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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

the least of these | ridin' with the chain-link space force in kennelistan - "They will come to heel or we will withdraw feeding"

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Untitled | by J.cYepes

Untitled: photo by jc y, 14 April 2018

He wants what he wants. Stop pretending he's not about to get
It. He's got it. Next question. Why is he doing it to kids? Easy.
He's been a Bully all his life. Why else did they want him. Stop  
Pretending they're not about to get what they want. 


Untitled | by Gustavo Minas

Havana, Cuba 2018: photo by Gustavo Minas, 12 January 2018

Untitled | by Gustavo Minas

Havana, Cuba 2018: photo by Gustavo Minas, 12 January 2018

Untitled | by Gustavo Minas

Havana, Cuba 2018: photo by Gustavo Minas, 12 January 2018
 

Relatives of a Palestinian, who was killed at the Israel-Gaza border, react at a hospital in Gaza City: Photo Mohammed Salem: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 18 June 2018


These images were just released by border patrol @CBP showing the McAllen, Texas detention facility that we were allowed to tour today. For now, we can only rely on what they give us. They will not allow us inside to film on our own. Why? “Privacy”; they don’t want faces shown.: image via David Begnaud @DavidBegnaud, 17 June 2018


These images were just released by border patrol @CBP showing the McAllen, Texas detention facility that we were allowed to tour today. For now, we can only rely on what they give us. They will not allow us inside to film on our own. Why? “Privacy”; they don’t want faces shown.: image via David Begnaud @DavidBegnaud, 17 June 2018


These images were just released by border patrol @CBP showing the McAllen, Texas detention facility that we were allowed to tour today. For now, we can only rely on what they give us. They will not allow us inside to film on our own. Why? “Privacy”; they don’t want faces shown.: image via David Begnaud @DavidBegnaud, 17 June 2018


These images were just released by border patrol @CBP showing the McAllen, Texas detention facility that we were allowed to tour today. For now, we can only rely on what they give us. They will not allow us inside to film on our own. Why? “Privacy”; they don’t want faces shown.: image via David Begnaud @DavidBegnaud, 17 June 2018


US agents arrive to detain #Immigrant asylum seekers near the US-Mexico border. A Honduran mother with daughter (R), said they’d been traveling a month to reach the US. Trump’s “zero tolerance” #Immigration policy splits families. #gettyimages #undocumented #gettyimagesnews: image via John Moore @jbmoorephoto, 17 June 2018

  
On a moonless night, US Border Patrol agents check asylum seekers before taking them into custody near the US-Mexico Border. They were sent to a US Customs and Border Protection processing center for possible family separation.. #gettyimages #undocumented #gettyimagesnews: image via John Moore @jbmoorephoto, 17 June 2018


 
#CBP released Southwest Border Migration stats for May - #BorderPatrol agents apprehended 40,344 individuals and #CBP officers deemed 11,568 individuals inadmissible.: image via CBP @CBP, 6 June 2018 



No, these aren't cages, @SteveDoocy says. The authorities simply "built walls out of chain-link fences." Yes, that's a real quote from Fox just now.: image via Brian Stelter @brianstelter, 18 June 2018

eine kleine redstate-fuguestate 5000-ton plastik-Jesus Boarder-haiku

It is the Democrats fault for being weak and ineffective with Boarder Security and Crime. - Drumpfie The Emp
 
Roddin' with the CBP
Roundin' up th'Inadmissibles 
'N cagin' em for Jesus 



#Nicaragua Anti-government demonstrators take part in a protest in Managua, #AFPphoto by @marvinrecinos: image via AFP Photo @AFPphoto, 18 June 2018 


#Nicaragua An anti-government demonstrator fires a homemade mortar in Managua, demanding justice for the death of six members of a family who died when their house was burnt at dawn on Saturday after a group of men armed wearing hoods threw a Molotov cocktail. Photo  @marvinrecinos #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 18 June 2018 

 
#Nicaragua An anti-government demonstrator waves a flag during a protest in Managua, #AFPphoto by @marvinrecinos: image via AFP Photo @AFPphoto, 18 June 2018 


#Nicaragua Violent deaths overshadow Nicaragua crisis talks Photo @intiocon #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 18 June 2018 


