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Whether you like Trump or not, deportation of non-criminals and the border crisis “betray American values”

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“Border crisis betrays American values”

“The mistreatment of asylum-seekers along our country’s southern border will be this country’s shame for generations. It contradicts the fundamental values of our nation. It must end.

The appalling conditions in Customs and Border Protection detention centers reported by government watchdogs and The New York Times, and observed by Congressional representatives last week are inexcusable: Thousands of detainees — including children — held for days or weeks in short-term facilities, with no access to showers, hot meals or clean clothes. Overcrowding, including standing-room-only conditions for single adults at one location. In another, officials found some detainees had been held for more than a month in overcrowded cells.”

“The mistreatment of asylum-seekers along our country’s southern border will be this country’s shame for generations. It contradicts the fundamental values of our nation. It must end.

“The appalling conditions in Customs and Border Protection detention centers reported by government watchdogs and The New York Times, and observed by Congressional representatives last week are inexcusable: Thousands of detainees — including children — held for days or weeks in short-term facilities, with no access to showers, hot meals or clean clothes. Overcrowding, including standing-room-only conditions for single adults at one location. In another, officials found some detainees had been held for more than a month in overcrowded cells,” by The Seattle Times Editorial Board.

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“Trump’s latest war on reality: Cover up the concentration camps”

Despite ample evidence of inhumane conditions, Trump and his minions are ready to roll out ‘alternative facts'”

“Right now we are dealing with a nightmare at our southern border. The government is essentially torturing children and their parents who have come to seek asylum from frightful conditions in their home countries. Trump likes to take credit for ending the family separation policy that appalled the nation and the world some months back, claiming that it was a policy he inherited from President Obama and stopped when he heard about it. (That is a lie.)

“But there are still thousands of children who are in U.S. custody far beyond the time it should take to process them and get them to the relatives they almost always have waiting for them somewhere in the country. And it’s impossible to ignore the fact that punishing these kids is part of the plan to “deter” refugees from seeking asylum. Some of them are dying. Others are being traumatized. All of them are being held in conditions no civilized country would even allow hardened criminals to endure,” by Heather Digby Parton, Salon Magazine.

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Posted by Steve on July 14, 2019 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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  1. What do you expect from a narcissistic sociopath? No empathy, no heart!
    ICE has become a rogue terrorist organization.
    All Trump has done is made racism great again – definitely not America!

    Comment by Eva on July 14, 2019 at 3:07 pm

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