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EXCLUSIVE: Asylum cases rose 39% in the first year of the Trump administration - and are on track to rise again this year - with nearly two-thirds denied and outcomes varying wildly from one state to the next

  • The rate of denials for asylum seekers in U.S. immigration courts has risen by 14 percentage points since 2014
  • The likelihood of asylum being granted varies dramatically depending on the state in which the case is heard
  • New York has the highest volume of cases and is most likely to approve asylum applications with 34% denied
  • Asylum seekers have the least luck in North Carolina and Georgia, where judges deny 96% of applications
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Trump parades families who were 'permanently separated' from their relatives by criminal illegal immigrants - including mom who says seeing him on his escalator launching his campaign gave her the will to live

  • Maureen Maloney, a face case of the White House event, recalled how an illegal immigrant from Guatemala killed her son in a July 2012 drunk driving incident
  • 'I was gonna end my life. I had no purpose. But President Trump coming down that escalator...stopped me in my track,' she said
  • She was referring to Trump's 2015 announcement that he was running for office
  • Trump said he brought the families out because 'you hear the other side, you never hear this side, you don't know what's going on'
  • 'They're not separated for a day or two days,' he said. 'They are permanently separated'
  • Trump signed life-sized photos of the attendees' murdered relatives
  • President has been battling Democrats this week over his administration's family separation policy
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Leaked Navy Memo Reveals Plan For "Temporary, Austere" Migrant Camps


by Tyler Durden
Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:05


"The United States will not be a migrant camp. And it will not be a refugee-holding facility - it won’t be."​
Trump made this statement on Monday. But it's becoming rapidly apparent that the US government is, in fact, planning to build a series of massive tent cities that could potentially house thousands of migrants for months at a time. A Pentagon spokesperson said Thursday that the US is planning to shelter as many as 20,000 migrant children on four American military bases, according to the New York Times. Meanwhile, just this afternoon, Time Magazine reported that the US Navy is planning to build several massive tent cities to house thousands of immigrants in a few different states. Time, which obtained a Navy memo outlining the plan to build "temporary and austere" tent cities, said the document was sent to the Navy Secretary for his approval. The cities will house roughly 25,000 migrants in abandoned airfields just out side the Florida Panhandle near Mobile, Alabama, at Navy Outlying Field Wolf in Orange Beach, Alabama, and nearby Navy Outlying Field Silverhill.

The U.S. Navy is preparing plans to construct sprawling detention centers for tens of thousands of immigrants on remote bases in California, Alabama and Arizona, escalating the military’s task in implementing President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy for people caught crossing the Southern border, according to a copy of a draft memo obtained by TIME.​

The internal document, drafted for the Navy Secretary’s approval, signals how the military is anticipating its role in Trump’s immigration crackdown. The planning document indicates a potential growing military responsibility in an administration caught flat-footed in having to house waves of migrants awaiting civilian criminal proceedings.​
There are also plans for a camp that will hold as many as 47,000 people at former Naval Weapons Station Concord, near San Francisco. And another facility that could house 47,000 near Camp Pendleton, the largest training facility for US Marines situated along the SoCal coastline. The cities are said to be built to last between six months and a year, while the planning document estimates that the Navy would spend about $233 million to build the facility. Officials proposed a 60-day timeline to build the first temporary facility, which will house 5,000 adults. The military believes it could then add room for 10,000 more people every month.




Capt. Greg Hicks, Navy’s chief spokesman, declined to provide details on the matter. "It would be inappropriate to discuss internal deliberative planning documents," he told TIME.

While this report will further incense liberals, who have hurled "concentration camp" comparisons at the Trump administration, we'd first like to remind readers that the majority of Americans (and swing voters, for that matter) support President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policies.

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Jogger, 19, accidentally crosses into the U.S. from Canada and gets detained by immigration authorities for TWO WEEKS

  • Cedella Roman, 19, was jogging on a Canadian beach when she 'accidentally' crossed over into the United States whereupon she was detained
  • Roman was held in the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center, 120 miles away
  • Despite Roman’s mother’s attempts to get her daughter back to British Columbia, the teenager spent 16 days at a detention center in Tacoma
  • U.S. Officials Say Roman’s treatment was processed ‘accordingly’
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Republicans fume after Trump’s latest immigration tweet undermines House talks

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With President Trump suddenly more antagonist than ally, House Republicans confronted the grim reality Friday that they may have no way out of an immigration mess of the president’s own making.

They prepared for a last-ditch legislative effort next week with little expectation it would succeed, as their frustrations with the president became palpable. Midterm elections loom with every House seat on the ballot, but the president, who will not face voters in November, airily predicted a “Red Wave” of GOP victories that few congressional Republicans expect — and told lawmakers to wait until then to deal with the immigration dilemma.

Many Republicans believe they don’t have the luxury of waiting, both because of internal House politics and because of the unfolding crisis of border separations that the president himself has insisted demands an immediate legislative solution.

“We reached, I think, a good consensus, and suddenly we wake up to another tweet,” said Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-Fla.). “And it’s like, I think he’s with us, but he’s got to really come out for us. This is the opportunity.”

Republican leaders have struggled to rally support for a broad bill designed to unite GOP moderates and conservatives, postponing a vote twice in the face of opposition. The bill largely follows immigration principles issued by the White House in January, providing $25 billion for Trump’s long-sought border wall, scaling back legal immigration and giving young undocumented immigrants a shot at citizenship.

The bill also would allow migrant families to remain together in detention.

The mercurial Trump, who repeatedly called for Congress to act, tweeted Friday morning: “Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November. Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!”

Republican leaders said a vote on the bill would occur next week regardless of Trump’s wishes.

But Trump’s tweet, said Rep. Patrick T. McHenry (R-N.C.), “is very much in reality on the difficulties of immigration reform, and it also is the reality given the partisan nature of our current environment in a political year.”

Key Republican lawmakers who have been involved in the negotiations said Friday that talks would continue through the weekend. The moderates said they would explore whether they could accept some version of a key conservative priority — requiring employers to screen their workers for legal status using a federal database, paired with temporary visas for agricultural workers.

“We’ve got to decide whether we can make enough progress to make it worth our while to do it,” said Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.), a deputy whip who has been involved in vote-counting discussions. “If the president said to a given bill, ‘That’s my bill; that’s the one I want’ — I think that would have a pretty significant impact on our discussions. But he hasn’t done that yet, and so we’re continuing to work without that.”

