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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:39 PM

Charles P. Pierce: Trump and Sessions Never Had a Plan--Except Cruelty

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a22698650/jeff-sessions-asylum-seeker-criteria-deported-donald-trump/

Trump and Sessions Never Had a Plan—Except Cruelty
The United States' current policies towards asylum-seekers are morally repugnant.
By Charles P. Pierce
Aug 10, 2018


There was no plan. There never was a plan. There ever was only cruelty, and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, and his bone-deep dislike for anyone browner than himself—and Sessions is so white he has no shadow. They put together a "hardline" immigration policy made up of loose bits of algae from the president*'s spongy gray matter with no plans on how to implement it at all, let alone any contingency plan if something were to go awry. And something was bound to go awry, because this plan was based solely on cruelty by a president* who knows nothing about anything.

And thus, on Thursday, did a federal judge named Emmet Sullivan—and a fine Fenian name it is—tell an airplane to turn the fck around before he clapped JeffBo in irons. From The Washington Post:

"This is pretty outrageous,” U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan said after being told about the removal. “That someone seeking justice in U.S. court is spirited away while her attorneys are arguing for justice for her?...I’m not happy about this at all...This is not acceptable.” The woman, known in court papers as Carmen, is a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed this week by the American Civil Liberties Union. It challenges a recent policy change by the Justice Department that aims to expedite the removal of asylum seekers who fail to prove their cases and excludes domestic and gang violence as justifications for granting asylum in the United States.


Attorneys for the civil rights organization and the Justice Department had agreed to delay removal proceedings for Carmen and her child until 11:59 p.m. Thursday so they could argue the matter in court. But lead ACLU attorney Jennifer Chang Newell, who was participating in the court hearing via phone from her office in California, received an email during the hearing that said the mother and daughter were being deported.


Spiriting someone off to El Salvador while her case is still in court? How in the name of god is this not kidnapping?


After being informed of the situation, Sullivan granted the ACLU’s request to delay deportations for Carmen and the other plaintiffs until the lawsuit is decided, and ordered the government to “turn the plane around.” Justice Department attorney Erez Reuveni said he had not been told the deportation was happening that morning and could not confirm the whereabouts of Carmen and her daughter
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Attorney Reuveni better hope that's true, because Judge Sullivan isn't playing here.

A spokeswoman for U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement, which implements deportations, did not respond to questions about why Carmen and her daughter were removed from the country. “In compliance with the court’s order, upon arrival in El Salvador, the plaintiffs did not disembark and were promptly returned to the United States,” a U.S. Department of Homeland Security official said Thursday evening.


This must have been absolutely terrifying—the immigration equivalent of taking a prisoner out of his cell and dry-firing a pistol at the back of his head, especially considering the essential facts of the case.

Carmen fled El Salvador with her daughter in June, according to court records, fearing they would be killed by gang members who had demanded she pay them each month or suffer consequences. Several co-workers at the factory where Carmen worked had been murdered, and her husband is also abusive, the records state.


This is exactly why the Irish came here during the Famine and, later, during the Troubles. It's why so many Germans came here after the revolution of 1848, and why so many Russian Jews came here after each new pogrom. The country's record in such matters is not unspotted, but, by and large, it has taken seriously the notion that those fleeing political oppression are welcome here.

Ah, but Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III knows so much better.

In June, Sessions vacated a 2016 Board of Immigration Appeals court case that granted asylum to an abused woman from El Salvador. As part of that decision, Sessions said gang and domestic violence in most cases would no longer be grounds for receiving asylum. “The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes — such as domestic violence or gang violence — or that certain populations are more likely to be victims of crime, cannot itself establish an asylum claim,” Sessions wrote at the time.


The "mere fact." God, what an elfin monster the man is. Judge Emmet Sullivan deserves a crack at him.

