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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/new-low-trump-immigration-policy-seeks-deport-sick-dying-children-n1047901

 

Trump administration seeks to deport children with life-threatening illnesses

 

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Each year, the U.S. gets about 1,000 applications from immigrant families in the U.S. seeking permission to stay in the country and not face deportation so family members can continue lifesaving medical care that is not available in their home countries.

 

But the Trump administration recently told families who were granted permission to stay for medical care that their permission to stay has been rescinded and they have 33 days to leave the country. The policy, which was not publicly announced, is being applied retroactively to any requests filed on or before Aug. 7.

 

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“This administration is now deporting kids with cancer. Perhaps that is why it was too ashamed to announce this policy change publicly," said Markey, who has been trying to draw national attention to the issue since it was first reported in Boston by WBUR-FM, a public radio station.

 

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What are we becoming? Some of these people in the administration are going to prison for human rights abuses. 

 

 


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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The Trump Administration is complicit in the murder of this man, and others. And they're just getting started....

 

I f*cking hate my country right now. We are murderers...

 

 

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"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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Just because current policies don't look exactly like the photos from WWII, the shit going on is st!ll horrible....

 

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Here are Japanese-Americans being loaded into trucks for transfer to an internment camp in 1942. 

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But the ends justify the means, according to those who claim they fear an out-of-control government....

 

 


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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^ This story seems bizarre. The normal course of action for the US would be to provide aid to the people of Bahamas while they repair and rebuild their infrastructure. So far as I can tell, they haven't requested assistance from the US (though they did ask the British) - should they, the US would deploy the Marines and, likely, the USS Comfort, to provide the necessary medical aid. Displacing residents to Florida seems like a strange, shortsighted, and improper idea.

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56 minutes ago, Ram23 said:

^ This story seems bizarre. The normal course of action for the US would be to provide aid to the people of Bahamas while they repair and rebuild their infrastructure. So far as I can tell, they haven't requested assistance from the US (though they did ask the British) - should they, the US would deploy the Marines and, likely, the USS Comfort, to provide the necessary medical aid. Displacing residents to Florida seems like a strange, shortsighted, and improper idea.

 

Ram: "How can I twist and convolute this story so I end up on 'not letting people of color into America' as my conclusion?"


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Journalists Blocked from Attending Secretive Immigration Tent Courts

 

Normally, the press can observe immigration court proceedings. But journalists are being turned away from the first asylum hearings in Laredo under the Migrant Protection Protocols.

 

https://www.texasobserver.org/immigration-court-tent-laredo-trump-migrant-protection-protocols-mexico/


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https://www.npr.org/2019/09/12/759967768/popular-refugee-resettlement-programs-closing-under-trump-administration

 

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About 30,000 refugees are expected to be resettled in 2019, down from 110,000 in 2016. Now, the White House is weighing whether to cut that number to zero, a decision that is expected by Oct. 1.

 

"What we're facing here is nothing short of a total refugee ban," says Danielle Grigsby, interim director of Refugee Council USA.

 

Excuse me...what?  A total ban on refugees?


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26 minutes ago, DarkandStormy said:

 

Time to ban right-wingers.

 

One of the reasons people cannot live in their own countries and therefore seek asylum, is because we have helped to make them unsafe. Follow the money. #GetMoneyOut of politics.

 

https://www.newsweek.com/nearly-all-mexico-violence-fueled-illegal-us-guns-1453694


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3 minutes ago, DarkandStormy said:

 

"We want LeGaL immigration."

 

"Oh, you mean like refugees?"

 

"**** no, we want ZERO REFUGEES!"

They want white immigrants. But don't call them racist because it will make them do racist things. 

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Treating root causes would eliminate the crisis, and thus eliminate his ability to use migration as a bogeyman to invoke fear and anger in his gullible followers.  I doubt he even wants to actually build the wall.  You can't "Build the Wall" if the wall is built!

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https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/26/20886038/trump-refugee-cap-executive-order?fbclid=IwAR3v3Y6-uqhl8bq6rBqFsfpGs2aSiev2HGZDCNiZm4kXdaX4uYL_AK-e8U4

 

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The United States will accept fewer refugees over the coming year than ever: 18,000 at most, down from a cap of 110,000 just two years ago. And a new executive order from President Donald Trump will allow state and local authorities to block refugees from settling in their areas.

 

Don't forget...these ghouls are absolute monsters in literally every policy they change.


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11 hours ago, DarkandStormy said:

 

Remember when they told us it was only about illegal immigration? 

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The govt has not acknowledged the damage, and it’s unclear how often the breaches have occurred. But border patrols agents say the smuggling crews are using reciprocating saws ("recip saws") with relatively inexpensive diamond-grit blades made for cutting steel and concrete.

 

Once a cut is made, the bollards’ extraordinary length actually makes them less rigid & easier to displace. The smugglers have figured out a way to return cut bollards to their original position and disguise the damage, hoping it wont be detected, so they can return later.

 

Smugglers are sawing through brand-new sections of Trump’s border wall

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/smugglers-are-sawing-through-new-sections-of-trumps-border-wall/2019/11/01/25bf8ce0-fa72-11e9-ac8c-8eced29ca6ef_story.html


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1 hour ago, KJP said:

The govt has not acknowledged the damage, and it’s unclear how often the breaches have occurred. But border patrols agents say the smuggling crews are using reciprocating saws ("recip saws") with relatively inexpensive diamond-grit blades made for cutting steel and concrete.