Amid an outcry over his migrant separation policy, Trump traveled to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, urging lawmakers to pass either of two rival bills that sought to defuse the crisis as well as the uncertain status of young undocumented immigrants at risk for deportation because of his cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The president had argued for days that only Congress could solve the border crisis. But when he instead bowed to pressure and issued an executive order reversing the separation policy, Trump undermined the GOP effort to pass a bill.

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, Trump was still making calls to Capitol Hill and demanding that the House act. Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) relayed that message to House Republicans, which factored into their decision to continue negotiations on legislation into next week.

Then came Friday morning’s tweet.

Trump and other Republicans have accused Democrats of being unwilling to compromise because they want to use immigration as a campaign issue ahead of the November midterms. But Democrats retorted that Trump’s Friday tweet proved that it was the president who wanted to keep the issue alive for political reasons.

“What has become clear is that this president has no goal posts for what he wants to achieve on immigration because it’s actually, in his mind, a useful political tool,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), a member of the House Judiciary subcommittee on immigration. “It says exactly who he is, which is callous, conniving, and really not focused on trying to solve any problems.”

Last year, after meeting with Trump, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said they had reached a deal to protect dreamers in exchange for funding Trump’s border wall. But the deal fell apart later when the White House insisted on including other Trump priorities on immigration in the package.

Last month, Republican moderates moved to force votes on several immigration bills — including bipartisan measures that would easily pass with mostly Democratic support. But GOP leaders, who feared a conservative political backlash if a Republican House advanced such legislation, undertook a furious push to stymie the moderates.

Congress could be forced to act on immigration regardless in the coming weeks. The executive order Trump signed is contingent on the modification of a court settlement that currently requires children to be released from detention after 20 days. Several congressional aides, both Republican and Democrat, believe that such a modification is unlikely and that only legislation can ultimately address the issue.

Senate Republicans have pressed forward in crafting a narrow legislative solution to ensure families are kept together, and they have continued drawing attention to the issue.

“Ultimately, the solution here needs to be through Congress,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said Wednesday, after Trump issued his executive order.

Sen. John Cornyn (Tex.), the second-ranking Republican senator, said that he hoped the Senate would come up with a legislative solution, even though Trump moved to act unilaterally.

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Sean Sullivan and John Wagner contributed to this report.

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WikiLeaks publishes the names, photos and locations of 9,000 ICE employees to 'increase accountability' over Trump's family separation policy

  • The ICE Patrol database was gleaned from LinkedIn accounts of employees
  • Obtained by WikiLeaks from Brooklyn artist and 'NYU professor' Sam Lavigne
  • WikiLeaks mentions 'separation of children' in justification for publishing data
  • Latest in series of attacks on people associated with Trump's immigration policy
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Time apologizes for cover story about migrant girl who they said was taken 'screaming' from her mother by US Border Patrol agents, after it emerged the pair were NEVER separated

  • Time said that three-year-old Yanela Denise was taken 'screaming' from her mother
  • It used the toddler's famous photograph on its cover and put her next to Trump
  • The controversial composition showed him looking down on her and featured the words 'welcome to America'
  • On Friday, Yanela's father revealed to DailyMail.com that she was never separated from her mother
  • The photographer which took the image never said she was either
  • Yanela and her mother are still together and are 'safe' in a Texan detention center
  • Time has corrected its story but is standing by using Yanela on the cover
  • Its editor says the cover 'captures the stakes' of the family separation debate
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Hundreds of immigrants deported by the US return to Guatemala and Honduras: Family members hug as they arrive back in their homeland, while a father shows off his baby daughter's tiny shoes after they were separated in Texas

  • Pictures show migrants who tried to enter the United States arriving back in their homeland disappointed
  • 238 Hondurans and 108 Guatemalans were sent home as Trump's immigration crackdown continues
  • Ever Sierra, 28, showed off shoes owned by his baby daughter, who he left behind with her mother
  • Other migrants from central America are shown in Texas being assisted after ICE released them
  • Trump signed executive order this week ending practice of separating families
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British rabbi delivers chilling warning that Donald Trump's 'dehumanising' immigration policy could be a step on the path to GENOCIDE

  • Donald Trump has been facing outcry over tough policies on Mexican border
  • He has halted policy of separating children from parents at detention centres
  • British rabbi warned 'dehumanising' people can be step on road to atrocities
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Immigration judge insists three-year-old children are capable of learning the law and representing themselves in court

  • Senior Justice Department official Jack Weil made the claim during testimony
  • He is acting as an 'expert witness' in case between Justice Department and ACLU
  • ACLU claims department violates Constitution by not giving children attorneys
  • Weil claimed they don't need attorneys and can speak for themselves in court
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George Takei: Donald Trump's immigration rhetoric is 'grotesque'
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Actor George Takei slammed the Trump administration's practice of separating families at the US-Mexico border, recalling his family's experience in internment camps as a Japanese-American during World War II.
 

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Border Agents arrest 5,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records trying to cross the border - including a convicted murderer and scores of gang members

  • More than 505 gang members among criminals caught entering U.S. illegally
  • They included convicted murdered who spent 32 years in jail, and a pedophile
  • Gang members are identified by matching their fingerprints to databases
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Albanian immigrant, 47, who worked at the same diner for 24 years is deported and claims he wasn't allowed to call his wife and two daughters before he was put on a plane

  • Sokol Vokshi was 'everyone's favorite waiter' at NY diner before he was deported
  • Vokshi, 47, had worked at the Golden Reef diner on Long Island for 24 years
  • The married, father-of-two was sent back to native country Albania on April 4
  • He claims he wasn't allowed to speak to family before being sent back to Albania
  • GoFundMe account was created to help pay for an immigration lawyer for Vokshi
  • If Vokshi is unable to get a visa back to the US, his family will join him in Albania
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Dramatic moment border patrol chases a smuggler bringing illegal immigrants including women and children across the Rio Grande into Texas before he escapes back to Mexico on an inflatable raft

  • Customs and Border Protection agents surprised smuggler in McAllen, Texas
  • He was leading half a dozen immigrants including an infant into the U.S.
  • Shirtless smuggler immediately fled to a rubber dinghy in the river
  • Dozens of other immigrants were arrested in McAllen, the busiest crossing area
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Trump says he DOESN'T regret signing order to end family separations and blasts 'phony' report that he privately said he shouldn't have weighed in

