Items tagged with: Immigration

"The administration plans to place visa restrictions on seven new countries: Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania."

#Trump #GOP #corruption #immigration #election2020
Trump to Expand Travel Ban List
"A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland granted a preliminary injunction against a Sept. 2019 executive order that, as the judge described, effectively ‘gives individual States and Local Governments veto power over resettlement’. The judge argued that the plaintiffs are ‘clearly likely to succeed’ on the merits of their suit and that ‘they have also shown that they will be irreparably harmed’ if the order and a corresponding funding notice get implemented."

#Trump #GOP #corruption #immigration #refugees #election2020
"In emails to Breitbart News leaked to Hatewatch, Miller said DACA recipients would contribute to altering the country’s demographics by replacing Americans born in the United States. White nationalists often promote the idea of the 'great replacement' in their propaganda. Manifestos linked to terror suspects have cited this idea to justify acts of violence."

"[Katie McHugh, then a Breitbart editor] leaked more than 900 emails to Hatewatch that Miller sent to her from March 2015 to June 2016 to help expose what she described as the 'evil' underpinnings of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. These include rescinding DACA and separating children as young as 4 months old from their parents at the border. McHugh said she was fired from Breitbart for publishing anti-Muslim tweets. While working for Breitbart, she was enmeshed in America’s far-right, anti-immigrant movement, but she has since renounced those views."

#StephenMiller #Trump #GOP #racism #whitesupremacy #immigration #election2020


"Emails sent by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials expose how ICE used social media and information gleaned by for-profit data brokers to track down and arrest an immigrant in Southern California. In the emails, which were disclosed in federal court filings, officials discussed the relationship status of the person, noting that he was 'broken hearted', according to Facebook posts, and confirmed his identity through pictures posted at his father’s birthday party."

"ICE ultimately arrested the person after he 'checked in' to a Home Depot on Facebook."

"The emails are a rare glimpse into the ever-widening surveillance dragnet ICE uses to track down immigrants who are subject to possible deportation. In this case, ICE used Thomson Reuters’s controversial CLEAR database, part of a growing industry of commercial data brokers that contract with government agencies, essentially circumventing barriers that might prevent the government from collecting certain types of information."

#ICE #Gestapo #immigration #socialmedia #surveillance
"Immigration and border agents may be scooping up cellphone information from thousands of innocent U.S. citizens in their effort to track a few people who’ve crossed the border illegally — using invasive surveillance tools that were originally developed to protect military operations."

"That’s the big concern raised in a lawsuit the American Civil Liberties Union filed yesterday against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection, demanding to know how widely the agencies are using the tools called StingRays and who they’re targeting."

#surveillance #privacy #fourthamendment #immigration #cybersecurity #stingrays
Trump and the GOP's anti-migration and anti-asylum crackdown has yet another unexpected side-effect... strengthening the drug cartels.

Migrants thrust by US officials into the arms of the cartels

"The gangsters trawling Nuevo Laredo know just what they’re looking for: men and women missing their shoelaces."

"Those are migrants who made it to the United States to ask for asylum, only to be taken into custody and stripped of their laces - to keep them from hurting themselves. And then they were thrust into danger, sent back to the lawless border state of Tamaulipas."

#Trump #GOP #immigration #asylum #racism #xenophobia
"The city of Seattle joined nonprofits and immigrant rights groups across the country in suing the Trump administration Monday over what they describe as a “wealth test” for immigrants to become U.S. citizens."

"The rule change at issue, set to take effect Dec. 2, would make it more difficult for green card holders to avoid a $725 fee usually required for the U.S. citizenship application. Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, Washington D.C.-based nonprofit Protect Democracy, the civil rights organization Asian Americans Advancing Justice and others involved in the lawsuit argue the rule change 'effectively creates a wealth test for citizenship'."

"The 50-page lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, names the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, as well as DHS Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, as defendants."

#Seattle #immigration
As a veteran, I say that if you serve the nation, you deserve irrevocable citizenship. Period. Full stop.

Plight of military veterans who face deportation sparks discussion on Capitol Hill

"The plight of non-citizen U.S. military veterans who face deportation was discussed Tuesday during a Congressional hearing that examined the impact of immigration policies on active service members, veterans and their families."

"The hearing came a week after the deportation of Jose Segovia Benitez, a longtime Long Beach resident and former Marine who fought for the U.S. in Iraq before running afoul of the law."

