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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:13 PM

Trump blocks three Florida congresswomen from visiting Homestead child detention center


But Schultz, Shalala and Mucarsel-Powell said their denial is “illegal,” referencing Section 234 of bill 115-245 (the 2019 Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations Act), which was amended this year to say members of Congress can’t be prevented from “entering, for the purpose of conducting oversight, any U.S. facility used for maintaining custody of or otherwise housing unaccompanied alien children.”

HHS did not comment on their rebuttal when asked multiple times by the Miami Herald.

“During our last visit to Homestead, we witnessed children living in cramped, prison-like conditions,” the joint statement said, referring to a tour of the facility earlier this year. “The idea to force even more children into an already full detention facility is not only unsafe, but is cruel and violates basic tenets of human decency.”




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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:16 PM

1. so what are they gonna do about it one asks nt

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:22 PM

2. So he continues his scorched earth policy

and the Dems do What? strongly protest

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:57 PM

5. Why criticize these Dem reps for doing their jobs?

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:24 PM

3. Get thee to the greatest page now

This is madness

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:42 PM

4. Kicking for exposure. This is so far outside the bounds of decency

it makes me sick.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 09:04 PM

6. If Trump blocked 3 Florida congresswomen from entering a government facility..then,

Trump has declared war on the House of Representatives. If that is the law, and Trump does not follow the law, then Trump has broken the law. This is it another very stupid move by Trump. If he really blocked them, and argues that he has that power, then the last act has begun. He can not win this one. k and r

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:59 PM

15. Oh, yes he can win this one.



Who is going to stop him?

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 09:12 PM

7. This happened in April, it is not new. April 8..to be exact.

Hit this link...check it out, Look at the date of this story..

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/immigration/article228933679.html

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 09:46 PM

8. What are you hiding, don?

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:07 PM

9. This is from April yet a significant reminder.

K & R

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:12 PM

10. Take a police escort to shove the detention center people aside

and arrest them for breaking the law.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:19 PM

11. Today I stopped to use a portable toilet.....

...I happened to look down in the tank, and I thought, "All this pee and shit in there, and Donald tRump is still alive--what a WASTE!" All these people could've made their deposits on his grave.......... Sad!

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:37 PM

12. IF YOU CARE ABOUT WHAT TRUMP IS DOING AT THE BORDER

IF YOU CARE ABOUT WHAT TRUMP IS DOING AT THE BORDER, you need to read and share this thread.
I have just gotten off the phone with a friend who is a legal volunteer in Border Patrol facilities. Elizabeth McLaughlin

Don't look away. My friend has done two tours now volunteering as a legal advocate inside CBP facilities.
She passed along information about what is happening there that indicates that the Trump Administration is violating every basic human right, and is moving toward military "solutions."

So that folks understand the process: CBP has outposts on the border. Refugees seeking asylum travel hundreds of miles on foot, including with infants and small children, and turn themselves in at these outposts *on foot.* Here's what happened next.

CBP then transfers these human beings to a facility called "the Dog Pound." (Here, my friend started crying.) The "Dog Pound" is comprised of cages, outside and on dirt, with no protection from the elements. There are dozens of teen moms there.

There is no baby food.

While there, my friend saw a CBP agent take a baby from her teenage mother, strip the baby of its clothes, hand the baby back to the mother, and send them outside to the "Dog Pound" to sleep in the dirt. The "Dog Pound" has no running water, no covers, no tarp, no care, no safety from the elements. It is freezing at night, and deathly hot during the day.

Everyone is sick. My friend said she saw a baby on this trip that was so sick "I thought it would be dead by morning." Toddlers in the "Dog Pound" who had been eating solid food are given only infant formula. Moms are trying to start breast feeding again so their children don't starve.

These moms are dehydrated, sick, & have walked miles through desert with no water. CBP gives them nothing. It gets worse. Don't look away.

From the "Dog Pound," these human beings are moved to an area called "The Freezer."

The Freezer is kept at 55 degrees.

Some of the refugees who are moved there are still wet from their journey, and are put in The Freezer wet. CBP is keeping human beings in "The Freezer" for weeks at a time. WEEKS.

Including critically ill people, disabled people, sick children, teenage mothers with babies.

The floor of The Freezer is made of dirt or very rough concrete. There are no beds. Keep reading. From "The Freezer," refugees are supposed to be moved to ICE facilities that are designed for residential care. They have beds, food, bathrooms.

However, (keep reading) THOSE FACILITIES ARE EMPTY. ICE IS SHUTTING THEM DOWN. What our government is doing instead is moving refugees to MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.

The announcement about Fort Sill, which was used as a Japanese internment camp, is only the start.
So why would our government be doing this?
okay this is very long,,,to continue rest of story go to Elizabth C McLaughlin on twitter to finish the story..I personally will be sending it to my Senator and reps in my state..This is horrible!!

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:43 PM

13. he blocked cause he can, what are they gonna do about?

he keeps trolling the whole world and having fun doing it. No one seems to be able to stop them, just empty threats. Buckle up. Almost no media coverage on non-stop confirmation of judges. The judicial system will be unrecognizable in a few years.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:56 PM

14. I swear...it's a Kafka novel adapted for the silver screen by Terry Gilliam.

"...and violates basic tenets of human decency.”

As if the entire exercise doesn't "violate the basic tenets of human decency.”

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:01 AM

16. "I don't do cover-ups," right?

Just another lie from Fat Donnie...

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:07 AM

17. One more Article of Impeachment.. what's this clown up to now, about fucking 200 or so?

Come on , Nancy, I know you wanna keep the powder dry, and I DO trust you to be waaaaay better at your job than I am, but shit like this is why the Constitution LETS YOU HAVE POWDER IN THE FIRST PLACE.


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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 05:40 AM

18. Evil Anti-Christ.. of course he does.

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