Friday, June 22, 2018

Detained Migrant Children Allege Abuse And Forcibly Drugging At Detention Centers

A new lawsuit filed in federal court by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law alleges that migrant children, some separated from their parents at the border, suffered physical abuse, including forced injections of psychotropic drugs.

The case states that the children suffered the abuses at private "youth shelters" contracted by the U.S. government to house undocumented minors.

The lawyers maintain that the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement had routinely placed migrant children on psychotropic drugs without parental consent.

The children say that if they refused the medications they would be punished or physically forced to take them.

Children said they were given as many as 18 pills a day and often were not told what the medication was for.

The suit's list of medications administered to the children included antidepressant, anti-anxiety, antipsychotic medications such as Clonazepam, Divalproex, Duloxetine, Lithium and Geodon contending they were "used as chemical straight-jackets".

Drugging a child without the consent or knowledge of their guardians is an outrageous violation of this countries state laws.

The lawsuit was filed against Attorney General Jeff Sessions on April 16 in U.S. District Court in California.

The case was brought after Sessions announced Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy on undocumented immigrants that began the practice of separating children from their parents at the border and housing them in separate undisclosed locations.

Some of the allegations in the filing date back to unaccompanied minors who crossed the southern border during the Obama administration before immigration officials began systematically separating migrant families.

Time Cover Destroys Trump By Placing The Now Infamous Image Of A Crying Immigrant Child At His Feet

After thousands of immigrant children have been separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border and locked in kennel style cages Time magazine's July issue is asking...

"A Reckoning After Trump's Border Separation Policy: What Kind of Country Are We?"

The cover places the now iconic image of a crying 2-year-old Honduran girl looking up at at Donald Trump as if to ask why he has done this to her.

The covers text simply states "Welcome to America."...

The photo of the toddler was captured June 12 by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Moore, who watched the girl wailing as border patrol agents questioned her mother in McAllen, Texas...

The photograph since has become a national symbol of the plight that faces immigrant families as they attempt to seek asylum in the U.S.

This is one issue I don't think Donald will be rushing to hang on the walls of one of his golf courses.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Melania Trump Sends A Clear Message While Visiting Detained Immigrant Children: "I REALLY DON'T CARE"

First lady Melania Trump set off today on an impromptu visit to the U.S.-Mexico border where she was scheduled to meet with the children separated from their parents an imprisoned under her husband's barbaric "zero tolerance" border policy

While boarding the plane at Andrews Air Force Base, Marylandt o begin her journey she was spotted wearing something that turned heads for all the wrong reasons.

It was an army-style jacket adorned with the phrase...


Here is another photo of the First Lady wearing the jacket in case you were thinking this was some high end photoshop job or a satirical hit piece by some lefty fake news organization...

In a pitiful effort to quell the public firestorm over the the outerwear Donald Trump tweeted his well thought out take on the offensive jacket...

The $39 jacket with the phrase, 'I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?' scrawled across the back is available from from a Spanish fashion retailer named Zara if you were interested in picking one up.

If this visit to a children's shelter was intended to underline the Trump families compassion for children held in camps after being forcefully taken from their families it was a spectacular failure.

By the way, if you were wondering, the internets have responded accordingly...

If you are interested in support the children being held at the Border you can donate to critical groups working to protect kids separated from their families by ICE by clicking the link below...

Trump's New Executive Order Will Illegally Lock Up Whole Families Indefinitely... And That's Exactly What He Wants

Today Donald Trump signed an executive order to stop his own policy of separating immigrant children from their families at the border.

The order revealed that Trump's solution to the inhumane problem he created is to lock up immigrant parents and their children together... indefinitely.

The plan is destined to fail as he does not possess the legal authority to put his plan into motion.

But perhaps Trump knew this already.

I'll explain.

As it turns out the executive order Trump signed conflicts with a 1997 court settlement named the Flores agreement and an ensuing 2015 court ruling that required the government to release child migrants from detention after 20 days with with their parents.

And yet when Trump signed the order he claimed that his "zero tolerance" policy for illegal entry would continue.

This means his administration will still aggressively prosecution parents who cross the border with their children resulting with the parents being locked up with their children while criminal proceedings go forward. That could take years.