#service #immigration

The last of the Windrush arrivals in 1962 – in pictures | The Guardian

In 1962, the young photographer Howard Grey captured the last of the Windrush immigrants as they disembarked from the boat train at Waterloo station in London. The extraordinary pictures he took, however, were not processed for more than five decades until advances in scanning technology brought the underexposed negatives to life. Here the photographer talks us through some of his favourite images from the three films he exposed.
#photography #Windrush #immigration


"A federal judge today blocked a Trump administration regulation that would allow families to be detained for lengthy periods of time."

"Los Angeles-based U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the regulation— set to take effect Oct. 22 — violated the terms of the so-called Flores settlement agreement, according to Peter Schey, an attorney representing plaintiffs in a related lawsuit."

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#Trump #GOP #Immigration
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has instructed agents to use online translation services to review the social media profiles of refugees applying for asylum, according to an internal manual shared by ProPublica Thursday."

"The manual instructs officers who sift through non-English social media posts from refugees that 'the most efficient approach to translate foreign language contents is to utilize one of the many free online language translation services provided by Google, Yahoo, Bing, and other search engines'."

"It also includes step-by-step instructions for how to use Google Translate."

"The manual was obtained by the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) through a public records request before being shared with ProPublica."

#immigration #FAIL
"The Trump administration wants to expand its DNA testing program by enabling Customs and Border Protection officials to extract genetic material from undocumented immigrants in its custody, according to a draft policy obtained by BuzzFeed News."

"The move will likely inspire the anger of civil liberties and immigrant advocates, who argue that the government should not draw sensitive personal information from people without being tied to a specific crime."

"Administration officials estimate that CBP officials would spend more than 20,000 additional work hours on such a policy in its first year of implementation. Hundreds of thousands of individuals could be tested each year if the draft regulation, proposed by the Department of Justice, is fully implemented."

"While the regulation does not specifically say Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials would also test people in their custody, it also does not limit them from doing so."

#Trump #GOP #DNA #Immigration #HumanRights #Privacy
" Undocumented immigrants with serious medical conditions who were receiving treatment in the U.S. now have to about a month to leave the country, as the Trump administration is drastically scaling back a program that had shielded these people from deportation."

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency that handles matters like naturalization and adjustment of status, has drastically cut its medical "deferred action" program, WBUR and the Associated Press reported Monday."

"The program, now limited to relatives of U.S. military service members, was essentially a form of short-term deportation relief for people with certain medical conditions including cancer, cystic fibrosis, and muscular dystrophy."

#Trump #GOP #immigration #cruelty

The Justice Department Sent Immigration Judges A White Nationalist Blog Post With Anti-Semitic Attacks

"An email sent from the Justice Department to all immigration court employees this week included a link to an article posted on a white nationalist website that 'directly attacks sitting immigration judges with racial and ethnically tinged slurs', according to a letter sent by an immigration judges union and obtained by BuzzFeed News."

"According to the National Association of Immigration Judges, the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) sent court employees a link to a blog post from VDare, a white nationalist website, in its morning news briefing earlier this week that included anti-Semitic attacks on judges."

"The briefings are sent to court employees every weekday and include links to various immigration news items. BuzzFeed News confirmed the link to a blog post was sent to immigration court employees Monday. The post detailed a recent move by the Justice Department to decertify the immigration judges union."

"A letter Thursday from union chief Ashley Tabaddor to James McHenry, the director of the Justice Department’s EOIR, said the link to the VDare post angered many judges."

#Trump #GOP #DoJ #WhiteSupremacy #racism #immigration
"These are crimes against humanity. And the system designed to commit them is getting better at it by the day."

#Trump #GOP #immigration #humanrights #corruption
Again, the Orange Shitgibbon can't do this without a change to the U.S. Constitution, so it's all bluster.

Trump Says He Is Seriously Looking at Ending Birthright Citizenship

"U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration was seriously looking at ending the right of citizenship for U.S.-born children of noncitizens and people who immigrated to the United States illegally."

"The Republican president had told Axios news website in October 2018 that he would end "birthright citizenship" through an executive order. Experts have said such a move would run afoul of the U.S. Constitution."

