…Beginning Sunday morning, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), by order of President Trump, will begin a series of cruel, unnecessary raids aimed at rounding up, detaining and deporting thousands of people. Many of those immigrants detained will have had the removal orders against them filed in absentia — meaning they will have never been informed of the orders’ existence.
Among those specifically targeted will be families who had enrolled in the now-terminated Family Case Management Program — an effective, cost-efficient program that saw almost 100 percent compliance rates with immigration hearings and check-ins. Also targeted will be young immigrants who had previously been protected from deportation as unaccompanied minors, but who aged out of such protections when they turned 18.
By devoting resources to inflicting fear and hardship on immigrant communities at a time when children are being denied soap, toothpaste, blankets and other necessities in dangerously overcrowded Border Patrol facilities on the southern border, the administration is making the inhumanity of its policies plain for all to see…
Last night over 500 individuals showed up at Washington Square Park in Kansas City, Missouri for a rally on immigration which was organized as one of the Lights for Liberty demonstrations which were held across the country “to stand in solidarity with immigrant communities across the country and protest human detention camps”. The event, starting at 7:00 p.m., included information tables, postcards to Congress stations, speakers, and a vigil.
Teach your children well:
“Not today Satan”
“Will trade racists for refugees”
Call them what they are:
“Concentration Camps are a disgrace to God and our country”
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Late yesterday, via Twitter:
Elie Mystal @ElieNYC
Had a conversation with my mom after she saw @chrislhayes basically pleading with that goddamn Republican to end the suffering of children at the hands of this administration.
People with voice and opportunity are saying the things. These @realDonaldTrump people just don’t care. 10:05 PM – 24 Jun 2019
Elie Mystal @ElieNYC
I don’t think people who aren’t *in it* everyday appreciate just how evil the Republican Party has become under @realDonaldTrump. There’s a stubborn and gleeful aspect to their cruelty now. They’re so far into it, they have to like it now. 10:07 PM – 24 Jun 2019
Elie Mystal @ElieNYC
I have no clue how to stop them. But I know pretending that these people have any shred of decency left is not the way. These people… you just don’t “come back” from terrorizing children. Once you realize you’re the kind of person who can defend that, you are gone. 10:10 PM – 24 Jun 2019
Elie Mystal @ElieNYC
All I can promise is that, when the wheel turns, I won’t forget what they’ve done. Many will. Many will try to go back to “normal” with these people. I will not. Not forgetting, and not letting them forget what they’ve done, will be the very least I can do. 10:12 PM – 24 Jun 2019
We can remember what they do. We should remember what they have done. We should remind them every chance we get until the end of time. And the monuments put in place to extol their great works should include the legend “cruelly supported and enabled separating families seeking asylum and placing their children in cages.”
Oh, and the Emma Lazarus sonnet, The New Colossus, should be permanently erased from the Statue of Liberty.
This morning on Twitter, from Liz Cheney (r) (a U.S. Representative from Wyoming):
Liz Cheney @Liz_Cheney
Please @AOC do us all a favor and spend just a few minutes learning some actual history. 6 million Jews were exterminated in the Holocaust. You demean their memory and disgrace yourself with comments like this.
[….] 9:25 AM – 18 Jun 2019
Some of the responses:
Actually if you do some research you would know that there was a huge difference between concentration camps and death camps. May I suggest you travel to Terezín then Dachau to see for yourself.
To be fair, the Cheney family are huge experts on human rights violations …
Jew here who spent three years as a professional historical researcher. Before I block you so insipid, morally bankrupt comments like your don’t darken my timeline again, two things:
1. They’re concentration camps
2. This ain’t your lane
please @Liz_Cheney, daughter of war criminal-profiteer – as you are not a Jew or a member of a rebuked community just please STFU about us. Your comments are sacrilegious, whereas @AOC actually is way ahead of you in every way imaginable.
Yeah, we’ve got pedants debating what “counts” as a “real” concentration camp, instead of thinking about what they lead to. The last words of the Republic will be “well, actually…”
2016: “You act like Trump will be building concentration camps.”
2019: “I think calling them ‘concentration camps’ is inflammatory.”
Here’s some actual history for you:
During World War II, the Japanese American internees at Heart Mountain — in your state of Wyoming — called that a “concentration camp” as well.
