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Sun Feb 12, 2017, 01:06 PM

Gimme Shelter: "You Are Never Gonna See Your Kids Again"

“I’m not exaggerating, 100% of the clients that come to me who are undocumented said that their abusers would constantly say, ‘I’m going to have you deported if you don’t behave,’” said Hollingsworth.

Other threats include: “You are never going to see your American-born children ever again. I’m going to call ICE and they are going to pick you up. Don’t call the police because they are going to pick you up, they are not going to come after me,” she added.


http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/undocumented-sexual-assault-victims-face-backlash-and-backlog/

This is why the United States grants special visas to victims of crimes including victims of rape and domestic violence. This is why we need "sanctuary cities" where parents can report the statutory rape of their daughter or son without worry that their own families will be torn apart. This is all that stands between Trump's self-styled "outlaw" base and intimidation/violence/rape and murder of innocents who are easy targets because they are "illegal."

In Maricopa County, Arizona, the Justice Department has been investigating the sheriff’s office for engaging in unconstitutional policing, in particular how it treats Latinos in the community. Amid the investigation, the DOJ said the sheriff’s office admitted that it had failed to properly investigate more than 400 cases of sexual assault and child molestation over a three-year period in 2007. In many of the cases, the sexual assault victims were undocumented Latinos or their children.

The failure to investigate these crimes came as the department pursued an aggressive campaign of arresting Latinos who were in the country illegally.


Trump does not even have to change policy. The recent rise in deportations of immigrants is enough to send a powerful message to their community. And if immigrants--documented or not--are afraid turn to local law enforcement for help when they are victimized, it will be open season on immigrants. The NeoNazis and KKK and all their sympathizers will deliberately target hand working undocumented Americans---and there will be nothing the immigrants (who pick your crops and bus your tables and clean your Trump Tower hotel room) will be able to do about it. When you close the sanctuary, you enable criminals--born in the USA criminals, the kind that love Trump so much--to do what they love to do, bully the weak to make themselves feel more powerful.

Keep in mind that Putin, Trump's master, lives in a country that recently decriminalized domestic violence, and you can see where this country is heading. Back to the days when immigrants were openly lynched. Note the faces of the men in the photo below. Today we would call them "white". A century ago they were "Italian" immigrants.



Trump’s supporters do not fear immigrants. They hate them. They hate them because they hate themselves, and it is easier to take out all that rage and frustration on someone else---an “other.” And they love Trump, because he is giving them carte blanche to victimize immigrants as long as they do not upset the apple cart that makes rich Americans even richer. Fascism 101.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 01:12 PM

1. K&R for visibility. You post some if thee MOST IMPORTANT OPs on DU! I was

upset when I realized some time ago that I was not seeing as many posts here by you. Did you take a break? I sure hope you plan to post more frequently going forward.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 01:20 PM

2. No need to post under Obama. Yeah, I will be back.

At least until we impeach Trump and drive Pence out of the White House.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 01:21 PM

3. I look forward to reading your future OPs. nt

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 01:23 PM

4. K&R

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Sun Feb 12, 2017, 01:29 PM

5. A hugely important post! - nt

 

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