#Trump #GOP #citizenship #FAIL #immigration
Wannabe-King Trump cannot just impose this "new rule" without court approval. Pertinent text:

"The final rule, which will require court approval before it becomes effective, outlines standards for the care of migrant children and families in the custody of federal immigration authorities. It aims to change licensing requirements for family detention centers and remove a 20-day limit on the detention of children set by a judge enforcing the 1997 Flores settlement agreement, according to a senior department official who briefed some D.C.-based reporters on the measure."

"The Trump administration contends the new regulation should terminate the court agreement, but the move likely will trigger legal challenges."

#Trump #GOP #IndefiniteDetention #immigration
"During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the U.S. without exceeding the nation’s existing quotas."

"The primary mechanism that kept them out: the immigration law’s “likely to become a public charge” clause. Consular officials with the authority to issue visas denied them to everyone they deemed incapable of supporting themselves in the U.S."

"It is not possible to say what happened to these refugees. Some immigrated to other countries that remained outside Germany’s grip, such as Great Britain. But many — perhaps most — were forced into hiding, imprisoned in concentration camps and ghettos, and deported to extermination centers."

"The Trump administration is now resurrecting “the public charge” clause as a way to limit legal immigration without changing immigration law. On Aug. 12, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced new regulations that will deny admission to those unable to prove under tough new standards that they won’t claim government benefits."

#Trump #GOP #immigration #racism
"During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the U.S. without exceeding the nation’s existing quotas."

"The primary mechanism that kept them out: the immigration law’s “likely to become a public charge” clause. Consular officials with the authority to issue visas denied them to everyone they deemed incapable of supporting themselves in the U.S."

"It is not possible to say what happened to these refugees. Some immigrated to other countries that remained outside Germany’s grip, such as Great Britain. But many — perhaps most — were forced into hiding, imprisoned in concentration camps and ghettos, and deported to extermination centers."

"The Trump administration is now resurrecting “the public charge” clause as a way to limit legal immigration without changing immigration law. On Aug. 12, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced new regulations that will deny admission to those unable to prove under tough new standards that they won’t claim government benefits."

#Trump #GOP #immigration #racism

The US won't vaccinate migrant children against flu at border camps

The U.S. won’t be vaccinating migrant families in holding centers ahead of this year’s flu season, despite calls from doctors to boost efforts to fight the infection that’s killed at least three children at detention facilities in the past year.
#trumpistan #ConcentrationCamps #Immigration #FluVaccine
Worth a read.

A New World Order Is Trying to Force Everyone to Pick a Side

" It’s not just an American story. National governments all over the world are drawing hard lines. By the end of this month, the Indian government may disenfranchise as many as 4 million people in the state of Assam—most of them Muslim—unless they can prove their ancestors lived in India prior to 1971, the year of Bangladesh’s independence. If they can’t, they could be subject to detention or expelled to Bangladesh, a country with little interest in taking in a large new population of stateless people. Assam is a border region—like the U.S.-Mexican border, like the Haitian-Dominican border—with a long history of cross-border migration and settlement. When hard-line nationalists take power, such ambiguity in borderlines is no longer tolerated."

"At the same time that these governments are pushing out anyone who can be plausibly denied citizenship, countries are cracking down on territorial anomalies as well. India earlier this month ended the special autonomous status for the restive state of Jammu and Kashmir, setting the stage for a military crackdown on the predominantly Muslim region. The region had long been exempted from parts of the Indian Constitution and set its own laws, even as it remained under Indian control, an anomalous status that a government under the sway of Hindu nationalism will no longer tolerate. Meanwhile, protesters in the streets of Hong Kong are pushing back against efforts by the Chinese government to chip away at the semi-independent status it has enjoyed—known as “one country, two systems”—since the former British colony came under Chinese control in 1997. While the protesters successfully defeated a controversial extradition law, in the long run, they’re likely to lose the battle—”one country, two systems” is due to come to an end in 2047, and Hong Kong, despite its wealth, has little hope of holding out against Beijing’s power indefinitely."

"These stories are all signs that national governments are waging a war against ambiguity—of citizenship, of territorial status—to enforce a rigid and uniform vision of statehood. Those who carry out and defend these policies believe they are enforcing order and protecting their societies from lawlessness, but they’re likely to result in a more chaotic and disordered world."