 

Once a cut is made, the bollards’ extraordinary length actually makes them less rigid & easier to displace. The smugglers have figured out a way to return cut bollards to their original position and disguise the damage, hoping it wont be detected, so they can return later.

 

Smugglers are sawing through brand-new sections of Trump’s border wall

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/smugglers-are-sawing-through-new-sections-of-trumps-border-wall/2019/11/01/25bf8ce0-fa72-11e9-ac8c-8eced29ca6ef_story.html

 

What a great use of military construction funds!!

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On 8/29/2019 at 7:46 PM, KJP said:

What are we becoming? Some of these people in the administration are going to prison for human rights abuses.

 

Sadly, these people are probably going to be hanging out with the torture-excusers from the last several administrations.  What Geneva Conventions?

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Still think Trump et al aren't taking the USA down a very dark path??

 

 


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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He was here illegally.  He probably was not a problem and a worker.  However, that doesn't take away from the fact he was here illegally.

 

Do I feel for him in this situation, yes.  Would I like more context into his life, yes.  None of that takes away from the fact that he is here illegally and I say this as a person who has family members from other countries.

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14 hours ago, MyTwoSense said:

He was here illegally.  He probably was not a problem and a worker.  However, that doesn't take away from the fact he was here illegally.

 

I completely understand the desire to keep track of criminals, but this idea of your mere presence in a country being illegal seems wrong.

 

Having said that, if the whole being-here-illegally is such a problem, we really should be seeing some significant penalties (criminal penalties for executives of repeat-offenders!) on all the employers who hired this guy for the past 18 years.  Otherwise, they just hire another person here illegally (probably for less than a "legal" American or American immigrant, or at least one who isn't going to complain about safety concerns).  If it's just a fine -- the cost of doing business -- the demand for low-wage, afraid-to-rock-the-boat illegal immigrant workers will continue.

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Seems wrong?  Did he enter the country illegally?  Yes or no?

 

This has NOTHING to do with him being a criminal.

25 minutes ago, Foraker said:

 

I completely understand the desire to keep track of criminals, but this idea of your mere presence in a country being illegal seems wrong.

 

Having said that, if the whole being-here-illegally is such a problem, we really should be seeing some significant penalties (criminal penalties for executives of repeat-offenders!) on all the employers who hired this guy for the past 18 years.  Otherwise, they just hire another person here illegally (probably for less than a "legal" American or American immigrant, or at least one who isn't going to complain about safety concerns).  If it's just a fine -- the cost of doing business -- the demand for low-wage, afraid-to-rock-the-boat illegal immigrant workers will continue.

 

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If there are any immigration lawyers here, please correct me, but I don't think there is technically such a thing as "being here illegally".  One can be here without the proper paperwork, which is a civil/administrative matter, not a criminal one.  One can cross the border without going through proper checkpoints, which is a crime- whether you are a citizen or an alien.

 

I don't think there is a country in the world that doesn't assert the right to control what non-citizens can enter and stay within their borders, and under what conditions.  To expect America to be any different is silly.

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13 minutes ago, X said:

If there are any immigration lawyers here, please correct me, but I don't think there is technically such a thing as "being here illegally".  One can be here without the proper paperwork, which is a civil/administrative matter, not a criminal one.  One can cross the border without going through proper checkpoints, which is a crime- whether you are a citizen or an alien.

 

I don't think there is a country in the world that doesn't assert the right to control what non-citizens can enter and stay within their borders, and under what conditions.  To expect America to be any different is silly.

 

If a person enters and stays in the US, that has circumvented proper entry protocols, they are residing in the US, they are here illegally.  People who over stay Visas,  are also in this country illegally.

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On 11/24/2019 at 9:40 AM, MyTwoSense said:

Seems wrong?  Did he enter the country illegally?  Yes or no?

 

This has NOTHING to do with him being a criminal.

 

 

I know what the law says, and that is that it is illegal for him to be here.  For this discussion it doesn't matter whether he entered the country legally and overstayed his visa, or came across the border between checkpoints, illegally.  Yes, under the current law he should be deported. 

 

My point was that one of the functions of immigration law seems to be about keeping track of criminals and keeping criminals out -- that's the basis for The Wall, right?

 

Our immigration law also seeks to restrict the flow of immigrants so that American workers aren't undercut by workers willing to work for less (excess labor supply).  Since we currently are at nearly full employment, our immigration law should account for that and provide an easier legal path for workers so that the hotel, meatpacking, and construction industries wouldn't be so infamous for their "illegal" employment practices. AND at the same time, we should stop pretending that shipping workers back to their home countries is going to solve the "illegal" immigration problem (am I missing some other problem caused by immigrants?).  Until it's a death sentence for employers to hire illegal workers, capitalism will continue to encourage them to do so.

 

And if the guy was working here for 18 years he must have been doing something right -- so we're kicking out a productive worker because of paperwork.  Obviously there is a demand for his services, so why are we decreasing the supply? 

 

That's all. 

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