Thread: Take a look at the ICE news release section of their website and see how they spin things to fit their agenda. ice.gov/news/all
This one is about an ICE officer that raped women while on the job then told them that the police won't help them because he was a federal officer. Headline says arrested on "federal civil rights charges" that "allege" he sexually assaulted 2 women. ice.gov/news/releases/…
That's a strange way to say rape. Also uses "alleges" to cast doubt on the story. It even includes this important note "An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty."
So this is pretty amazing work by DHS, not just because they targeted illegal aliens, but because for the first time they went deep into Nebraska and started handing out indictments to business owners who continue to hire illegal aliens- charging them w/ federal money laundering.
Every one of these jobs are decent paying, and majority skilled trade jobs.
Loggers, Ironworkers, carpenters, asphalt/grading crews, major pork processing plants; several careers in construction and manufacturing-
These business owners are taking food away from American families.
Congratulations @TheDemocrats you enabled a thirteen year old girl to be brutally raped and abused but don’t worry, he’s safe in California and will be released into our communities because #AbolishIce right? You are all sick.
Cover your ears liberals, @ChuckGrassley AND @SenFeinstein have requested an investigation into abuse at detention centers that went IGNORED during the Obama admin😱Including detaining children in handcuffs where was everyone? The complaints started in 2014 #KeepFamiliesTogether
Immigration laws have always been rooted in the violent history of genocide and slavery. Fleeing violence (migration) is often deeemed "illegal" by immigration and criminal legal systems #SurvivedAndPunished#FreeThemAll#AbolishICE
I have a new piece @BostonReview on how the left needs to take global trade seriously, avoiding nationalism and protectionism and embracing global solutions that we can also implement at the national level. I'm going to tweet some points and solutions.
First, the global trade system is disastrous for the world's workers, both in the U.S. and overseas. The reason is that capital mobility and international legal regimes and disconnected companies from any responsibility to anywhere or anything but shareholders.
Like the late 19th century, recent changes in capitalism have slapped us in the face and we don't really know how to respond. One of those changes is extreme capital mobility wrapped up in neoliberal trade agreements. How do we respond on the left?
I think what separates normal Trump opponents on the right from those who have become deluded, and what prevents those critics from backing moderate Dems, is the inability to recognize that the left has just as many crazy ass elements as the right does
It’s one thing to oppose Trump because he’s an insane, unconservative manchild. It’s another to pretend that his opponents on the left are sane and will save the republic in office. I’m not going to pretend Kamala Harris is great or #AbolishICE is normal or socialism is okay.
Now if you want to advocate for a particular Democrat as an acceptable alternative, fine. I’m with you. If you want to make a case for, say, a Biden who is a known element with more moderate and established governance, I’m all ears. But just pretending “the left” is better, no.
Some folks want to ameliorate ICE rather than abolish it. But I am in the latter camp because ICE has become an entity powered by hatred that functions without accountability to abuse immigrants of color. It is now a monument to institutionalized racism. nytimes.com/2018/08/04/opi…
The idea that the call to #AbolishICE will hurt Democrats is not supported by data. In fact, the opposite is true. Democrats should leverage this moment to redefine the immigration landscape so it is textured by ethics & vision worthy of our party's values nytimes.com/2018/08/04/opi…
With the horrible treatment of immigrant/refugee children in private prisons being revealed, it's worth reposting this thread from my old account, showing how the prisons #ICE uses are filled with abuse; and that ICE is both unwilling and unable to fix it
"Among other incidents, an employee at a Heartland shelter in Chicago was investigated for an alleged sexual relationship with a teenager. And at least 10 children have run away while in Heartland’s care in recent years"
Any system that allows facilities like this to exist is irredeemably broken.
"Records also show that on more than one occasion, not enough staff was on duty to meet the needs of children or employees didn’t have plans to properly monitor them."
1/"A total of 131 people later marked themselves as having attended the June 27 rally outside of ICE’s Washington offices" - this malign effort promoted #AbolishICE, an issue central to Trump/GOP attacks on Dems right now. nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news…
2/This remarkable article details a Russian disinfo effort to blame the DNC hack on the DNC itself.
3/Point - it's impossible to unpack Russian disinfo here in US fr what the President says everyday. They've been aligned, working together, playing off one another for yrs. Trump knows they are here, helping. Why he's taken steps to make it easier for these efforts to succeed.
Breaking: Facebook has detected a coordinated influence campaign ahead of the 2018 midterms. It has been briefing lawmakers and is expected to announce its findings today. nytimes.com/2018/07/31/us/…
The influence campaign dealt with divisive social issues like Unite the Right 2.0 and #AbolishICE, according to several ppl briefed. Facebook is not expected to attribute it to Russia, but told lawmakers it is possible they are involved.
This could explain why in a recent conference call, Facebook execs refused to answer questions about whether they had detected Russian influence campaigns in 2018, but said they thought such campaigns were "inevitable."
SCOOP w/@kevinroose: Facebook is preparing to announce that it has identified a coordinated political influence campaign, with dozens of inauthentic accounts and pages that are believed to be engaging in political activity ahead of Nov.
@kevinroose FB has been unable to tie the accounts to Russia but company officials told Capitol Hill that Russia was possibly involved.
The company is not expected to name Russia in its announcement.
@kevinroose Facebook discovered coordinated activity around issues like a sequel to last year’s deadly “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Coordinated activity was also detected around #AbolishICE
Top Trump administration officials are testifying today before the Senate Judiciary committee on family separations and reunifications. Watch live here: judiciary.senate.gov/meetings/overs…
Republican committee chair @ChuckGrassley mentions reports that many of the 431 parents were deported without having made an informed choice about leaving their children behind. "We ought to be disturbed and I’m disturbed by these allegations," he said.
In his opening statement @DickDurbin cites @SecNielsen’s June tweet denying a family separation policy existed. He denounces the policy as “government sanctioned child abuse” and calls for Nielsen to step down
There seems to be some confusion over when the #AbolishICE movement began or who started it, so let's clear the record: The idea of eliminating the controversial agency has been pushed by immigrants' rights advocates for years.
When ICE was created in '03, it alarmed some. But when Obama expanded and solidified its power, the idea of eliminating it became mainstream among immigration advocates thanks to the work of organizations such as @ConMijente, @UNITEDWEDREAM and more.
Ana Maria Archila from @popdemoc told me it's good that #AbolishICE is being amplified by progressive activists. But she cautioned that without transforming it from hashtag to policy, the right wing will define what the movement stands for.