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  • I Toured an Immigration Detention Facility. Here’s What I Saw.

    12/04/2019 9:22:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/04/2019 | Terry Schilling
    When my dad served in Congress, I had a couple of opportunities to tour state-run prisons. Both times I went in with the expectation that the nightmarish portrayal of prison life depicted in movies and on TV was surely an exaggeration. Instead, I sadly found that fiction mirrored reality — and frankly I was just relieved to get out of there without getting shanked or worse! So when I began hearing about immigration detention facilities on the news, I imagined those same dreary places I visited, except worse, with barbed wire and chain-link fences locking crying and starving children in...
  • Outlets Retract Stories After Realizing Report Actually Cites How Many Children...

    11/19/2019 5:36:22 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/19/2019 | Shelby Talcott
    * Multiple outlets deleted entire stories Tuesday after reporting out a false number of children currently in migrant-related U.S. custody. * The number is actually from 2015, when former President Barack Obama was in office. * Some of the outlets issued corrections and updated the articles, while others such as Reuters and AFP deleted the article in its entirety and declined to post a new one. Multiple outlets deleted entire stories Tuesday after falsely reporting the number of children in migrant-related U.S. custody. Outlets including Reuters, Agence France-Presse (AFP), NPR and Aljazeera jumped on a report from the United Nations,...
  • Ex-ICE director clashes with Dem at hearing on detention facilities: 'You work for me!'

    09/26/2019 1:29:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    A tense hearing over border detention practices erupted into a shouting match between former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., as Homan grew frustrated in his attempts to defend his former agency. Jayapal, the vice chairwoman of the House Judiciary Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee, repeatedly cut off Homan for exceeding his allotted time. It started when the former ICE director responded to a previous statement Jayapal made about the Trump administration's use of funding for additional detention beds. "I'd like to remind you, under the Obama administration we did that most of the...
  • California Bans Private Prisons – Including Ice Detention Centers

    09/13/2019 5:23:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09/12/19 | Darwin BondGraham
    Bill removes profit motive from incarceration and marks latest clash in state’s battle with Trump over treatment of immigrants The private prison industry is set to be upended after California lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday banning the facilities from operating in the state. The move will probably also close down four large immigration detention facilities that can hold up to 4,500 people at a time. The legislation is being hailed as a major victory for criminal justice reform because it removes the profit motive from incarceration. It also marks a dramatic departure from California’s past, when private prisons were...
  • Border Patrol official says American citizen held in detention for weeks claimed to be Mexican

    07/26/2019 7:03:44 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 23 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/26/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The Left’s outrage machine cranked up to maximum output again earlier this week when it was reported that the Border Patrol had kept an American citizen in detention for three weeks prior to releasing him. But as is usually the case, there is much more to the story, and a USBP official provided those details during congressional testimony this week. Brian Hastings, Chief of Law Enforcement at the U.S. Border Patrol, told a House committee that the reason why the citizen was kept in detention for so long was that he told agents he was Mexican. Hastings’ claim came in...
  • The Border Crisis Is Not A Partisan Issue

    07/05/2019 12:36:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 5, 2019 | Molly Davis
    Immigration detention centers need to act fast to bring their standards up to par for the hundreds of children forced into their care.Whether it’s the border wall, President Trump’s recent remarks, or Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez latest tweet calling immigration detention centers “concentration camps,” it’s easy to focus on the wrong arguments about immigration. It all detracts from a more immediate problem: how the U.S. government is treating the influx of migrants on the southern border. Immigration detention centers need to act fast to bring their standards up to par for the hundreds of children forced into their care.Arguing over definitions...
  • Idiots Slander US [semi-satire]

    06/21/2019 5:07:21 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 June 2019 | John Semmens
    This week the profoundly ignorant Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) asserted that persons illegally entering the United States "are being held in concentration camps." Among the atrocities inflicted are "widespread boredom and inappropriate menus. Few know that there is a serious shortage of TVs and that meals are prepared without considering the ethnicity of the recipients." When critics objected to her characterization, she alleged that "most people don't know that the government put Japanese people in concentration camps during WWII." This slander was joined by nattering nincompoop George Takei. The aging Star Trek actor and gay-rights agitator alleged that "I know...
  • California County To Shut Down Immigration Detention Facilities (Pressure from ICE-hating State)

