YOU DON'T COMMIT TWO MORE ATROCITIES TO CLEAN UP ONE! https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/07/trumps-office-of-refugee-resettlement-is-budgeting-for-a-surge-in-child-separations.html
The agency is planning to move funds for refugees and HIV/AIDS patients to cover the possible costs.https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/07/trumps-office-of-refugee-resettlement-is-budgeting-for-a-surge-in-child-separations.html
The agency is planning to move funds for refugees and HIV/AIDS patients to cover the possible costs.https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/07/trumps-office-of-refugee-resettlement-is-budgeting-for-a-surge-in-child-separations.html
This is why:
#kirstjennielsen #TrumpKnew #HeKnew #TreasonousTrump
DHS to ask Congress for sweeping authority to deport unaccompanied migrant children
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's proposal will also include more money for detention beds and the ability to hold families in detention longer than currently permitted.https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/dhs-ask-congress-sweeping-authority-deport-unaccompanied-migrant-children-n988651?cid=mob_npd_nn_and_mar
The head of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said Tuesday he is powerless to reunite migrant children with their parents unless Congress changes the laws regarding detention timehttp://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/legal-challenges/394174-azar-hhs-cant-reunite-families-under-current-law
The UN has condemned this as a human rights violation, and so you withdrew from the Human Rights Commission. You are all cowards and terrorists. https://twitter.com/ACLU/status/1007372994975555584
They failed to do this. https://politi.co/2KejGA8
The suit alleges that President Donald Trump's stated reasons for ending Temporary Protected Status are a "smokescreen" for a racist immigration agenda.https://www.colorlines.com/articles/judge-says-immigrants-losing-protected-status-can-sue-trump-administration
Most of the workers said they bought fake immigration documents after entering the U.S. and the Trump Organization did not closely examine them.https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/27/trump-golf-club-undocumented-workers/2694720002/
President Trump's in-laws gained citizenship Thursday through a program he doesn't want other immigrants to benefit from.http://www.newsweek.com/melania-trump-parents-chain-migration-president-1067121
As the fight to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gains ground, 19 high-profile ICE agents and leaders have signed a letter asking Homeland Security head Kirstjen Nielsen to...http://www.newsweek.com/abolish-ice-agents-homeland-security-1001602
"It smacks of totalitarianism,” said Steve Kleinman, a retired Air Force colonel and military intelligence officer. https://www.thedailybeast.com/detention-camps-on-military-bases-smacks-of-totalitarianism-troops-say
The Pentagon ‘is participating in a scheme that appropriates the concept of military honor to perpetrate a human rights abuse,’ one decorated veteran tells The Daily Beast.https://www.thedailybeast.com/detention-camps-on-military-bases-smacks-of-totalitarianism-troops-say
Separating migrant kids from their parents will cost the administration more than placing them in permanent structures or keeping them with their parents.https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/immigration-border-crisis/trump-admin-s-tent-cities-cost-more-keeping-migrant-kids-n884871
Trump’s executive order is as much of a pipe dream as his border wall -- unless Congress wants to pay for it.https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-family-detention-policy-cost-billions-dollars-ice_us_5b3186eae4b0b5e692f0ba3f?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004
And the company used government resources to do even that, concludes Homeland Security's inspector general.https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-administration-paid-company-14-million-recruit-2-border-agents_us_5c0f2f73e4b08bcb27ebbbc9?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004
The document was made public Tuesday on “The Rachel Maddow Show” by Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, among the fiercest critics of President Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy.https://wapo.st/2x6ZHtO?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.27ea40cee123
As a potentially catastrophic hurricane bears down on the East Coast of the US, the shifting of $10 million from FEMA's operating budget to fund immigration detention and deportations is drawing...https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/12/politics/ice-more-money-fema-dhs/index.html
On at least eight occasions in 12 days, Trump has mentioned women with "tape put across their mouths." Human-trafficking experts are perplexed.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/01/17/trumps-stories-taped-up-women-smuggled-into-us-are-divorced-reality-experts-say/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.fae2bda81efd
He should be embarrassed just being there. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/year-old-baby-appears-in-immigration-court_us_5b4290e3e4b07b827cc1e76c
PHOENIX (AP) — The 1-year-old boy in a green button-up shirt drank milk from a bottle, played with a small purple ball that lit up when it hit the ground and occasionally asked for "agua." Then it...https://www.apnews.com/4cb60fc06ca34160bf7445fdc1f47eed
Wilder Hilario Maldonado Cabrera was the youngest defendant on the juvenile docket that day, and he was one of the last children left in government custody who had been affected by the zero-tolerance...https://www.propublica.org/article/6-year-old-in-immigration-court-by-himself-zero-tolerance-family-separation
Federal officials say Legal Orientation Program will be paused to assess whether it is cost-effective.https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/immigration/justice-dept-to-halt-legal-advice-program-for-immigrants-in-detention/2018/04/10/40b668aa-3cfc-11e8-974f-aacd97698cef_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2ae6f48e34cb
Back in April, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection, both under the Department of Homeland Security, entered into a memorandum of agreement with an obscure governmenthttps://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/immigrants-rights-and-detention/how-trump-weaponized-governments-refugee
Defenders of President Donald Trump’s aggressive approach to illegal U.S.-Mexico border crossings say the country faces a binary choice: hold offenders in detention centers while their cases are...https://www.statesman.com/news/20180629/politifact-most-immigrants-make-their-court-dates
30+ countries, most in the Western Hemisphere, provide birthright citizenship. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/fact-checking-trumps-claims-about-birthright-citizenship
President Donald Trump has astonished legal scholars with his claim that he can end birthright citizenship with a swipe of his pen. No, they say, he can't.https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/fact-checking-trumps-claims-about-birthright-citizenship
"ICE is required to meet basic standards of care for minor noncitizens in its custody," a letter from three major immigration advocacy groups states. "It repeatedly has demonstrated an inability to...http://www.newsweek.com/ice-detaining-alarming-number-infants-young-5-years-old-immigration-groups-1348648
ICE Has Kept Tabs on ‘Anti-Trump’ Protestors in New York City
Documents reveal that the immigration enforcement agency has been keenly attuned to left-leaning protests in the city. https://www.thenation.com/article/ice-immigration-protest-spreadsheet-tracking/
Several people on the list told NBC News they were questioned at the border as part of what U.S. border agents called a "national security investigation."https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/u-s-officials-made-list-reporters-lawyers-activists-question-border-n980301
"It starts to smack of dictatorship or the persecution of actors & press during the red scare," a senior ICE official not involved in the matter said. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/government-list-journalists-border-immigration-question