  • Trump is sticking to his guns on denying illegals due process as some question whether he has the authority to make such a decision
  • The Supreme Court has never clearly resolved whether illegals get due process
  • Federal immigration courts had a backlog of more than 700,000 cases in May
  • Trump's call comes as House Republicans try to get support for a comprehensive immigration package expected to be voted on this week
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Trump is sued by 17 Democratic states who demand IMMEDIATE action to reunite separated families of illegal border-jumpers

  • Democratic attorneys general from states including Washington, New York and California launch joint lawsuit in federal court in Seattle, WA
  • They demand immediate action to reunite families separated when parents were arrested under zero-tolerance rules and children held seperately
  • Move came on day Trump won similar case brought against his travel ban by Hawaii and backed by other Democratic attorneys general
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Federal Judge in California Halts Splitting of Migrant Families at Border

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By MICHAEL D. SHEAR, JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, THOMAS KAPLAN and ROBERT PEAR
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WASHINGTON — A federal judge in California issued a nationwide injunction late Tuesday temporarily stopping the Trump administration from separating children from their parents at the border and ordered that all families already separated be reunited within 30 days.

Judge Dana M. Sabraw of the Federal District Court in San Diego said children under 5 must be reunited with their parents within 14 days, and he ordered that all children must be allowed to talk to their parents within 10 days.

“The unfortunate reality is that under the present system, migrant children are not accounted for with the same efficiency and accuracy as property,” the judge wrote.

Judge M. Sabraw’s order, which is likely to prompt a high-profile legal battle with the Justice Department, came on the same day that President Trump won a landmark legal victory when the Supreme Court upheld his travel ban, ending a 17-month legal fight.

But the judge’s ruling in the family separation case raises the stakes on an issue that had already become an intensely difficult political crisis for Mr. Trump. The president last week issued an executive order seeking to bring family separations to an end, but saying little about reuniting families.

The American Civil Liberties Union had filed a lawsuit to stop the separations before the president’s executive order. In his order, Judge Sabraw said that children may be separated at the border only if the adults with them present an immediate danger to the children.

He also said that adults may not be deported from the United States without their children.

“The facts set forth before the court portray reactive governance — responses to address a chaotic circumstance of the government’s own making,” the judge wrote in the opinion. “They belie measured and ordered governance, which is central to the concept of due process enshrined in our Constitution. This is particularly so in the treatment of migrants, many of whom are asylum seekers and small children.”

In a statement, Lee Gelernt, the lead lawyer in the case for the A.C.L.U., hailed the judge’s order.

“This is an enormous win and will mean that this humanitarian crisis is coming to an end,” Mr. Gelernt said. “We hope the Trump administration will not think about appealing when the lives of these little children are at stake.”

The A.C.L.U. lawsuit was initially brought on behalf of two cases in which the children of immigrants were taken from them after they crossed the border.

In one case, a woman entered the United States legally at a port of entry, fleeing persecution in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The lawsuit says that her 6-year-old daughter was taken from her and sent to a facility in Chicago, where she stayed for nearly five months.

In another case, a woman from Brazil, identified as “Ms. C,” crossed the border illegally with her 14-year-old son, who was separated from her and also sent to a facility in Chicago. The mother and son were apart for nearly eight months, according to the lawsuit.

“During the five months she was detained, Ms. C. did not see her son, and they spoke on the phone only ‘a handful of times,’” the lawsuit says. “Ms. C. was ‘desperate’ to be reunited with her son, worried about him constantly and did not know when she would be able to see him.”

Earlier Tuesday, seventeen states sued Mr. Trump for his administration’s practice of separating immigrant parents from their children, saying that the tactic is causing “devastating harm,” even as a top official said the government was struggling to reunite families fractured by the policy.

On a day when Mr. Trump basked publicly in the glow of a victory, with the Supreme Court upholding his travel ban, he faced a new legal challenge to what has emerged as the most controversial piece of his immigration agenda.

The states, including Washington, California and New York and joined by the District of Columbia, branded the forcible separation of immigrant families unconstitutional, “cruel and unlawful,” calling it a violation of the principles of due process and equal protection. They requested that the court halt it and immediately compel the government to reunite parents with their children.

The Trump administration says it is trying to do just that, but success has proved vexing. The administration has appeared unprepared for the fallout from its decision to prosecute every immigrant apprehended entering the country without authorization — including those who are seeking asylum — without exceptions for parents.

Even after Mr. Trump reversed course last week and moved to detain migrant parents facing charges of unlawful entry with their children, the challenge of reuniting families already torn apart has morphed into a crisis of its own.

Alex M. Azar II, the secretary of health and human services, told senators on Tuesday that his department — which is charged with taking custody of undocumented unaccompanied minors — was having trouble figuring out how to care for the children it was holding who had been separated from their parents.

Some of them, he said, were in federal custody even though their parents had been sent back to Central America after trying to enter the United States illegally.

“As to any parent who’s deported, the child has independent rights,” Mr. Azar said during a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, where his plan to discuss prescription drug pricing was upended by a grilling over the separated families. “We often do find, when a parent is deported, that they ask the child to remain separate and remain in this country.”

Mr. Azar said his department is holding 2,047 separated children, only six fewer than it held last week when Mr. Trump signed the executive order.

Raj Shah, a White House spokesman, conceded that the process of reuniting families would be difficult. “This is a complex situation,” Mr. Shah told CNN in an interview. “Our goal is to fully reunite as many families as possible, as quickly as possible.”

Yet in the lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court in Seattle, the attorneys general for the states noted that Mr. Trump’s order last week did not apply to families already broken apart, nor did it prevent the tactic from being used in the future.

A top official at Customs and Border Protection said Monday that the agency would cease referring parents traveling with minor children for criminal prosecution in order to keep families together. But White House officials said Monday that the change was temporary and only being carried out because the government would soon run out of space and resources to detain families together.

Amid the chaos, the first lady, Melania Trump, who traveled last week to a facility housing undocumented children who had been separated from their parents at the border, has planned another such visit this week, according to a spokeswoman.

The president, emboldened by the Supreme Court’s validation of the travel ban, continued on Tuesday to rail against immigration laws that afford those fleeing danger and persecution in their home countries the chance to have their asylum claims adjudicated by a judge. “If they step on our land, they have judges — it’s insane,” Mr. Trump said. He said the United States should adopt stricter laws that send an unmistakable message that only immigrants who have special skills to boost the American economy should be allowed into the country.