.@Liz_Cheney, don’t speak for me or my Jewish ancestors. In fact, @AOC is correct. You don’t understand history. You demean their memory by failing to see that “Never Again” is now. By supporting Trump, you promote cruelty, concentration camps, and racism
The history here is just not complicated. I’m just waiting for Liz to say actually concentration camps are good!
Jew here. @AOC’s point is exactly why we say “Never forget.” The Holocaust did not begin with the murder of 6 million Jews. It began with the same dehumanization, deportation, and internment we see today. You, sickeningly, invoke the Holocaust to minimize their suffering. Shame.
Also, Liz, we prefer you don’t say “exterminated” about people. That’s for rats and cockroaches (both Nazi metaphors for the Jews they murdered, incidentally!).
If I were the daughter of a man who lied to start a war for his own gain that annihilated 1/2 million humans, Id keep my head down & mouth shut. Your head is up your *** while you mouth off with stunning, indefensible ignorance. Way to not have learned a damn thing, #LizCheney
Also, the Holocaust did not start with the death of 6 million.
It started with an authoritarian populist scapegoating a despised minority for his country’s economic problems, and increasingly using govt power to terrorize them.
Warmonger’s daughter says what?
Go fuck yourself Liz. Like you care about Jews or minorities.
Hey, Liz – I’m glad you want to learn history. Let’s start.
The Holocaust began in Hitler’s ninth year in power, after years of Hitler saying the things Trump is saying now.
Kristallnacht would be in 2022 if we keep on the same pace, which we have so far.
Thanks for listening.
I guess I’m not surprised that the daughter of a war criminal would be mad about calling concentration camps what they are.
ICYMI The daughter of a war criminal is scolding a person for calling out a humanitarian crisis.
Idk Liz, could you maybe read up on all the death your own father caused before lecturing someone utilizing an entirely incorrect interpretation of what a concentration camp actually is
Imagine being the daughter of a war criminal who literally has no heart and asking other people to learn history. Biden might like your family but the rest of us remember your dad belongs in The Hague.
Well, Liz, actually they are concentration camps. And the US operated them against US citizens who had Japanese backgrounds during WW2. Please, take a seat, and let someone knowledgeable speak.
How dare you @Liz_Cheney? If you had any grasp of history, you would know that the Holocaust did not start with gas chambers, it started by moving “undesirables” into camps where they could be concentrated, away from the general populace. Sound familiar?
The final solution started with dehumanizing a group of people. That is what is happening today.
Sorry, Liz, but the Holocaust STARTED with detainment. It’s a tragedy that those who protested then were detained themselves or shouted down. And that’s what you’re doing, right… now.
As more tragedies happen in our custody, we will remember you said this.
What is going on now in the States is literally what was happening in the Reich at the beginning of the war.
Read a book, Cheney. These are concentration camps.
Read a book and feel shame.
Concentration camps aren’t necessarily camps where they kill people, that’s death camps. Concentration camps are where they put a load of people in effectively a prison without trial, which is exactly what the USA does. They’re often the first step on the way towards death camps
People like you, powerful people who equivocate and deflect, who provide cover to monsters, take all the mystery out of how modern societies commit genocide.
We see you. We see what you are doing.
Inadequate food, water, and medical care, check.
Separating families, check.
Abuse by staff, check.
Indefinite detention, check.
No access to legal recourse, check.
Ok…what word should we use for these places?
how do you think the holocaust started liz
Funny how Republicans want to redefine words and history to pretend that “concentration camp” must mean “death camp”, and then further claim that anything short of this is okay.
I’m Jewish. People like you think of the Holocaust only in terms of the final outcome. It began though with fear mongering, pogroms, and the ghettoizing of Jews. There was a build up to the camps. What is happening at our border carries the same spirit of Germany in 1938.
I know, I know, it’s far easier for @Liz_Cheney to take advantage of Americans’ misunderstanding of history and what concentration camps are to rant that @AOC is saying the US government is running death camps. That doesn’t change the fact that we are running concentration camps.
You don’t speak for me. As someone who has family that was lost in the Holocaust, I don’t need an apology from AOC. What’s happening at the border is horrible and the reason we say Never Again.
My grandmother survived four years at Auschwitz. Her entire family was killed. From the stories she has told me, Donald Trump is indeed running concentration camps. We don’t know how many people are dying. They didn’t either in the 1930s.
Sit down, Liz.
The Holocaust began with the demonization of Jews and other minorities and culminated in the camps. My father, of blessed memory, survived Buchenwald, but was persecuted well before his transport there. @Liz_Cheney, do not minimize the hate, bigotry, and prejudice that exists.