"It starts to smack of dictatorship or the persecution of actors and press during the Red Scare," a senior ICE official not involved in the matter told BuzzFeed News.https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/government-list-journalists-border-immigration-question
New plan would shutter U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices worldwide that handle emergencies, adoption petitions and citizenship applications from U.S. military families.https://wapo.st/2J7WRhi?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.f9adbcd77ac6
The administration has hobbled the infrastructure designed to prevent atrocities like Pittsburgh and Christchurch. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/trump-shut-countering-violent-extremism-program/574237/
This is what becomes of that:
The FBI arrested a member of an armed militia that detained hundreds of migrants at the border, the New Mexico attorney general's office said 4.21.19. https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/20/us/border-militia-arrests/index.html
The FBI has arrested a member of an armed militia that had detained hundreds of migrants at the border this week, the New Mexico attorney general's office said Saturday.https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/20/us/border-militia-arrests/index.html
While the body counts from domestic terror attacks mount, the analysts looking into those attacks have been moved.https://www.thedailybeast.com/homeland-security-disbands-domestic-terror-intelligence-unit?source=twitter&via=desktop
The United States has revoked the entry visa of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, her office said on Thursday, a response to her inquiry into possible war crimes by...https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-icc-prosecutor/u-s-revokes-icc-prosecutors-entry-visa-over-afghanistan-investigation-idUSKCN1RG2NP
Trump told CBP head he'd pardon him if he were sent to jail for violating immigration law https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/12/politics/trump-cbp-commissioner-pardon/index.html
President Donald Trump told Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan he would grant McAleenan a pardon if he were sent to jail for having border agents block asylum seekers from...https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/12/politics/trump-cbp-commissioner-pardon/index.html
The political retribution was proposed in November and again in February, but immigration authorities rejected the idea as inappropriate, rebuffing the White House.https://wapo.st/2Ga7ziB?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.ab7e2aebddf5
An elaborate attempt to troll liberal politicians seems to have hit a snag.https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-wants-to-bus-migrants-to-sanctuary-cities-the-mayors-there-are-fine-with-it?source=twitter&via=desktop
President pushes story from reporter who used to work for alleged anti-immigrant hate group.https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-tweets-discredited-right-wing-meme-about-muslim-prayer-rugs-at-border?source=twitter&via=desktop
Two US soldiers were questioned by Mexican troops earlier this month while conducting a surveillance operation on the US side of the southern border, two US defense officials tell CNN.https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/19/politics/mexican-troops-american-soldiers-border/index.html
"What you are requesting," said a top ICE official, "is not something that we are going to be able to complete in a rapid fashion."https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/emails-show-trump-admin-had-no-way-link-separated-migrant-n1000746
Trump officials target authority of judges to issue national injunctions https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/442787-trump-admin-to-challenge-authority-of-district-judges-to-issue?fbclid=IwAR0bPGuvkXwRJlJlO4TR_EUiZwROjPLtSB9lUOGB8OXwTSAgCiInKq6BVtc
The move would set the stage for a vast legal debate and battle over the role that national injunctions play in the courtshttps://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/442787-trump-admin-to-challenge-authority-of-district-judges-to-issue?fbclid=IwAR0bPGuvkXwRJlJlO4TR_EUiZwROjPLtSB9lUOGB8OXwTSAgCiInKq6BVtc
HUD's own analysis concluded that half the residents in households potentially facing evictions and homelessness are children who are legally eligible for aid.https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/05/10/hud-says-children-could-be-displaced-under-trump-plan-evict-undocumented-immigrants/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.0eb8114e8e2d
Scott Daniel Warren did no more than give bare necessities to migrants trekking through the desert. Why is he on trial?https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/10/scott-daniel-warren-migrants-food-water?CMP=share_btn_tw
HUD Says Its Proposed Limit on Public Housing Aid Could Displace 55,000 Children
"I've looked at them and I've looked at their eyes, Tucker — and I've said that is a soon-to-be MS-13 gang member. It's unequivocal." https://politi.co/2JpsO41
It makes for great rhetoric.
It's also 100% false:
Sorry, Mr. President, this country is not ‘full’ https://wapo.st/2GcPBwe?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.927be0b73d05
If President Trump closes our borders due to a misguided belief that our nation is full, it will limit our economy and devastate my beloved heartland.https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/04/08/trump-wrong-rural-america-not-full-needs-immigrants-column/3394691002/
An aging population and a declining birthrate among the native-born population mean a shrinking work force in many areas. https://nyti.ms/2UpZ1hF
Best people, no?
This is the man about to evict thousands of kids. https://www.thedailybeast.com/rep-kathy-porter-shows-ben-carson-housing-secretary-does-not-know-basic-housing-term
‘Oreo?’ a confused Carson replied when Rep. Kathy Porter (D-CA) asked him about a fundamental term related to foreclosures.https://www.thedailybeast.com/rep-kathy-porter-shows-ben-carson-housing-secretary-does-not-know-basic-housing-term
Immigrants serving in the U.S. military are being denied citizenship at a higher rate than foreign-born civilians, according to new government data that has revealed the impact of stricter Trump...https://taskandpurpose.com/immigrant-service-members-denied-us-citizenship-civilians
#NoTransBan #NoBans https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=201904&RIN=2506-AC53
1 in 3 trans people have been homeless in their lives
70% of trans people who have used a shelter have experienced harassment
This is a heartless move against some of our society’s most vulnerable. #SheltersSaveLives #WontBeErased
The Trump administration today announced its plan to deny transgender people experiencing homelessness equal access to shelters.https://transequality.org/press/releases/trump-administration-announces-plan-to-turn-homeless-transgender-people-away-from
Proposed rule would allow homeless shelters to bar transgender people on religious grounds or force transgender women to share bathrooms and sleeping quarters with men.https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/05/22/proposed-hud-rule-would-strip-transgender-protections-homeless-shelters/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.d4e0ebe0f401
The Trump regime is ordering the military to defy a co-equal branch of government.
Nothing wrong or suspicious about that, right?
Internal memo orders military to restrict information it shares with Congress https://wapo.st/2wcVS6o?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.5480d7c8f96e
Exclusive: Fisher Industries, which claims it can build the barrier faster and cheaper than Army Corps of Engineers, has started work on private section of barrier in New Mexico.https://wapo.st/2wfB2Dx?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.21cd792c9a0c
24 hours after he told Congress he wouldn't, he gutted homeless shelter gender protections. Next he'll be tossing 55k children on the streets as well.