#goodnight Palestinian Muslim worshippers pray outside the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosques compound in Jerusalem's Old City. Photo @gharabli_ahmad: image via Aurelia BAILLY @AureliaBAILLLY, 18 June 2018


GAZA - Israeli planes strike Hamas targets in Gaza Photo @MahmudHams #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 18 June 2018 


GAZA - Palestinian killed by Israeli fire Photo @MahmudHams #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 18 June 2018
 
 

GAZA - Palestinian killed by Israeli fire Photo @MahmudHams #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 18 June 2018 


GAZA - Palestinian killed by Israeli fire Photo @MahmudHams #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 18 June 2018
 

Relatives of a Palestinian, who was killed at the Israel-Gaza border, react at a hospital in Gaza City: Photo Mohammed Salem: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 18 June 2018


#Myanmar Residents walk in the flooded township of Mawlamyine district in Mon as the monsoon season picks up strength. Photo @ye_aung_thu #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 18 June 2018 
 

Children of detained migrants play soccer at a newly constructed tent encampment, seen through a border fence near the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) port of entry in Tornillo, Texas. Photo Jose Luis Gonzalez: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 18 June 2018

dare you to say she don't

Ole Smoky Eye gives it away in th'anxious frown lines
an' pouty deepbrow sideline glance 
toward the fleeing shade o' th'absent Emp

 

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen leaves the podium after answering questions about the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy during Monday's White House press briefing: Photo @alexwongcw: image via Getty Images News @GettyImagesNews, 18 June 2018

Immigrant kids seen held in fenced cages at border facility: Nooman Merchant, AP, 18 June 2018

Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage: Zeke Miller and Kevin MGill, AP, 18 June 2018


In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who’ve been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018.: photo by U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP, 17 June 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration’s border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the U.S. “will not be a migrant camp” on his watch.
 
Images of children held in fenced cages fueled a growing chorus of condemnation from both political parties, four former first ladies and national evangelical leaders. The children are being held separately from parents who are being prosecuted under the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy for illegal border crossings.
 
“I say it’s very strongly the Democrats’ fault,” Trump said Monday as his administration rejected criticism that the policy has resulted in inhuman and immoral conditions.
Trump pointed to more lenient policies under past administrations that had not charged all migrants who had crossed illegally.
 
“We will not apologize for the job we do or for the job law enforcement does, for doing the job that the American people expect us to do,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in an appearance before the National Sheriffs’ Association in New Orleans. 

“Illegal actions have and must have consequences. No more free passes, no more get out of jail free cards.”

Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the new “zero-tolerance” policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution. Prior procedure had limited prosecution for many family entrants, in part because regulations prohibit detaining children with their parents since the children are not charged with a crime and the parents are.
 
The policy change was meant to deter unlawful crossings — and Sessions issued a warning last month to those entering the U.S. illegally that their children “inevitably for a period of time might be in different conditions.”
 
The current holding areas have drawn widespread attention after journalists gained access to one site Sunday. At a McAllen, Texas, detention center hundreds of immigrant children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.
 
Administration officials said they do not like the family separations either — calling it the result of legal loopholes — but insist migrants who arrive illegally simply won’t be released or loosely kept track of.
 
“The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility,” Trump declared. “Not on my watch.”
 
Sessions, on Monday, echoed the administration’s defense of the zero tolerance policy, and called on Congress to act.
 
“We do not want to separate parents from their children,” he said. “If we build the wall, if we pass legislation to end the lawlessness, we won’t face these terrible choices.”
 
Still the White House said it would reject any narrow fix aimed solely at addressing the plight of children separated from their parents under the immigration crackdown. Press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump’s priorities, like funding a border wall and tightening immigration laws, must also be fulfilled as part of any legislation.
 
“We want to fix the whole thing,” she said. “We don’t want to tinker with just part of it.”
 
The national debate over the family separation policy comes as Republican lawmakers are growing ever more concerned about negative effects on their re-election campaigns this fall. Trump is to travel to Capitol Hill Tuesday for a strategy session on upcoming immigration legislation.
 
Underscoring the sensitivity of the issue, language curbing the taking of immigrant children from parents held in custody will be added to the House’s conservative immigration bill, a House GOP aide said Monday, A similar provision is already in a compromise GOP immigration measure between party conservatives and moderates, with the House expected to vote on both late this week.
 
