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Thread: Family Separation at the Border: US citizens are now being detained

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    Ah, yes, the "they're already in gangs" defense. LOCK THEM UP!

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    Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

    Michelle Brane, director of migrant rights at the Women's Refugee Commission, met with a 16-year-old girl who had been taking care of a young girl for three days. The teen and others in their cage thought the girl was 2 years old.

    "She had to teach other kids in the cell to change her diaper," Brane said.

    Brane said that after an attorney started to ask questions, agents found the girl's aunt and reunited the two. It turned out that the girl was actually 4 years old. Part of the problem was that she didn't speak Spanish, but K'iche, a language indigenous to Guatemala.

    "She was so traumatized that she wasn't talking," Brane said. "She was just curled up in a little ball."

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    According to an immigration expert, last year, there were 303,000 asylum crossings along our southern border with only 46 challenged as potentially being fraudulent. Trump is telling another lie.

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    We can disagree on trade or Iran on North Korea or judges, but no person with any empathy, any morals, any faith can describe what Trump has chosen to do as anything other than evil. There is no justification.

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    What’s Really Happening When Asylum-Seeking Families Are Separated?

    TM: Even if they crossed at a legal entry point?

    AC: Very few people come to the bridge. Border Patrol is saying the bridge is closed. When I was last out in McAllen, people were stacked on the bridge, sleeping there for three, four, ten nights. They’ve now cleared those individuals from sleeping on the bridge, but there are hundreds of accounts of asylum seekers, when they go to the bridge, who are told, “I’m sorry, we’re full today. We can’t process your case.” So the families go illegally on a raft—I don’t want to say illegally; they cross without a visa on a raft. Many of them then look for Border Patrol to turn themselves in, because they know they’re going to ask for asylum. And under this government theory—you know, in the past, we’ve had international treaties, right? Statutes which codified the right of asylum seekers to ask for asylum. Right? Article 31 of the Refugee Convention clearly says that it is improper for any state to use criminal laws that could deter asylum seekers as long as that asylum seeker is asking for asylum within a reasonable amount of time. But our administration is kind of ignoring this longstanding international and national jurisprudence of basic beliefs to make this distinction that, if you come to a bridge, we’re not going to prosecute you, but if you come over the river and then find immigration or are caught by immigration, we’re prosecuting you.

    TM: So if you cross any other way besides the bridge, we’re prosecuting you. But . . . you can’t cross the bridge.
    TM: So if I’m understanding correctly, a relative can say, “Well, I can pick that kid up; that’s my niece.” She comes and picks up the child. And then DHS will follow them home? Is that what you’re saying?

    AC: No. The kid would go to the aunt’s house, but let’s just imagine that she is here on a visa, a student visa, but the aunt falls out of visa status and is undocumented and her information, her address, is at the top of DHS’s files. So we’ve seen this happen a lot: a month or two weeks after kids have been released, DHS goes to those foster homes and arrests people and puts people in jail and deports them.

    TM: And then I guess they start all over again trying to find a home for those kids?

    AC: Right.

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    That's a long interview but well worth it. Very informative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newenglanddeac View Post
    This is astounding. How could anybody support this policy? Those support numbers should be down around 4% (i.e., statistical error).

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    It’s like some of you still fail to realize that this country is a minority of exceptional people that built up lots of good will which in turn acted as a mask for the majority of the population that are all around shitty sub human trash, that mask has finally been lifted.

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    Obama was doing this shit for years

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    NBC reports that during Obama's lat 18 months 17 children were separated from their parents at the border. Since May 5 over 2000 kids have been separated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdman View Post
    This is astounding. How could anybody support this policy? Those support numbers should be down around 4% (i.e., statistical error).

    It's question 25 in this link.

    https://poll.qu.edu/national/release...ReleaseID=2550

    Of all the groups within the poll, that +20 is the highest favorability margin by 35 points, the second highest is "Whites without a college degree" (37 in favor, 52 opposed).

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    'Prison-like' migrant youth shelter is understaffed, unequipped for Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy, insider says

    Colleagues at a government-contracted shelter in Arizona had a specific request for Antar Davidson when three Brazilian migrant children arrived: “Tell them they can’t hug.”

    Davidson, 32, is of Brazilian descent and speaks Portuguese. He said the siblings — ages 16, 10 and 6 — were distraught after being separated from their parents at the border. The children were “huddled together, tears streaming down their faces,” he said.

    Officials had told them their parents were “lost,” which they interpreted to mean dead. Davidson said he told the children he didn’t know where their parents were, but that they had to be strong.
    The caseload is straining a facility he described as understaffed and unequipped to deal with children experiencing trauma, such as the three Brazilians. During his time at the shelter, children were running away, screaming, throwing furniture and attempting suicide, Davidson said. Several were being monitored this week because they were at risk of running away, self-harm and suicide, records show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marquee moon View Post
    Obama was doing this shit for years
    Link?

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