Soon he will have blood on his hands & be a proper Trump appointee. https://thinkprogress.org/ben-carson-guts-transgender-homeless-shelter-protections-f67c648df75d/
Tuesday the HUD secretary was "not currently anticipating changing the rule." Wednesday, he rolled out changes.https://thinkprogress.org/ben-carson-guts-transgender-homeless-shelter-protections-f67c648df75d/
Rights groups denounced the move as a license to discriminate against LGBTQ Americans. https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/trump-administration-rolls-back-obama-era-health-care-protections-transgender-n1009851
Rights groups denounced the move as a license to discriminate against LGBTQ Americans.https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/trump-administration-rolls-back-obama-era-health-care-protections-transgender-n1009851
Thousands of immigrants are being forced into solitary confinement because they're LGBTQ, disabled, or report abuse from guards. https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/05/trump-administration-putting-lgbtq-immigrants-solitary-confinement/?fbclid=IwAR3rPtMs32FP_ZZg2owB1UqR3_6_WtClWkaszu63T0b55MVf6qyD0pI9UsA
Thousands of immigrants are being forced into solitary confinement because they're LGBTQ, disabled, or …https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/05/trump-administration-putting-lgbtq-immigrants-solitary-confinement/?fbclid=IwAR3rPtMs32FP_ZZg2owB1UqR3_6_WtClWkaszu63T0b55MVf6qyD0pI9UsA
The GOP "Michelangelo of gerrymandering" helped weaponize the census to protect the GOP and disenfranchise hispanic voters. https://nyti.ms/2EFYWg4
Trump trade adviser says Mexico exports 'illegal aliens' https://thehill.com/latino/446338-trump-trade-adviser-says-mexico-exports-illegal-aliens?fbclid=IwAR0lVrq5PBjd84GxUgSEalv4orIsHR2OJkYfeKFU3po2iQOtvVbHXXyspog
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Friday said that President Trump's threat to impose tariffs on Mexico over the flow of migrants should come as no surprise.https://thehill.com/latino/446338-trump-trade-adviser-says-mexico-exports-illegal-aliens?fbclid=IwAR0lVrq5PBjd84GxUgSEalv4orIsHR2OJkYfeKFU3po2iQOtvVbHXXyspog
A federal judge found DHS records disturbing & ordered names of accused agents made public. DHS refuses all the way to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals https://www.propublica.org/article/over-200-allegations-of-abuse-of-migrant-children-1-case-of-homeland-security-disciplining-someone
A federal judge found the department’s own records disturbing and ordered the names of the accused agents made public. Now, DHS has taken its fight against doing so to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...https://www.propublica.org/article/over-200-allegations-of-abuse-of-migrant-children-1-case-of-homeland-security-disciplining-someone
“I don’t know if they lose their babies for good,” one doctor said. “But I do know the process is torturous for them.” https://rewire.news/article/2019/05/28/trump-administration-separates-pregnant-migrants-newborns-before-returning-detention/
“I don’t know if they lose their babies for good,” one doctor said. “But I do know the process is torturous for them.”https://rewire.news/article/2019/05/28/trump-administration-separates-pregnant-migrants-newborns-before-returning-detention/
The draft proposal would deny asylum to thousands of migrants waiting just south of the border. https://politi.co/2MfCGja via @politico
How Trump’s Mexico tariffs could push the U.S. economy over the edge. https://slate.com/business/2019/05/trump-mexico-tariffs-stephen-miller.html via @slate
Botched family reunifications left migrant children waiting in vans overnight
Not until 39 hours later & 2 nights passed did the last child step out of those vans to be reunited. Most spent at least 23 hours in the vans. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/botched-family-reunifications-left-migrant-children-waiting-vans-overnight-n1013336
Not until 39 hours later — after two nights in a van — did the last child step out of a van to be reunited. Most spent at least 23 hours in the vehicles.https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/botched-family-reunifications-left-migrant-children-waiting-vans-overnight-n1013336
Mitch McConnell's Senate will likely refuse to hear a vote on it, and Trump is prepared to veto if it does https://nyti.ms/2WfKnWr
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday ended the most popular forms of U.S. travel to Cuba, banning cruise ships and a heavily used category of educational travel in an attempt to...https://apnews.com/67c721daee8143d4a2e6ee8c401bf215
Trump’s calls for a border wall won’t make it harder for domestic violence survivors to find refuge in the U.S.—a new ruling is already doing that. Marie Claire goes to Tijuana to see what women fleeing abuse endure in seeking asylum. https://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a27547893/domestic-violence-victims-seeking-asylum-us-border/
Trump’s calls for a border wall won’t make it harder for domestic violence survivors to find refuge in the U.S.—a new ruling is already doing that. Marie Claire goes to Tijuana to see what women...https://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a27547893/domestic-violence-victims-seeking-asylum-us-border/
Advocates argue that asking Greyhound passengers about their citizenship can be unconstitutional and involve racial profiling. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/border-patrol-searches-have-increased-greyhound-other-buses-far-border-n1012596
Advocates argue that asking Greyhound passengers about their citizenship can be unconstitutional and involve racial profiling.https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/border-patrol-searches-have-increased-greyhound-other-buses-far-border-n1012596
The administration's request could violate federal law dictating conditions for holding immigrant children in government custody.https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/trump-administration-cutting-education-recreation-legal-help-migrant-children-shelters-n1014316
Trump administration cancels English classes, soccer, legal aid for unaccompanied child migrants in U.S. shelters https://wapo.st/2HWrcwM?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.38bfc60c5a88
In an email obtained by The Washington Post, U.S. officials say program for sheltering minors who crossed the border is running out of money, must focus on “essential” services.https://wapo.st/2HWrcwM?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.38bfc60c5a88
This is why:
‘Food Doesn’t Grow Here Anymore. That’s Why I Would Send My Son North.’
A stark choice for some Guatemalans: watch crops wither, & maybe die with them, or migrate. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/opinion/guatemala-migrants-climate-change.html
The administration is rejecting requests from U.S. embassies to fly the rainbow flag on flagpoles during June, #LGBTPrideMonth, say 3 U.S. diplomats. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/trump-admin-tells-u-s-embassies-they-can-t-fly-n1015236
The administration is rejecting requests from U.S. embassies to fly the rainbow flag on flagpoles during June, LGBTQ Pride Month, say 3 U.S. diplomats.https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/trump-admin-tells-u-s-embassies-they-can-t-fly-n1015236
Should American embassies be allowed to fly gay pride flags in addition to the Stars and Stripes?https://govtrackinsider.com/old-glory-only-act-would-prevent-rainbow-flags-from-being-flown-at-u-s-embassies-ba1d18631d93?gi=e04f7ec32b9b
In the past two years, the Homeland Security inspector general retracted 13 reports about FEMA’s response. Now it has turned the spotlight on itself.https://wapo.st/2IsaCDY?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.01c2d3e3fb2c
Call immigrant detention centers what they really are: concentration camps
Trump Brand #ConcentrationCamps https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-katz-immigrant-concentration-camps-20190609-story.html?fbclid=IwAR0QOHjWZe4stcwSlmbxXabIhVP-UZwyi0zVExe7TuuvL7-FBQ0EiZ6F2IE
If you were paying close attention last week, you might have spotted a pattern in the news.https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-katz-immigrant-concentration-camps-20190609-story.html?fbclid=IwAR0QOHjWZe4stcwSlmbxXabIhVP-UZwyi0zVExe7TuuvL7-FBQ0EiZ6F2IE
Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley reportedly “expressed alarm” at a claim from Department of Homeland Security officials that migrants are supposedly “renting babies” in order to ease their crossing into th...https://www.dailykos.com/story/2019/6/10/1863887/-Grassley-didn-t-ask-DHS-to-prove-claim-about-migrants-renting-babies-but-helped-spread-it-anyway
Trump asserts executive privilege over census citizenship question info as Dems prepare contempt vote https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/trump-asserts-executive-privilege-over-census-citizenship-question-info-dems-n1016721 via @nbcnews
Trump asserted executive privilege hours earlier to block access to documents on adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/trump-asserts-executive-privilege-over-census-citizenship-question-info-dems-n1016721
The GOP "Michelangelo of gerrymandering" helped weaponize the census to protect the GOP and disenfranchise hispanic voters. https://nyti.ms/2EFYWg4
Remember, on military based the press, humanitarian groups, and even drones can be kept away easily. They can do ANYTHING. https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/06/12/geronimo-japanese-were-imprisoned-there-now-fort-sill-will-hold-migrant-children-again/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b9f49e3f8a79
On Saturday, Japanese internment camp survivors demonstrated outside the Oklahoma military base.https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/06/12/geronimo-japanese-were-imprisoned-there-now-fort-sill-will-hold-migrant-children-again/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b9f49e3f8a79