“It’s called, ‘I’m sorry, you can’t come in. You have to go in through a legal process,’” Mr. Trump said of his approach, during a lunch at the White House with Republican members of Congress. “I have to let people come in, but they have to come in through a merit. They have to be people that can love our country and help our country.”

Vice President Mike Pence, traveling in Brazil, implored would-be immigrants not to attempt to cross the United States border without authorization.

“Don’t risk your lives or the lives of your children by trying to come to the United States on the road run by drug smugglers and human traffickers,” Mr. Pence said. “If you can’t come legally, don’t come at all.”

The lawsuit filed Tuesday took aim at the administration’s hostility toward asylum seekers, maintaining that officials at the border were violating the law by turning them away before they could reach a port of entry to lawfully make their claim or, in some cases, before detaining them and taking away their children.

“By criminalizing the pursuit of asylum, this policy runs counter to established immigration and refugee laws,” the lawsuit said.

White House officials did not respond to requests for comment about the legal challenge.

Yet even as Mr. Trump vented his anger about the current state of immigration laws, his on-again, off-again push for a legislative overhaul of immigration policy appeared headed for defeat. The House was poised to reject a broad immigration bill slated for a vote on Wednesday, a result that is likely to prompt lawmakers in that chamber to shift their focus to narrower legislation meant to ensure that families are kept together at the border.

If the broad overhaul fails, it would be the second time in a week that a wide-ranging immigration bill died in the House because of persistent divisions among Republican members and mixed signals from a president who is reluctant to be seen as suffering a defeat. The House voted down a hard-line immigration bill last week, with 41 Republicans joining Democrats in siding against the measure.

It was not clear on Tuesday whether the overhaul to be voted on this week — a compromise worked out by Republican moderates and conservatives — would fare any better.

The bill would provide a path to citizenship for the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, while keeping migrant families together at the border and providing billions of dollars for Mr. Trump’s promised wall on the southern border with Mexico. Democrats are expected to broadly oppose it, and many conservative Republicans are also expected to vote against the measure, which has been criticized from the right as “amnesty.”

Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin reiterated Tuesday that he wants migrant families to be kept together. But he held back from previewing how the House might take action if the broad legislation fails on Wednesday.

“I want to lean into that vote,” Mr. Ryan said, adding, “If that doesn’t succeed, then we’ll cross that bridge. But the last thing I want to do is undercut a vote on what is a great consensus bill.”

With the bill’s defeat all but certain, Republicans in the House appear ready to pursue a narrower measure on the issue of family separation.

“We want to make sure that’s addressed regardless,” said Representative Mark Walker of North Carolina, the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, a group of conservative members.

With the Fourth of July looming, it was not clear how quickly the House might be able to take action on that subject. The chamber is scheduled to finish its work for the week on Thursday and not return until July 10. Senators have also been pursuing stand-alone legislation intended to keep families together.

The broader immigration overhaul had first been scheduled for a vote in the House last Thursday. But Republican leaders delayed the vote until Friday, and then pushed it to this week, as they tried to grow its support in the chamber.

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Texas county ends partnership with ICE, local detention center

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A county in Texas has decided to end its Intergovernmental Services Agreement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Williamson County commissioners in a 4-1 vote on Tuesday terminated the county's agreement with the law enforcement agency and its operations in its local detention facility, the T. Don Hutto Residential Center, according to a local NBC affiliate. The contract had been scheduled to end on Jan. 31, 2019.

Local commissioners also voted to end their agreement with CoreCivic, Inc., the private company that manages the detention facility.

According to the local publication, the county's detention facility first opened in 2006 and only shelters women detained by the agency.

Local activists told the station that the facility currently houses roughly 500 women, 40 of which are mothers who they claimed were recently separated from their kids.

Terry Cook, one of the county commissioners, released a statement that said he appreciated the interest of activists on the issue. He voted to end thje agreements with ICE and Core Civic.

"I have appreciated the passion from activists that has been expressed to me and this Court in regards to T. Don Hutto," he said in a statement. "While this vote today does not solve the larger issue of immigration, the future of the women detained there, or the closing of the facility, I hope these activists do not celebrate this vote, but redouble their efforts in changing immigration policy at the federal level."

The city's decision to end its contracts comes amid the controversy surrounding the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" border policy, which resulted in children being split from their parents until Trump ended those separations last week.

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Jeff Sessions JOKES about splitting up illegal immigrant families at the border as he chuckles that liberals in gated communities will 'have you arrested and separated from your family' if you climb their fences

  • Sessions made the comment while referring to the administration's opponents as the 'lunatic fringe' in a speech to a criminal justice organization
  • He said: 'These same people live in gated communities and are featured at events where you have to have an ID even to hear them speak'
  • Justice Department chief added, 'If you try to scale their fence, believe me, they’ll be only too happy to have you arrested and separated from your family'
  • A U.S. District Court judge in California, where Sessions was, later ruled that the Trump administration must reunite parents and children in 30 days
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Lawyer is 'attacked' by ICE agent and left with a fractured foot as she tried to reunite three-year-old immigrant boy with his mother

  • An immigration lawyer claims she was pushed to the ground by an ICE agent
  • Andrea Martinez arrived about 3am on Tuesday with her three-year-old client
  • She was trying to reunite him with his pregnant mother who was being deported
  • Martinez says she was left with a fractured foot and cuts to her leg after incident
  • ICE has said they are conducting an internal investigation into the alleged push
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Republican immigration bill fails DESPITE last-minute plea from Trump with more than 100 members of his own party voting no

  • President Trump issued a last-minute tweet Wednesday morning for Republicans to pass a compromise immigration bill
  • It was not enough and the measure failed: 121 yes to 301 no
  • Conservative Republicans thought the bill went too easy on illegal immigrants
  • House Republican leaders are working on a Plan B to pass stand-alone legislation ending the separation of migrant children from their families at the border
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Trump is sued by 17 Democratic states who demand IMMEDIATE action to reunite separated families of illegal border-jumpers

  • Democratic attorneys general from states including Washington, New York and California launch joint lawsuit in federal court in Seattle, WA
  • They demand immediate action to reunite families separated when parents were arrested under zero-tolerance rules and children held seperately
  • Move came on day Trump won similar case brought against his travel ban by Hawaii and backed by other Democratic attorneys general
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Meaningless gesture by left wing liberals. Anything and everything to try to make Trump look bad. Stupid mofo's!
Trump just signed an EO to keep children with their parents. At the same time that you return all of them straight back across the border from whence they came. Claiming political asylum? Do it at the designated,ted border crossings and get in line for your friggin "due process"!
 