The administration is hoping to force Democrats to vote for the bills or bear some of the political cost in November’s midterm elections.
 
White House officials have privately embraced the border policy as a negotiating tactic to win votes for legislation to fulfil the president’s pledge to build a border wall and to tighten the nation’s immigration laws.
 
Trump’s commitment to the current policy showed no sign of faltering as voices of outrage and condemnation grew louder and more diverse.
 
In Massachusetts, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker reversed a decision to send a state National Guard helicopter to the southern border, citing what he called the administration’s “cruel and inhumane” policy of separating children from their parents.
 
The Rev. Franklin Graham, a longtime Trump ally, called the policy “disgraceful.” Several religious groups, including some conservative ones, have pushed to stop the practice of separating immigrant children from their parents. The Mormon church said it was “deeply troubled” by the separation of families and urged national leaders to find compassionate solutions.
 
Former first lady Laura Bush called the policy “cruel” and “immoral,” and said it was “eerily reminiscent” of the U.S. internment of Americans of Japanese descent during World War II.
 
On Capitol Hill, Republicans joined Democrats in calling for an end to the separations. Michigan Republican Rep. Fred Upton called for an immediate end to this “ugly and inhumane practice,” adding, “It’s never acceptable to use kids as bargaining chips in political process.” And Kansas GOP Sen. Pat Roberts said he is “against using parental separation as a deterrent to illegal immigration.”


  
On a moonless night, US Border Patrol agents check asylum seekers before taking them into custody near the US-Mexico Border. They were sent to a US Customs and Border Protection processing center for possible family separation.. #gettyimages #undocumented #gettyimagesnews: image via John Moore @jbmoorephoto, 17 June 2018

civil war commemoration

separation anxiety was always going to be in the cards
seeing battle lines drawn in the quicksand to riddle
by the dying as the shades of evening come down




At WH briefing, @SecNielsen says parents who enter US illegally are deemed criminals and when referred for prosecution are separated from their children. Says DHS does not separate families legitimately seeking asylum at official Ports of Entry.: image via Mark Knoller @markknoller, 18 June 2018




INBOX: Kamala Harris calls on Kirstjen Nielsen to resign: image via Ben Jacobs @Bencjacobs, 18 June 2018

It is the Democrats fault for being weak and ineffective with Boarder Security and Crime. Tell them to start thinking about the people devastated by Crime coming from illegal immigration. Change the laws!
tweet via Donald J. TrumpVerified account @real DonaldTrump,


tweet via Donald J. TrumpVerified account @real DonaldTrump,


“Let’s spell immigration in a way that emphasizes how much we know about the issue.”: image via Kashana @kashanacauley, 17 June 2018

“White House officials have privately embraced the border policy as a negotiating tactic to win votes for legislation to fulfill the president's pledge to build a border wall and to tighten the nation's immigration laws”: tweet via Jonathan Lemire @JonLemire, 18 June 2018
A Smug Cunt

7 comments:

TC said...

"We have an orchestra here."

Merry Clayton: Gimme Shelter (1970)

TC said...

Naked voice from Merry Clayton in Gimme Shelter

TC said...

Gang of Four: He'd Send In the Army (live 1980)

STEPHEN RATCLIFFE said...

Tom,

Jeez Louise, just when we thought this is the worst things get worser --- each day new horrors, new tales of woe. As Edgar says (aside), "O gods! Who is't can say 'I am at the worst'?/ I am worse than e'er I was."

Steve

TC said...

Darn right Steve, glad you said it so I can instantly agree, before dying.

You and Edgar I mean.

That Edgar though! Always talking. The whole road trip. Some friend. Way to make it better (not), as usual, Eddie boy!

As I sd to Edgar, shut up and drive!

Wooden Boy said...

th'absent Emp - hollow as the chambers of our pixellated hearts.

TC said...

Disapppointed to report Th'Emp is officially back in town and Making Himself Grate Agin, up Minny-soty way, in th'Iron Range, mongst th'Iron Rangers, much as though enacting a Reversion in Industrial Epochs.

But we'd best not let him suss we're onto his tricks lest he appear in a red, white and blue Cape of No Hope at midnight to pull himself out of a MAGA hat.