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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:07 AM

ICE Officers to Asylum Seekers: 'Don't You Know That We Hate You People?'

Rolling Stone

Angelica Rebeca Gonzalez-Garcia (Guatemala)
Backstory: The 31-year-old mother fled domestic abuse with her then seven-year-old daughter.
Testimony: “On May 10, 2018, the day after our arrest, Officers came into the room and told me that they intended to take my daughter away from me… Most devastating of all, the Officers said I would never see my daughter again. When the Officers told me this, I felt like collapsing and dying. I cannot express the pain and fear I felt at that point. My daughter was only seven years old and she was much too young to be taken from me.

“When I asked why, the Officers said that I had ‘endangered’ her by bringing her here… During this same conversation one of the officers asked me ‘In Guatemala do they celebrate mother’s day?’ When I answered yes he said, ‘Then Happy Mother’s Day,’ because the next Sunday was Mother’s day. I lowered my head so that my daughter would not see the tears forming in my eyes. That particular act of cruelty astonished me then as it does now. I could not understand why they hated me so much, or wanted to hurt me so much.”

Doris Arriagga-Pineda (Unspecified)
Backstory: Fleeing domestic violence.
Testimony
: “On May 20th, I was detained. I requested asylum and they took me to the ‘icebox’ (la hielera), where I spent one day with my daughter… who is 6 years of age. We slept on the floor there, with only the aluminum blanket… On May 22nd, they took me to the court, when I got back, they had taken her away… The officer kept saying that I wasn’t my daughter’s mother… What worries me the most about my daughter is the separation… It is difficult for her to eat. She always cries. The day I called, she couldn’t speak. My life is my daughter.”

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Algernon Moncrieff Jul 12 OP
Guy Whitey Corngood Jul 12 #1
DemocracyMouse Jul 12 #2
Garrett78 Jul 12 #4
EndGOPPropaganda Jul 12 #6
AlexSFCA Jul 12 #3
byronius Jul 12 #5
LuckyCharms Jul 12 #8
lunasun Jul 12 #7
Dread Pirate Roberts Jul 12 #9

Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:14 AM

1. K&Fuckin' R

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 03:32 AM

2. How could a country lose its soul so quickly?

Russia.
Republicans.
Rumpf.

I tell every Latino I meet that these Republicans are a full-on Biblical petilence like locusts. The majority will not stand for it.

November is coming.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 03:58 AM

4. The racism and sexism was somewhat latent, perhaps, but it's always been there.

Trump was the almost inevitable result of 50 years of Southern Strategy and dog whistling, race-based voter suppression and gerrymandering, the fostering and exploitation (by the Moral Majority crowd and the GOP as a whole) of sexism and heterosexism, and the backlash against Obama being president.

Everyone should scroll down to and read the "White Denial" section (starting on page 5) of the following article: http://www.mediaed.org/transcripts/Tim-Wise-On-White-Privilege-Transcript.pdf.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:44 AM

6. I do it too- apologize for America, explain republicans

I do the same to non white people I meet.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 03:37 AM

3. this insane cruelty on taxpayers dime is terrifying

It may work as a deterrent but at the cost of destroying our country

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 03:59 AM

5. I propose an endless, cold-hearted pursuit of every person involved in this disgusting act.

Do us all a world of good. These people belong behind bars. Psychopaths all.

Good for the country.

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Response to byronius (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:24 AM

8. +1 n/t

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:23 AM

7. A slice of USA hate has been exposed . Plenty of people are probably eager to be officers so they

can be abusive.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:14 AM

9. Putting people with this type of hatred in a position of authority over those they hate.

What could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately we will eventually see atrocities worse than separating parents and children. Giving power to people like this will never have good results. Not to mention the powers of warrentless search and detainment we have given ICE agents.

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