8 thoughts on “TIME running out for Trump

  1. Night & Fog says:

    New Yorker Magazine: “A Physician in South Texas on an Unnerving Encounter with an Eight-Year-Old Boy in Immigration Detention” https://www.newyorker.com/news/as-told-to/a-physician-in-south-texas-on-an-unnerving-encounter-with-an-eight-year-old-boy-in-immigration-detention
    “Interrogating Melania Trump’s Statement Jacket and its Fast-Fashion Fascism” https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-appearances/interrogating-melania-trumps-statement-jacket-and-its-fast-fashion-fascism [“On her way to visit detained migrant children in Texas, Melania Trump wore a jacket that asked, “I REALLY DON’T CARE DO U?”]
    “Mothers in a New Mexico Prison Do Not Know How to Find Their Children” https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/mothers-in-a-new-mexico-prison-do-not-know-how-to-find-their-children

  2. Jimmy Click says:

    Fox News: “Crying migrant girl on TIME magazine cover was not separated from mother, family says” http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/22/crying-migrant-girl-on-time-magazine-cover-was-not-separated-from-mother-family-says.html
    TIME: “The Story Behind TIME’s Trump ‘Welcome to America’ Cover” http://time.com/5317522/donald-trump-border-cover/ John Moore, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for Getty Images, explains the circumstances that led to his taking the picture that has become a visible symbol of the immigration debate in America.

  3. Torschlusspanik says:

    “We must maintain a Strong Southern Border. We cannot allow our Country to be overrun by illegal immigrants as the Democrats tell their phony stories of sadness and grief, hoping it will help them in the elections. Obama and others had the same pictures, and did nothing about it!”
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 6:43 AM – 22 Jun 2018
    “Federal immigration courts faced a backlog of more than 700,000 cases in May, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC, at Syracuse University. In some courts, the average wait for an immigration hearing was over 1,400 days; some hearings are being scheduled beyond 2021 before an available slot on the docket is found.
    …Lt. Col. Jamie Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said the military is preparing to shelter as many as 20,000 migrant children on four bases: Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas; Fort Bliss in El Paso; Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Tex.; and Dyess Air Force Base near Abilene, Tex. It was not immediately clear on Friday if the parents could also be housed there.” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/22/us/politics/donald-trump-immigration-midterms.html
    “Study Documents Abuse at Immigrant Detention Facilities Where Families are Separated” https://www.sacurrent.com/the-daily/archives/2018/06/22/study-documents-abuse-at-immigrant-detention-facilities-where-families-are-separated
    Poor medical care contributed to more than half of the deaths reported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at its detention facilities over a recent 16-month stretch, according to a new research report. https://www.sacurrent.com/the-daily/archives/2018/06/20/study-links-deaths-at-immigrant-detention-facilities-to-poor-medical-care

  4. Mike says:

    How private prison companies are “cashing in” on Trump’s immigration policies : three of the biggest players in the private prison business” donated millions to Republican campaigns and political action committees. (From the June 22 edition of MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle / Media Matters) https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2018/06/22/msnbcs-stephanie-ruhle-highlights-how-private-prison-companies-are-cashing-trumps-immigration/220516 (includes video)

  5. Let us enthusiastically applaud our Great Leader says:

    Trump says illegal immigrants should be deported with ‘no judges or court cases’ (Reuters 6/24/18) https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/trump-says-illegal-immigrants-should-be-deported-with-no-judges-or-court-cases-idUSKBN1JK0OL His proposal drew immediate criticism from legal analysts and immigrant rights advocates who said it would violate the U.S. Constitution’s due process provision, which applies to citizens and non-citizens alike.

    • Alfred E. says:

      “Trump officials pledge to reunite families amid border chaos” (Associated Press 6/24/18) https://wtop.com/national/2018/06/trump-administration-says-it-knows-location-of-all-children/
      See Department of Health and Human Services zero-tolerance prosecution and family reunification fact sheet: http://apne.ws/qjYtmJR
      A parent or guardian trying to determine if a child is in the custody of HHS should contact the Office of Refugee Resettlement National Call Center at 1-800-203-7001, or via email information@ORRNCC.com. Information will be collected and sent to an HHS-funded facility where a minor is located. (…it’s unclear whether detained parents have access to computers to send an email, or how their phone systems work to call out. Attorneys at the border have said they have been frantically trying to locate information about the children on behalf of their clients).

  6. Puzzling Evidence™ says:

    President Trump on Saturday claimed he never pushed congressional Republicans to pass either of the two immigration bills the House considered in recent days. But only three days earlier, he urged Republicans to pass a GOP compromise bill on immigration in an all-caps tweet. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-immigration-tweets-today-goodlatte-1-2-house-republicans-2018-06-29/ The Republicans’ bill failed Wednesday, with more than 100 Republicans voting against it.
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 6:39 AM – Jun 27, 2018:
    “HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD PASS THE STRONG BUT FAIR IMMIGRATION BILL, KNOWN AS GOODLATTE II, IN THEIR AFTERNOON VOTE TODAY, EVEN THOUGH THE DEMS WON’T LET IT PASS IN THE SENATE. PASSAGE WILL SHOW THAT WE WANT STRONG BORDERS & SECURITY WHILE THE DEMS WANT OPEN BORDERS = CRIME. WIN!”

  7. Ike says:

    Ex-Republican Operative Steve Schmidt: ‘The Party of Trump Must Be Obliterated. Annihilated. Destroyed’ (Rolling Stone 6/26/18) https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/ex-republican-operative-steve-schmidt-the-party-of-trump-must-be-obliterated-annihilated-destroyed-667008/ “Steve Schmidt has worked at the highest levels of Republican politics. He helped run George W. Bush’s 2004 presidential campaign and oversaw the confirmations of Supreme Court Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito. He led Sen. John McCain’s ’08 presidential bid and helped introduce Sarah Palin to the world. The American Association of Political Consultants once named him its “GOP Campaign Manager of the Year.”
    But today, Schmidt is finished with the Republican Party. He renounced his membership last week in a series of withering tweets that quickly went viral. Under Trump, he wrote, the party had become “corrupt, indecent, and immoral.” With the exception of a select few, the GOP was “filled with feckless cowards who disgrace and dishonor the legacies of the party’s greatest leaders.” He pointed to the Trump administration’s family separation policy and use of detention centers for young immigrant children – “internment camps for babies” – and the refusal of House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to repudiate the president.”

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