Will the world ever forgive America?

We were able to get the 5 yr old back. After going from facility to facility. Watch the moment Liliana sees her son after being separated for 2 months. #ReturnLiliansBaby #EndFamilySeparation pic.twitter.com/DcXvIb6dpP — Mana Yegani (@Law_Mana) July 15, 2018 This was done deliberately by the President of the United States and his Cabinet members. He …

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“Parents? These kids had Parents?”

News headline: The chaotic effort to reunite immigrant parents with their separated kids Each of the mothers had a different memory of the moment she was separated from her child. For some, it was outside a Border Patrol station just north of the Rio Grande, shortly after being apprehended. For others, it was after an …

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Newspeak is here

APNewsBreak: Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters “Tender age?” What does that mean? They’re ripe and succulent? Decades after the nation’s child welfare system ended the use of orphanages over concerns about the lasting trauma to children, the administration is standing up new institutions to hold Central American toddlers that the government separated from …

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Trump’s policy repercussions

From the mouths of (literal) babes: Little children crying and wailing for their parents, who’ve been detained by the Trump Administration in a bold-faced attempt to keep other citizens of Central American countries from coming to this country. I have never been more ashamed of my country than I am today. This policy is wicked.

Words matter, dammit

Note to Democrats and media: Do not use ever use “chain migration.” It’s a loaded right wing phrase like “death taxes.” The proper phrase for the provision, according to the Immigration Act of 1965, is “family reunification.” — Jonathan Alter (@jonathanalter) January 23, 2018 Alter is absolutely right. It’s bad enough to hear the media …

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Now what for Dreamers?

Remember that 800,000 people voluntarily gave their personal information to the government with the assurance that it was confidential and would not be disclosed to other agencies: Applicants gave that information with the assurance that it would not be shared with Immigration and Customs Enforcement or Customs and Border Enforcement, the agencies that otherwise would …

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Whither DACA?

The Internet seems to think Trump will announce Tuesday that all those people known as Dreamers, who were brought to America as children, will be deported. There may be a six-month delay before the actual expulsions begin in order to give Congress time to craft a law to validate their immigration status, it’s reported, but …

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More white supremacy

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that two white Senators from the Deep South would author legislation meant to keep non-English speakers out of the country. As usual, Trump makes claims which aren’t substantiated. Trump said the measure “will reduce poverty, increase wages and save taxpayers billions and billions of dollars.” I suppose he means …

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Let the pogroms begin

If this new Homeland Security agency called Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement were properly staffed it would be a part-time job, given that according to a 2015 Cato Institute study the numbers show that immigrants commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans. But that’s not good enough for Trump’s followers. They firmly believe immigrants make America …

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