For a growing number of migrant children, this is their 1st home in the US: a sprawling campus dotted with beige buildings, massive white tents & metal trailers, next door to a U.S. Air Force base https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-children/first-stop-for-migrant-kids-for-profit-detention-center-idUSKCN1Q3261?fbclid=IwAR2_BhoAjaow4oj3o1-30fHDiSypSNmlBxW2GdhALbFQbE3FNjPWbPtHNmk
For a growing number of migrant children, this is their first home in America: a sprawling campus dotted with beige buildings, massive white tents and metal trailers, next door to a U.S. Air Force...https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-children/first-stop-for-migrant-kids-for-profit-detention-center-idUSKCN1Q3261?fbclid=IwAR2_BhoAjaow4oj3o1-30fHDiSypSNmlBxW2GdhALbFQbE3FNjPWbPtHNmk
Here's a List of Companies Making Money From Miami's Child-Migrant Detention Camp http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/these-companies-make-money-from-the-homestead-miami-migrant-camp-11060995 via @miaminewtimes
One of the less reported aspects of the United States deportation system is its profitability. Private, for-profit companies and contractors are paid billions of dollars to carry out the Trump...http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/these-companies-make-money-from-the-homestead-miami-migrant-camp-11060995
The NIH and the FBI are targeting ethnic Chinese scientists, including U.S. citizens, searching for a cancer cure. Here’s the first account of what happened to Xifeng Wu.https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-06-13/the-u-s-is-purging-chinese-americans-from-top-cancer-research
The Union of Concerned Scientists responds: "It's no longer death by a thousand cuts. It's taking a knife to the jugular.” https://thehill.com/regulation/energy-environment/448678-trump-directs-agencies-to-cut-advisory-boards-by-at-least-one
Asylum officers say they’re being forced to send some Central Americans to wait in Mexico — even when they’re in danger of persecution there. https://www.vox.com/2019/5/2/18522386/asylum-trump-mpp-remain-mexico-lawsuit?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Asylum officers worry they’re being forced to send some Central Americans to wait in Mexico — even when they’re in danger of persecution there.https://www.vox.com/2019/5/2/18522386/asylum-trump-mpp-remain-mexico-lawsuit?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Stephen Miller Planned Mass Arrests of Immigrant Parents & Kids
Kirstjen Nielsen & other top DHS officials blocked his plan targeting thousands for deportation. Those officials are gone. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/05/stephen-miller-dhs-planned-mass-arrests-of-immigrant-parents-and-kids
Kirstjen Nielsen and other top officials blocked the plan, which would have targeted thousands for deportation. Now, those officials are gone.https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/05/stephen-miller-dhs-planned-mass-arrests-of-immigrant-parents-and-kids
This is being compared to Kristallnacht, with good cause. He is demonizing immigrants, branding them "illegal aliens".
But he doesn't have the money or manpower to do this, let alone do it "right". The results will be grotesque.
Already numerous citizens, including war veterans and the families of fallen heroes, have been jailed for months awaiting deportation.
This will end in infamy.
The linked video in it shows A.G. Barr's Dept. of Injustice arguing that "safe and sanitary" conditions for detained minors doesn't mean they need to be able to sleep or wash. https://twitter.com/bradheath/status/1141537020390645760
“You’re really going to stand up and tell us that being able to sleep isn’t a question of safe and sanitary conditions?'” U.S. Circuit Judge Marsha Berzon asked the Justice Department’s Sarah Fabian. https://www.courthousenews.com/feds-tell-9th-circuit-detained-kids-safe-and-sanitary-without-soap/
The Trump administration argued in front of a Ninth Circuit panel Tuesday that the government is not required to give soap or toothbrushes to children apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border and can...https://www.courthousenews.com/feds-tell-9th-circuit-detained-kids-safe-and-sanitary-without-soap/
They serve one purpose: to punish immigrant families & their children for the act of daring to seek refuge here.
Anybody who says otherwise has lost their soul.
He claims he's rolling back the raids for 2 weeks so Democrats can work out a deal with the GOP. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/president-trump-announces-delay-mass-immigration-raids-were-begin-sunday-n1020671
Two Department of Homeland Security officials told NBC News that the raids were called off in large part because details of the plan had leaked to media.https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/president-trump-announces-delay-mass-immigration-raids-were-begin-sunday-n1020671
President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he would delay nationwide raids aimed at deporting millions of undocumented immigrants.https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/06/22/president-trump-delays-nationwide-ice-raids-aimed-deporting-immigrants/1536497001/
Take nothing Trump claims at face value. Ever. https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/22/politics/ice-raids-sunday-10-cities-donald-trump-defends-arrests/index.html
President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he's delaying for two weeks US Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that were planned to take place Sunday in 10 major US cities, saying deportat...https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/22/politics/ice-raids-sunday-10-cities-donald-trump-defends-arrests/index.html
"We Have No Choice': Acting ICE Director Defends Planned Immigration Raids https://n.pr/2FoDHj7
And even when laws are broken, people still have rights & feelings & souls.
They should be treated humanely.
For those "Constitutionalists" who scream "THE LAW", remember the 8th Amendment forbids "cruel and unusual punishment."
It costs $775 per person per night to house the migrant children separated from their parents in a tent city. The rates advertised at some of President Donald Trump's most expensive hotels are lower...https://www.businessinsider.com/detained-kids-could-live-in-trump-hotel-suite-for-less-than-tent-city-2018-6
Six people purchased $340 of soap, diapers, wipes and toys and drove to the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas to deliver the items but were unable to do so.https://www.newsweek.com/border-patrol-allegedly-turning-down-donations-soap-diapers-toys-texas-facilities-housing-1445660?fbclid=IwAR3UAoJK1EQynXmNYJgEteyR_N5tS6vZscBnqx2C7PsJXZjyjYWNWzqOSV4
Trump Official Says U.S. Is Running Out of Money to Shelter Migrant Kids https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-24/azar-says-u-s-is-running-out-of-money-to-shelter-migrant-kids
The U.S. government may run out of money in July to shelter migrant children apprehended as they cross the southern border with Mexico, said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-24/azar-says-u-s-is-running-out-of-money-to-shelter-migrant-kids
"We're using operational funding to provide those things. But those things are available now & they have been continuously. ... But those items, it's important to note, are available now." https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/25/us/border-patrol-donations/index.html
As donors try to give diapers, toothbrushes and other items to migrant kids in US custody near the border, some accuse the federal government of letting red tape get in the way of human decency.https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/25/us/border-patrol-donations/index.html
The Department of Homeland Security targeted individuals for "failing to depart the U.S. as previously agreed," among other factors. It's the latest effort to clamp down on interior enforcement.https://n.pr/2LAfom7
Lobbying dollars and a cozy relationship with the government have given the tech giant an outsize influence in the Department of Homeland Security.- via @techreview https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612335/amazon-is-the-invisible-backbone-behind-ices-immigration-crackdown/?utm_campaign=site_visitor.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social_share&utm_content=2019-07-03
Lobbying dollars and a cozy relationship with the government have given the tech giant an outsize influence in the Department of Homeland Security.https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612335/amazon-is-the-invisible-backbone-behind-ices-immigration-crackdown/?utm_campaign=site_visitor.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social_share&utm_content=2019-07-03
Is there NO law he will not defy? We are being ruled by a petty, lawless tyrant!
Trump says he's considering an executive order to add citizenship question to census https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/07/05/trump-considers-executive-order-to-add-citizenship-question-to-census.html
Trump tweeted Wednesday that his administration is "absolutely moving forward" on the citizenship question.https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/07/05/trump-considers-executive-order-to-add-citizenship-question-to-census.html
President Donald Trump said he may issue an executive order to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 census as the administration considers alternatives after the Supreme Court put the matter on...https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-05/trump-mulls-executive-order-to-add-citizenship-query-to-census
"When detainees observed us, they banged on the cell windows, shouted, pressed notes to the window with their time in custody"
Gov Report: https://www.oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/2019-07/OIG-19-51-Jul19_.pdf
Trump first claimed this did not happen.