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Thousands take to the streets across the US for mass organized protest against family separations at the border - as Trump defends the 'brave men and women of ICE' for doing a 'fantastic job'

  • More than 600 protests are taking place across the US and internationally in protest of the separations
  • The policy has been scrapped but there are still thousands of displaced migrant children at the border
  • On Saturday, as the first protesters took to city streets, Trump defended ICE agents for their work
  • He said the agency had rescued entire US towns from the 'grasp' of gang MS-13 and that they were 'fantastic'
  • The president insisted that ICE would 'never' be dismantled despite growing criticism from Democrats
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Thousands take to the streets across the US for mass organized protest against family separations at the border - as Trump defends the 'brave men and women of ICE' for doing a 'fantastic job'

  • More than 600 protests are taking place across the US and internationally in protest of the separations
  • The policy has been scrapped but there are still thousands of displaced migrant children at the border
  • On Saturday, as the first protesters took to city streets, Trump defended ICE agents for their work
  • He said the agency had rescued entire US towns from the 'grasp' of gang MS-13 and that they were 'fantastic'
  • The president insisted that ICE would 'never' be dismantled despite growing criticism from Democrats
  • Among stars who joined the protests were Susan Sarandon, Lin Manuel Miranda and Alicia Keys
  • Democrat darling Joe Kennedy III spoke at a rally in Boston which drew enormous crowds
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'Even the cops don’t like us anymore': Under Trump, ICE is despised and divided

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In May, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were spotted in Union Station. Their appearance triggered a phone call to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office.

An LAPD officer reached out to David Marin, the director of Enforcement and Removal Operations for ICE in L.A.

Far from any raid taking place, Marin told the officer that the agents had merely gone there to get coffee.

“I get calls regularly,” Marin said earlier this month. “It was not like that at all up until this administration.”

Across the nation, ICE has never seemed more visible, especially as anger continues over the separation of immigrant families at the border under the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy. Protesters have rallied across the U.S., demanding that the agency be abolished — calls that have been echoed by politicians. Earlier this month, WikiLeaks published the identities and information of more than 9,000 supposed current and former ICE employees.

Being an ICE agent has always come with challenges. The agency has faced criticism for years from immigration activists, including during the uptick in immigration enforcement during the Obama administration.

But Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration has made ICE much more of a target. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf won praise from many of her constituents and criticism from the White House earlier this year when she alerted her city to upcoming ICE raids.

Many California police departments have longstanding policies against working with ICE to arrest suspects on immigration charges. But since Trump took office, California has enacted even tougher “sanctuary state” policies limiting cooperation with federal immigration officials even more, and that has heightened the strains.

The mission of ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations division, or ERO, is to “identify, arrest, and remove aliens who present a danger to national security or are a risk to public safety, as well as those who enter the United States illegally or otherwise undermine the integrity of our immigration laws and our border control efforts.” While ERO might be the most well-known, it is not the only division within the agency.

Homeland Security Investigations, or HSI, which includes more than 6,000 special agents, bills itself as an investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security and a vital asset in “combating criminal organizations illegally exploiting America’s travel, trade, financial and immigration systems.”

But the missions of ERO and HSI have been “erroneously combined,” according to a letter signed by 19 special agents in charge at ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations branch and sent to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Many jurisdictions continue to refuse to work with HSI “because of a perceived linkage to the politics of civil immigration,” the Texas Observer reported, citing the four-page letter, which proposes restructuring ICE and creating two separate agencies.

“HSI is constantly expending resources to explain the organizational differences to state and local partners, as well as to Congressional staff, and even within our own department — DHS,” the letter stated. “The development of two new effective agencies is a positive step for the Department, as part of the progression that ICE has experienced since its inception fifteen years ago.

Other jurisdictions have agreed to partner with HSI, but only if the “ICE” name is not included in “public facing information.”

“HSI’s investigations have been perceived as targeting undocumented aliens, instead of the transnational criminal organizations that facilitate cross border crimes impacting our communities and national security,” the letter continued. “Furthermore, the perception of HSI’s investigative independence is unnecessarily impacted by the political nature of ERO’s civil immigration enforcement.”

DHS did not comment on the letter.

Recently, “Occupy ICE” protests have sprung up across the nation. In Portland, Ore., protesters were able to shut down an ICE facility for at least a week.

On Saturday, hundreds of coordinated rallies were scheduled around the country to protest Trump’s zero tolerance policy, which has resulted in the separation of more than 2,000 children from their parents or guardians crossing the border.

This week, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) stated that he plans to introduce legislation to eliminate ICE. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who beat Rep. Joe Crowley, the House Democratic Caucus chair, in New York’s Democratic primary, ran on a platform that called for the abolition of the agency.

ICE “fully respects the Constitutional rights of all people to peacefully express their opinions,” ICE said in a statement. “That being said, ICE remains committed to performing its immigration enforcement mission consistent with federal law and agency policy.”

The growing anger directed at the agency prompted Trump to take to Twitter to call out what he described as “shameless attacks on our courageous law enforcement officers.”

“Extremist Democrat politicians have called for the complete elimination of ICE. Leftwing Activists are trying to block ICE officers from doing their jobs and publicly posting their home addresses – putting these selfless public servants in harm’s way,” Trump tweeted. “These radical protesters want ANARCHY – but the only response they will find from our government is LAW AND ORDER!”

On a recent morning, fugitive operations teams with ERO fanned throughout the Los Angeles area, searching for “criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives.” When the agents stopped for coffee at a Starbucks in Huntington Park, they noted that the negative opinion of the agency had recently intensified.

“Even the cops don’t like us anymore because they’re listening to the news also,” said one agent, who did not want his name included. “ ‘Oh you guys are just separating families.’ ”

As the agents prepared to leave, a Huntington Park police car pulled into the parking lot. Someone had probably seen the agents, Marin said, and called the police.