"Immigration advocates filed a sweeping, first-of-its kind class action lawsuit in federal court against the Trump administration on Monday, claiming official policies and lack of oversight related to the border and immigration crisis have led to major lapses in medical and mental health care in nearly 160 detention facilities across the country."

"Detainees with medical and mental health conditions and those with disabilities face settings so brutal, including delays and denials of medical care, overuse of solitary confinement and lack of disability accommodations, they have led to permanent harm and 24 deaths in the last two years, according a portion of the 200-page complaint shared with POLITICO."

#Trump #GOP #immigration
"A mural of the Statue of Liberty, handcuffed and slammed on the hood of a police cruiser, is drawing attention in downtown Las Vegas, a day after a top Trump administration official in charge of immigration suggested the statue’s famous inscription be amended to include a test of means."

"Under the pseudonym Recycled Propaganda, artist and British immigrant Izaac Zevalking painted the image on a wall late last month, before citizenship and immigration services director Ken Cuccinelli – jokingly – suggested amending Emma Lazarus’s sonnet inscribed on the statue to read: 'Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge'."

#Trump #GOP #Amerika #immigration

Another Fuckin' Idiot Racist Bastard!
(I heard that NPR interview on the radio this morning...he's a total Trump ASS-LICKER!)

#politics #immigration
Another Fuckin' Idiot Racist Bastard!
(I heard that NPR interview on the radio this morning...he's a total Trump ASS-LICKER!)

#politics #immigration
"President Donald Trump's plan to deny asylum to any migrant who enters the country outside of a designated port of entry was invalidated by a federal judge on Friday, marking the second ruling against the controversial policy in the past week."

"U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss ruled that the policy is 'inconsistent' with the Immigration and Nationality Act and therefore cannot be put into effect. The 1952 act contains some of the most important provisions of U.S. immigration law."

#Trump #GOP #immigration #asylum #FAIL
Because of course they are. The Trump administration lies and cannot be trusted.

The ACLU claims Trump administration is using loopholes to continue to separate migrant children from their parents

"Lawyers for the ACLU alleged in court on Tuesday that the Trump administration has been using a legal loophole in order to justify the continued separation of over 900 migrant children from their parents in the past year."

"In June 2018, a court order required the government to curb its child separation policy except in situations where 'the adults pose a risk to the child because of their criminal record, a communicable disease, abuse, or neglect', The Washington Post reports. But on Tuesday, the ACLU claimed that children have been separated from their parents for extremely minor offenses, including a parent having an outstanding destruction of property warrant of an alleged $5 in damage, or a traffic violation."

#Trump #GOP #immigration #humanrights #lies
This fascist shit needs to stop.

US-born teen detained for weeks by CBP says he was told 'you have no rights'

"The Texas-born high school student who was detained by immigration officials for more than three weeks told CNN Thursday he was treated less than human at a US Customs and Border Protection facility."

"Francisco Galicia, 18, says he was held in filthy, overcrowded conditions where he was not allowed to shower for 23 days, forced to sleep on a cement floor and not given enough food. By the time he was released Tuesday, after word spread about his detention following a report by The Dallas Morning News, he said he was malnourished, having dropped 26 pounds."

"'They were not treating us humanely', Galicia told CNN during a wide-ranging interview. '...The stress was so high, they (detention center agents) were on me all the time. It was like psychological torture to the point where I almost (agreed to be deported). I felt safer to be in the cell than to be with the officers'."

#Trump #GOP #immigration #humanrights #fascism
The 18 year old US citizen described "inhumane" conditions at the CBP facility to The Dallas Morning News, saying he wasn't allowed to shower and was given so little food that he lost 26 pounds.
#news #politics #immigration
"An 18-year-old Dallas-born U.S. citizen has been in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement for more than three weeks, his attorney says."

"Now his family fears he may be deported."

"Francisco Erwin Galicia was detained at a CBP checkpoint in Falfurrias on June 27, said Claudia Galan, his attorney."

"Galicia was traveling with his 17-year-old brother Marlon Galicia and a group of friends from Edinburg where they live to Ranger College in North Texas for a soccer scouting event when they came upon a CBP checkpoint, said Sanjuana Galicia, his mother."

#Trump #GOP #ICE #CBP #immigration #fascism
Yet more Trump administration fuckery.

Trump officials pressing to slash refugee admissions to zero next year

"The Trump administration is considering a virtual shutdown of refugee admissions next year — cutting the number to nearly zero — according to three people familiar with the plan."