This is a cowardly dodge @Liz_Cheney. Using historical memory as a human shield for your own complicity in current atrocity is… an atrocity.
Please, describe what’s happening in a way that doesn’t sound like a concentration camp?
Have they started using the old Japanese internment camps yet? You know, if you’ve got a bunch of old concentration camps laying around, you.might as well use them? Am I right, Liz?
Austrian here. AOC is en pointe. It starts always small, but when u r putting kids in camps, u r wayyy down the lane kinda all the way into fascism.
They r concentration camps.
“GOP representative gets offended when someone calls their draconian policies by their actual names”
You know what? This tweet disgraces every decent and good American. Not to mention history, the dead, and why we fought World War II
Don’t mind me. I’m just here to watch the war criminal’s daughter train to claim the moral high ground with the usual historical illiteracy.
Look, I know you’ve got lots of experience trying to rationalize away crimes against humanity — I mean, Thanksgiving would be awkward otherwise! — but maybe leave this one to people who know what they’re talking about.
I realize that if there’s one thing the Cheney family knows, it’s War Crimes. Still – ‘actual history’ isn’t on your side on this one. Just please remember when you do your research ‘good guys on both sides’ does NOT apply to these camps. Don’t need you coming back with ideas.
I’d recommend learning the history yourself. Holocaust and concentration camp historians have classified the immigration centers as concentration camps. Based on *checks notes* the history that Liz Cheney did not read.
What is they say about glass houses? I’m pretty confident that anybody with the name Cheney is disqualified from spouting outrage.
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 240
H R 6 RECORDED VOTE 4-Jun-2019 6:44 PM
QUESTION: On Passage
BILL TITLE: American Dream and Promise Act
—- AYES 237 —
—- NOES 187 —
Graves (MO) Hartzler
—- NOT VOTING 9 —
Shortly thereafter, via Twitter:
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Disappointed the Democrats missed an opportunity to work on a real solution for #immigration by voting on poorly written bill that provides amnesty to potentially 2.5M who have broken our laws and many of whom have criminal records. Looking forward to working on #RealSolutions. 7:08 PM – 4 Jun 2019
Some of the responses:
Disappointed that Republicans had control of both houses of Congress for 2 years and showed zero interest in fixing the issue.
Broken our laws?
You mean like the Trump official ignoring subpoenas?
Silly —laws only apply to poor people!
“Fixing immigration is easy.”
Vicky Vicky Vicky the Republicans held all 3 branches of government for the past 2 years. Stop blaming everyone else.
Speaking of foreign issues, what are you doing to stop foreign entities from purchasing Missouri soil?
Says the Congresswoman who won’t even meet her constituents face-to-face.
Also in regards to breaking the law isn’t the President of the United States, a unindicted co conspirator in a campaign finance violation case in SDNY, ” Individual Number one?”
First, seeking asylum is not illegal. Second, children brought into the the country by their parents have not acted illegally.
These are the groups that would receive legal status–children and refugees.
Your willingness to spread lies and fuel hate makes you unfit to serve.
Ah, those stubborn facts.
So what is your real solutions. Spill it! You can’t declare, real solutions, if you have none.
Why are you lying? Dreamers didn’t break the law, that is the whole point. And you can’t be DACA if you committed crimes. Liar.
DREAMERS didn’t break the law and you can’t be a DACA recipient with a criminal record. You’re telling horrifically xenophobic lies here.
I cannot wait to work to get you voted out of office and I’m consistently amazed at how low you will sink. BE BETTER, @RepHartzler.
I’m sure #MO4 can do better than to reelect you, Rep Hartzler.
Your party had complete and utter control of all the levers of govt for two years and you did NOTHING. Now you go back to your safe space of just blaming the Dems for everything. Pathetic. Why do we even pay you?
Speaking of breaking laws, Vicky have you read the Mueller report!
…No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time…
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
(1/2) The president’s emergency declaration today is needed to protect our border from the flow of deadly drugs into our communities. His emergency powers give him the authority to redirect funding to protect the American people, 11:53 AM – 15 Feb 2019 from Washington, DC
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
(2/2) and I believe there are non-defense areas of the government where it is appropriate to do so. I stand by him on this issue, and I will continue to monitor this solution to ensure it champions national security as well as border security. 11:54 AM – 15 Feb 2019 from Washington, DC
Some of the comments:
It is appalling to know you support this dictatorial use of power. If you truly believe what you say, why can’t he declare a state of emergency to arrest those of us oppose his declaration to protect the American people?