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It's not just criminals — ICE is nabbing lawful permanent residents too

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LOS ANGELES - In 2001, Jose Luis Garcia was convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. Whatever tumult it caused within his family, the event seemed to fade with every passing year as Garcia became a grandfather and inched closer toward retirement.

In June, the nearly 20-year-old conviction came roaring back when immigration agents arrested the 62-year-old as he drank coffee and watered the lawn of his Arleta home.

His daughter, Natalie Garcia, thought there must be a mistake. Her father has been a lawful permanent resident since 1988. He carries his green card in his wallet.

"We thought this was happening to people like they said - criminals, the gang members," she said in an interview between sobs.

Legal immigrants in the U.S. have never been completely protected from possible deportation. But in its war against illegal immigration, the Trump administration has lowered the bar for whom immigration agents can go after, experts say.

President Donald Trump has vowed to crack down on immigrants with criminal records, saying they should be deported to their home countries. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have carried out a series of sweeps in California this year, detaining hundreds of people. While there has been much emphasis on the arrest of people who don't have criminal records but are here illegally, the arrest of legal immigrants who have convictions deep in their pasts has gotten less attention.

Trump's supporters see this as an important part of his get-tough approach. But others question the fairness of deporting people with legal status who committed relatively minor crimes long ago.

"They are going to go after anybody they can get their hands on who may be deportable," said Michael Kaufman, a senior staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union. "That leads to cases like Mr. Garcia's, where you have somebody who has lived in the country for decades. He may have committed a crime a long time ago, but he has rehabilitated himself and he's fully an upstanding member of his community and key support for his family."

Because their information is logged into multiple government systems, permanent legal residents can be an easier quarry for enforcement - though the overwhelming majority of people targeted for deportation are in the country illegally.

Garcia was picked up during a three-day operation targeting public safety threats in the L.A. area that began on June 10 and netted 162 arrests. Of those, 15 were of lawful permanent residents.

ICE does not track statistics on arrests of immigrants in the U.S. legally, according to the agency. On Jan.1, 2014, an estimated 13.2 million lawful permanent residents lived in the United States, according to a report last year from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Immigration Statistics.

"Some of these individuals that we're targeting, some of them have green cards," an ICE agent told his team before they searched for arrest targets. "So we should have a good address on them."

Databases revealed that Garcia "has past criminal convictions that make him amenable to removal from the United States," according to ICE. The agency did not specify the convictions, but a search of court records pulled up the 2001 conviction, as well as a 1987 conviction for violating a protective order. In the domestic violence case, Garcia was sentenced to 25 days in jail and three years' probation.

Lawful permanent residents must meet specific criteria to be subject to removal proceedings under the Immigration and Nationality Act, according to ICE. For example, those convicted of an aggravated felony are removable, and lawful permanent residents "who at any time after admission have been drug abusers or addicts and those who are convicted of violating U.S. laws or regulations relating to a controlled substance, other than a single offense involving possession for one's own use of 30 grams or less of marijuana, are removable," according to ICE.

When someone is applying for naturalization, they must show good moral character for a five-year period preceding the application. In the case of an aggravated felony, one can never meet this standard, which typically bars an applicant from being able to naturalize.

Domestic violence is not considered an aggravated felony, but is "always a deportable crime," regardless of whether it is a misdemeanor or felony or of how many years have passed, according to Carl Shusterman, a Los Angeles immigration attorney who used to work for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. It is possible that if Garcia had applied for naturalization, it could have triggered deportation proceedings earlier, Shusterman said.

"Pretty much everybody I've seen, if immigration finds out about the domestic violence conviction, they put them right away into deportation proceedings," Shusterman said.

Garcia's immigration lawyer, Mackenzie Mackins, said that conduct prior to the five-year period can affect whether Garcia meets the requirements for naturalization, but the consideration of such conduct is discretionary.

"Can (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) deny your application and refer you to court at that point? Sure. But I don't think they would have" in cases like Garcia's, Mackins said. "Here, a domestic violence conviction in 2001 would be only a discretionary factor to consider in his naturalization application."

Along with other factors, the number of years without any trouble with the law could be taken into account, she said.

Mackins said her client is eligible for Cancellation of Removal for Permanent Residents, which would allow him to stay in the U.S., because his offense was a misdemeanor and his sentence was under one year.

"There's certain factors we have to litigate in court in front of the immigration judge now for him to keep his green card," Mackins said. "If we win that case and we're successful, he can file for naturalization right away."

On the first day of the ICE operation in June, agents also detained 26-year-old Adriana Espejel, who came to the U.S. when she was 5 and has been a green card holder since 2010.

In May she was convicted of possession of a controlled substance for sale. That made her "amenable to removal," according to ICE.

"I got woken up by them telling me they're going to take me in because of immigration. But I'm not illegal here," Espejel said, soon after her arrest. "I have my permanent residence, it has no expiration. ... I went in jail, served my time, I don't see why immigration picked up on it after, when I was already released."

Fingerprints of individuals detained in immigration raids are logged electronically with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, according to David Marin, director of Enforcement and Removal Operations for ICE in L.A. When a lawful permanent resident is arrested for a removable crime, agents make a note to follow up on the person later.

Once there is documentation of a conviction, ICE agents inform an agency attorney, who decides whether the person is eligible to be placed in removal proceedings, according to Marin.

Among other targets of ICE's recent enforcement action was a man who gained legal status through his wife in 2013 but had multiple drug convictions. Another man, who got legal status in 2014, was targeted because of a conviction this year of cruelty to a child.

Garcia's case was different because nearly two decades have passed since he was convicted of a crime.

Immigration agents picked him up outside his home as he was about to head out to drive for Uber. His daughter woke to the sound of her father shouting her name as agents wearing vests that read "Police" placed him in a black SUV.

It wasn't until after the agents left that the family looked at the card they had presented, with Garcia's alien registration number, and realized the agents were with ICE. When Natalie visited her father in the processing center, she said, he didn't understand why he was there.

Garcia came from the Mexican state of Michoacan when he was 13 and worked in the fields in Northern California. He later bought a home in Arleta, where he lived with his wife, their two kids and a granddaughter.

At their family home, Natalie sobbed as she talked about her father's constant presence - in her life as well as that of her 6-year-old daughter, Marley, whom he was helping raise. When she spoke of him, Marley referred to him as, "mi papa" - her father.

