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Fourht dead migrant in CBP custody


U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the death Tuesday, saying agents arrested the 40-year-old man early Sunday for re-entering the country illegally. His identity wasn't released.

He died at an El Paso hospital after receiving treatment for flu-like symptoms and liver and kidney failure. He's the fourth migrant to die in CBP custody since December, including an 8-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl.

In a statement, ACLU Border Rights Center Director Astrid Dominguez said "a transparent and independent investigation into the conditions at CBP detention facilities and its medical care practices is needed immediately."
#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #GovernmentShutdown #GovernmentFunding #FederalEmployees #FederalBranches #Politics #News #BuildTheWall #ShutItDown #Senate #HouseOfRepresentatives #Congress #CBP #ICE #AbolishICE #MedicalHealthcare #RefugeesWelcome
 

Liberals either handle the border situation, or fascists take over


Clinton’s assessment of the European political situation is accurate. According to recent poll numbers, 63 percent of French people believe too many immigrants are living in their country. One-third of the British people who voted in 2016 to leave the European Union cited immigration as their primary reason. In Germany, 38 percent rate immigration as the most important issue facing their country. Thanks in great part to their anti-immigration messages, populist parties now govern Italy, Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.

Across the developed world, very high levels of immigration have coincided with widening class divisions, the discrediting of political and economic elites, and the rise of extremist politics. And immigration pressures will only intensify in the decades ahead, for reasons obscured by media coverage of immigrants as poor and desperate.

Since 1990, the number of human beings living in extreme poverty—defined as less than $2 a day... Show more...
 

On the hearing of Wells Fargo before the House (feat. AOC, Maxine Waters et al.)


That’s not all. Over the past several years, Wells Fargo has been slapped with fines for abuses involving members of the military (including charging them higher interest rates, improperly repossessing their cars without a court order, and not disclosing their military status to courts while trying to evict them), numerous allegations of racism, and other consumer abuses.

“The past few years have taught us that our company does well by doing right. But doing right does not stop with simply repairing harm and rebuilding trust,” Sloan, who was last seen in the halls of Congress getting dragged to hell and back by Elizabeth Warren, said in prepared remarks.

Several Democrats, such as Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Ayanna Pressley, used their turns to sharply criticize Wells Fargo for its relationship with the NRA and the firearms industry. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, meanwhile, slammed the bank for having its grubby paws all over some of the wor... Show more...
 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D - NYC) questions Wells Fargo executives about their involvement in ICE detention centres


You can hear this confrontation on the C-SPAN recordings. I heard about it on Twitter, but this one works as well. Just check it out when you are interested.
She also questions Wells-Fargo's involvement in the construction of the Dakota Pipeline, crossing the Standing Rock area, if I understood her and remember correctly.
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On the (actual) crisis at the border


More than 76,000 migrants were apprehended crossing the southern border last month, the highest February in more than 10 years and the highest month of the Drumpf administration. The number of apprehensions tops any month during the 2014 border surge under President Barack Obama, which no one had a problem calling a crisis at the time.

There is no mechanism to return these migrants home, to hold them after they cross the border, or to remove them once they are in the interior. And word has gotten out. There’s a reason that the subset of migrants that we can’t stop from getting into the country is rapidly growing.

We should question why there is no such mechanism to return them. Because then, we would get to the actual crisis: The irresponsibility of the US ( country founded by immigrants) when it comes to safely returning those people. In the past, they used to simply tell them that they wouldn't get in, and to return from where they've come from. This indeed is irresponsible, regarding the s... Show more...
 

DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen defends Trump's separation policy


"This is not a manufactured crisis," Nielsen told the House Homeland Security Committee. "This is truly an emergency."

A misspelling: There's an emergency along the border, but not the emergency Trump made up, that caused this inhumane policy of spearating children from their parents, causing a lifelong trauma.

"No amount of verbal gymnastics will change that she knew the Drumpf administration was implementing a policy to separate families at the border," Democratic Rep. Bernie Thompson said.

"It should be very clear from these numbers that we are facing alarming trends in the rising volumes of people illegally crossing our southwest border or arriving at our ports of entry without documents," CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said Tuesday.
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US plan to send Central American immigrants back to Mexico


On Friday, a U.S. official said several government agencies met this week to discuss implementing the policy in more border cities. Rights groups are simultaneously suing the U.S. government to try to close down the program, which plaintiffs says breaks the law and endangers refugees.

“I have nowhere to go and no money for me or for my children. I’m afraid of being in Mexico, the crime here is like back home,” Chavez said at the Madre Asunta shelter, where she is waiting with three of her children for an immigration hearing in San Diego on March 27.

