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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:15 PM

Mike Pence heads to border to defend migrant facilities. Democrats decry 'unconscionable' conditions

Source: USA Today

WASHINGTON – Two events today more than 1,700 miles apart will put on display the deep divisions over the worsening migrant crisis at the southern U.S. border.

Battling to shape public perceptions of the worsening migrant crisis at the southern U.S. border, Vice President Mike Pence and a group of Republican senators will head to the border to tour a migrant detention center while Democrats host a high-profile hearing about the centers featuring testimony from government watchdog officials and some of their most outspoken members, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The dueling events will put all eyes — and TV cameras – on conditions at the facilities, which have drawn intense scrutiny due to reports chronicling severe overcrowding and inadequate care for migrant families. All of this comes against the backdrop of the deaths of at least six migrant children who have died in federal custody and nationwide raids expected this weekend by Immigration and Customs Enforcement that would leave even more undocumented migrants in federal custody.

Democrats have expressed outrage over what they say is inhumane treatment of migrant families.

But Pence and Republican senators want to push back on those criticisms. They contend that the border facilities have become overwhelmed because Democrats have refused to work with them on policies that would stem the flow of migrants across the border. Pence has criticized lawmakers such as Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who have compared the detention facilities to concentration camps.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mike-pence-heads-to-border-to-defend-migrant-facilities-as-democrats-decry-unconscionable-conditions/ar-AAEd49s



Being a Republican means you never take responsibility for anything.

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Reply Mike Pence heads to border to defend migrant facilities. Democrats decry 'unconscionable' conditions (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Friday OP
no_hypocrisy Friday #1
Thomas Hurt Friday #2
turbinetree Friday #3
left-of-center2012 Friday #4
Mr.Bill Friday #5
chowder66 Friday #6
padah513 Friday #7
BlueIdaho Friday #8
padah513 Friday #9
BigmanPigman Friday #10
EarthFirst Friday #11
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Friday #12

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:16 PM

1. Would love for a few Democrats to meet Pence and publicly shame him at the facilities.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:20 PM

2. Question to this christofascist theocrat should be how does this square with the teachings of Jesus.

Second question is why does he have defend them? Why can't the press go to any facility unannounced and see how wonderfully they are being run.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 12:29 PM

3. Good question, they are funded by taxpayers.............................

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:00 PM

4. Did he take "mother" with him?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:23 PM

5. By the time he gets there they'll have

a facility all cleaned up and looking like a high end boarding school.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:55 PM

6. This. nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:22 PM

7. All they're taking is film footage for Fox News

They'll run the footage every time a story comes out revealing the truth

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Response to padah513 (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 04:33 PM

8. You mean like this?

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:20 PM

9. Yes

Thank you. That's exactly what they plan on doing.

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Response to padah513 (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:22 PM

10. Spot on!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:02 PM

11. Being Republican means you're a fucking asshole. nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:16 PM

12. Update: 'Care every American would be proud of': Pence lauds conditions at Texas border facility

WASHINGTON – With television cameras in tow, Vice President Mike Pence toured a Border Patrol facility in Texas on Friday as Republicans pushed back on reports that migrants detained in such centers are being held in deplorable and dangerous conditions.

Beneath a vinyl tent that doubles as a processing center for migrants who cross the southern border illegally, Pence approached a woman bouncing a young boy on her lap and asked where she’s from.

“El Salvador,” she said through an interpreter.

“Are you and your children being taken care of here?” Pence asked. “Are they treating you well here? Do you have food?”
The woman nodded her head yes.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/care-every-american-would-be-proud-of-pence-lauds-conditions-at-texas-border-facility/ar-AAEfcjM?li=BBnb7Kz

Many of you called it right.

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