes, all pleaded guilty — Culpable. Culpable. Culpable. The word transformed them into convicts.

Their children already had been taken from them, on the day before the trial......

 

ICE had dumped her at 7:30 the previous evening with no food, water, or money. .....

The government is no longer a government. Instead, it is a centralized blanket of loathing and sadistic xenophobia, overlaid with an erratic national patchwork of private conscience. .....

https://theintercept.com/2018/07/28/family-reunification-separated-children-immigrant-mothers/

They can into the USA illegally;  they should be deported.   I.e. they don't need to be convicted of anything else, other than crossing the border illegally or overstaying their border to justify deportation.

Deportation is NOT punishment.  It is only undoing the illegal act that was done. 

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NBC Nightly News with Lester HoltVerified account @NBCNightlyNews 9h9 hours ago

 
 

NEW: The Trump administration is expected to issue a proposal in coming weeks that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens, 4 sources with knowledge of the plan tell @NBCNews

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/now-trump-administration-wants-limit-citizenship-legal-immigrants-n897931

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Greg SargentVerified account @ThePlumLineGS 13h13 hours ago

 

This piece about Stephen Miller by his uncle, which recounts

the immigration history of Miller's family and

blasts Miller over Trump's treatment of immigrants, is really quite something:

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/08/13/stephen-miller-is-an-immigration-hypocrite-i-know-because-im-his-uncle-219351 

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http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20170214_Commentary__History_of_failed_U_S__policies_toward_Mexico.html?arc404=true

Commentary: History of failed U.S. policies toward Mexico

President Trump is unlikely to fulfill his dream of forcing Mexico to pay for his proposed wall along the United States' Southern border.

 

If it is built, though, U.S. taxpayers will almost certainly foot the bill, which some have estimated could be as high as $50 billion.

With that said, it's worth taking a step back to look at the economics of U.S.-Mexican relations to see how immigration from Mexico even became a political issue someone like Trump could use to his advantage.

 

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a good starting point.

 

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U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question

The Trump administration is accusing hundreds, and possibly thousands, of Hispanics along the border of using fraudulent birth certificates since they were babies, and it is undertaking a widespread crackdown on their citizenship.

In some cases, passport applicants with official U.S. birth certificates are being jailed in immigration detention centers and entered into deportation proceedings.

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Kyle GriffinVerified account @kylegriffin1 7h7 hours ago

 
 

Two Guatemalan families are suing 12 Trump admin officials, including Jeff Sessions, John Kelly, and Kirstjen Nielsen, for violating their due-process rights

and discriminating against them during the separation of immigrant families.https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/09/06/immigrants-suffered-under-trump-family-separation-policy-now-government-should-compensate-them-lawsuit-says/BKVaaKDABQwKUIGFsK79LI/story.html

 

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https://thinkprogress.org/donald-trump-169-million-ice-immigrant-detention-government-programs-fema-f0fcc83c10f7/

Trump used $169 million from other programs to pay for ICE immigrant detention

The total is over $200 million if you include transfers from within ICE.

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) released a budget document this week showing President Donald Trump’s administration took $9.8 million out of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) response and recovery budget to pay for immigrant detention centers.

That $9.8 million was apparently just a fraction of the funds Trump diverted to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in order to lock up migrants; NBC News reported Thursday that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) transferred a total of $169 million to ICE from other agencies.

Many of the transfers came from key national security programs, including $1.8 million from the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, $9.8 million from FEMA, $29 million from the U.S. Coast Guard and more than $34 million from several TSA programs.

In addition, DHS redirected $33 million of ICE funding to immigrant detention, marking over $200 million that was diverted to the agency by the Trump administration for the purpose of confining migrants.

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Trump Is Strangling the U.S. Refugee Program to Death

"Because national security is not an issue, according to the government’s own internal review, the only other reason to suppress the number of refugees being resettled in the U.S.—and to do so disproportionately against Muslim refugees—is to pander to the racist elements of Trump’s political base and to realize his and his staff’s white supremacist views.......

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/09/21/trump-strangling-us-refugee-program-death

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Migrant children may be adopted after parents are deported-

"Holes in immigration laws are allowing state court judges to grant custody of migrant children to American families without notifying their deported parents, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The AP scoured hundreds of court documents and immigration records to reveal several cases of children being permanently, legally taken from their families after initial separations....

Legally, when a parent is deported without their child, that child is not supposed to be allowed to be permanently adopted. .......

is indicative of larger loopholes in the immigration system, the AP contends. Because state governments tend to run child-welfare systems, inconsistencies between federal law and its application at the state level are frequent.

AP's conclusions are especially important given that 300 parents were deported to Central America without their children just this summer as part of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy

https://thehill.com/policy/international/americas/410653-ap-migrant-children-may-be-adopted-after-parents-are-deported

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