“More people than expected are arriving, we weren’t expecting the returnees. They are going to saturate the shelters,” said Salome Lima of the Madre Asunta shelter.
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Third casualty in CBP custody


CBP says the man was detained on February 2 after crossing the border illegally. He initially asked for medical attention from the Roma Police Department. He was transported to the regional medical center and then cleared to travel to the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station.

He wanted to be caught, because he needed medical support.

The man was initially diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and congestive heart failure, though the official cause of death is not known, according to CBP. He remained at McAllen Medical Center until his death.

Six migrants, none of whom were children, died in CBP custody during fiscal year 2018, according to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Total numbers for the current fiscal year are not immediately available.
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Separated children given to sponsor families will not be given back to parents


Jonathan White, who leads the Health and Human Services Department’s efforts to reunite migrant children with their parents, said removing children from “sponsor” homes to rejoin their parents “would present grave child welfare concerns.” He said the government should focus on reuniting children currently in its custody, not those who have already been released to sponsors.

It is unknown how many families were split under a longstanding policy that allows separation under certain circumstances, such as serious criminal charges against a parent, concerns over the health and welfare of a child or medical concerns.

"Describe monstrosity with only two words"
"Trump administration"

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Illegal workers of Trump National Golf Club fired earlier this month


“I told them no, so … after that they say so the company cannot keep you there,” he said. “I start crying because I told them — like, I've been working for so long.”

Sedano, who crossed illegally into the United States with his family in 2003, said it was easy to find work at Drumpf’s property two years later. The club needed employees so badly, he said, that he believes managers didn’t thoroughly check the fraudulent Social Security and green cards that he and other workers provided. It is illegal for workers to present false documents.

#Politics #news #Trump #DonaldTrump #GolfClub #Mar-a-Lago #Bedminster #NewJersey #Florida #RefugeesWelcome #ICE #AbolishICE #CBP #BuildTheWall #ShutItDown #IllegalAliens #IllegalWorkers #UndocumentedWorkers #Mexico #CentralAmerica
 

#Trump politicises federal employees after accusing Dems of the same


“It’s not a money thing. It’s a political thing,” Drumpf told Hannity of Democrats’ insistence that government reopen before border money is negotiated. “They look at the 2020 race and they’re not feeling too good about it — they will do whatever they can to win.”

Drumpf’s Hannity interview wasn’t the first time he used CBP agents as props this month — he pulled a similar stunt during an appearance in the White House briefing room on January 3. And hours before the Hannity interview aired, Drumpf posted a video in which he stood, again surrounded by CBP agents, and made a case for his border wall.

I wonder why no-one stood up against him and tell him that what he says is clearly exaggerated. I mean, they did so in other interviews with reporters when it came to clarify his statements with actual statistics of how the situation... Show more...
 

On #AOC's interview on «60 Minutes»


“We acknowledge that we are part of—and I am part of—a larger party,” she told the interviewer Anderson Cooper. “So a lot of that is going to do and deal with building relationships across the party, making sure that we are building consensus around these issues.

To fund the “Green New Deal” she and other progressives demand, she suggested returning marginal tax rates for the highest earners to levels not seen since the 1970s. Such rates would mean a massive tax hike on what she called the “tippy tops” of personal income.

“When you look at the words that he uses, which are historic dog whistles of white supremacy, when you look at how he reacted to the Charlottesville incident, where neo-Nazis murdered a woman, versus how he manufactures crises like immigrants seeking legal refuge on our borders, it’s—it’s night and day,” the congr... Show more...
 

Many minor refugees suffer from severe illnesses


Between Dec. 22 and Sunday, the agency reported 451 cases referred to doctors or other providers, including 259 children. Among the children, half of the cases involved kids under the age of 5.

The Border Patrol has been receiving assistance from the Coast Guard, which has sent medical teams to the border in the Yuma and Tucson, Arizona, and Rio Grande Valley sectors of the border. The Public Health Service also said it will deploy teams to help.

#US #USA #ICE #BorderPatrol #AbolishICE #ChildCustody #RefugeesWelcome #MigrantCaravan #Mexico #Tijuana #Trump #DonaldTrump #News #Politics
 

On the border patrol custody facilities


She added: "They are designed and meant for punishment and deterrence, and this is nothing unique about this administration. These [Customs and Border Protection] facilities have been nasty and ugly since I started this work."

Now, we still have to reflect the fact that these facilities have been built even before Obama has become president, am I right? We're not talking about the ICE, but about the border patrol. What can we say about this, nonetheless? That no sitting president cared about the conditions in which people have been taken custody. Neither Mr. Obama, nor Donnie, nor anyone before these two. It's terrifying.

"We've seen this coming," she said. "When you take a child and you put them into a facility that's cold, and they don't get proper sleep because the lights are on, and they have risk of infection from open toilets, it's a really bad combination of things that could really result in some very sick children."

