Posts Tagged ‘ Internments ’

He’ll be doing something

Jun 20th, 2018 11:15 am | By

Trump now says, no doubt sullenly, that he’ll sign “something” to end family separations at the border.

He’ll do the least he can get away with, and meanwhile we’ll be accepting all the lesser evils because he made this one concession. If he does in fact make it.

Trump, whose administration weeks ago began separating hundreds of children from their parents at the border, did not describe the specifics of the order.

“I’ll be doing something that’s somewhat pre-emptive but ultimately will be matched by legislation I’m sure,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

And the ogre strolled away, picking bits of human flesh out of his teeth.… Read the rest

He enjoys it

Jun 20th, 2018 10:01 am | By

Here’s a striking detail from a piece by Gabriel Sherman on rifts in Team Trump over the whole kidnapping babies thing:

Trump’s decision to double down on the family-separation policy is sowing chaos in the West Wing, two sources close to the White House told me. For the second day in a row, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders—already eyeing an exit, though not for months—did not hold an on-camera briefing with reporters. “She’s tired of taking on water for something she doesn’t believe in,” a friend of Sanders told me. “She continues to have a frustration that the policies are all over the map,” another person close to her said. “It’s not a good look for Sarah.” According to sources,

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Just sign on the line

Jun 20th, 2018 9:54 am | By

All they have to do is rescind the order. It’s on them.

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Tender age shelters

Jun 20th, 2018 9:31 am | By

It’s ok, the Administration is taking care of it.

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned.

Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters described play rooms of crying preschool-age children in crisis. The government also plans to open a fourth shelter to house hundreds of young migrant children in Houston, where city leaders denounced the move Tuesday.

Why aren’t city leaders thanking Trump for the new jobs?

Decades after the nation’s child welfare system ended the use of orphanages over concerns about the lasting trauma to

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Bad to worse

Jun 20th, 2018 9:15 am | By

Jesus. My Twitter feed is filled to the rafters with grim news about the state-orphaned children including infants. That’s the algorithm because I was paying a lot of attention to it yesterday, but still, there’s so much of it. And it’s so god damn grim. The tent city being prepared on the Texas border where it’s going to be 106 F. today for instance.

I saw the clip of Corey Lewandowski jeering yesterday but I put off posting it.


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Anthony was sent to a shelter for migrant children

Jun 18th, 2018 12:16 pm | By

This is happening:

They’d had a plan: Elsa Johana Ortiz Enriquez packed up what little she had in Guatemala and traveled across Mexico with her 8-year-old son, Anthony. In a group, they rafted across the Rio Grande into Texas. From there they intended to join her boyfriend, Edgar, who had found a construction job in the United States.

Except it all went wrong. The Border Patrol was waiting as they made their way from the border on May 26, and soon mother and son were in a teeming detention center in southern Texas. The next part unfolded so swiftly that, even now, Ms. Ortiz cannot grasp it: Anthony was sent to a shelter for migrant children. And she was

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How our government is treating children at the border

Jun 18th, 2018 11:53 am | By

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Moths to the flame

Jun 18th, 2018 11:12 am | By

Trump’s lies get crazier by the day.

President Trump remained resistant on Monday in the face of growing public outcry over his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border, repeating the false assertion that Democrats were the ones to blame for it, and suggesting that criminals — not parents — were toting juveniles to the United States.

“They could be murderers and thieves and so much else,” Mr. Trump said of the people crossing the border, as he delivered somewhat incongruous remarks during a meeting of the National Space Council on Monday. “We want a safe country, and it starts with the borders, and that’s the way it is.”

“Somewhat incongruous”…aka batshit insane arbitrary off … Read the rest

One cage had 20 children inside

Jun 17th, 2018 6:12 pm | By

What’s it like for children separated from their parents and held by the Border Patrol? Oh it’s very nice.

Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.

One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didn’t know because the child’s aunt was somewhere else in the facility. She said she had to show others in her cell how to change the girl’s diaper.

They get bags of chips. And nice big pieces of foil.… Read the rest


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The first lady expressed empathy for affected families

Jun 17th, 2018 5:17 pm | By

No, don’t go thinking Melania Trump is distancing herself from Don the Punk on the grabbing children from their parents question. Of course she’s not.  She’s got a nice comfortable life being Don the Punk’s most recent wife, and those children aren’t her problem.

Melania Trump urged “both sides of the aisle” on Sunday to come together to stop federal authorities from separating children from their parents when apprehended at the border, a rare public intervention in an issue that has generated enormous criticism of her husband.

In other words she echoed Don the Punk’s lie about the Democrats forcing him to grab children away from their parents.

In a statement issued by her office, the first lady expressed

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If they don’t like their treatment, they should call Mr Trump

Jan 29th, 2017 2:53 pm | By

Some people have been able to escape Trump’s gotcha, thanks to a court order, but others have not. Dahlia Lithwick on some details:

The two named plaintiffs in a Massachusetts lawsuit, Mazdak Pourabdollah Tootkaboni and Arghavan Louhghalam, both associate professors at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, were also allowed to leave Boston’s Logan Airport Saturday night.

But that isn’t the case for Tareq Aqel Mohammed Aziz and Ammar Aqel Mohammed Aziz. The two young men, citizens of Yemen and lawful holders of U.S. green cards, were refused entry to the United States at Dulles Airport on Saturday, and are now trapped in what their lawyer described as “Tom Hanks limbo” at the Addis Ababa airport in Ethiopia.

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