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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:31 PM

Exclusive: Trump looking to erect tent cities to house unaccompanied children

Source: McClatchy

WASHINGTON

The Trump administration is looking to build tent cities at military posts around Texas to shelter the increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children being held in detention.

The Department of Health and Human Services will visit Fort Bliss, a sprawling Army base near El Paso in the coming weeks to look at a parcel of land where the administration is considering building a tent city to hold between 1,000 and 5,000 children, according to U.S. officials and other sources familiar with the plans.

HHS officials confirmed that they’re looking at the Fort Bliss site along with Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene and Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo for potential use as temporary shelters.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article213026379.html#storylink=cpy

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article213026379.html



Sheriff Arpaio is so proud today.


For children these will truly be death camps, to some extent so were Arpaio's.


Arizona's 'concentration camp': why was Tent City kept open for 24 years?


When asked about the comment by the Guardian in July, Arpaio brushed it off as a joke. “But even if it was a concentration camp, what difference does it make? I still survived. I still kept getting re-elected,” he said.

The jail survived too. For more than 20 years, Tent City stood within a larger jail compound in an industrial area 10 minutes south of downtown Phoenix. At its peak in the late 1990s, it comprised 82 Korean war-era military tents and housed 1,700 inmates. After 2009, it could hold up to 200 undocumented immigrants.

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For months at a time, inmates sentenced for minor crimes slept under the green cloth tents on bunk beds perched on large cement slabs on gravel. In the summer, temperatures inside could reach up to 54C (130F) in the dry Arizona heat. Though there was an indoor air-conditioned unit where detainees could shower and take sick relief from the heat, they weren’t allowed to sleep there.

[link:https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/aug/21/arizona-phoenix-concentration-camp-tent-city-jail-joe-arpaio-immigration|

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Reply Exclusive: Trump looking to erect tent cities to house unaccompanied children (Original post)
spotthebird Jun 2018 OP
tazkcmo Jun 2018 #1
lagomorph777 Jun 2018 #2
Doreen Jun 2018 #3
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2018 #4
dameatball Jun 2018 #5
catrose Jun 2018 #12
dameatball Jun 2018 #18
murielm99 Jun 2018 #22
byronius Jun 2018 #6
njhoneybadger Jun 2018 #7
C Moon Jun 2018 #9
Kittycow Jun 2018 #20
left-of-center2012 Jun 2018 #24
C Moon Jun 2018 #8
wryter2000 Jun 2018 #13
catrose Jun 2018 #10
spotthebird Jun 2018 #14
wryter2000 Jun 2018 #11
bronxiteforever Jun 2018 #15
lunasun Jun 2018 #16
flotsam Jun 2018 #17
spotthebird Jun 2018 #19
keithbvadu2 Jun 2018 #21
duforsure Jun 2018 #23
Paladin Jun 2018 #25
Hortensis Jun 2018 #30
Demsrule86 Jun 2018 #26
Freethinker65 Jun 2018 #27
SeattleVet Jun 2018 #28
Hortensis Jun 2018 #29
spotthebird Jun 2018 #31
Hortensis Jun 2018 #32
spotthebird Jun 2018 #36
Hortensis Jun 2018 #38
spotthebird Jun 2018 #39
Hortensis Jun 2018 #40
Jedi Guy Jun 2018 #33
spotthebird Jun 2018 #37
Jedi Guy Jun 2018 #41
McCamy Taylor Jun 2018 #34
McCamy Taylor Jun 2018 #35
Tommy_Carcetti Jun 2018 #42

Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:33 PM

1. Great idea!

After all, kids love camping!


Sarcasm

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:36 PM

2. Now we know why he pardoned Arpaio.

...so he can be eligible for Federal employment.

And because Adolf Eichmann is unavailable.

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:37 PM

3. Odd

They are working so hard at breaking up tent cities for the homeless and now they want to build some for children so they can freeze to death in the winter. Hell, why not? They are just people. Face it, if this keeps going on we are going to be living in a country that follows NK's policies.

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:37 PM

4. Pink underwear and baloney sandwiches for everyone! NT

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:38 PM

5. Why can't they stay at Mar-A-Lago?

Seriously, I am ashamed of what this country is allowing to happen.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:49 PM

12. Excellent idea

Alteratively, the White House lawn would be a great place to erect tents.

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Response to catrose (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:55 PM

18. Too many sinkholes.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:10 PM

22. That is a great idea.

Seriously, protesters should set up a tent city near Mar-A-Lago, as close as they can get to it.

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:43 PM

6. I don't understand why we don't just work them to death and then eat them.

Because that's what's lurking in the subconscious of these psychopaths, who think Thomas Paine was sketching his Plan For America.

You know what else is lurking inside the hearts of these sick fucks? Murder, mayhem, chaos, blood in the streets. The seizure of women and their distribution to the Incels.

What they dream of is not how it will end -- it will end in the smoking ruin of this nation.

You know what I'm dreaming of right now? Really bad things happening to the people pushing this nazism.

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:45 PM

7. Oh great! Trumpervilles

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Response to njhoneybadger (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:46 PM

9. :D

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Response to njhoneybadger (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:01 PM

20. I think that one guy..

should cough up a Trumpy Bear for each unfortunate waif. You know, in the interest of humanitarianism.