"During a key meeting of security officials on refugee admissions last week, a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services representative who is closely aligned with White House immigration adviser Stephen Miller suggested setting a cap at zero, the people said. Homeland Security Department officials at the meeting later floated making the level anywhere from 3,000 to 10,000, according to one of the people."

"The proposal for a near-shutdown of the refugee program is alarming officials at the Department of Defense, who don’t want to see a halt in admissions of Iraqis who risked their lives assisting U.S. forces in that country. The possible move comes after the Trump administration cut refugee admissions by a third this year, to 30,000."

"If the administration shuts down refugee admissions, it would give President Donald Trump a powerful talking point as he makes immigration restrictions a centerpiece of his reelection campaign."

#Trump #GOP #corruption #Immigration
"Amnesty International USA has called for a detention center for migrant children in Florida to be closed down and for congressional public hearings to be held into conditions at the facility, which lies near Miami and was recently visited by a slew of 2020 Democratic candidates."

"The human rights group said in a new report that the detentions were 'cruel and unlawful' and 'the disastrous consequences of' US policies toward children seeking protection'."

"'The temporary emergency facility at Homestead is far from meeting basic standards under US and international law for providing and safe and healthy environment for children', Amnesty US’s executive director, Margaret Huang, told the Guardian."

#Trump #GOP #immigration #detention #humanrights

"The Trump administration’s attack on the right to asylum continues. 'According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. The rule, expected to go into effect Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border alone', the AP reports."

"While most media seems to be framing this Asylum Ban 2.0 as affecting mostly Central Americans, immigration attorney Taylor Levy said it 'also applies to the many asylum-seekers who enter at the southern border form other countries, like Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil, DRC, Angola, Cameroon, etc'. What it also is, other experts say, is blatantly illegal, and it will be challenged in court, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement."

#asylum #ACLU #immigration
Fuck You Trump!!

#politics #immigration #Trump
Fuck You Trump!!

#politics #immigration #Trump
"Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called the conditions at U.S. migrant detention facilities 'horrifying' in an interview Monday evening and doubled down on her comparisons of the situation at the border to World War II."

"'Are we headed to fascism? Yes. I don’t think there’s a question', the congresswoman told Yahoo News hours after she toured the detention facilities run by Customs and Border Protection. 'If you actually take the time to study, and to look at the steps, and to see how government transforms under authoritarian regimes, and look at the political decisions and patterns of this president, the answer is yes'."

"Last month Ocasio-Cortez sparked controversy when she described the migrant detention facilities as 'concentration camps on our southern border'. Her comment drew an immediate backlash from critics who accused her of trivializing Nazi concentration camps, while others, including some Holocaust survivors and scholars, said the comparison was a valid one."

#Trump #fascism #immigration #corruption
"A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an order from Attorney General William Barr that stated certain asylum seekers can be detained indefinitely."

"Judge Marsha Pechman in federal court in Washington state issued a preliminary injunction earlier this year that required asylum seekers who are given a hearing in their proceedings to be released within seven days after that hearing is granted. The Trump administration had asked her to dismiss that ruling, after Barr issued his new asylum order."

"Pechman rejected that request in her order on Tuesday, finding that the policy implemented by Barr’s order was 'unconstitutional'."

#immigration #asylum #humanrights
"Following a visit to a migrant detention center in Texas on Monday, the New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called conditions “horrifying” and denounced sexualized threats against her – allegedly made by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers – in the lead-up to the visit."

"Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic colleagues were en route to a facility in Clint, Texas, when ProPublica revealed the existence of a secret Facebook group, branded as a forum for CBP officers, with 9,500 members, some of whom ProPublica linked to public Facebook pages for verified officers."

"Posts in the Facebook group included one that encouraged officers to throw a “burrito at these bitches”, one saying “Fuck the hoes”, one saying “There should be no photo ops for these scum buckets”, and one depicting Ocasio-Cortez engaged in oral sex at a detention center. Another post questioned the veracity of a recently published photo of a drowned father and daughter in the Rio Grande."

#CBP #GOP #immigration #HumanRights

More despicable Trump administration fuckery.

