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Hand dyer mainly to the quilters market, doll maker, oil painter and teacher, anti-fas, cat owner, anti nuke, ex navy, reasonably good cook, father of three happy successful kids and three happy grand kids. Life is good.

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Jeff Sessions Says It's 'Painful' Hearing Christians Condemn His Family Separation Policy "I have c


Jeff Sessions Says It’s ‘Painful’ Hearing Christians Condemn His Family Separation Policy

“I have critics from a lot of different areas,” says the attorney general. You don’t say!

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeff-sessions-immigration-border-family-separations_us_5b2bfdcee4b0040e27410971

By Jennifer Bendery

Apparently it bothers Attorney General Jeff Sessions when faith leaders criticize his policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border. Maybe they do that because it’s a horrific policy, sir!


WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a longtime member of the Methodist Church, said Thursday that it hurts him to hear Christian leaders condemning his policy of taking children away from their parents at the border and putting them in cages in detention facilities.

“It is painful,” Sessions said in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network.

“I have critics from a lot of different areas. I think our church people are really concerned about children, that’s what I’m hearing,” he said. “I feel it. I think there’s a legitimate concern there, and I’m pleased to work with the president to address those concerns.””

Sessions is leading the charge on the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy on immigration, which separates kids from their parents so the adults can be criminally prosecuted for crossing the border without documentation. The administration has separated more than 2,300 children from their parents, so far, and has no plan for reuniting them. Previously, authorities typically kept migrant families together and routed them to immigration courts.

Photos from detention facilities show kids being kept in large cages and given foil blankets. Audio from one facility, obtained by ProPublica, features small children crying out for their parents as a U.S. Border Patrol agent jokes about an “orchestra” of wailing children.

Faith leaders of all persuasions, including the leader of Sessions’ own church, have denounced the policy. When Sessions invoked the Bible to defend it last week, he drew widespread criticism from Christian leaders who described family separations as “immoral,” “disgraceful” and “deeply un-Christian.”

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All that fuss just puts him off his milk and cookies.

Lili Allen ....

23andme donating DNA kits to help reunite migrant families

23andme donating DNA kits to help reunite migrant families

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/06/21/congresswoman-jackie-speier-asks-23andme-to-reunite-families-separated-at-border/

The CEO of the popular DNA-testing company 23andMe has agreed to provide DNA kits to help reunite the hundreds of migrant families separated at the border in recent weeks, after Congresswoman Jackie Speier approached the Mountain View-based company with the idea.

“They have committed to providing all the tests necessary to test the parents and the children,” Speier told this news organization.

Speier, D-Hillsborough, said she met with a company leader Thursday to ask if they could use DNA kits to reunite children separated from their parents under President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, which aimed to prosecute anyone who crossed the border illegally.

They told her they’d consider the idea, she said. Speier then got in touch with CEO Anne Wojcicki, who agreed to take on the task.

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More than 2,000 migrant children have yet to be be reunited with their parents, despite President Trump’s executive order Wednesday reversing the separation of families at the border — families will now be detained together — and it’s unclear how exactly immigration officials plan to do so.

A spokesperson for Wojcicki declined to provide further details about the company’s proposal, but the CEO tweeted Thursday afternoon, “We would welcome any opportunity to help.”

We've heard from many of our customers that they would like to see 23andMe help reunite family members that were tragically separated from each other. Connecting and uniting families is core to the mission of 23andMe. We would welcome any opportunity to help.

— Anne Wojcicki (@annewoj23) June 21, 2018

Speier said the next step is to reach out to federal officials for direction on how to move forward with testing.

“It doesn’t change the fact that these children have been subject to clinical child abuse or that they’ve been scarred for life,” Speier said. “But I feel a little more confident that we’re going to reunite parents and children.”

Under Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, parents and their children were sent in different directions: Thousands of kids went to juvenile shelters under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, while parents were taken to adult detention facilities in other areas under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

It’s this discrepancy that could make reuniting families extremely difficult.

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“I was just trying to think, how are we going to connect these two? How can we guarantee that the parents are going to get their own child back?” Speier told BuzzFeed, which first reported the news Thursday. “I’m thinking, how else are we going to do that? So I was encouraging them to look at whether or not they could provide some kind of assistance here.”

Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy sparked national outrage as images and audio surfaced of children crying out for their parents. Other images showed children in cages in detention facilities in Texas.

Border Patrol agents have said fears of trafficking and exploitation often lead to family separation, since adults and children who show up at the border aren’t always related. The Border Patrol logged 462 cases of fraud among children and family migrants in the Rio Grande Valley alone in the last five years, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.

Social justice organizations such as the ACLU said they’d support DNA testing to help parents reunite with their children, while others say it’s an aggressive tactic that would put people’s DNA in the hands of strangers with no knowledge of how it could be used in the future.

In a Tweet Thursday, Ivanka Trump said “it’s time to focus on swiftly and safely reuniting the families that have been separated.”

Now that an EO has been signed ending family separation at the border, it is time to focus on swiftly and safely reuniting the families that have been separated.

— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 21, 2018


Speier will travel to the U.S. -Mexico border in Texas Friday with a small group of constituents to speak to some of the families and to deliver clothing and other items to immigrant children.

"Concerned" gentleman keeps physician from entering her gated comunity.....


No score card but you'll know exactly who the players are.



Shit wypipo do....


Racist Blocks Black Doctor From Entering Her Gated Community -- Then Calls the Cops on Her
Police state that the man, who was not identified, blocked her because there had been a series of air conditioner thefts in the community - which the homeowners association denied.

By Tom Boggioni / Raw Story
June 22, 2018, 3:09 AM GMT

https://www.alternet.org/racist-blocks-black-doctor-entering-her-gated-community-then-calls-cops-her

In a video posted online, a black doctor in Atlanta who attempted to enter the gated community where she has a home was blocked from entering by a man who called the police to have her arrested, reports 11 Alive.

According to Dr. Nnenna Aguocha, she had just come off a night shift and was attempting to pull into the Buckhead Townhome complex where she has lived for eight years when the man blocked her with his SUV in a confrontation that lasted 30 minutes.

In the video you can see the man's white car blocking the only way into the complex, with Aguocha approaching the man and pointing out where she lived as he muttered at her with his window rolled up.

"He got out of the car and threatened to call the police on me because I was trespassing," she said in the video, adding. "This is racial profiling at its finest."

According to the doctor, her antagonist called the police -- as did she, explaining: "He called the police, so I called the police as well."

Aguocha added that man said he didn't believe she lived in the complex and called her a trespasser -- saying it was an obvious case of racism.

"I absolutely think it was racially motivated," Aguocha explained. "When this altercation was going on, what went through my mind was this guy could do absolutely anything to me. He could shoot me dead on the spot because he was trying to protect the neighborhood and the property and people would make up stories later."

Police state that the man, who was not identified, blocked her because there had been a series of air conditioner thefts in the community - which the homeowners association denied.

Trump supporters freak out on WikiLeaks for publishing database of ICE employees: 'This sh*t ain't c

Trump supporters freak out on WikiLeaks for publishing database of ICE employees: ‘This sh*t ain’t cool’

Martin Cizmar
21 Jun 2018 at 21:44 ET

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/trump-supporters-freak-wikileaks-publishing-database-ice-employees-sht-aint-cool/

Wikileaks has published a list of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees, many also including their LinkedIn profiles.

The Russia-linked “independent journalism” operation which has often sowed discord in the United States had become a favorite of the right after intervening in the 2016 election by leaking stolen emails from Democratic presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and others in her orbit.

BREAKING. WikiLeaks publishes ICEPatrol, a searchable archive of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees with LinkedIn profiles. WL is making this dataset available again, after it was taken down, as a part of its anti-censorship mission. https://t.co/9a3e6bZPb1

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) June 22, 2018

But now that Wikileaks is doxxing law enforcement agents under fire for enacting a very controversial Trump administration policy, Trump’s fans are not happy.

“You’re endangering innocent peoples lives but you won’t let us know if Seth Rich who is already dead was killed by dems for leaking info to you?” writes one conspiracy-minded Trumpista.

Others called for Twitter to remove the list of government employees—which at least one person pointed out was public information and not a state secret, like so many other things Wikileaks publishes.

Read some of the tweets below.

Attn America: This is the #DeepState taking it’s coup d’etat against @realDonaldTrump to the next level. Julian Assange is not responsible for this. #WWG1WGA 🇺🇸 #MAGA 🇺🇸 #QAnon 🇺🇸 https://t.co/D8na5oZ4J9

— Don Sharp 🇺🇸 (@TheDonnnieSharp) June 22, 2018

Nice of you people at Wikileaks to put LEO’s in harms way because you are cowards who caved into leftist and media pressure.

Every person who respects peoples privacy and respects our law enforcement should report this tweet.

— J🇺🇸🇬🇷 (@TheGreekBrah) June 22, 2018

WOW.

THIS IS DISGUSTING.

You’re endangering people’s lives!

— Mike (@Fuctupmind) June 22, 2018

Nice of you people at Wikileaks to put LEO’s in harms way because you are cowards who caved into leftist and media pressure.

Every person who respects peoples privacy and respects our law enforcement should report this tweet.

— J🇺🇸🇬🇷 (@TheGreekBrah) June 22, 2018

That's just wrong @DHSgov your gonna gt people killed! I'm done following you P.O.S. Run it into the ground, since Julian is gone

— ~Tracy~ (@aldridtl) June 22, 2018

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This isn't what Wikileaks does. You're endangering innocent peoples lives but you won't let us know if Seth Rich who is already dead was killed by dems for leaking info to you?

— gab.ai/03rkci 🇺🇸 (@Biker_Bot1) June 22, 2018

That was a rather wicked thing to do. Everyone has a right to earn a living free from harassment.