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Reply Charles P. Pierce: Trump and Sessions Never Had a Plan--Except Cruelty (Original post)
babylonsister Aug 10 OP
Solly Mack Aug 10 #1
mcar Aug 10 #2
smirkymonkey Aug 10 #3
saidsimplesimon Aug 10 #4
bdamomma Aug 10 #5
1cheapbeemr Aug 10 #6
erronis Aug 10 #7
Hekate Aug 10 #8
Fritz Walter Aug 10 #15
Hekate Aug 10 #9
calimary Aug 10 #13
erronis Aug 10 #10
FakeNoose Aug 10 #14
colorado_ufo Aug 10 #18
Moostache Aug 10 #11
kooth Aug 10 #12
malaise Aug 10 #16
world wide wally Aug 10 #17
Hekate Aug 11 #20
Haggis for Breakfast Aug 10 #19
dalton99a Aug 11 #21

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:41 PM

1. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:43 PM

2. I hope there is a hell so these 2 burn in it

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Response to mcar (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:46 PM

3. I am hoping for the same thing.

And I hope they burn for eternity.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:47 PM

4. beauregard remains true to form

The "mere fact." God, what an elfin monster the man is. Judge Emmet Sullivan deserves a crack at him.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:53 PM

5. Sessions

Karma will bite you so hard.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:05 PM

6. Because..........they're Bastard People

It's their Brand.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:49 PM

7. Lovin' the lead-in paragraphs, babylonsister. Looking forward to reading the full article.

It's so nice when an OP puts enough information into their post that gives the reader a reason to read.

Some do, and some don't (unfortunately.) And when the ones that don't are questioned on why they don't include more information directly, you can get the "just google it" or better "follow the link for the info."

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:58 PM

8. "Elfin monster"--I've been calling him the Giggling Goblin ...

...ever since he quoted the Bible as justification: he had a twinkle in his eyes and couldn't restrain his smile. I thought: This man is a sadist who would have loved being a slave master.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:21 PM

15. He's a TURD

Up until now, I’ve added that to his full name when referring to him on posts and responses.

Now, I’ll dispense with his full name. He’s a maggot-infested, semi-solid excretum. And smells like one, too!

AKA 💩 !

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:00 PM

9. Charles Pierce rocks. Thanks babylonsister.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:20 PM

13. Sure does! He's one of my favorites.

Has been for awhile now.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:02 PM

10. The country has by and large welcomed those fleeing political oppression.

This is exactly why the Irish came here during the Famine and, later, during the Troubles. It's why so many Germans came here after the revolution of 1848, and why so many Russian Jews came here after each new pogrom. The country's record in such matters is not unspotted, but, by and large, it has taken seriously the notion that those fleeing political oppression are welcome here.


I wonder where dumpf's ancestors came from; pence and sessions? Were they all just found under a rock with other slimy creatures (apologies to the other creatures)?

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Response to erronis (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:20 PM

14. Trump's ancestry is pretty well documented

His father's parents were both born in northern Bavaria (Germany) and emigrated to the US in their 20's. They lived in Seattle, went to Canada for the Gold Rush, and ultimately returned to New York City. Trump's father Fred was born in the US, and his mother came over from Scotland between the wars to find a husband. She eventually became a naturalized citizen after marrying Fred Trump.

Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Trump

If anybody has info on Pence or Sessions, feel free to jump in here.



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:14 PM

18. Pence was the result of a tryst

between the StayPuff Marshmallow Man and Snow White.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:07 PM

11. Any accounting that does not include Stephen "I am EVIL" Miller is incomplete (n/t)

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:17 PM

12. Great Post

Babylon Sister, I can always count on you to post an important story and to add your wonderful annotations right where they need to go! Thanks for another great post!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:21 PM

16. Except crimes of humanity because the rule of law (national and international) does not apply

To these vile cretin..

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:06 PM

17. I feel humiliated to be an American right now

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 12:22 AM

20. Pretty much. But remember what Malcolm Nance said about not letting them break your will. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:56 PM

19. Coretta Scott King was right,

when she wrote, in 1986, that Jeff Sessions was too racist to be considered for a judgeship.

Elizabeth Warren was right, when, in 2017, she attempted to read Mrs. King's opinion into the Congressional record during the confirmation hearing of Sessions for the position of AG. Another racist white southerner, Bitch McConnell, silenced her, using a justification that was the epitome of white male privilege.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 12:27 AM

21. +1

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