    03/28/2019 7:23:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/28/2019 | Matthew Vadum
    Under assault by California’s grotesquely unconstitutional so-called sanctuary state laws, the Orange County sheriff’s department announced March 27 that it will cancel its agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to provide immigration detention facilities. Although hosting ICE detainees can be a profit center for some cash-strapped local governments, leftists across America are hellbent on shutting down prison facilities, especially those that are privately owned or administered. Private and privately-run prisons consistently outperform those that governments maintain. Attacking government-funded but privately-owned immigration detention facilities marries various factions of the Left in a common subversive enterprise. Open-borders fanatics get to strike...
  • Supreme Court upholds ICE detention without bail for serious criminals

    03/19/2019 10:31:35 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 19, 2019 | By Stephen Dinan
    Illegal immigrants with serious criminal records can be held without bail while awaiting deportation even if ICE didn’t immediately pick them up when they were released from prison or jail, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The 5-4 decision marked another rejection for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the liberal panel that covers the country’s West Coast, and that has tested a number of legal theories on immigration law. In this case, the 9th Circuit had ruled that under the law, if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement immediately arrested someone released from a federal, state or local prison, they...
  • Michigan: At Least We’re Not All Detroit

    02/19/2019 6:37:52 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-19-19 | MOTUS
    I know the frock Governor Gretchen Whitmer wore for her first State of the State address was discussed briefly around here the other day. She in turn has criticized the FOX2 Detroit for doing a story on the social media commentary about it. Maybe it’s not fair, but hey, that’s the way it goes; if you don’t want people talking about your clothes don’t wear clothes that scream “LOOK AT ME!”My mother always told me that if you wanted to be taken seriously, dress accordingly. Gretchen’s mother must have told her not to hide her talents under a bushel.I only...
  • Detention warrants issued for 110 Turkish Air Forces officers over alleged Gulen links

    09/22/2018 12:30:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | September 21, 2018 | TM
    The Ankara Chief Public ProsecutorÂ’s Office on Friday issued detention warrants for 110 members of the Turkish Air Forces including six pilots over alleged links to the faith-based GĂĽlen movement, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. According to the report, 100 of the 110 officers who were accused of communicating with people from the GĂĽlen movement have been detained in operations in 16 provinces. The Turkish government has dismissed over 40,000 military personnel including gendarmerie and military cadets over alleged links to the movement since a failed coup attempt in July 2016, the tr724 new website reported on Aug. 4....
  • US reiterates Turkey travel warning, citing detention risk (detention risk from Turkey)

    06/30/2018 9:45:04 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | June 29, 2018 | SCF
    The United States on Thursday warned its citizens against travelling to Turkey, citing a nationwide crackdown that has led to the arrest of thousands of people, including US passport holders.“Reconsider travel to Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions,” the State Department said, retaining a travel warning already in place.US citizens had also been subject to travel bans that prevented them from leaving the country, the State Department said on its website. “Under the State of Emergency, security forces have detained tens of thousands of individuals, including US citizens, suspected of affiliation with alleged terrorist organizations based on scant or secret...
  • 18 U.S. Code § 3626 - Appropriate remedies with respect to prison conditions

    06/26/2018 12:31:08 PM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 2 replies
    United State Code ^ | Sept. 13, 1994 | Congress
    (a) Requirements for Relief.— (1) Prospective relief.— (A) Prospective relief in any civil action with respect to prison conditions shall extend no further than necessary to correct the violation of the Federal right of a particular plaintiff or plaintiffs. The court shall not grant or approve any prospective relief unless the court finds that such relief is narrowly drawn, extends no further than necessary to correct the violation of the Federal right, and is the least intrusive means necessary to correct the violation of the Federal right. The court shall give substantial weight to any adverse impact on public safety...
  • Nancy Pelosi In 2014: Let’s Not Politicize All Of These Children In Detention Facilities