This will trigger the aforementioned "Flores agreement" that would call for the child's release and the parents along with them.

And as Trump can’t dismiss federal judges’ rulings by decree his executive order will ultimately fail.

But not before it triggers, and here's the important part, a showdown between his administration and human rights activists in court.

It is for this reason that it is entirely plausible that Trump knew this would happen and it all comes down to optics.

Imprisoning children you have just torn out of the arms of their parents is bad optics.

However, fighting the "good fight" against the bleeding heart liberals in a court battle to save America from the invading brown people is... good optics!

The ensuing battle against releasing immigrant families from detention is one Trump has already branded the Democrat “catch and release” program which he is presently trying to change through legislation but has been unable to.

But the legal battle his newly minted executive order will set off will serve as a perfect proxy war for that legislation and in the end, however it resolves itself, the ensuing fight will leave Trump looking tough on immigration.

Or as they would call it... Good optics.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

TRUMP CAVES: Signs Executive Order To Keep Detained Children With Their Parents That He Claimed Only Democrats Could Fix

Trump has caved under the pressure of an avalanche of negative news about his new "zero tolerance" policy that separated children from their families at the U.S./Mexico border.

After blaming past administration, of course singling out President Obama, for the problem Trump signed an executive order he claims will keep migrant families together.

At the signing Trump claimed...

We are going to keep the families together. I didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated,"

Trump then signed the order saying "this is going to make a lot of people happy" glowering as he said it.

Trump who, as recently as last night, claimed the policy of family separation had been implemented by the Democrats and that only they could reverse it decrying that he could not do so with an executive order... like the one he is signed today.

It still remains to be seen not only what the exact text of Trump's executive order is but how the his administration plans to reunite the some 2,500 children who sit in what they refer to as "tender age" holding facilities with the parents they were taken from under this new policy.

Trump will now jet off to in Duluth, Minn for a campaign style rally. It will be interesting to see how he chooses to spin this 180 degree turnaround from yesterday where it appeared he had dug his heels in on his new policy of child separation.when he still viewed this issue as "a winner".

Trump Voters Overwhelmingly Support His Policy Of Separating Children From Their Parents At The Border

It is not surprising that Donald Trump's practice of tearing thousands of immigrant children out of the arms of their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border has garnered vocal criticism and very little support from the American public.

As reports show that over 2,300 immigrant children were separated from their parents between mid-April and the end of May polling finds that two thirds of Americans are opposed to Trump's “zero-tolerance”.  

What is surprising is that despite the growing condemnation and outrage Trump's base is loving his new policy.

Voters who cast their ballot for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential election approve of family separations by a 66 percent to 23 percent margin, according to a YouGov/Economist poll conducted earlier this month.

Here the comparison between people who voted for Trump in 2016 as opposed to those who voted for Hillary Clinton...

That shows a country that is at absolute odds with itself.

Perhaps the number should not be so surprising as the same poll shows a whopping 95 percent of Trump voters approve of Trump’s job performance overall thus far.

This only reaffirms the belief that the cool aid is plentiful and the cult is not going anywhere.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Trump Administration Holding Separated Babies And Children In What They Have Labled "Tender Age" Shelters

The Associated Press is reporting that Trump administration officials have been sending babies and toddlers, who have been forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S./Mexico border, to what they are referring to as “tender age” shelters in South Texas.

The holding stations were described by lawyers and medical providers who had visited them as playrooms of crying preschool-age children in crisis.

The AP reports that officials from both law enforcement and Health and Human Services have claimed they didn’t know how many children were under 5, under 2 or even so little they’re non-verbal, were being held in these "tender age" facilities .

With the three centers already in Combes, Raymondville and Brownsville shelters up and running at full capacity there are plans by the government to open a fourth shelter to house the hundreds of additional young migrant children in Houston.

Since the White House announced its zero-tolerance policy in early May, more than 2,300 children have been taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, resulting in a new influx of young children suddenly requiring this new type of government care.

Despite the fact that Trump and his administration have faced withering critiques over images of some of the children in cages inside U.S. Border Patrol processing stations the reports are that they believe this issue is a winner for them.