This shows definitively otherwise.
He then said they deserve it for coming here illegally, in the same 3-tweet thread.
They do not.
An official at a Border Patrol facility told investigators that the migrant crisis is a “ticking time bomb.” https://www.huffpost.com/entry/homeland-security-watchdog-warns-overcrowded-migrant-detention_n_5d1bec04e4b03d611643f13a?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004
One official at a Border Patrol facility told investigators that the migrant crisis is a "ticking time bomb."https://www.huffpost.com/entry/homeland-security-watchdog-warns-overcrowded-migrant-detention_n_5d1bec04e4b03d611643f13a?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004
And it encourages monstrous behavior from ICE and the BP, behavior like this.
#TrumpLiesMatter #DontLookAway https://twitter.com/jomareewade/status/1144619605480083457
A cache of records shared with The Washington Post reveals that agents are scanning millions of Americans’ faces without their knowledge or consent! https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/07/07/fbi-ice-find-state-drivers-license-photos-are-gold-mine-facial-recognition-searches/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.208623abc877
The state DMV databases form the bedrock of an unprecedented surveillance infrastructure, allowing federal investigative and immigration agents to scan millions of Americans’ faces without their...https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/07/07/fbi-ice-find-state-drivers-license-photos-are-gold-mine-facial-recognition-searches/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.208623abc877
Is anybody surprised? https://wapo.st/32evrfm?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.a8d3da405cfb
Tyrants and persecutors have a long history of sanitizing press tours: https://twitter.com/windthin/status/1148287930059956225
Attorney General William Barr said Monday that he believes the Trump administration can legally add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, though the Supreme Court ruled against its inclusionhttps://thehill.com/homenews/administration/452043-barr-says-trump-admin-can-legally-add-citizenship-question-to-census?__twitter_impression=true&__twitter_impression=true&__twitter_impression=true
The White House insisted allegations that it wanted to add a citizenship question to the survey for political reasons were conspiracy theories, right up until the moment Trump confirmed them. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/trumps-census-case-confession/593488/
The White House insisted allegations that it wanted to add a citizenship question to the survey for political reasons were conspiracy theories, right up until the moment the president confirmed them.https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/trumps-census-case-confession/593488/
Former DOJ Lawyer Says Census Drama Put Attorneys in “Completely Untenable” Position
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/07/trump-census-william-barr-john-roberts-lawyer-change.html via @slate
Its sudden willingness to throw out deadlines and keep fighting means this was all just another lie and excuse. https://twitter.com/JoyceWhiteVance/status/1148294719107153923
ICE instead pushed its detention population to a high of 54,000 people & is opening 3 new centers run by private prison companies; one experienced a violent riot. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/07/ice-just-quietly-opened-three-new-detention-centers-flouting-congress-limits/
Now read this:
U.S. Prepares to Arrest Thousands of Immigrant Family Members https://nyti.ms/32iM09Q
Then they pretend not to know why.
The answer is simple, and they know it: FEAR. https://www.foxnews.com/us/why-those-ice-raids-are-being-announced-in-advance
Starting Sunday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is expected to resume its previously announced plan to apprehend thousands of illegal immigrants across the country.https://www.foxnews.com/us/why-those-ice-raids-are-being-announced-in-advance
Mr. Trump announced in the Rose Garden on Thursday that he was giving up on the census question two weeks after the Supreme Court rebuked the Trump administration over its effort to modify the census.https://nyti.ms/2JueDd6
His planned raid against undocumented immigrants on Sunday, July 13th, recalls some of the darkest chapters in American history. https://newrepublic.com/article/154468/trump-ice-immigration-raid-day-terror?fbclid=IwAR3dAO4jHU8NmeJhz1UV59NUkOUxuVVkrHbcKjHSK_YwRgkqoWm2s_Q_vtA
Proposals for the new sites in Georgia, Texas and Arizona are for long-term facilities. https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/nation-now/georgia-2-other-states-eyed-for-permanent-child-detention-centers/93-bd8a254f-1aec-4fc4-83a7-0d0fd9cde431?fbclid=IwAR1wIs4kquSPHEDKb-mZpRZkG5Y_kBZkd5XiN-caMMip60Qm7MHIdP7kRYQ
Proposals for the new sites in Georgia, Texas and Arizona are for long-term facilities.https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/nation-now/georgia-2-other-states-eyed-for-permanent-child-detention-centers/93-bd8a254f-1aec-4fc4-83a7-0d0fd9cde431?fbclid=IwAR1wIs4kquSPHEDKb-mZpRZkG5Y_kBZkd5XiN-caMMip60Qm7MHIdP7kRYQ
This was always about fearmongering.
"Large-Scale Immigration Raids Fail to Materialize" https://www.wsj.com/articles/immigration-enforcement-raids-begin-in-new-york-11563062969
Immigration officials carried out small-scale raids over the weekend, kicking off what President Trump had promised would be a broad effort to round up people in the country illegally.https://www.wsj.com/articles/immigration-enforcement-raids-begin-in-new-york-11563062969
-Tell Dem Congresswomen of color to "go back to their countries"
-Declare Pence's hoax #ConcentrationCamp visit a success
-Release propaganda trying to re-write his bullying & racism https://twitter.com/windthin/status/1150531927188869120
Resisting monsters is much easier when they pull off their own masks & show us their true faces.