Can’t BELIEVE you condone this fake emergency & the precedent it sets for future Presidents. This should be deamed unconstitutionally. Do you understand what could be done with $8 BILLION in education? In healthcare? In infrastructure? No. Because you hide from constituents.
Can’t wait to see how this ages when there’s a Democrat President. But then, you’re no longer concerned about the ballooning deficit either.
If there’s an election in 2020.
Most of them drugs come through legal ports of entry according to the DEA and CBP , but why bother about facts when you can be a cheerleader for @potus and his colossal ego-political game?
Shame. This is actually called cowardice and irresponsible.
Tell yourself that, Vicky! No one wants to hear your lies. If this is the hill you choose to end your career on, sobeit!
Where’s. The. Data. To. Support. Your. Claim.
The national emergency is that we have an inept, narcissistic, lying nincompoop for a President. He denies and dismisses facts and makes shit up and I have zero respect for any member of Congress who encourages, supports or endorses that.
When you look in the mirror tonight, sound of silence will begin playing in your head
You are violating your oath of office. Resign.
This is fabricated BS, there is no national emergency .. everybody knows that. You are disgrace to the people of #MO4
You are a hypocrite of the highest order.
You’re corrupt and a disgrace.
You are on the wrong side of Constitutional Law and if you have half a brain you know it. You should be ashamed. You are violating your oath of office and we will come for you.
Show me whatever data you have to justify your position. Prove your statements.
you’re an embarrassment to the separation of powers and should be ashamed of yourself
Lies @RepHartzler , you are just regurgitating Trump’s lies. Disgusting
I’m not in favor of an imperial President, but if that is the direction the GOP chooses to go in, I look forward to a future president addressing climate change and gun violence with a sincere sense of morality.
It is not an emergency if Congress has time to act and chose not to. It is a policy disagreement. Your flawed reasoning would allow a president to enact single payer health care in response to a crisis such as 40 million Americans not having health insurance. This is terrible.
“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
If it was an emergency it would have been an emergency long before now. Quit it already.
What a hill to fly your trite and tattered flag from. Missourians deserve better. #VoteThemOut
Shocking, I say…
God, you are just the worst.
Trump also said it was not an emergency in his whacked out press briefing. Do you endorse attacking the press and lying? Do you think @potus demonstrates the character and level of integrity
suitable for the office of the Presidency? #FAKENationalEmergency
Wow. The only emergency at our border is the one the president caused by separating families and locking up babies, and you damn well know it. Most drugs come in through legal points of entry, and you know that too. Shame on you.
A bill, introduced on Thursday by Representative Jeff Pogue (r):
Forbids the placement of refugees without the approval of the Missouri General Assembly
Sponsor: Pogue, Jeff (143)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2019
LR Number: 1101H.01I
Last Action: 01/31/2019 – Introduced and Read First Time (H)
Bill String: HB 775
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: HOUSE BILLS FOR SECOND READING
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE POGUE. 1101H.01I DANA RADEMAN MILLER, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 21, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the general assembly.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 21, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 21.008, to read as follows:
21.008. In order to maintain security and conserve peace in this state, the Missouri general assembly shall approve any refugees that are to be relocated within this state.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Glad @POTUS is going to address the American people tonight about the #BorderCrisis. It’s imperative we stop the drugs pouring into our communities which kill our kids. Plus we need to ensure immigration laws are followed & our families are kept safe. It’s time to #BuildTheWall. 10:31 AM – 8 Jan 2019
Gee, I’m so frightened.
Some of the responses:
Government own figures show most drugs enter the country through legal points of entry.
Let’s legalize pot & stop the fentanyl from getting in from #China.
Boom – drug problem SERIOUSLY reduced.
I hate, so much, about the things you choose to be.
Why are you parroting LIES from i1?
Frankly, The vast majority of folks in #MO04 want the government open and functioning.
Stop being such a sock puppet for @realDonaldTrump and start representing your district.
#MAGA is a #mentalillness and being in the #TeaParty exasperates it.
I’m old enough to remember when true conservative Republicans thought that border wall was fiscally irresponsible
The Vickster has gone full-throttle Trumpster
Wall solves none of those problems.
There’s no “crisis”. It’s just contrived BS to take the public’s eye off the fact that he will be going to jail soon and you will really look like more of a nitwit than you already are for having supported him.