The United Nations, Democrats and both humanitarian and religious groups have sharply criticized the policy as inhumane.

The Republican party however has remained conspicuously silent on the issue.

Research has shown that institutionalizing children can cause lasting emotional scars, as well as physical and mental health issues.

Five First Ladies Have Now Publicly Condemned Trump's Border Policy Of Separating Children From Their Parents

As of yesterday all four living first ladies -- Rosalynn Carter, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama -- and the current first lady Melania Trump -- have condemned Donald Trump's horrific policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S./Mexico border.

Rosalynn Carter called the policy of separating families "disgraceful and a shame to our country,"...

Hillary Clinton, while speaking at a women's group in New York City on Monday, called family separation "an affront to our values"...

"The test of any nation is how we treat the most vulnerable among us. We are a better country than one that tears families apart,"

Laura Bush, who rarely spoke out on politics while she was in the White House, wrote about the inhumane policy in a Washington Post op-ed that contained this sentiment...

I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart,” 

Michelle Obama weighed in to support what Laura Bush had written...

And let's not forget the current first lady.

Melania Trump commented over the weekend on her husband's border policy in a statement released through her spokeswoman...

"Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform. She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart,"

When your own wife throws you under the bus it's time to call it a day.

Monday, June 18, 2018

HORRIFYING: Listen To Children Weep For Their Parents Inside One Of Trump's Child Detention Centers (FULL AUDIO)

ProPublica has obtained audio from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, in which children can be heard weeping for their parents relatives.

The report explains...

"The desperate sobbing of 10 Central American children, separated from their parents one day last week by immigration authorities at the border, makes for excruciating listening. Many of them sound like they’re crying so hard, they can barely breathe. They scream “Mami” and “Papá” over and over again, as if those are the only words they know."

As if that weren't horrific enough at one point the audio picks up a Border Patrol agent joking above crying children...

"Well, we have an orchestra here. What's missing is a conductor,"

Listen here...

This can't be America... can it?

Trump Just Blocked Victims Of Gang Violence And Domestic Abuse From Seeking Asylum In The U.S.

Trump and his Attorney General Jeff Sessions

To further prove he is the baddest hombre on immigration Donald Trump has upped his bona fides by not only ripping children from their mother's arms at the U.S./Mexico border but now ordering his Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions to compel immigration judges to stop granting asylum to most victims of domestic abuse and gang violence.

Yeah, that'll show 'em.

Trump's move will literally block tens of thousands of victims, especially women, from seeking  refuge from violence and abuse in America.

The decision comes as Trump has sought to use the office of the Attorney General, who has has the power to issue decisions that serve as binding precedents for immigration judges, to make U.S. immigration law less friendly to asylum seekers.

To push his "zero tolerance" agenda the Trump administration is using a case involving a victim of domestic violence from El Salvador to rule that survivors of such private crimes are not eligible for asylum under U.S. law.

The woman, referred to in immigration court as A.B., for her initials, said she was fleeing years of physical and emotional abuse by an ex-husband who had raped her.

Though an immigration judge had denied her asylum claim the Board of Immigration Appeals ruled in her favor in 2016, saying the Salvadoran government had shown it was incapable of protecting her, even after she moved to another part of the country.

The new directive overturned that ruling.

In the new ruling AG Sessions wrote...

Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum. The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes — such as domestic violence or gang violence — or that certain populations are more likely to be victims of crime, cannot itself establish an asylum claim,

I'm sure Sessions has a a Bible passage to back up that heartless declaration.

Though he acknowledged that the woman suffered “vile abuse” Sessions insisted that U.S. law could not help her surmised by this passage he read to a training session for immigration officials earlier in the day...

asylum was never meant to alleviate all problems — even all serious problems — that people face every day all over the world,

And though the law offering asylum to victims of domestic abuse and gang violence is well established in precedents it may be years before the appeals courts weigh in and until they do the newly implemented ruling will stand.

This new salvo against asylum seekers is yet another cruel addition to the Trump administration's continuing effort to restrict immigration to the U.S. by any means necessary... even if it includes condemning innocent women to a lifetime of violence and even death or separating children from their families as they are detained by immigration agents.

Anything goes in this cruel new world we find ourselves in.