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Trump just called immigration an 'invasion.' So did the New Zealand shooter.
President Trump and a New Zealand shooter have picked some eerily similar words.
On Friday morning in Christchurch, New Zealand, attacks by at least one shooter at two mosques left 49 people dead. The alleged gunman, who has been arrested, was found to have a manifesto where he declared “we are experiencing an invasion on a level never seen before in history,” per The Kansas City Star. The purported shooter specifically decried the “millions of people pouring across our borders.”
Hours later, a shockingly similar phrase came from the president. Trump, after vetoing a bill that would’ve blocked his national emergency declaration to access border wall funding, briefly condemned the shooting before pivoting back to border talk. There are “crimes of all kinds coming through our southern border,” Trump said, adding that “people hate the word ‘invasion,’ but that’s what it is.” Shortly after Trump calls the attack in New Zealand, where shooter called his victims “invaders,” a “horrible thing,” he goes on to talk ab
trumpPropaganda  immigration  cultureWars  racism 
3 days ago by joeybaker
Thousands of migrant children reported they were sexually assaulted in U.S. custody
More than 4,000 migrant children have reported they were sexually assaulted in U.S. custody, with 178 accusations against adult staff members.
immigration  governmentIncompetence  casteingTheLowerClass 
20 days ago by joeybaker
Sheriff Ends Cooperation With ICE After Agency Tried to Deport U.S. Marine Born in Michigan
A sheriff’s department in Michigan is ending a controversial agreement with ICE after the agency put a U.S. Marine into administrative detention over false claims that he was an undocumented immigrant.
immigration  governmentOverreach  policeoverreach  casteingTheLowerClass 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
The US and UK have let xenophobia bring them to the brink
The UK still has no Brexit deal, and the US is enduring the longest government shutdown in its history over funding for a border wall.
fearmongering  theTerrorismExcuse  immigration  casteingTheLowerClass  popularUnrest  governmentIncompetence  endOfTheUSEmpire 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
An Alabama sheriff personally kept $1.5 million that was supposed to feed ICE detainees
Sheriff Todd Entrekin of Etowah County, Alabama, lost his re-election bid this year after he was found to have personally pocketed $750,000 allotted for feeding inmates in county lockup and using it to buy himself a beach house. Ethical questions aside, Entrekin’s taking was legal under Alabama law — but a further $1.5 million he took home from funds for feeding federal immigration detainees may not be.
The Etowah County Detention Center has a contract with the federal government to house several hundred undocumented immigrants awaiting adjudication. With that contract comes federal funding from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to feed the detainees, money reports Entrekin has treated exactly like state and municipal funds: Any surplus is split 50/50 between the county’s general fund and the sheriff himself, so a $3 million surplus gave Entrekin a $1.5 million bonus.
As Entrekin protested when the beach house story broke, that accounting is legal in Alabama.’s report notes “multiple Ala
kleptocracy  corruption  casteingTheLowerClass  immigration 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
ICE Detention Center Says It’s Not Responsible for Staff's Sexual Abuse of Detainees
All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government impose criminal liability on correctional facility staff who have sexual contact with people in their custody. These laws recognize that any sexual activity between detainees and detention facility staff, with or without the use of force, is unlawful because of the inherent power imbalance when people are in custody. Yet, one immigration detention center is trying to avoid responsibility for sexual violence within its walls by arguing that the detainee “consented” to sexual abuse.E.D., an asylum-seeker and domestic violence survivor from Honduras, was sexually assaulted by an employee while she was detained with her 3-year-old child at the Berks Family Residential Center in Pennsylvania. At the time of the assault, E.D. was 19 years old.She filed suit against the detention center and its staff for their failure to protect her from sexual violence, even though they were aware of the risk. The record in the case, E.D. v. Sharkey, shows that her
governmentOverreach  governmentIncompetence  immigration  casteingTheLowerClass  judicialIncompetence 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Wilbur Ross Lied to Congress About the GOP’s Plot to Rig the Census. This Should Be a National Scandal.
The commerce secretary lied under oath about a new policy that could rob Democratic states of power: asking people if they are American citizens.
immigration  voterSuppression  governmentLies  trumpAuthoritarianism 
october 2018 by joeybaker
U.S. Loses Track of Another 1,500 Migrant Children, Investigators Find
The inability to confirm the whereabouts of migrant children after they move from federal shelters raises concerns that they could be exploited by human traffickers.
immigration  governmentIncompetence 
september 2018 by joeybaker
Trump admin took millions from FEMA for ICE detentions
Senator Jeff Merkley talks with Rachel Maddow about a document showing that the Trump administration took nearly ten million dollars from FEMA’s budget ahead of the 2018 hurricane season and gave it to ICE to pay for detentions.
trumpIncompetence  governmentMalfeasance  immigration 
september 2018 by joeybaker
Trump administration must stop giving psychotropic drugs to migrant children without consent, judge rules
Judge Dolly Gee found that U.S. government officials have been giving psychotropic medication to migrant children at a Texas facility without first seeking the consent of their parents or guardians.
governmentOverreach  immigration 
august 2018 by joeybaker
AP NewsBreak: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated
immigration  trumpAuthoritarianism  racism  militaryCorruption 
july 2018 by joeybaker
Judge rules that Trump administration has been wrongly detaining asylum seekers
A federal judge in the District of Columbia ruled that the Trump administration has been barring wrongly detaining asylum seekers who have shown that they have a “credible fear” of returning to their home countries.
judicialIncompetence  immigration  casteingTheLowerClass  racism  trumpAuthoritarianism  win 
july 2018 by joeybaker
ICE Modified Its 'Risk Assessment' Software So It Automatically Recommends Detention
A recent software change to an ICE tool that automatically recommends detention of immigrants with little to no criminal history.
immigration  governmentLies  governmentOverreach  policeLies  judicialOverreach 
june 2018 by joeybaker
Trump gives rambling and misleading speech in effort to spread hatred and fear of immigrants
President cites disputed statistics about immigrants as he stands flanked by ‘angel families’ and says they are ‘permanently separated’ from loved ones who were ‘killed by criminal illegal aliens’
fearmongering  trumpPropaganda  immigration 
june 2018 by joeybaker
Document reveals Trump administration planned on separating migrant families soon after inauguration
Notes from a meeting soon after Trump’s inauguration show a Department of Homeland Security official listed it among the methods that would discourage asylum seekers.
immigration  trumpAuthoritarianism 
june 2018 by joeybaker
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