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#ICE releases refugees on the streets at El Paso, #Texas


Sure, just let them down, send them out on the streets, one day before Christmas, it's a common practice in civilised countries. They will sure find a way to deal with their stiuation, they don't need any help. Whatever...

#US #USA #DemocracyNow #AbolishICE #RefugeesWelcome #MigrantCaravan #Mexico #Guatemala #Honduras #Trump #DonaldTrump

 

Throwback: Trumpist border patrol agents commit sabotage to refugees' water lets


Volunteers found water gallons vandalised 415 times, on average twice a week, in an 800 sq mile patch of Sonoran desert south-west of Tucson, from March 2012 to December 2015, the report said. The damage affected 3,586 gallons.

The report, published by No More Deaths and La Coalición de Derechos Humanos, said wildlife – as well as hunters, hikers and border militia members – also damaged aid drops. But it said the main culprits were agents from border patrol, a branch of Customs and Border Protection, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security.

If wildlife damaged the water lets to drink it themselves, I would be less upset than about border patrol agents, who poured the water away so that no-one, let alone the help-seeking refugees, drank it.

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#DHS promises changes in child custody to protect migrant children


"It is now clear that migrants, particularly children, are increasingly facing medical challenges and harboring illness caused by their long and dangerous journey," #Nielsen said.

You don't say?

The Homeland Security Secretary said she had tapped the Department of Defense to boost medical staffs along the border as well as the U.S. Coast Guard Medical Corps to assess #CBP's medical programs and make recommendations for improvements.

I hope it will work out as expected.

"The fact that they're trying to get an accurate headcount now is very concerning," Correa told NPR. "You would think that someone comes into custody and that is when the head count is done."

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Congressmen of New #Mexico upset about girl's death and facility conditions


Castro said it was "because it’s such a rare occurrence that makes it arguably the most significant thing that could have been discussed that morning.”
In addition, Castro and the other congressional members criticized the condition of the facilities they toured, saying they jeopardized the health of immigrants and CBP agents and officers working there.
Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., an emergency care physician, said the visit and conversations with supervisors “revealed” that Jacklin suffered seizures before she eventually became unresponsive.

Pretty late you are, the girl's decease has happened a few days ago. Also, I really hope you're serious about it, because to be honest, I wonder how you can stand the existence of the #ICE in such times, or the methods they use to (mis)treat the migr... Show more...
 

Congress not permitted to speak with agents on 7-year old girl's death


"While DHS respects the oversight role of Congress, it is important to allow the review process occur unimpeded by politics," spokeswoman Katie Waldman said in a statement. "It is important to preserve the legitimacy of a fair and impartial process out of respect to the agents' lifesaving mission and the family of the deceased."

Somehow, I still feel like this was just a good reason to infere a worthwhile investigation on her death, and a good means to veil the real encounter that led to her death. She still died on the American side of the border, from starvation and a shock, which sounds like her death was intentional, and not just subsequent to her poor conditions.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan demanding a more detailed timeline and accounting of what happened to Maquin during her time in custody.

Exactly.

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Family of 7-year old who died in custody contradict border patrol statement


Border Patrol officials on Friday said agents did everything they could to save the girl but that she had not had food or water for days. They added that an initial screening showed no evidence of health problems, and that her father had signed a form indicating she was in good health.
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A cause of death has not yet been released. A private prayer service was held in Texas on Friday so her father could see #Jakelin’s body before it is taken to Guatemala, said Ruben Garcia, director of the Annunciation House shelter where her father is staying.

This is strange...

#US #USA #RefugeesWelcome #News #MigrantCaravan #Mexico #Tijuana #Honduras #Guatemala #ICE #AbolishICE #BorderPatrol #Custody
 

On Chaffetz's comment on the girl that has died in custody, from starvation


What to say when a girl of seven years, migrant from Honduras to the country of eternal freedom and safety, the United States of Fuckery, has died in custody, executed by the ICE, on American soil, died from starvation and dehydration? Well, she shouldn't have made this journey altogether, then she would have died in her country, so that it would not become a problem of ours.

If you ever wonder why people turn anti-American, look what kind of people are permitted to occupy an office, become Representatives of their state, or even presidents in their country. The country that was founded on genocide, committed genocides across the world, and insists to repeat the same at its very own border. The country that now embraces its patriotism and is allied by European leftists. The hypocrisy is real.

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#GOP politicians should all be ushere in front of a running train


“The sad reality is we have a 7-year-old girl who has died, and she should have never, ever made that journey,” #Chaffetz said. “And that should be the message, don't make this journey, it will kill you, and that should be the message.”

You know what? Send this man behind the American border, and never let him in again legally, so that he will be forced to go through the same torture as those migrants do. Withdraw all his money, all food and all beverages. Treat him like a normal Honduran or Guatemaltecan migrant, including the tear gas procedure and a custody as this little girl experienced. When we're lucky, he will die from starvation or dehydration as well.