On the bed where Garcia slept, the little girl had carefully laid out one of his shirts over a pillow, a pair of shorts and his socks. Since the arrest, Marley has slept in her grandfather's bed.

Garcia's wife told agents she did not even remember the domestic violence incident, which she later characterized as a minor dispute.

Shusterman said that under the Obama administration immigration priorities were markedly different.

"We find that very frequently, and especially with this administration ... that they're going after people with very, very old violations and trying to get them deported," Shusterman said.

Garcia is in ICE custody pending a determination from an immigration judge with the Executive Office for Immigration Review on whether he has a lawful basis to remain in the U.S.

In the wake of Garcia's arrest, his wife, who is also a lawful permanent resident, has been left to worry about her own status.

"It's happening to people who have papers," said Maria Dolores Garcia. "Don't just trust, check your record, become a citizen, stay alert to the changes. ... I don't want this to happen to someone else."

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Guatemalan asylum seeker who claims ICE agents mockingly told her 'Happy Mother's Day' before separating her from her eight-year-old daughter files lawsuit begging to be reunited after two months

  • Angelica Gonzalez-Garcia and her daughter, eight, were separated at the US border in Arizona in May after fleeing their native Guatemala
  • The mom claims ICE agents said: 'Happy Mother's Day' as they took her daughter
  • Gonzalez-Garcia was granted bond weeks later and moved to Massachusetts
  • Her daughter is being kept at a detainment center in Harlingen, Texas
  • The mom filed a lawsuit against US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday
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Border Patrol arrests 'dropped sharply in June' - but is the fall down to Trump's 'zero-tolerance' policy or the scorching summer temperatures?

  • Drop may reflect seasonal trends or it could signal or Trump's policy is working
  • Agency made 34,057 arrests on border with Mexico in June, down 16 per cent
  • The arrests were still more than double from the 16,077 recorded in June 2017
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Federal court orders ICE to STOP the 'indefinite detention' of immigrants - and tells government to immediately release or grant hearings to more than 1,000 long-term asylum seekers

  • Comes after almost no major ICE offices granted parole to asylum immigrants
  • Those denied parole are detained, including one Haiti teacher for last 18 months
  • Judge has ordered a case-by-case review of all asylum seekers awaiting parole
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'Why are you supporting the animals of MS-13?': Official White House Twitter account attacks Senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren for wanting to abolish ICE

  • White House tweeted to each woman that they 'must not know what ICE does'
  • Both Harris and Warren spoke at Keep Families Together rallies this weekend
  • And they have both been vocal in their desire to see ICE replaced and reworked
  • Harris defended her record fighting gangs while working as Attorney General
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Retired Green Beret: The US Border Battle Is Just The Beginning


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Mon, 07/02/2018 - 22:45


Authored by Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces) via SHTFplan.com,

For several months, now, there has been a steadily growing focus on the U.S.’s implementation of increased border patrols, the creation of a permanent fence or divider on the border, and the question of illegal aliens. The president has taken a firm and unyielding stance. On June 25, AP was quoted as reporting “President Donald Trump on Sunday compared people entering the U.S. from Mexico to invaders and said they should be back without appearing before a judge.”

The president was quoted as saying, “We cannot allow all of these people to invade our country. Our immigration policy, laughed at all over the world, is very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally and are waiting [in] line for years! Immigration must be based on merit – we need people who will help to Make America Great Again!



Absolutely right: they are illegal aliens, and as they are crossing the border illegally without citizenship, they are foreign, non-citizens – aliens, by definition.

The stance of the ACLU, the Democratic Party, and other communist organizations are just such: communist platforms that are evident within Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” Van Jones’ “Top Down, Bottom Up,” principle, and the pseudo-heartfelt “welcome” to the illegals from lifelong party operatives such as Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Shumer. In the manner of the “open dams” in Europe, allowing the floodgates to open up with Muslims and destroy the European nations from within, the Democrats, communist-sympathizing domestic corporations (globalist and communist are interchangeable), and the “entitlement nation” of citizen-sheeple are pushing hard to make that happen here.

From a technical standpoint, not only are they illegal aliens, but also they are invaders, just as the president stated, and that by their own admission. In the words of the Mexicans who are proponents of “La Reconquista,” the entire southwest and half of California “belongs” to the Mexicans. The exact percentage is unknown: polls of this nature are not taken, and if they were, the results would be discounted or labeled as “racist” in the manner of “The Bell Curve,” released in the mid 1990’s with amazing statistical analyses.

The majority of these “Reconquistadores” truly believe that with a combination of illegal incursions, the drug cartels, and eventually the support of the Mexican government, that the territory ceded to the U.S. in and surrounding the war with Mexico will be reclaimed and renamed Aztlan. Tens of millions have already crossed, and the majority of these illegal aliens brought that philosophy with them: thus, they are illegal aliens, and this is an invasion.

Complicit with that invasion are the politicians in the United States and the moneyed interests, lobbyists, and corporations who set up and pay the politicians’ “second retirement fund,” as in the “Clinton Foundation,” the most massive presidential money-laundering operation carried out by a former president, his family, and his network. The corporations have paid these politicians to look the other way and make it easier for illegal aliens to work in this country under the table. President Reagan had a big hand in triggering this “amnesty” mind-set with his policies that did not enforce border security or crackdowns on corporations employing illegal aliens outside of the tax-format of society.

President Trump is doing the right thing. He is setting the wheels in motion for a no-tolerance policy for illegal entry into the United States. He is fulfilling his job as the Commander-in-Chief by dealing with the border and protecting the interests of U.S. citizens as provided within the Constitution.

Time Magazine’s June 25 edition has an article entitled “A parent’s nightmare at the U.S. border.” The article is a perfect characterization of the Left’s demonization of any…any…upholding of U.S. laws relating to border control. The article uses “A young Honduran woman named Miriam” and her “18 month-old son” that she carried in her arms and walked across the border with, on grounds of “asking for asylum.”

The author’s name is Haley Sweetland Edwards (go figure), and it painted a picture of the struggling, valiant young mother and her infant son against the evils of the U.S. government who wouldn’t just let her walk across. Asylum? Viktor Belenko was granted asylum back in ’74 when he flew a MiG, the “Foxbat” to Japan and defected from the USSR. That’s a case for asylum. Haley Sweetland Edwards, you just walk across the Mexican border asking for “asylum,” and see what they do to you there, or in any other country for that matter.

