Immigrant Children Detention Centers
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2817) 3 months ago
This first story is about a detention center for boys. Where are the babies who have been taken from their parents being detained? This is a terribly cruel policy creating emotional trauma for all concerned.

https://www.msnbc.com/all...5334979617

"'The idea of punishing parents who are trying to save their children’s lives, and punishing children for being brought to safety by their parents by separating them, is fundamentally cruel and un-American,' said Michelle Brané, director of the Migrant Rights and Justice program at the Women’s Refugee Commission, an advocacy group that conducts interviews and monitoring at immigration detention centers, including those that house children."

https://www.nytimes.com/2...n-ice.html
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+11863) 3 months ago
Time was, we didn't mince with words, and called these "detention centers" exactly what they were: concentration camps.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2817) 3 months ago
"Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May 31."

https://apnews.com/3361a7...a29db1cabc
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2100) 3 months ago
Never fear! Sarah Sanders and Jeff Sessions claim there is a biblical precedence for separating children from their parents in these cases. I'm sure if Jesus was there, He'd be gleefully yanking nursing children from their mothers.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+9329) 3 months ago
He gave an impromptu press conference and EVERY SINGLE THING HE SAID about ripping children from their parents to throw them in concentration camps was a lie. EVERY SINGLE THING.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2817) 3 months ago
The Trump administration's immigration policy of separating migrant children from their parents, besides being extremely cruel and traumatic, also doesn't make economic sense. When you separate children from their parents, you have to hire baby sitters, child care workers, health care personnel and administrative personnel to keep track of all the children -- many of whom are too young to speak. Administrative errors are bound to occur and some children will be lost forever. I've read that 2,000 kids have been separated from their parents in the last two months. This inhumane policy, which violates basic human rights, must be stopped immediately. Keep the families together.

Here is what Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has to say about this inhumane and cruel policy and how it affects children in the long-term:





Here is an article written by someone who was separated from her parents and siblings by the Nazis.

"Nazis Separated Me from My Parents as a Child. The Trauma Lasts a Lifetime" by Yoka Verdoner, The Guardian, June 19, 2018.

https://www.theguardian.c...rder-trump
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1317) 3 months ago
This Tweet came from Bill Mitchell yesterday: "Last month Democrats loved a porn star. This month they are all about family values. Well, they are flexible, I give them that!"
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Posted by r martelle (+181) 3 months ago
I believe that Trump is using the separation of families as an means to force comprehensive immigration law through Congress. The law of course will include the great wall of Trumpia. I am sure if there is no wall provision, he will veto the law. Remember his statement about "loving" Dreamers. This love was contingent on the wall. He is going to build his wall come hell or traumatized children. He has no problem building a wall on the backs of babies. Not hard for a man with no moral character. "So Sad"
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2817) 3 months ago
Shu Pius wrote above: "This Tweet came from Bill Mitchell yesterday: 'Last month Democrats loved a porn star. This month they are all about family values. Well, they are flexible, I give them that!'"

Response: I wouldn't say Democrats loved the porn star. Democrats liked the fact that the porn star (through her attorney and lawsuit) was exposing the hypocrisy of Donald Trump, a married man, who paid the porn star hush money to keep silent about his affair with the porn star around the time his 3rd wife had given birth to their son -- at which time, Trump was also having an affair with a Playboy bunny. Unfortunately, none of these facts seemed to bother the Republicans -- the party of so-called family values.

Republicans also don't seem to be bothered that Trump is an admitted sex offender -- remember Trump's own words, "You can do anything. Grab them by the pu*sy. You can do anything" -- or the fact, that 19 women have accused Trump of inappropriate and illegal sexual conduct. Republican family values? Go figure!

So, it makes total sense, that those same Republicans who aren't bothered by Trump's past behavior are also not bothered by his, "you can do anything" policies -- the worst, and most inhumane policy, is separating babies and small children from their immigrant mothers. Make no mistake, these are not family values!

Trump is a monster who has instituted monstrous policies which will severely and adversely affect the babies and children in his concentration camps (otherwise known as "tender age detention centers") for the rest of their lives.

I say, Free the Babies and Children Now! Immediately!
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Posted by David Schott (+12532) 3 months ago
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-165) 3 months ago
MCD, you really need to quit being so cheap, either get a smart phone or an internet connection at your apartment. By the time you post your TRUMP hatred links it's old news. He sighned an executive order to keep families together.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8083) 3 months ago
He signed an executive order that requires children to be incarcerated with their parents indefinitely, which is objectively better, but still bad, and more importantly, runs afoul of Reno v. Flores which requires asylum-seeking minors to be released after no more than 20 days.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2817) 3 months ago
As usual, Snowy, criticizes me instead of Trump's inhumane policies, which I can only assume he agrees with. Please correct me if I'm wrong, Snowy! And, Snowy, please do enumerate all the ways Trump is making America great! I'd really love to know the details.

