Internment crisis & immigration

All Lives Matter? Pro-life?

If you saw a child suffering alone on the side walk, you would be moved and concerned enough to help. Yet you blame the parents who fled violence for the safety of their babies. And now our country is holding in them cages and you turn away from them. You don’t see the inhumanity up close and personal.

Think your ancestors came here legally and ‘waited their turn’? Think again

Your ancestors were very likely undocumented immigrants, too. https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/ancestors-immigrated-legally

‘I looked up the term “Concentration Camp” in the encyclopedia, and it states, “Concentration camp, internment center for political prisoners and members of national or minority groups who are confined for reasons of state security, exploitation, or punishment, usually by executive decree or military order. Persons are placed in such camps often on the basis of identification with a particular ethnic or political group rather than as individuals and without benefit either of indictment or fair trial. “

Russia has used them on political prisoners. The United States has used them on Japanese-American citizens. On Native Americans. On Black Americans. And yes, the Nazis used them. Starting in 1933, they used them to contain political opponents and then moved on to Gypsies, Gay people, Social Democrats, and Jews. It wasn’t until 1940 that they established actual death camps.

And now the President Trump’s administration, on behalf of the United States, is using concentration camps to imprison poor migrant families, most of which are legally seeking asylum.

24 people have died in ICE custody since Trump took office. 6 more children have died in the hands of related agencies. 52,000 people in 200 ICE concentration camps.

It may not make you feel comfortable to hear the word concentration camp. But your government is running concentration camps, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica definition of them.

If you want to debate the definition of a place that imprisons families here legally seeking asylum, without a fair hearing or trial, separates families under their care, often permanently and without a way to reunite them, in overcrowded conditions, rife with abuse, violence, and death in an attempt to create a political narrative that preys on our worst instincts and xenophobia, we’re gonna have a bad time.

The United States of America is running concentration camps, where men, women, and children are dying. Those are facts. They haven’t become nazi death camps. But the fact remains that we are here, in 2019, with something that repeats any part of our horrible history with Japanese Americans, or with any brutal regime’s plans from the past, is appalling.

Do not be ok with your country running concentration camps where people are dying. Do not make excuses. Do not vilify those less fortunate than you seeking a better life. Find a way to get past what you’ve been told to accept, and understand that the United States is running 200 concentration camps where people are dying and are being treated horrifically.

Because the United States is currently running 200 concentration camps. With 52,000 men, women, and children contained in them.’ ~Adam Mordecai

1,556 more migrant families were separated under Trump than previously known https://www.cbsnews.com/news/family-separation-1556-more-migrant-families-were-separated-under-trump-than-previously-known/

False immigration crisis https://www.facebook.com/RBReich/videos/2034404246572161/

Border chief explains why there have been no ICE raids at Trump properties Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said there are investigations the public is “unaware of.” https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/8/11/20801066/border-chief-mark-morgan-ice-raids-trump-businesses

EXCESSIVE FORCE

ICE Shackled 92 Somalis for 40 Hours on a Failed Deportation Flight. That Was Just the Start of the Abuse. https://theintercept.com/2018/03/04/somali-deportation-flight-ice-detention-center/

4 Severely Ill Migrant Toddlers Hospitalized After Lawyers Visit Border Patrol Facility The kids were unresponsive, feverish and vomiting, yet receiving no medical care, according to lawyers.

An Expert on Concentration Camps Says That’s Exactly What the U.S. Is Running at the Border “Things can be concentration camps without being Dachau or Auschwitz.” https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a27813648/concentration-camps-southern-border-migrant-detention-facilities-trump/

What the Concentration Camps of Bosnia Can Teach Us About the Abuse of Immigrants on the U.S. Border https://theintercept.com/2019/06/27/immigration-detention-bosnia/

Sorry, Mr. President: The Obama Administration Did Nothing Similar to Your Immigration Ban And anyone who’s saying so just doesn’t have the facts. http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/01/30/sorry-mr-president-the-obama-administration-did-nothing-similar-to-your-immigration-ban/

Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’ https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/laura-bush-separating-children-from-their-parents-at-the-border-breaks-my-heart/2018/06/17/f2df517a-7287-11e8-9780-b1dd6a09b549_story.html

HHS docs show thousands of alleged incidents of sexual abuse against unaccompanied minors in custody

‘Help’: Photos show hundreds of migrants squashed into cells, appealing for assistance

One senior manager at a facility called the situation a “ticking time bomb.” Migrants banged on cell windows and pressed notes against the plexiglass. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/help-photos-show-hundreds-migrants-squashed-cells-appealing-assistance-n1025831

The Unimaginable Reality of American Concentration Camps https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-unimaginable-reality-of-american-concentration-camps

Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths of migrants, discussed throwing burritos at Latino members of Congress visiting a detention facility in Texas on Monday and posted a vulgar illustration depicting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez engaged in oral sex with a detained migrant, according to screenshots of their postings.

Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes

Teen escorted from U.S. by ICE slain soon after in Mexico: Report

Report: Government Waived Background Check Requirements for Staff at Largest Detention Center for Migrant Children https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/11/tornillo-migrant-children-camp-background-checks.html

Lies about Democrats setting law to separate families at border https://www.facebook.com/NowThisPolitics/videos/2101526006545545/

HIDDEN HORRORS OF “ZERO TOLERANCE” — MASS TRIALS AND CHILDREN TAKEN FROM THEIR PARENTS https://theintercept.com/2018/05/29/zero-tolerance-border-policy-immigration-mass-trials-children/

Mass Graves of Immigrants Found in Texas, But State Says No Laws Were Broken https://www.democracynow.org/2015/7/16/mass_graves_of_immigrants_found_in

“That has always been my argument. If employers were not hiring undocumented workers there wouldn’t be as significant of an immigration problem. However those same people arguing against immigration turn a blind eye to the guys hired by the service mowing their lawn because they don’t want to pay full price for the service.”

Domestic Abuse Victims in the Migrant Caravan Are Stranded at the US Border – VICE

Hundreds deported from U.S. to El Salvador have been killed or abused, new report says – NBC News

US government uses several clandestine shelters to detain immigrant children

U.S. Army abruptly discharging immigrant recruits: AP

The Shame of the Border Crisis Will Never Leave Us – TIME

A firsthand report of ‘inhumane conditions’ at a migrant children’s detention facility https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/a-firsthand-report-of-inhumane-conditions-at-a-migrant-childrens-detention-facility