The mindset is this: you give your money, open your homes, and you let them into the borders…but just don’t give them my things: that is the liberal mindset in a nutshell. Liberals are always generous with things that don’t belong to them, generous with anything that doesn’t come directly out of their pockets or bank accounts.

The irony: it does, because indirectly these illegal aliens are responsible for making their taxes rise, making their wait time in an emergency room double, and is adding to the cost of goods and services in the U.S. across the board. The illegals take jobs out of the hands of American citizens and devalue your own money, liberals, by allowing an outflow of cash that increases the balance of payments for the U.S. and undermines the economy. The president is looking out for the interests of the United States and her citizens, bottom line. July 2 of Time Magazine’s cover has a picture of the president looking down at a crying Latino child, with the caption, “Welcome to America.”

Let’s take an investigative look at this and find out who the staff at Time is and how many of them have an interest either politically or economically or both – of allowing illegal aliens to cross the border with no restrictions. The American media is one of the vilest, most evil, most despicable institutions that has ever existed on the planet. The crimes that have been committed with their blessings make them nothing less than complicit in their commissions.

And regarding that Time issue? They don’t have a page that lists the editor-in-chief, the editorial staff, and the photographers: the anonymity to protect operatives of the communist party, card-carrying or otherwise. “Pravda” or “Izvestya” is a better title for those fawning communist-syndicated AP parrots.

Omitted are the details of the gang-bangers and narcotrafficantes, and the challenges the Border Patrol faced within the administration that was supposed to support it. Omitted are the crimes committed…murders of U.S. citizens…after these illegal aliens have been let out of detention. Fast and Furious and a dead border patrol agent was under Obama’s watch, and these detention camps that are just now coming to the forefront of the media’s camera lenses? They all sprung up during Obama’s tenure, not under the current administration.

In Europe, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and now Italy are taking a stand and stemming the inflow of illegal aliens into their countries. The United States has the chance to do the same. The globalists cannot win unless they completely collapse nations from within and destroy and devalue the borders, language, religion, economy, and culture. They’re using mass migrations (illegal aliens) to accomplish this. In order for the president to succeed, he needs the support of the Congress and American people to stem the tide of illegal aliens into the United States.

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Holocaust Survivor: "Grow Up, You Can't Compare" - America Does Not Run 'Concentration Camps'


by Tyler Durden
Mon, 07/02/2018 - 23:25


Authored by Benny Johnson via The Daily Caller,

High-profile members of America’s media and political circles have used amplified, irresponsible rhetoric to describe President Trump’s immigration detainment policies. Terminology from Nazi Germany is now regularly used to describe American immigration policy in the public arena. Many have likened illegal alien detainment facilities on the Southern border to “concentration camps,” referred to Trump as a “Nazi” or “Hitler” and call Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents the “Gestapo.”

Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal likened America’s zero tolerance immigration policy to the “cattle cars of Nazi Germany.” Many pundits and politicians have echoed the sentiment.



David Tuck was born in Poland in 1929. He was enslaved by the Nazis and survived multiple concentration camps. In the wake of pundits and politicians comparing illegal immigrant detainment facilities in modern day America to Nazi concentration camps, Tuck felt compelled to speak out.

Today, Tuck has a message for those comparing American illegal immigrant detainment facilities to the Holocaust.

“They know nothing of the Holocaust,” Tuck says. “Grow up. You can’t compare. Every time I hear it, it’s sickening.”
“Wake up,” he said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller. “This is not the Holocaust.”

WATCH:


As the Daily Caller previously reported:

When he was 10 years old, the Nazis invaded his country. They marched through his neighborhood, identifying Jews. David had a golden Star of David sewn to his clothes and was moved to a ghetto.​
In 1941, David was deported to Posen, a Nazi labor camp in Poland, to work as a slave. In 1943, David was once again deported, this time to Auschwitz, where he was forced to build anti-aircraft guns. In 1945, David was deported a third time to the Mauthausen labor camp. He nearly died on the trip from the horrible cold.​
David was deported once more to the Nazi military labor camp, Güsen II, where he was required to build German aircrafts. When the Americans liberated his camp, David weighed 78 pounds.​

Tuck immigrated to America after being liberated.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018...pare-america-does-not-run-concentration-camps
 

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44447701
Trump immigration: The effects of a raid on one tiny town

Carmen's daughter had arrived in the US eight months earlier on a visa, now expired, and not gone back. She had found a job at a nearby gardening company, where many of their 300 neighbours also worked. They often left home early, when someone came to pick them up, and only returned when it was already late.
On that 5 June, a little bit after 7:00, some 200 armed federal agents, reportedly joined by helicopters and canine units, carried out a surprise immigration raid. Undercover officers walked in offering to give out doughnuts and, when the workers gathered in a room, they surprised them by shouting orders.
American citizens were to go to one side and the undocumented migrants to the other. "We wanted to run," Carmen recalled her friend say, "but we couldn't. If we ran to one side, there they were. If we ran to the other side, they were there too. They were everywhere."
There, 114 undocumented workers were arrested. Around 50 lived in the trailer park.
114 illegals in ONE business. And they all live together in a tight community. Sounds a lot like what the muslims do too, doesn't it? Suggest planning and money. Poor mexicans don't supply much of either ...

But my favourite part ...

"Businesses can't survive without the labour of undocumented workers," said Veronica Dahlberg, executive director of Hola Ohio, a grassroots Latino group. "Are they going to find Americans to do [those jobs] for the first time in 50 years? Suddenly Americans are going to go back to the fields with a shovel? I don't think so."
There you go .. Obama's 'shovel ready' jobs, all lined up and waiting. What's the unemployment levels in Detroit and Shitcago? Migrate some of those americans in after you cut off the welfare tap. You'll have plenty of americans. OR ... if there's really such a labour shortage as is claimed ... shouldn't be any trouble for these well experienced people to get their green cards and work legally ... no?
 

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Illegals separated from their children are being told they can only get them back if they agree to leave the country and drop asylum claims

  • Parents are being given the choice of leaving the country with or without their children
  • Comes after Trump reversed his administration's family separation policy
  • Does not allow for reunions while parents wait for asylum claims
  • Parents detained before the change are being held together
  • Would-be immigrants are read a form with the two options
  • Must agree to the terms 'affirmatively, knowingly, and voluntarily'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...parated-children-drop-asylum-claims-back.html