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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:44 PM

Call immigrant detention centers what they really are: concentration camps (L.A. Times)

If you were paying close attention last week, you might have spotted a pattern in the news. Peeking out from behind the breathless coverage of the Trump family’s tuxedoed trip to London was a spate of deaths of immigrants in U.S. custody: Johana Medina Léon, a 25-year-old transgender asylum seeker; an unnamed 33-year-old Salvadoran man; and a 40-year-old woman from Honduras.

Photos from a Border Patrol processing center in El Paso showed people herded so tightly into cells that they had to stand on toilets to breathe. Memos surfaced by journalist Ken Klippenstein revealed that Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s failure to provide medical care was responsible for suicides and other deaths of detainees. These followed another report that showed that thousands of detainees are being brutally held in isolation cells just for being transgender or mentally ill.

Also last week, the Trump administration cut funding for classes, recreation and legal aid at detention centers holding minors — which were likened to “summer camps” by a senior ICE official last year. And there was the revelation that months after being torn from their parents’ arms, 37 children were locked in vans for up to 39 hours in the parking lot of a detention center outside Port Isabel, Texas. In the last year, at least seven migrant children have died in federal custody.



https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-katz-immigrant-concentration-camps-20190609-story.html

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Reply Call immigrant detention centers what they really are: concentration camps (L.A. Times) (Original post)
Richard D Jun 2019 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2019 #1
democratisphere Jun 2019 #2
Initech Jun 2019 #3
Hekate Jun 2019 #4
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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 11:53 PM

1. The horrors just keep coming. And coming. And coming.

And what are we doing?

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:27 AM

2. drumpf and some of his staff are criminally insane.

What a way to treat refugees.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:52 AM

3. His supporters are criminally insane too.

They're cheerleading this, with Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller leading the riot squad.

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:11 AM

4. Read that this morning, tried to talk to hubby about it, started shaking...

Thank you so much for bringing it here, Richard D.

Suggest reading whole thing at link.

I don't know what to do any more.

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:19 AM

5. I've been calling them Trump's, Sessions' and Miller's personal concept traction camps all along.

And I have family who died and one great uncle who survived Hitler's camps.

RESIST!

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