Tag Archives: immigration

Steve Schmidt Leaves “Corrupt, Immoral, Indecent” Republican Party Over Its “Worst Abuses Of Humanity”

The Daily Beast reports: Top Republican strategist Steve Schmidt—the senior adviser for John McCain’s presidential run in 2008 and senior staffer for George W. Bush—has announced that he’s quit the GOP because it’s become “fully the party of Trump.” In a string of searing tweets Wednesday morning, Schmidt—who was also the campaign manager for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s re-election in California—attacked the ...

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Schwarzenegger: Cage Politicians, Not Innocent Kids

The Huffington Post reports: Arnold Schwarzenegger says if anyone should be held in “cages,” it’s politicians who aren’t doing their jobs — and not innocent children. The former California governor took to Twitter to weigh in on the border crisis facing the Trump administration and their “zero tolerance” immigration policy that’s led to thousands of children being separated from their ...

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BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Denounces Trump’s Migrant Policies As “Deeply Disturbing And Wrong” [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Theresa May has described Donald Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their families as “deeply disturbing” and “wrong”, but defended her decision to receive the US president in Britain next month. Quizzed about the images of children held in cages, and audio of crying toddlers separated from their parents by US border officials, May went further ...

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Maddow Breaks Down During Migrant Story [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow broke down in tears on-air over a report about the Trump administration operating “tender age” shelters for migrant babies and toddlers. Maddow choked up while reading the first lines of the Associated Press’ report on the three facilities where children under the age of 13 are being sent after being separated from their parents ...

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Pope Francis Blasts Trump’s “Immoral” Migrant Policy

The Washington Post reports: Pope Francis stepped into a growing controversy over President Trump’s immigration policies, criticizing the separation of migrant families at the U.S.-Mexican border and saying that “populism” and “creating psychosis” are not the way to resolve migration problems, according to an interview published Wednesday. Speaking to Reuters news agency, the pope said, “It’s not easy, but populism ...

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DHS Secretary Jeered Out Of Mexican Restaurant

Mediaite reports: Protesters tied to the Washington, D.C. area chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America heckled Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen out of a Mexican restaurant on Tuesday over her role in separating migrant families at the border. The protesters chanted “shame!” and “abolish ICE!” at Nielsen while she sat at a restaurant table surrounded by security. As can ...

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Lewandowski Mocks Report Of Migrant Child With Down Syndrome Being Detained: “Womp, Womp” [VIDEO]

Human being impersonator and Trump ballwasher Corey Lewandowski tonight ridiculed the report of a 10-year old migrant girl with Down Syndrome who has been separated from her parents. As Democratic strategist Zac Petkanas related the story, Lewandowski rolled his eyes and interrupted with a mocking, “Womp, womp.” Petkanas, unsurprisingly, erupted in outrage and repeatedly shouted, “How dare you? How very ...

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US House Hispanic Caucus Members Shout At Trump: Mr. President, Don’t You Have Any Kids? [VIDEO]

In his second in-person heckling of the day, Trump was just screamed at by members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as he left a meeting with GOP House members. Shouted comments included, “Mr. President, don’t you have kids?” and “How is this in the bible?” Rep. Juan Vargas shouted, “We won’t go away! Quit separating the kids, they’re separating the ...

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Junior Cancels Headlining Gig At Fundraiser For Jeb Bush’s Son After Jeb Tweets Against Migrant Policy

Axios reports: Donald Trump Jr. and George P. Bush had formed an unlikely alliance despite their fathers, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush, loathing each other — with Don Jr. backing George P. in his re-election campaign for Texas land commissioner, and even planning to headline a New York fundraiser for him on June 25. Two sources close to Don Jr. ...

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POLL: 67% Oppose Separating Migrant Families

ABC News reports: Sixty-seven percent of Americans call it unacceptable to separate children from parents who’ve been caught trying to enter the U.S. illegally. Much of this is driven by large percentages of Democrats (90 percent) and independents (66 percent) who find it unacceptable, while Republicans are more divided overall, with 39 percent calling it unacceptable, and one in five ...

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Glorious Leader Lies Again About German Crime Rate

A fact check from CBS News: Leaving aside the fact that Germany has vastly different immigration patterns than the U.S. and a shorter history of welcoming immigrants, Mr. Trump’s claim that crime is up in Germany is objectively false. Crime actually fell in 2017 by 9.6 percent in Germany, with violent crime falling 2.4 percent, according to Germany’s Federal Criminal ...

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Sessions: It’s An “Exaggeration” To Compare Us To Nazis, They Were Trying To Keep Jews From Leaving

The Huffington Post reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejected claims that the Justice Department’s new zero-tolerance immigration policy echoed Nazi Germany because concentration camps “were trying to keep Jews from leaving.” Sessions spoke with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday and defended his agency amid a growing outcry over family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border under the new DOJ policy. ...

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Sobbing Children Mocked By Border Patrol Agent As They Cry For Their Parents At Texas Detention Facility

The New York Times reports: “Mami!” the children’s voices cry out, between sobs. “Papá!” A recording of immigrant children calling out desperately for their parents after being separated from them by United States immigration authorities was released on Monday by the investigative news site ProPublica. The recording, nearly eight minutes in length, added disturbing and intimate notes to the debate ...

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Fox Analyst Andrew Napolitano: Trump Is Using Migrant Children As Bargaining Chips, This Is Child Abuse

“I think the administration is motivated by the president’s skills at negotiating. And I think he’s trying to use children to turn up the heat on the negotiations. In my opinion, it is child abuse to separate children from their parents unless it’s necessary to save a human life. That’s not the case here. There’s a federal statute that says ...

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Sen. Tim Kaine: This Is The “Real Trump Hotel”

Glorious Leader will be ever so pissed: Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) on Monday shared photos of a child detention facility in Texas that he called “the real Trump Hotel.” The photos shared by the former Democratic vice-presidential nominee show young undocumented immigrants in cages on Sunday at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in McAllen, Texas. Kaine’s tweet came ...

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Kamala Harris Demands Resignation Of DHS Secretary

Via press release from Sen. Kamala Harris: “The government should be in the business of keeping families together, not tearing them apart. And the government should have a commitment to transparency and accountability. Under Secretary Nielsen’s tenure, the Department of Homeland Security has a track record of neither. As a result, she must resign. “During her time as the manager ...

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Trump Blames Dems For Ineffective “Boarder” Security

CNN reports: President Trump has again weighed in on the mounting outrage over his administration’s practice of separating children from their families at the southern border, by tweeting about children being “used by some of the worst criminals on earth” to enter the US. Trump has falsely blamed Democrats for his administration’s actions, and said they could put a stop ...

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White House: We’re Not Separating Families [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: In a truly stunning show of outright lying Monday morning, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told Fox & Friends that the claim the Trump administration is separating children from their families at the border is “completely false.” “Do you think that the message from the media is correct, that your administration is separating parents, moms and ...

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Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen: We Don’t Have A Policy Of Separating Families At The Border

The New York Daily News reports: The nation’s homeland security chief insisted Sunday that immigrant children are not being separated from their parents at the border — despite the Trump administration defending its policy and eyewitness accounts of government-snatched boys and girls being held in cages at a private detention center in Texas. “We do not have a policy of ...

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Laura Bush Blasts Trump’s “Immoral” Migrant Policy

From Laura Bush’s op-ed from the Washington Post: 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. Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them ...

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