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Response to njhoneybadger (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:59 PM

24. Trumpevilles !



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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:45 PM

8. I seriously think Putin and Trump want Trump to get the Nobel Peace Prize.

Anything to try to legitimize him sitting in the WH. They probably know Mueller has some killer stuff on him.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:49 PM

13. This ought to kill any chance of that

Unless there's a Nobel Prize for inhumanity

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:48 PM

10. Hoovervilles in Texas?

With temperatures 95-105 degrees most days?

And didn't we used to think tent cities were a bad idea?

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Response to catrose (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:50 PM

14. No, concentration camps for kids. nt

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:48 PM

11. Put a sign over the entrance

Arbeit Macht Frei

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:51 PM

15. It's Anne Frank's Birthday today.

Did the GOP do this in her “honor”. If children are concentrated and can’t leave these are fucking concentration camps.

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:51 PM

16. its 105 right now in EL Paso TX so I can see why trump wants this as it will cause deaths

102 high tomorrow................June

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:51 PM

17. Because OD tents should be just the thing

for summers in El Paso...where today at 2pm local time the temperature is a balmy 103 degrees.

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Response to flotsam (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:58 PM

19. And it's only June. nt

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:05 PM

21. Now, where would Donald get such an idea?

Now, where would Donald get such an idea?

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 05:25 PM

23. He likes being cruel to others,

That's why he gets along so well with other ruthless brutal dictators, and may be getting tips for future use against us.

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 06:37 PM

25. I heard it was OBAMA who was going to put up the detention camps.

I heard it for years and years, from assorted right-wing douchebags. I bet they're all coming in their pants over trump's plans.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #25)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:04 PM

30. They will refuse to believe it. All Democratic lies.

They've become very, very practiced at knowing that label on their forehead means they're the good guys and knowing that any facts that conflict with that picture must be fake.

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 06:40 PM

26. It will be a death camp....well Evangelicals you sold your soul to the devil...rot in hell.

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 07:04 PM

27. Surprised he does not house them on some underperforming Trump owned real estate

And then charge the taxpayers an inflated rate plus cost for extra security and maintenance.

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 07:46 PM

28. What a waste of money...

they could just use all those FEMA camps that Obama built!

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:01 PM

29. Tents in summer in the southwest??!!!

I don't think they'd dare copy Arpaio's intentional, vicious cruelty that pushed the endurance of much more resilient adults, but they wouldn't have to to be committing atrocities against children.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #29)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:23 PM

31. Apparently a substitute for cyanide

Who knew children die at extreme temperatures?

Germany was too cold 65 years ago to pull this off

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Response to spotthebird (Reply #31)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:30 PM

32. Completely understand your feelings, but these statements

hurt the children's cause because people of course blow them off as ridiculous and in the process don't hear what's really happening. The same desert that gets killing hot during the day gets cold at night, and right now many of these children are sleeping on concrete slabs without even proper blankets. That is cruel and inhuman treatment of children.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #32)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:07 PM

36. Children can't survive tent city conditions, it isn't hyperbole.

Either they are human to everyone or we are not

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Response to spotthebird (Reply #36)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:14 PM

38. Think, Spot. If children were dying, much less

by the dozens and hundreds, the Republican leadership's game would be over.

Isn't causing fear, children crying for their parents, physical discomfort (even occasionally misery), negligent and inadequate care, long hours of doing nothing, lack of toys, playgrounds and schooling evil enough?

It is. It is evil, and it's so far over the line that the line isn't even visible.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #38)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:21 PM

39. This is a proposal, it hasn't happened yet

but it is a proposal to kill children

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Response to spotthebird (Reply #39)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:27 PM

40. No. We're far off from that. Not saying it

couldn't happen, but our democracy would have to first be destroyed. Right now we can vote to say no and would.

Speaking of, the midterms are only 146 days away now. Every 2 years our system gives us a chance to say a huge NO!

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:33 PM

33. If this actually comes to pass...

Then what needs to happen is that the UN needs to call it what it is: a crime against humanity. Once that's done, the International Criminal Court needs to indict everyone involved in this, from Trump right on down to the guards at the camps, and then issue arrest warrants for them to Interpol. And if any of them enter the jurisdiction of another country, those warrants need to be served, and the people named need to stand trial for crimes against humanity before the world community.

This is sickening. Enforcing the law is one thing, but being needlessly cruel in doing so is quite another. That he's even considering this turns my stomach. Just when you think he can sink no lower, he finds a new and twisted way to prove you wrong. It's no wonder he's making light of Kim Jong Un's crimes against humanity. He just views it as smart governance, evidently.

I'm just stunned that this is a thing our government is considering in 2018.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #33)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:09 PM

37. What can anyone do?

Aside from going nuts online?

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Response to spotthebird (Reply #37)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:05 PM

41. The international community can do what I outlined.

At least as a matter of principle. I don't foresee a foreign country arresting a sitting U.S. President. But they can definitely make noise in the U.N. about it. Perhaps sanctions?

As a practical matter, I think all we in the States can do is protest and do everything in our power to defeat Trump's agenda by voting against him and his cronies.

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:50 PM

34. They are trying to turn them into slaves.

Next they will have them picking cotton and okra side by side with inmates at Huntsville. And making sure they forget their native language so they can never go home again.

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:52 PM

35. How long before Trump starts auctioning off these kids?

Putting them into foster care ensures that they will be deprived education, health, love. They will be stripped of their native languages, their cultural heritage. They will have no home to which to return, no family, no skills.

Trump is breeding slaves.

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Response to spotthebird (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:48 AM

42. "We need a....*camp*....where we can.....*concentrate*....all these children!"

"Why are you looking at me like that?"

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