Lindsey Graham States ‘I Don’t Care’ if Migrants are Detained for ‘400 Days’: ‘We’re not Going to Let These People Go’ https://www.mediaite.com/tv/lindsey-graham-says-i-dont-care-if-migrants-are-detained-for-400-days-were-not-going-to-let-these-people-go/?fbclid=IwAR3ZHNcE6Awc0OEkYzCu1bggBvvf-HCLt7ZCoZUU5GjeMdsa4HDitY4XPfk
Sen. Lindsey Graham said he doesn't care if migrants held in the detention centers he toured with Vice President Mike Pence are detained for well over a year.https://www.mediaite.com/tv/lindsey-graham-says-i-dont-care-if-migrants-are-detained-for-400-days-were-not-going-to-let-these-people-go/?fbclid=IwAR3ZHNcE6Awc0OEkYzCu1bggBvvf-HCLt7ZCoZUU5GjeMdsa4HDitY4XPfk
It makes a mockery of asylum. https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-central-americans-asylum-protections-20190715-story.html
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents conduct a raid in Southern California. How will the Trump administration contain potential violence? Trump almost certainly doesn’t know, just as he...https://news.yahoo.com/planned-ice-raids-show-trump-runs-the-us-like-his-business-220201627.html?ncid=facebook_yahoonewsf_akfmevaatca
While labeled reorganization, this is designed to punish, frustrate, & pick apart departments and drive people to quit. https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/07/15/interior-move-one-fifth-bureau-land-managements-dc-staff-out-west-part-larger-reorganization-push/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.58d4424d49f5
The Trump administration plans to move most of the Bureau of Land Management’s D.C. workforce out west, part of its broader push to shift power away from Washington and shrink the size of the federal...https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/07/15/interior-move-one-fifth-bureau-land-managements-dc-staff-out-west-part-larger-reorganization-push/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.58d4424d49f5
The new rule, to take effect Tuesday, would require asylum seekers to request refuge in countries they reach before they get to the United States. The decision is certain to draw legal challenges.https://wapo.st/2JJjIwP?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.d174866430c1
'This is very, very hard for a family. What will our fellow citizens think if honest subjects are faced with such a decree' https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-grandfather-germany-letter-deportation-us-bavaria-dreamers-a7903071.html?fbclid=IwAR1w-bAcsSHnNxE_ud5OMAQ1nPDvnE7prG2jwpC9LF88L9Ol4HuHac_URJk
When Donald Trump's German grandfather was ordered by a royal decree to leave the country and never return, he wrote a letter pleading the prince regent of Bavaria not to deport him. Friedrich Trumphttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-grandfather-germany-letter-deportation-us-bavaria-dreamers-a7903071.html?fbclid=IwAR1w-bAcsSHnNxE_ud5OMAQ1nPDvnE7prG2jwpC9LF88L9Ol4HuHac_URJk
A New York federal judge has issued an order definitively blocking the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census in any form, despite the administration's insistence...https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/16/politics/judge-permanently-blocks-citizenship-question-2020-census/index.html
In a series of emails, prison execs pleaded with ICE to pick up their multimillion-dollar tab. At the same time, they argued to shareholders that the suits were no big deal. https://www.thedailybeast.com/private-prison-bosses-beg-taxpayers-to-pay-human-trafficking-lawsuit-bills?ref=home
In a series of emails, prison execs pleaded with ICE to pick up their multimillion-dollar tab. At the same time, they argued to shareholders that the suits were no big deal.https://www.thedailybeast.com/private-prison-bosses-beg-taxpayers-to-pay-human-trafficking-lawsuit-bills?ref=home
Times Investigation: Trump administration has gutted programs aimed at detecting weapons of mass destruction https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-homeland-security-wmd-terrorism-20190830-story.html
The Department of Homeland Security has dismantled or ended multiple programs intended to counter WMD attacks, a Times investigation found.https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-homeland-security-wmd-terrorism-20190830-story.html
Sound suspicious, considering under Obama it was well over 95%?
It should: https://twitter.com/brianschatz/status/1152611944215351296
ICE has been doing this for a while, playing with court dates & info, even setting fake dates! https://www.cbsnews.com/news/immigration-court-ice-agents-hundreds-of-immigrants-fake-court-dates-2019-01-30-live-updates/
An ICE official said the agency "expected [an] overflow of individuals appearing for immigration proceedings today"https://www.cbsnews.com/news/immigration-court-ice-agents-hundreds-of-immigrants-fake-court-dates-2019-01-30-live-updates/
Santos Monroy, Raymundo Olmedo and more than a dozen other immigrants reported for Dallas court hearings on their deportation cases Thursday only...https://www.dallasnews.com/news/immigration/2018/09/16/ice-ordering-immigrants-appear-court-judges-expecting
This is not only a lie (the rate is closer to 44% showing up), but those not are largely doing so due to ICE tactics to confuse and disenfranchise them. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/06/26/how-many-migrants-show-up-immigration-court-hearings/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.0b56c5148c33
Vice President Pence said 90 percent skip them, but even the Justice Department’s preferred metric shows half that rate: 44 percent.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/06/26/how-many-migrants-show-up-immigration-court-hearings/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.0b56c5148c33
#ChaosControl #Disinformation #Misinformation https://ijr.com/dhs-secretary-whopping-percentage-migrants-dont-show-hearing/
The Trump regime has finalized a plan to bypass immigration courts and deport undocumented immigrants who cannot prove they’ve been present continuously in the U.S. for two years or more. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/22/trump-administration-immigrant-deportations-dhs-1607459
AG William Barr directed the the federal government to resume capital punishment after nearly 20 years & has directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule the execution of 5 inmates after adopting an updated execution protocol. https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/07/25/capital-punishment-justice-department-barr-perez-nr-vpx.cnn
Attorney General William Barr directed the the federal government to resume capital punishment after nearly two decades and has directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule the execution of five...https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/07/25/capital-punishment-justice-department-barr-perez-nr-vpx.cnn
The troops "monitor" migrants at a Texas facility. One congressman said they shouldn't be prison guards, and are close to breaking the Posse Comitatus law.https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/active-duty-u-s-troops-are-now-just-feet-away-n1034416
Attorney General William Barr ruled Monday that immigrants fearing persecution because of threats against their family members are no longer eligible for asylum. https://n.pr/2GCpVKp
One former Trump official said White House senior adviser Stephen Miller has maintained a “singular obsession” with the public charge rule. https://politi.co/2MxhZ0J
Inside Stephen Miller's push to change 'public charge' rule https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-pulse/2019/08/02/inside-stephen-millers-push-to-change-public-charge-rule-704429
#WhiteSupremacistTerrorism #WhiteNationalistTerrorism #ElPasoTerroristAttack
The Metadata Trap
The Trump Administration Is Using the Full Power of the U.S. Surveillance State Against Whistleblowers https://theintercept.com/2019/08/04/whistleblowers-surveillance-fbi-trump/
An examination of court filings in all seven leak cases filed under Trump yields a detailed picture of how the government tries to unmask confidential sources.https://theintercept.com/2019/08/04/whistleblowers-surveillance-fbi-trump/
‘If you’re a good worker, papers don’t matter’: How a Trump construction crew has relied on immigrants without legal status https://wapo.st/2yQ2g4W?tid=ss_tw
The Trump Organization pledged early this year to scrutinize the legal status of its employees. But a little-known company owned by the president has continued to use undocumented workers for...https://wapo.st/2yQ2g4W?tid=ss_tw
Trump Administration Seeks Decertification Of Immigration Judges' Union https://n.pr/2KHfO8m
966 kids names have been handed over to ACLU so far by the Trump regime; 914 on the government's list don't appear to have parents' contact info! https://twitter.com/jomareewade/status/1162015031107760128
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a previous court order mandating the Trump administration provide basic personal hygiene items to children in detention at facilities in the Rio Grandehttps://thehill.com/latino/457573-appeals-court-rules-trump-administration-must-provide-personal-hygiene-products-in
The GOP memo falsely pinned the El Paso massacre and other notable mass shootings on the left. https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2019/08/16/memo-reveals-a-house-republican-strategy-on-shootings-downplay-white-nationalism-blame-left/
The GOP memo falsely pinned the El Paso massacre and other notable mass shootings on the left.https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2019/08/16/memo-reveals-a-house-republican-strategy-on-shootings-downplay-white-nationalism-blame-left/
House Republican leadership has sent a memo to GOP members of Congress directing them to lie about right wing white supremacist gun massacres, and to call it “violence from the left.” The memo, which...https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/gop-leadership-tells-house-republicans-to-lie-about-white-supremacist-gun-massacres-call-it-violence-from-the-left/
Migrant Families Would Face Indefinite Detention Under New Trump Rule https://nyti.ms/2zfUotD
Trump administration moves to terminate court agreement, hold migrant children and parents longer https://wapo.st/2P7h6im?tid=ss_tw
Migrant families who cross the southern border of the US illegally could be detained indefinitely under a new regulation announced by the Trump administration. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49425624
Trump admin weighs letting states, cities deny entry to refugees https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/trump-admin-weighs-letting-states-cities-deny-entry-refugees-approved-n1044801 via @nbcnews
A draft order obtained by NBC News says the government "will resettle refugees only where both the relevant state and local governments have consented."https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/trump-admin-weighs-letting-states-cities-deny-entry-refugees-approved-n1044801
The Flores Agreement Protected Migrant Children for Decades. New Regulations Aim to End It. http://a.msn.com/01/en-us/AAG57Dd?ocid=st
Instead it keeps adding private prisons.
