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  • 'Tell Microsoft to drop ICE as a client or lose us as GitHub users,' say coders

    06/21/2018 9:08:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    CNET ^ | June 21, 2018 | Sean Hollister
    Some programmers were a little wary when Microsoft bought the company-agnostic programming platform GitHub for $7.5 billion in early June. Now, nearly 100 of them are threatening to leave unless Microsoft drops its contract with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, following widespread condemnation of the agency's actions to split up immigrant families at the US-Mexico border, but before President Trump signed his executive order reversing the ICE policy. Microsoft was actually one of the tech companies that most strongly condemned ICE, in fact, and one of the first to take a stand, saying it was "dismayed" and...
  • HORROR! Immigrant Children Stripped Naked, Cuffed, Beaten and Strapped Down with Bags Over Their….

    06/21/2018 7:44:22 PM PDT · by blueyon · 33 replies ^ | 6/21/18 | Jim Hoft
    """HORROR! Immigrant Children Stripped Naked, Cuffed, Beaten and Strapped Down with Bags Over Their Heads… Under Obama"""" The Associated Press is running a horrific story today on how immigrant children were allegedly stripped naked, handcuffed, strapped down with bags over their head and beaten at a refugee facility in Virginia. An anonymous plaintiff is suing the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center for the abuse he endured at the facility. The teen came here from Mexico. He was a troubled kid and wound up in the high security facility. Now he’s suing the government for abuse he says he endured at the...
  • Immigrant children allege abuse at Virginia detention center

    06/21/2018 1:41:44 PM PDT · by Tammy8 · 35 replies
    PBS.Org ^ | Jun 21, 2018 | Michael Biesecker, AP — Jake Pearson, AP — Garance Burke, AP
    WASHINGTON — Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells... ...Most children held in the Shenandoah facility who were the focus of the abuse lawsuit were caught crossing the border illegally alone. They were not the children who have been separated from their families under the Trump administration’s recent policy and are now in the government’s care. But the facility there operates under the same program run by the U.S. Office of...
  • Sessions Talking To Lawmakers About Using DNA Tests To Verify Parents Of Immigrant Children

    06/19/2018 6:42:43 PM PDT · by Mariner · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 19th, 2018 | Kerry Picket
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is exploring the possibility of using DNA tests to verify the parentage of illegal alien adults who attempt to cross the southern border with children, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said in a statement Tuesday after interviewing Sessions on his radio show Washington Watch. “Sessions is talking to congressional members and is hoping for a legislative fix. The AG wants an immigration policy that is just, fair and enforceable. They talked about making sure that these really are the parents of these kids,” Perkins said. He continued, “They are looking at how to use DNA...
  • Majority of voters blame parents, not Trump administration, for child separation at border: Poll

    06/21/2018 12:09:45 PM PDT · by grayboots · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/21/2018 | Jennifer Harper
    A majority of voters blame the parents of the separated children at the southwestern border for the current immigration crisis, not the federal government, according to a new poll. “When families are arrested and separated after attempting to enter the United States illegally, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters say the parents are more to blame for breaking the law,” says a Rasmussen Reports survey released Thursday. Rasmussen found 35 percent believe the federal government is more to blame for enforcing the law, while 11 percent are not sure about the situation. “A closer look shows that 82 percent of...
  • Kamala Harris: Detaining Illegal Families Together Is Also Unacceptable

    06/21/2018 11:17:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/21/2018 | Allahpundit
    Child separation was bad policy but ultimately a red herring. It’s always been about open borders. This Executive Order doesn’t fix the crisis. Indefinitely detaining children with their families in camps is inhumane and will not make us safe.— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) June 20, 2018 How soft do you have to be on immigration to piss off Marco Rubio? Now we know: The ink isn’t even dry on the new executive order ending separation policy & some Democrats already arguing that keeping families together isn’t enough. Now they want them & their parents released after unlawful entry knowing full...
  • So That’s Why Ted Cruz Scrambled To Write A Bill That Ended Child Separation

    06/21/2018 11:12:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/21/2018 | Allahpundit
    Hoo boy. I figured the polling on Trump’s policy would be bad in Texas, being both a border state with a large Latino minority and a red state where his job approval hasn’t traditionally been sky high.I didn’t think it’d be this bad.Note that the Texas Tribune’s poll of the state was conducted from June 8-15. The national media uproar didn’t really get rolling until this week, *after* the poll was finished. If you re-polled today, after days of brutal coverage, the numbers might be worse — considerably worse? — than this. Cruz’s private pollsters must have been setting...
  • Lawyer: Feds unexpectedly drop charges against 17 immigrants

    06/21/2018 10:38:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 18 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | June 21, 2018 | AP
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A civil rights group attorney says federal prosecutors unexpectedly dropped misdemeanor charges against 17 adult immigrants who crossed the border with children. Efren Olivares, a lawyer with the Texas Civil Rights Project, said outside of the federal courthouse in McAllen, Texas, that the 17 immigrants were supposed to have been sentenced Thursday morning for improperly entering the U.S.
  • Comparison of House Immigration Bills [Infographic]

    06/21/2018 10:36:26 AM PDT · by iowamark · 10 replies
    Heritage Action is opposed to the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (H.R. 6136) and will include it as a key vote on our legislative scorecard. Separately from amnesty, Congress should provide a legislative fix to the family separation crisis at the southern border. Below is chart comparing the two proposals the House of Representatives may consider this week. H.R. 6136 contains language that helps solve the family separation crisis, but does so in the context of amnesty. Stand-alone legislative fixes similar to what is offered by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and others can help reunite...
  • Enforce Immigration Law or Change It (Attractive Nuisance)