DOJ Argues Children In Concentration Camps Do Not Need Soap Or Toothbrushes

"The Trump administration sent lawyers to court to state, on the record, in a case regarding the detention of innocent migrant children who have been housed in dog cages with concrete floors, metal blankets, with little access to medical care, clean diapers, sanitary conditions and food, that these same children do not deserve soap or toothbrushes."

"The three judges hearing the case in the Ninth Circuit were shocked, to say the least."

#Trump #GOP #immigration #corruption
"TSA Administrator David P. Pekoske told the committee that the move would have 'no effect on aviation security'."

Whatever you say, pal.

TSA to send hundreds of workers to southern border to enforce immigration policies

"The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will reportedly send hundreds of employees who normally work airport security to the southern border to help in the enforcement of immigration policies."

"The move was revealed on Tuesday during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing that was intended to address Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector general and Government Accountability Office reports about a variety of vulnerabilities in airport security, according to The Washington Post."

#DHS #TSA #immigration #FAIL
Good riddance. But somehow I think his replacement will be just as bad or worse...

Acting Border Chief Expected to Resign as Migrant Children Are Returned to Texas Facility

"The Customs and Border Protection agency’s acting commissioner, John Sanders, is expected to step down in the coming weeks as the government’s primary border enforcement executive, a federal official said Tuesday, a development that comes as the agency faces continuing public fury over the treatment of detained migrant children."

"The news of the resignation came shortly after agency officials disclosed that more than 100 children have been returned to a troubled Border Patrol station in Clint, Tex., a location where a group of lawyers who visited recently said hundreds of minor detainees had been housed for weeks without access to showers, clean clothing, or sufficient food."

#CBP #DHS #immigration

The New York Times: Acting Border Chief Expected to Resign as Migrant Children Are Returned to Texas Facility (By CAITLIN DICKERSON and ZOLAN KANNO-YOUNGS)


The use of the word "Concentration Camps"

From Arnheim:

Americans tend to conflate the idea of “concentration camps” with “death camps” because that’s how the simplified version of the war’s history presents them. Most of the concentration facilities run by the Nazi regime eventually became “death camps,” especially once it was clear that the Reich was on the back foot—but on the most literal level, the purpose of a concentration camp is right there in the name: to concentrate a group of people (often considered “undesirable”) in a limited space for ease of both containment and control.

In that sense, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez is absolutely correct about what we are doing to undocumented immigrants in this country: we are placing them in concentration camps. We needn’t be yanking their gold teeth, performing medical experiments on them, or shoving them all into a concrete room for a “shower” (please understand that I’m not making light of any of those things) in order for the fact that they’re in concentration camps to be true.

We did the same thing to Japanese-Americans during WW II—we just like to tell ourselves it was different from what the Reich was doing because we weren’t actively feeding anyone to furnaces.

Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez is absolutely correct to call the camps we’re detaining other human beings in “concentration camps.” She’s being called out because of the emotional resonance that term has in our history that exists entirely separately from its clinical meaning, but she is not wrong.

It’s just kinda galling to watch the people who’re freaking out over her (admittedly pathos-based-and-triggering) phrasing also praise Trump’s categorization of our undocumented immigration situation as “an invasion” (which is another pathos-steeped loaded label specifically designed to elicit an emotional response).

#CurrentEvents #Immigration #Truth
"Andrea Pitzer wrote for the New York Review of Books about “the history of concentration camps and how it illuminates what we're doing on the border,” and it's the one deep dive on the subject you should definitely read."

"This week, some of the zeitgeist was caught up on a debate about whether the detention camps ICE and DHS and CPB are setting up along the US-Mexico border can or should be referred to as 'concentration camps'."

"Pitzer's piece for NYRB explores the history of such camps, in Hitler's Germany and long before it, and how what we're doing now to Central American children and mothers is informed by it."

"It's going to get worse."

#Trump #GOP #corruption #immigration #HumanRights
On the history of concentration camps, and what Trump's doing on the border
Ocasio-Cortez: McCarthy should apologize to migrant children separated from their parents

"The dispute over the terms comes as the Trump administration has faced continuing criticism for conditions in migrant detention facilities, including from attorneys who said this week upon meeting with detained migrant children that kids as young as two were being cared for by other children in facilities that were filthy and not providing proper nutrition."

Tweet via https://twitter.com/theintercept/status/1142088104800673792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

#Trump #GOP #HumanRights #immigration
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