— Chrys F (@Chrys_Naples_FL) June 22, 2018

Has the American Deep State taken over Wikileaks? Where is #JulianAssange?https://t.co/6ixBRa0Rh8

— Weird Chick (@WyrdChyk) June 22, 2018

Samantha Bee Reveals The Withheld 'Recording' From Stephen Miller's NYT Interview


Samantha Bee Reveals The Withheld ‘Recording’ From Stephen Miller’s NYT Interview
The comedian says she knows why the paper of record did not air the audio.

By Rebecca Shapiro

We figured out why @mikiebarb and @nytimes couldn’t run the Stephen Miller audio... the answer is SHOCKING. pic.twitter.com/8HZd3JRalN
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) June 19, 2018

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/samantha-bee-reveals-the-withheld-recording-from-stephen-millers-nyt-interview_us_5b29b29ae4b05d6c16c8b6f1

Samantha Bee said she figured out why The New York Times chose not to air the audio recording of their interview with White House senior adviser Stephen Miller on Tuesday.

“The answer is SHOCKING,” Bee’s “Full Frontal” Twitter account posted along with a video recording jokingly pretending to be Miller’s June 16 interview with Times reporters Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael Shear.

The paper of record sparked controversy Tuesday when it agreed not to air portions of Miller’s interview on the paper’s podcast “The Daily” after the White House said it was “not at all comfortable” with Miller’s voice being used on the show.

How to Help Families Separated at the Border

https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/emergency/2018-06-20/how-to-help-families-separated-at-the-border/


How to Help Families Separated at the Border
Ways to volunteer, ways to donate, ways to take action

By Kimberley Jones and Eilish O'Sullivan, 7:35AM, Wed. Jun. 20, 2018


Families Belong Together rally at the Texas State Capitol on June 14 (photo by John Anderson)

The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of breaking up families who have crossed the U.S./Mexico border illegally has resulted in an estimated 2,000 children forcibly separated from their parents and housed in detention.

In addition to a mounting protest over the policy and housing conditions, a host of local and national nonprofits have stepped in to try to reconnect separated families and to provide emergency legal aid and other badly needed services along the border. Here are some of those groups, and ways to volunteer, donate to the cause, and make your voice heard by elected officials.
Families Belong Together National Day of Action

Dozens of advocacy groups including MoveOn.org are organizing a nationwide day of action for Saturday, June 30. The main rally will take place in D.C.'s Lafayette Square; of the many satellite protests planned, Austin's will take place at the Texas State Capitol starting at noon.
ACLU

The ACLU wants you to call your senator. Their website locates the phone number for you and provides a script for urging elected officials to denounce the Trump administration's family separation policy.
American Gateways

This Central Texas nonprofit provides legal services for asylum seekers. They are seeking both attorney volunteers and non-attorney volunteers, as well as donations.
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project

ASAP is asking for donations for emergency legal services to refugee families.
The Austin Bar Association Civil Right and Immigration Section

The Austin Bar Civil Rights and Immigration Section is hosting a training session for attorneys to help families separated upon entering the United States. The session is full, but Spanish-speaking attorneys who wish to attend can be put on the waitlist.
CARA Family Detention Project

The CARA Project – a joint effort of Catholic Legal Immigration Network, the American Immigration Council, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association – is looking for volunteer attorneys, law students, and paralegals with interest and experience in asylum work. Volunteers should be either fluent in Spanish or collaborating with an interpreter.
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley

The Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley is sheltering families who have recently been released from border patrol custody. They are taking volunteers and donations.
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services

Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services is taking donations and volunteers.
Kids in Need of Defense

KIND, which promotes immigrant and refugee children’s rights, is looking for volunteers and donations.
Las Americas Immigration Advocacy Center

The center seeks volunteers and donations to provide legal representation to refugee families.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is taking donations to provide children separated from their families with shelter and beds, medical services, counseling, and therapy.
Justice for Our Neighbors

This national United Methodist immigrant ministry provides legal services to immigrants, refugees, and asylum chapters, and has several Texas chapters.
Neta

Neta, a bilingual multimedia platform based in the Rio Grande Valley along the Texas-Mexico border, is taking online signups for residents who are able to visit the ports of entry to take supplies or verify if there are asylum seekers who need help. They are also taking money donations, which will go toward supplies, such as diapers, underwear, bras, baby wipes, sandals, non-perishable food items, deodorant, hygienic supplies, and water.
RAICES

Via the LEAF Project, RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) is taking donations to provide universal representation for released unaccompanied kids in Texas.

RAICES is also accepting donations to support legal services for detained separated parents and for bonds to get parents released.
Safe Passage Project

Safe Passage Project is accepting donations to provide lawyers and part-time paralegals for underrepresented children. They are also seeking pro bono attorneys and other volunteers.
South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project

The project provides pro bono legal services to asylum seekers detained in South Texas. They’re seeking volunteers.
Texas Civil Rights Project

The Texas Civil Rights Project is looking for volunteers who speak Spanish, Mam, Q’eqchi’ or K’iche’ and have paralegal or legal assistant experience. They are also taking money donations.
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is assigning child advocates to kids whose parents have been deported, and they are taking donations.

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