A male "Unaccompanied Child" in the care of Heartland ICRC reported that he was an MS-13 gang member who had been selling drugs. He told social workers that “the reason the gang members made the kids use drugs was to get them addicted.” jwatch.us/c9KEuk via @JudicialWatch
An Unaccompanied Minor @ Morrison Child & Family Services Center in stated that all of the kids are snorting white pills at all times of the day & that some residents had brought the pills into the facility #BuildTheWall jwatch.us/hpgqWG via @JudicialWatch
33. The President pursues many policies that hurt millions of people, often vulnerable+politically marginalized people. The Muslim ban+his cruelty towards immigrants are the most obvious examples of measures that must be strongly resisted.
34. He has key weaknesses. He is angry, nervously defensive+deeply unpopular despite a strong economy which should have boosted his fundamentals. His immigration, health+tax policies are quite unpopular outside his base. That’s one reason he lies about these policies so much.
35.He rightly perceives that he holds the official levers of the presidency, but lacks the moral+political legitimacy every one of his predecessors walked into office with. His presidency carries a huge asterisk+everyone knows it.
So, I wrote a thread up about the #migrant children, my involvement, and what Donald does with the migrant kids... and then, I was hacked and my thread was deleted. Guess I stepped on toes. Too bad:
besides my past as a #Nazi, I know I’m hated for the hate speech and crimes I’ve committed and I KNOW I’m a POS. That’s not what this is about. I DO not want to have support. I’m not looking to redeem myself. Take me out of the equation: this is about the kids.
Myself and several others set up the administration’s policy on the #MigrantCrisis. We set it to create child labor - in both the work field AND human trafficking. myself, Donald, KN, Ivanka, Betsy Devos, Mike Pompeo, Roger Stone, Eric Prince, and Rudy Giuliani all got financial
Here's what #OccupyICELou looks like this morning. Police are bracing for a group of (potentially armed) counter-protesters to gather further down 7th Street. The two gatherings are blocked by a buffer zone
A group that calls themselves the Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Justice is heading to the #OccupyICELou side of the dueling protests
I'm on the other side of the protest now. Here's a flyer that police say they're passing out on both sides
NEW at @tytinvestigates: Several Democratic members of Congress tell me why they rejected private-prison campaign donations. Others including Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) explain why they're keeping the money. tytnetwork.com/2018/07/05/dem…
3/ Systemically failing to conduct meaningful investigations of its own prisons in order to comply with the Performance-Based National Detention Standards governing these facilities and their private, for-profit contractors? ☑️ oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/…
Democrats are really bad at this game.
We run from one catastrophe to the next with our hair on fire, and our rhetoric becomes increasingly desperate in the process. We fail to understand regional politics and how our rhetoric is used against us in purple districts. #AbolishICE
There are plenty of things about #ICE that need to be changed. But the only way to change that is by being in power. How can we not see that the idea to #AbolishICE can be used as a broad message of @TheDemocrats being anit-law enforcement and for #OpenBorders???
Just today, I was listening to the @MSignorile show, and he promoted #AbolishICE as a good slogan for Dems to run on. I would ask Mr Signorile to look at the political calculus for #RedState Dems who'll be forced to defend that rhetoric and oppose #Trump's #SCOTUS pick
FYI. There's been kind of a debate among politicos about whether the call to #AbolishICE is fair since actually it seems many of the people supporting it may in fact want to abolish ICE *AND* significant limit CBP's powers. This is why know a little movement history matters 1/n
a shorthand guide:
CBP = works at the border
ICE = works everywhere outside of the border zone
ICE = the people who do the kidnapping at people's houses
CBP = the people who do the kidnapping at the border
DHS = home of ICE & CBP
Before there were mega family separation kidnappings at the border, there were the family separations when:
-- people went to work
-- people went to get medical care
-- people went to school
-- people went to move their car to *follow* parking regulations
THIS WAS ICE
The more established Democrats complain about #AbolishICE as an idea, a hashtag, a slogan or a movement, the more openings they create for those of us who support it to talk about why we do. By attacking the idea, you're giving us openings: you're giving the idea a platform!
Also, as someone who grew up going to protests, I can't believe we're in a moment where people very much identified with the political establishment are trying to police what individuals put on their march signs lol
"I want a movement! But I don't like this one. It's too rubbish, the signs are too honest."
I am personally less concerned about this because my feeling about the situation is that I'm never going to win Republicans, so I have to focus on rallying the people who understand the stakes and want a different future than the one the GOP offers
Black Votes Matter. Latinx Votes *Are* Important. Imagine if a district was gerrymandered but every single DNC-supporting POC felt moved to vote in ways that white GOP voters didn't? Imagine different ways of winning, not just the familiar conservative ones.
.@waltshaub has been great on Twitter but he couldn’t be more wrong in mistaking a hashtag from a substantive argument. #AbolishICE is a clear and necessary phrase for an agency that has gone largely rogue.
As a community organizer and now as a City Councilmember, many of us called for #AbolishICE in mid-2000s when we dealt with T. Don Hutto and the abusive deportation of a pregnant Philly Chinese businesswoman who miscarried twin fetuses after a violent deportation attempt.
ICE was awful under Obama too and DHS Head Jeh Johnson was unforgiving when we met with him to state that we would not back away from our Sanctuary City status.