In the meantime, here's some math to consider:

"Separating migrant children from their parents costs the Trump administration more than keeping them with their parents. The 'tent cities' to house children cost $775 per person per night, compared with $256 per person per night to hold the children in a permanent housing facility. To house children with their family costs $298 per person per night. The increased cost is due to additional security, air conditioning, medical workers, and other government contractors to staff the tent cities."

And, that doesn't include the cost of re-uniting the children (many of whom are babies) with their parents, many of whom have already been deported. How much is that going to cost -- I'm thinking quite a bit -- and wonder if the job can even be accomplished -- within 20 days as required by law -- or ever.

https://www.nbcnews.com/s...ds-n884871
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-165) 3 months ago
ACCCCHUM. Maybe just apply for a Visa I believe it's the law MCD. Your Trump hating regurgitation of CNN gets old.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+11863) 3 months ago
This morning NPR recounted all the lies Trump and his cabinet of swamp dwellers told in the last few days, which by signing the Executive Order tacitly proved they were all lies. It was a nice piece of work.

MCD isn't watching CNN, Snowflake. She is reading the failing New York Times and the lying Washington Post. Get your wingnut alternative factoids straight.
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Posted by David Schott (+12532) 3 months ago
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+11863) 3 months ago
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-165) 3 months ago
I REALLY DON'T CARE DO U
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+11863) 3 months ago
Reply to The man from snowy plains (#376370)
The man from snowy plains wrote:
I REALLY DON'T CARE DO U


Of course you don't care, you are a racist POS.

The rest of us were raised as God-fearing Christians. That's the kind of town I remember Miles City was, in my youth.

Has it really been taken over by atheists like Snowy?
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Posted by Hanson (+447) 3 months ago
You do not have to be a God-fearing Christian to care about fellow man or woman or have a moral compass that is not mean spirited or racist. In fact, I’m afraid that a great number of the so-called God-fearing Christians are just righteous a-holes. Take a look at the Trumplicans.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2817) 3 months ago


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Posted by Oddjob (+135) 2 months ago
Reply to Gunnar Emilsson (#376371)
Gunnar Emilsson wrote:




The rest of us were raised as God-fearing Christians. That's the kind of town I remember Miles City was, in my youth.

Has it really been taken over by atheists like Snowy?


Wow!

Now THAT is funny.

There hasn't been a real "God-fearing Christian" on milescity.com ever since Richard flipped.

Has this Trump derangement syndrome really driven all of you to abandon your core beliefs?

Will wonders never cease?

[Edited by Oddjob (6/24/2018 3:07:13 PM)]
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+11863) 2 months ago
Yawn, The Godless Oddy has spoken.

Back to topic.

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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-165) 2 months ago
The GREAT BLOWHARD GUNNAR has spoken...Archie and Jughead will be disappointed
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+11863) 2 months ago
Curious to know how your parents raised you, Snowy. Obviously agnostic or atheist, but I am not sure? Islam?

It's not to late to seek out a Bible and read the New Testament. Lots of good stuff in it, "Love thy Neighbor", "Do unto others. ...", etc.

Maybe you and Obbjob could form an online study group? If you do, I caution you not to invite Jeff Sessions to lead it.
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-165) 2 months ago
Supreme Court Rules on Trump side. USA is IN GOD WE TRUST not Allah. OBAMA era is OVER. Choke on that one Gunnar.
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Posted by tom regan (+508) 2 months ago
Wait....what? I thought the travel ban had nothing to do with religion and was all about national security. What does Allah have to do with this?
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2817) 11 days ago
Here's the most recent news about "family values" as defined by the Trump Administration -- Trump wants to detain migrant children even longer.

"Trump Administration Proposes Rule To Allow Longer Detention Of Migrant Children" by Joel Rose and Richard Gonzales, npr.org, September 6, 2018

https://www.npr.org/2018/...t-children

"Trump Admin. Wants Ability to Hold Migrant Kids Indefinitely, Upending Decades-Old Ban: Since 1997, Authorities Have Been Barred from Holding Migrant Kids More than 20 Days, but a New Rule Would Change That" by Julia Ainsley, nbcnew.com, September 6, 2018

https://www.nbcnews.com/p...d-n907006


"Still Separated: Nearly 500 Migrant Children Taken from Their Parents Remain in U.S. Custody" by Maria Sacchetti Washington Post, August 31, 2018

https://www.washingtonpos...8766357d60

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