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#California likely to consider legal actions against tear gas use


“We have been approached by folks who have expressed complaints,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday. “We are monitoring what’s occurring.”
Reuters notes, however, that California has limited jurisdiction, because the federal government has large authority over border and immigration policies.
But Becerra told the news outlet that California could have the authority to take legal action if a state resident was impacted by the Border Patrol agents' use of force this past weekend.

So, Mr. Becerra would like to take legal actions against the tear gas use by border patrol agents, but he can't because their is no legal foundation that spoke against it? Thus, he has to wait until the federal government creates this foundation, so that he will be able to file a complaint about it? Damn, that's restrictive,... Show more...
 

#Migrants not going to be charged after clashes with border patrol agents


The only two individuals Customs and Border Protection referred for prosecution ended up not being charged because they had medical problems and could not be held at the San Diego detention center, according to reports.
Others were not charged because they came in family units with children. Still others escaped prosecution because in the chaos surrounding Sunday’s incident, authorities missed pieces of information necessary to file charges, such as the names of the officers who made arrests.

They were better off not charging them. I mean, you cannot use tear gas against them after blocking them from asking for asylum, and then expect them to not defend themselves. It's a typical all-American behaviour: Shoot someone, then interrogate him, and freak out when one's victim starts to hit one back. As if this was not all-natural.

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Images of the tragedy at the #US border


Mesa said her 3-year-old son James, who does not appear in the picture, was also with them and fainted after getting a lung-full of gas.
"One of them could have died," she said.
Kim said Mesa "was travelling with five children."

It couldn't have been worse. I mean, when I know that there are children in the masses of migrants and protesters, I think twice about using tear gas to send them away from the border fence. I mean, children are drastically vulnerable, and rely on their parents. Thus, when sent to the border, they didn't necessarily do that on their own, but followed their parents. Punishing them for that is irresponsible and should be brought to court.

#USA #Tijuana #Mexico #MigrantCaravan #Photography #News #TearGas #StopICE #AbolishICE
 

On the somber causes of death of a #transgender #asylum seeker


One day after arriving in New Mexico, Hernandez was hospitalized with symptoms of pneumonia, dehydration and complications from #HIV, according to a press release from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She died May 25.
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Activists have adopted the hashtag #JusticeForRoxsana as a rallying cry to demand more information on the circumstances of Hernandez's death and draw attention to the especially vulnerable situation faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender migrants seeking to enter the United States.

Seems like there are doubts on the causes of her death. Although I would like to join these people, I doubt that there are any other... Show more...
 
#ShutDownICE #AbolishICE
 
#FuckTrump #FuckICE #AbolishICE

Oh you Motherfuckers! They're going to pay dearly for this fucking outrageous bullshit.

Drinking Toilet Water, Widespread Abuse: Report Details ‘Torture’ For Child Detainees. In a new court filing, migrant children and their parents describe being forced to “strip naked,” hunger and physical assault.
 

Fox News Poll: #AbolishICE not trending among voters


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Proxy activism

Is there already a defense fund for #TheresePatriciaOkoumou who climbed the Statue of Liberty in New York on July 4th to protest ICE and immigration policies?

It's regrettable that individuals from the most vulnerable population (specifically black women) systematically have to step up to promote civil rights when more comfortable privileged people like me get to stand back, so the least I can do is send some material help their way.

#protest #AbolishICE
 
Right-Winger Bernie Sanders will not abolish I.C.E.

#BernieSanders #Right #Conservative #Bootlick #AbolishICE #Democrat #Politics
 
Philadelphia pigs are gearing up for a "mass arrest" Targeting #AbolishICE protesters.

#RESIST #FuckICE #FuckThePolice

Watch it LIVE
 
#AbolishIce #FuckTrump #FascistScum

Hundreds of thousands march across the United States in protest. And where was Trump? He was walking his fat fuck self around a golf course.

#ENDHIM
 

"He's Out!": Establishment Democrats Rocked By Joe Crowley Primary Loss To Socialist Millennial


Establishment Democrat Joe Crowley's nearly two-decade career in
Congress came to an end Tuesday night in a shocking primary loss to
28-year-old Democratic Socialist and former Bernie Sanders organizer
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - a harsh critic of
Israel

and immigration
enforcement
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— Rebecca Katz (@RebeccaKKatz)
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Soros-Linked Protesters Ambush Mitch McConnell In Driveway


In the latest confrontation between Trump-hating liberals and a
conservative woman, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, the wife of
Mitch McConnell (R-KY), unleashed on a group of protesters who ambushed
the couple as they left a Monday dinner at Georgetown University with
business executives from Cambria Health Solutions.

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As the group of angry Georgetown students loudly approached with
signboards and backpacks, Chao shouted back "Why don't you leave my
husband alone?"
while pointing at them.

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