    06/22/2018 6:26:38 AM PDT · by DFG · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/21/2018 | John Sexton
    Back in 2014, there was a surge of unaccompanied minors along the Texas border. The crisis stemmed in part from smugglers who convinced thousands of Central Americans that the Obama administrations’ new deferred action policy was a free pass for children entering the country. As Jeryl Bier pointed out today on Twitter, at the height of the crisis, Rep. Nancy Pelosi traveled to a detention facility in Brownsville, Texas which was overwhelmed with child migrants. After visiting the center, Pelosi gave a press conference in which she described what she’d just seen as “dazzling – a sparkling array of God’s...
  • Here Are The Photos Of Obama’s Illegal Immigrant Detention Facilities The Media Won’t Show You

    06/20/2018 10:10:58 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/19/2018 | Benny Johnson
    The media and political class become more and more outraged over the Trump administration’s decision to detain and prosecute immigrants illegally crossing the border. Lost in the debate is any acknowledgment that President Obama’s administration also used detention facilities. Current U.S. immigration laws, when enforced, have the consequence of temporarily separating adults who arrive with children into separate detention facilities in order to prosecute the adults. The policy of prosecuting immigrants for crossing the border illegally has been in place for multiple administrations. The Obama administration prosecuted half a million illegal immigrants and similarly separated families in the process. So...
  • Lawmakers Report 'Children in Chain Link Cages, Alone' After Tour of Border Detention Facilities

    06/18/2018 9:28:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/18/2018 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers who had been trying to gain access to a holding center for undocumented immigrant children were given a tour Sunday starting with a Customs and Border Protection processing center in McAllen, Texas, as DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen declared in a rare tweetstorm that the kids aren't being separated from parents. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), calling the McAllen facility "the dog kennel," said he "witnessed loads of kids massed together in large pens of chain-linked fence separated from their moms and dads." He and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) then went to the McAllen–Hidalgo–Reynosa International Bridge, where agents...
  • US president’s administration owns its cruel policy of separating families (Hurl alert)

    06/16/2018 2:59:01 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 35 replies
    Irish Independent ^ | 16th June 2018 | Paul Waldman
    MOST administrations have to face this public relations problem at one point or another: They make a decision for reasons they think are good ones, then are surprised to receive a wave of negative press coverage and public revulsion, so they have to scramble to come up with a palatable justification that makes them look like they aren’t foolish, insensitive, or in some cases, morally monstrous. That’s what’s happening to the Trump administration right now as outrage grows over its policy of separating children from their parents when they arrive at the southern border – not just people crossing illegally,...
  • Extinguishing the Beacon of America(hurl alert)

    06/16/2018 7:17:30 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 15th2018 | ALEX WAGNER
    In early May, I traveled to McAllen, Texas, to speak with U.S. Border Patrol about the current immigration crisis. It was a humid, overcast morning and Chris Cabrera, the agency’s spokesperson, stood on the banks of the Rio Grande as he explained the challenges posed by the current wave of migrants entering the country illegally, most of whom are refugees fleeing deadly violence and institutional failure in Central America. “You have a lot of women and children that are coming here. I’ve seen groups of 20, 25 people that are all women, or all girls, age 15 and below.” Cabrera...
  • Supreme Court rules immigrants can be held indefinitely with no bond hearings......

    02/27/2018 10:56:46 AM PST · by caww · 19 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Feb. 27, 2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that immigration officials can continue to indefinitely detain immigrants during proceedings to determine the legality of their status in the U.S. In the 5-3 decision, which Justice Elena Kagan took no part in, the Supreme Court reversed the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that ruled detained immigrants must receive bond hearings every six months to determine if their continued detainment was necessary. The decision of Jennings v. Rodriguez affects illegal and legal immigrants. Legal permanent residents facing deportation as a result of committing crimes and asylum seekers who have turned themselves in at the...
  • Supreme Court rules immigrants can be detained indefinitely

    02/27/2018 11:01:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2018 | John Bowden
    Immigrants can be held by U.S. immigration officials indefinitely without receiving bond hearings, even if they have permanent legal status or are seeking asylum, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 5-3 ruling Tuesday, with Justice Elena Kagan recusing, the court ruled that immigrants do not have the right to periodic bond hearings. The ruling is a defeat for immigration advocates, who argued that immigrants should not be held for more than six months at a time without such a hearing. The Supreme Court ruling follows a Trump administration appeal of a ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...