For the seventh time this year, ICE has started using another for-profit jail in the Deep South, this time in Louisiana. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/08/congress-ice-louisiana-mississippi-private-prisons/
Denial of work is a very old way of keeping people down. Here's a thread about that, and the Trump regime's efforts to harass people into giving up and leaving. https://twitter.com/windthin/status/1166210155043807232
A devastating thread.
The immigration judge knew the man would probably die if he was sent back.
He sent him back anyway.
The man died.
This is who we are now.
Read it all. https://twitter.com/matt_cam/status/1166161730914988033
Combined with existing space, the funding would allow ICE to detain nearly 50,000 immigrants at one time. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/trump-admin-pulling-millions-fema-disaster-relief-send-southern-border-n1046691?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma
Combined with existing space, the funding would allow ICE to detain nearly 50,000 immigrants at one time.https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/trump-admin-pulling-millions-fema-disaster-relief-send-southern-border-n1046691?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma
A thread: https://twitter.com/windthin/status/1166699037887803392
We knew Trump wanted to attack birthright citizenship, but THIS is evil. https://taskandpurpose.com/military-children-born-abroad-citizenship
Children born to U.S. service members and government employees overseas will no longer be automatically considered citizens of the United States, according to policy alert issued by U.S. Citizenship...https://taskandpurpose.com/military-children-born-abroad-citizenship
This also applies to U.S. government employees abroad, making the betrayal even deeper and broader.
But not really. https://twitter.com/LisaDNews/status/1166822024301428737
It means denying citizenship to the children of naturalized US Troops and government employees abroad.
Somehow, in "clarifying" it, they made it even more horrifically racist and obscene.
The Trump administration is making it more difficult for the children of some US service members and US government employees living abroad to automatically become US citizens, according to a policy...https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/28/politics/us-military-employee-citizenship-rule/index.html
The GOP keeps tearing them down with nonsensical, nitpicking rulings to deny workers rights.
Trump’s NLRB Outlaws Union Organizing At Workplace If Property Not Owned By Employer http://labor411.org/411-blog/trumps-nlrb-outlaws-union-organizing-at-workplace-if-property-not-owned-by-employer/?fbclid=IwAR3Czi8ydD5BRLtmKs0Z5ySd8wK5uHPJEvTUX-HfodCA4FqnlkelxQ6ypig
More bad news for unions and workers from an NLRB dominated by Trump appointees. Reuters reports:http://labor411.org/411-blog/trumps-nlrb-outlaws-union-organizing-at-workplace-if-property-not-owned-by-employer/?fbclid=IwAR3Czi8ydD5BRLtmKs0Z5ySd8wK5uHPJEvTUX-HfodCA4FqnlkelxQ6ypig
Her union got her a pay raise and back pay when we found out her pay was nowhere near that of her colleagues.
Now they couldn't do that.
“This is just another attack on the asylum system,” said one USCIS official. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/uscis-asylum-lafferty-out-reassigned-cuccinelli-trump via @haleaziz
As a senior Pentagon official under Bush, he advocated for the use of torture techniques, against the sound advice of top military lawyers.
https://politi.co/2Icd,m9h via @politicomag
This is like putting Freddy Krueger in charge of a day care center. https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/11/28/groups-oppose-billingslea-nomination-state-department-role
Dear Senators: We are a group of non-governmental organizations that advocate for human rights, civil rights, and government accountability. We are writing to share our serious concerns abouthttps://www.hrw.org/news/2018/11/28/groups-oppose-billingslea-nomination-state-department-role
The Trump regime thinks the court is its personal fixer. The court isn’t doing much to disabuse it of this idea. https://www.vox.com/2019/9/12/20862320/sotomayor-supreme-court-favors-trump?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter via @voxdotcom
The Trump administration thinks the Supreme Court is its personal fixer. The court isn’t doing much to disabuse it of this idea.https://www.vox.com/2019/9/12/20862320/sotomayor-supreme-court-favors-trump?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
The change is part of a plan to limit the number of people who qualify for food stamps, cutting an estimated 3 million people from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/trump-administration-rule-could-end-free-school-lunches-for-about-500000-children/2019/09/24/4c488f66-def1-11e9-8dc8-498eabc129a0_story.html
The plan is intended to cut eligibility among families considered less needy.https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/trump-administration-rule-could-end-free-school-lunches-for-about-500000-children/2019/09/24/4c488f66-def1-11e9-8dc8-498eabc129a0_story.html
The influx of immigrants into the U.S. declined more than 70% in 2018 – or by about 200,000 people from the year before. https://nyti.ms/2niUPk0
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos faces potential sanctions or a finding she’s in contempt of court for continuing to collect on the debt of former students at bankrupt Corinthian Colleges...https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-07/judge-rips-education-department-over-student-debt-collection
Judge blocks Trump rule to deny green cards and visas to low-income immigrants https://www.cbsnews.com/news/public-charge-rule-judge-blocks-attempt-to-deny-green-cards-and-visas-to-low-income-immigrants/?fbclid=IwAR3MI7DGlHd3-UZPVGZ4Y11BQcjeYeqb5IMyOfauOzhOpk7d8VMghmUc4ps
The rule, slated to go into effect on Tuesday, would have made it easier for the government to reject green card and temporary visa applications from low-income immigrantshttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/public-charge-rule-judge-blocks-attempt-to-deny-green-cards-and-visas-to-low-income-immigrants/?fbclid=IwAR3MI7DGlHd3-UZPVGZ4Y11BQcjeYeqb5IMyOfauOzhOpk7d8VMghmUc4ps
A federal court in Texas has ruled that President Trump violated the law by using a national emergency proclamation to acquire funds to build the border wall with Mexico. NBC News' Pete Williams has...https://www.msnbc.com/katy-tur/watch/court-rules-trump-violated-law-with-emergency-order-to-build-border-wall-71089221536
A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to build a border wall is unlawful and appears poised to block the use of those funds.https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/11/politics/judge-trump-border-wall-funds/index.html
Who is Ron Vara? He only seems to exist in the books of Peter Navarro, Trump's 'China Muse' https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/20191015-navarro?key=mi0Bff1vaLHL09_no2Emg3BNpV0dUW8oz4uPCYaaJHO3I3RVhzs_l4nI4k1KBr7xdzJFUjVCUmhtT2ZXTk9odmZORFdDaEh2VzJhV1ZVcjVGMUI2TEI4cXVIOA&fbclid=IwAR1LppQvwFXe3YOYMQKGTTltB7pAGXkO9KP69VOWn22ZBe8dvPG9JA4giAI
Who is Ron Vara? He seems to exist only in the books of Peter Navarro.https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/20191015-navarro?key=mi0Bff1vaLHL09_no2Emg3BNpV0dUW8oz4uPCYaaJHO3I3RVhzs_l4nI4k1KBr7xdzJFUjVCUmhtT2ZXTk9odmZORFdDaEh2VzJhV1ZVcjVGMUI2TEI4cXVIOA&fbclid=IwAR1LppQvwFXe3YOYMQKGTTltB7pAGXkO9KP69VOWn22ZBe8dvPG9JA4giAI
That’s one lobbyist for every 14 political appointees, and four times more than Obama had appointed six years into office. https://www.propublica.org/article/we-found-a-staggering-281-lobbyists-whove-worked-in-the-trump-administration
That’s one lobbyist for every 14 political appointees, and four times more than Obama had appointed six years into office.https://www.propublica.org/article/we-found-a-staggering-281-lobbyists-whove-worked-in-the-trump-administration
Ohio purge of targeted 40,000 active voters — including head of voting rights group https://www.salon.com/2019/10/16/ohio-purge-of-targeted-40000-active-voters-including-head-of-voting-rights-group/
