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Thu May 19, 2016, 10:44 AM

 

Why is the Obama administration doing these cruel deportations?

So sick and wrong and needless.

http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2016/05/19/3779332/central-american-families-raids/

WASHINGTON D.C. — Maryora Nicole Urbina is an effusive 15-year-old in her freshman year at a Chicago, Illinois- area high school. She enjoys her science classes and dreams about becoming a pediatrician one day. But there’s something that sets Maryora apart from her classmates: She spent two months last year traveling to the United States from Honduras after a gang member tried to kill her.

When she arrived at the U.S. border, Maryora sought asylum, a form of humanitarian relief that allows certain immigrants to stay in the country permanently. But her asylum case was denied — and she may soon be deported back to the same horrific conditions from which she fled.

The Obama administration recently announced that it will begin a series of deportation raids to target Central American women and children who crossed the southern U.S. border over the past two years. Obama officials say these immigration operations are in the interest of public safety and border security.

“We stress that these operations are limited to those who were apprehended at the border after January 1, 2014, have been ordered removed by an immigration court, and have no pending appeal or pending claim for asylum or other humanitarian relief under our laws,” Sarah Rodriguez, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson, told ThinkProgress in an email.

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Reply Why is the Obama administration doing these cruel deportations? (Original post)
Fast Walker 52 May 2016 OP
philosslayer May 2016 #1
Fast Walker 52 May 2016 #2
Mr Maru May 2016 #3
bighart May 2016 #4
cwydro May 2016 #5
hill2016 May 2016 #6

Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Thu May 19, 2016, 10:48 AM

1. and SO crule

 

Indeed.

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Response to philosslayer (Reply #1)

Thu May 19, 2016, 10:50 AM

2. whoops

 

typo fixed

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Response to philosslayer (Reply #1)

Thu May 19, 2016, 10:50 AM

3. Is crule a new desert or something with ice cream?

I herd there good.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Thu May 19, 2016, 12:01 PM

4. This is a subject that deserves thoughtful discussion.

As a nation we need a cohesive and humane national policy on situations like this. All of the partisan bickering and finger pointing should cease when there are genuine humanitarian issues that require actual discussion and a thoughtful policy to be developed and implemented.
Unfortunately given the current political climate that will not occur anytime soon.

And I love how the only comments thus far have been snark about spelling/grammar errors. Kinda shows that people don't really want to discuss actual issues.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Thu May 19, 2016, 12:05 PM

5. He has deported more immigrants than any Republican president.

Kind of sad.

He's not who he pretended to be.

Oh, I voted for him twice, but I don't think he's been a great president.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Thu May 19, 2016, 12:13 PM

6. because legally

 

once she's on Mexican soil she should seek asylum there.

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