    06/21/2018 10:10:48 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/21/2018 | KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
    The United States maintains a policy of separating children from their parents in the case of illegal border crossings in the same sense that the United States has a policy of separating parents from their children when those parents are sent to prison for murder or tax evasion or are jailed for unpaid speeding tickets --SNIP-- The more illegals there were in the United States, the easier it was for more to come. It’s the public-policy version of what the tort lawyers call an “attractive nuisance.”
  • Trump’s executive order to end family separation might run afoul of a 1997 court ruling

    06/21/2018 8:42:08 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 35 replies
    vox ^ | Jun 20, 2018, | Dara Lind and Dylan Scott
    Subtitle :Flores settlement, Getting rid of the requirement to let kids out of immigration custody quickly will take more than a stroke of the pen The solution to the crisis of family separation at the US-Mexico border, the Trump administration has decided, is to get rid of a 1997 federal court decision that strictly limits the government’s ability to keep children in immigration detention. The administration has fingered Flores v. Reno, or the “Flores settlement,” as the reason it is “forced” to separate parents from their children to prosecute them. It claims that because it cannot keep parents and children...
  • TIME Magazine Cover Shows a Heartless Trump Staring Down Immigrant Child

    06/21/2018 8:25:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/21/2018 | Tyler O' Neil
    The family separation issue is tough, but don't expect liberals at TIME magazine to understand that. On Thursday, the magazine's cover attacked President Donald Trump as heartless."Welcome to America," the cover's title, is trending on Twitter.Orlando talk radio host Joe Kelly shared the cover, and explained it briefly. "Time Magazine's latest cover features a fabricated mashup of a child at the border crying with a seemingly uncaring President Trump staring down at her with the words 'Welcome to America,'" he explained. Time Magazine's latest cover features a fabricated mashup of a child at the border crying with a seemingly uncaring...
  • Schumer Cries In Panic After Trump’s Order To ‘Keep Illegal Families Together’ Backfires On Dems

    06/21/2018 8:04:35 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Red Right Videos ^ | 6/21/18 | Tori McNabb
    This NY Times excerpt provided more insight on Schumer’s critical moment against Trump: “In an hourlong meeting on Capitol Hill with House Republicans, Mr. Trump declined to explicitly back either one, saying he would sign both bills. Republican leaders are trying to rally support for the compromise bill. “The president was very firm in explaining why it’s so important that he gets this bill to his desk so that we can solve some problems and secure our border,” said Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the Republican whip. He added, “We want to secure our border; we want to reunite kids....
  • Trump's strategic retreat: The EO Does NOT suggest an abandoned commitment to securing the border.

    06/21/2018 8:00:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/21/2018 | Monica Showalter
    The media is making hay over President Trump's executive order stipulating that families entering the U.S. without authorization be detained as family units, calling it a 'cave-in' or else, as Washington Post's Karen Tumulty put it, "forced into retreat by babies." Yeah, sure. As Brian Joondeph superbly points out here: Trump’s executive order stipulates that the government will continue to prosecute illegal border crossers. And instead of separating families, they will be kept together, in detention facilities, while waiting for their cases to be heard by the courts. Is this what Democrats wanted when they urged Trump to use...

    06/21/2018 6:54:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    KIII-TV ^ | 6/21/18
    The only text on the cover reads 'Welcome to America.'
  • Democrats And Media Move The Goalposts On Border Separations In Record Time(in 180 deg flip)

    06/21/2018 4:41:38 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 35 replies
    Red State ^ | June 20, 2018 | Bonchie
    Who could of possibly seen this coming? President Trump signed an EO today that essentially allows families to be detained together in order to stop the issue of separating children from parents. This, we were assured, was the primary concern of the most virtuous among us who have driven a news cycle of hysteria the last month. Furthermore, this was a situation so dire they said, so terrible, that the President needed to simply ignore the law and stop separations on his own So what happens when he actually does what they want? Nick Riccardi âś” @NickRiccardi NYT reports that,...
  • Exclusive: Pope criticizes Trump administration policy on migrant family separation

    06/20/2018 8:12:15 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 120 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 20, 2018 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world’s immigration problems.
  • Cohen quits RNC gig, slams Trump’s immigration policy

    06/20/2018 6:24:12 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 20, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    “As the son of a Polish holocaust survivor, the images and sounds of this family separation policy is heart wrenching,” Cohen wrote, marking the first time he has distanced himself from Trump. “While I strongly support measures that will secure our porous borders, children should never be used as bargaining chips,” he added.
  • Andrew Cuomo on MSNBC Chris Hayes tonight:Trumps order keeping families together is illegal

    06/20/2018 6:06:29 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 48 replies
    MSNBC/CNN | 6/20/2018 | SOL
    You had to see what came before Hayes: Chris Matthews spending a whole hour taking a victory lap over Trump’s latest order keeping families together, calling Trump a liar for saying there was a law against keeping them together. Hayes(show) comes on 8pm and he does the same for ~ 10 minutes then brings on Andrew Cuomo who says the order means nothing because its illegal to keep the kids with their parents (adult family members) and will be halted by a judge. Better yet Cuomo goes on to say he is suing the government for splitting up the families...
  • Mark Meadows unloads on Paul Ryan in heated floor exchange

    06/20/2018 5:50:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    MSN/CNN ^ | 6-20-2018 | Ashley Killough and Phil Mattingly
    On the eve of two major immigration votes, weeks of hard-fought negotiations took a turn with a heated blowup on the House floor between two lead negotiators. House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, a conservative Republican from North Carolina, erupted at House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin over their agreement involving two major immigration bills, saying several times, "I'm done," while pointing in an animated fashion at the top House Republican and raising his voice as their colleagues watched. The explosion drew widespread attention from inside the chamber and out -- and surfaced once again the long-simmering tension between House...