Sean Doocey said neither Ken Cuccinelli nor Mark Morgan are qualified under federal vacancies law
https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-personnel-director-told-trump-that-top-candidates-for-acting-dhs-secretary-aren-t-eligible-11571683702 via @WSJ
The White House personnel office chief has told President Trump that his top two picks to fill the Homeland Security Secretary job aren’t eligible under a federal law dictating who can fill the role...https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-personnel-director-told-trump-that-top-candidates-for-acting-dhs-secretary-aren-t-eligible-11571683702
White House officials have said President Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine, in which he sought an investigation of Joe Biden, as part of a focus on corruption in that country. But...https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2019/10/23/trump-administration-sought-billions-dollars-cuts-programs-aimed-fighting-corruption-ukraine-abroad/
Federal judge holds DeVos in contempt in loan case, slaps Education Department with $100,000 fine https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/10/24/federal-judge-holds-devos-contempt-loan-case-slaps-education-dept-with-fine/
The ruling comes after the agency revealed that it violated a court order to halt student debt collection on more than 16,000 former Corinthian Colleges students.https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/10/24/federal-judge-holds-devos-contempt-loan-case-slaps-education-dept-with-fine/
Policies aimed at curbing immigration and turning away asylum seekers are under legal challenge, but U.S. officials hope to implement the new policies along the entire border.https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/trump-administration-testing-rapid-asylum-review-deportation-process-in-texas/2019/10/24/caa91a62-f5d8-11e9-a285-882a8e386a96_story.html
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights said that the Trump regime’s immigration policies violate the rights of migrants. https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2019-10-24/trump-administrations-immigration-policies-violate-civil-rights-government-agency-says?src=usn_tw
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights said that the Trump administration’s immigration policies violate the rights of migrants.https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2019-10-24/trump-administrations-immigration-policies-violate-civil-rights-government-agency-says?src=usn_tw
Trump Policy Puts Migrants in Danger in Mexico, Advocates Say
https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/national-international/Asylum-Seeker-Migrant-Protection-Protocols-Raped-Pregnant-563171401.html via @nbcbayarea
Constance Wannamaker wanted to scream and cry at the same time. The Texas immigration attorney had just heard what should have been great news: Her client, a 21-year-old Guatemalan woman, was getting...https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/national-international/Asylum-Seeker-Migrant-Protection-Protocols-Raped-Pregnant-563171401.html
Checkpoints by U.S. Border Patrol in Vermont have garnered attention. So, how can the federal agency operate here?https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/2019/10/21/why-u-s-border-patrol-can-operate-deep-into-vermont/3973984002/
The Trump administration promised that asylum-seekers who already had U.S. cases, but had been forced to return to Mexico to await court dates, could still get asylum. That might not be the case.https://www.propublica.org/article/trumps-asylum-ban-could-apply-retroactively-to-thousands-of-migrants-even-though-officials-promised-it-wouldnt
The Trump administration is close to implementing an asylum agreement with Guatemala that would limit who's eligible for asylum in the United States, according to sources familiar with the matter.https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/23/politics/us-asylum-agreement-guatemala/index.html
11 posts: https://twitter.com/windthin/status/1189799020740395008
It's no surprise that Donald Trump's campaign isn't thrilled that it will become just a little bit more difficult to spew their lies.https://www.politicususa.com/2019/10/30/trumps-2020-campaign-throws-fit-twitter-cant-buy-fact-free-ads.html
We think. No official transition happened. https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/trump-says-chad-wolf-now-acting-homeland-security-chief-adding-to-confusion-about-transition/2019/11/01/dc81f0a2-fcf3-11e9-ac8c-8eced29ca6ef_story.html
Despite the president’s statement, Kevin McAleenan remains at DHS in the acting leadership role, officials said.https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/trump-says-chad-wolf-now-acting-homeland-security-chief-adding-to-confusion-about-transition/2019/11/01/dc81f0a2-fcf3-11e9-ac8c-8eced29ca6ef_story.html
Incredibly, having shattered so many families, the Trump regime threw up its hands & declared the task of reuniting them beyond its capabilities. Even now, volunteers working under the coordination of the ACLU
#OneVoice1 #FamiliesBelongTogether #WhereAreTheChildren https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/only-now-do-we-understand-the-true-cruelty-of-trumps-family-separation/2019/10/29/8294ef9e-f9cf-11e9-ac8c-8eced29ca6ef_story.html
Family separations are a stain on Trump and America.https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/only-now-do-we-understand-the-true-cruelty-of-trumps-family-separation/2019/10/29/8294ef9e-f9cf-11e9-ac8c-8eced29ca6ef_story.html
Turns out NOBODY is, not legally anyhow; the White House missed the deadline to formal name someone to replace acting DHS chief Kevin McAleenan.
The White House missed the deadline for formally naming someone to replace acting DHS chief Kevin McAleenan.https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43keyq/theres-literally-no-one-legally-running-the-department-of-homeland-security-right-now?utm_campaign=sharebutton
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court takes up a case that will determine the fate of the Obama-era program that has allowed about 800,000 young people who entered the country as children.https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-claims-some-daca-recipients-hardened-criminals-ahead-supreme-court-n1080421
#OneVoice1 #LGBTQ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-gay-sex-death-penalty-un-same-sex-relations-human-rights-council-saudi-arabia-iraq-nikki-haley-a7980981.html
The US is one of just 13 countries to have voted against a United Nations resolution condemning the death penalty for having gay sex. Although the vote passed, America joined countries such ashttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-gay-sex-death-penalty-un-same-sex-relations-human-rights-council-saudi-arabia-iraq-nikki-haley-a7980981.html
Instead, we supported two failed amendments proposed by Russia, one stating the death penalty was not necessarily “a human rights violation”, another that it was not a form of torture.
“This outrageous rule aims to price out low-income and working-class immigrants from U.S. citizenship," says an immigration rights advocate.
“This outrageous rule aims to price out low-income and working-class immigrants from U.S. citizenship," says an immigration rights advocate.https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/trump-admin-wants-raise-costs-become-u-s-citizen-83-n1082286
Trump suggested classifying all migrants who enter the U.S. without permission as "enemy combatants" and sending them to Guantanamo Bay.
#TrumpIsAWarCriminal #DemCast https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/13/trump-proposed-sending-undocumented-migrants-to-guantanamo-anonymous-book-claims?CMP=share_btn_tw
Plan to designate unlawful migrants as ‘enemy combatants’ provoked astonishment and mortification, says author of A Warninghttps://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/13/trump-proposed-sending-undocumented-migrants-to-guantanamo-anonymous-book-claims?CMP=share_btn_tw