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Tue Jun 25, 2019, 02:17 PM

We shouldn't look away from crisis of Trump's making

By Eugene Robinson

The Washington Post

President Trump’s immigration policy has crossed the line from gratuitous cruelty to flat-out sadism. Perhaps he enjoys seeing innocent children warehoused in filth and squalor. Perhaps he thinks that’s what America is all about. Is he right, Trump supporters? Is he right, Republicans in Congress? Is this what you want?

A team of lawyers, tasked with monitoring the administration’s compliance with a consent decree on the treatment of migrant children, managed to gain access to a Customs and Border Protection detention center in Clint, Texas, last week. The lawyers were not allowed to tour the facility but were able to interview more than 50 of the estimated 350 children being held there.

Let me quote at length how Willamette University law professor W. Warren Binford described those interviews to a reporter for The New Yorker:

“They [the children] were filthy dirty, there was mucus on their shirts. … There was food on the shirts, and the pants as well. They told us that they were hungry. They told us that some of them had not showered or had not showered until the day or two days before we arrived. Many of them described that they only brushed their teeth once. This facility knew last week that we were coming. The government knew three weeks ago that we were coming.


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mr_lebowski Jun 2019 #1

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Tue Jun 25, 2019, 02:26 PM

1. Of course they didn't do anything to improve conditions before the lawyers arrived ...

This is BY DESIGN.

Trump's tactic is to dissuade potential asylum seekers to even bother coming here, and ESPECIALLY to not send their kids here to be put into the custody of US Authorities. Otherwise, they will live under horrible conditions, probably worse than those where they currently are.

They WANTED news of this horrible treatment to get out, and in particular, to hit the news in Central America.

Not to mention, his racist, hateful, UN-CHRISTIAN, knuckle-dragging, inhuman 'base' ... LOVES THIS SHIT.

They wait w/baited breath for news of more child deaths taking place in the KKKamps.

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