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  • Illegal aliens have a right not to get caught.
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07/11/2019 | Amid reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) plans to target thousands of undocumented immigrants for deportation in the coming days, HuffPost has gathered information that undocumented people and those who want to support them should know.

The New York Times first reported that ICE is planning raids beginning Sunday and lasting multiple days in which it plans to arrest thousands of undocumented immigrants in at least 10 major cities across the country.



The raids will target specific people ― but others may be at risk.  




Agents plan to target at least 2,000 people who have been ordered deported, the Times said, citing two unnamed Department of Homeland Security officials and one former one.
ICE told HuffPost that it “will not offer specific details related to enforcement operations.”

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To Defeat ICE, We Need to Target Its Backers -- Microsoft and Amazon. Jacinta Gonzalez, Truthout
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  • More than a decade has passed since the giant immigration rights protests of May Day, 2006, and activists now face the most toxic political climate yet faced by our generation. We need coordinated strategies that target the technologies created by companies like Microsoft and Amazon that are supporting ImmigrationandCustom Enforcement's (ICE) targeted attacks against our community.
  • Related: Trump is lying about immigrant crime – and the research proves it.

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Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis, July 13, 2019, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • 5 New Items including: Story 1:  From the Archives | U.S. Placed Immigrant Children With Traffickers, Report Says. * Story 2: Migrant Children Draw Chilling Reality Of Life Inside A Federal Facility. * Story 3: Acting DHS Chief Denies Troubling Conditions At Migrant Detention Centers. * Story 4: The Truth on Immigration: Unmasking the Fiction Perpetuated by President Trump In His Address to Congress. * Story 5: From the Archives | The Truth About Undocumented Immigrants and Taxes
  • Related: Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character.

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This is not just a matter of Trump’s character, but also of ours. Our government’s immigration policies raise a fundamental question about our people’s moral fortitude: Will we as a society stand up to our own xenophobic, demagogic government pressing us to abandon–no, to betray–America’s historic democratic values?

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  • Story 1:  From the Archives | U.S. Placed Immigrant Children With Traffickers, Report Says. * Story 2: Migrant Children Draw Chilling Reality Of Life Inside A Federal Facility. * Story 3: Acting DHS Chief Denies Troubling Conditions At Migrant Detention Centers. * Story 4: The Truth on Immigration: Unmasking the Fiction Perpetuated by President Trump In His Address to Congress. * Story 5: From the Archives | The Truth About Undocumented Immigrants and Taxes
  • Related: Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character.

July 13, 2019 |

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A child from Honduras watched a movie at a United States Border Patrol detention center in McAllen, Tex., in 2014. CreditJohn Moore/Getty Images
 

Story 2: Migrant Children Draw Chilling Reality Of Life Inside A Federal Facility. Lee Moran, Huffington Post
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07/04/2019 | The American Academy of Pediatrics released haunting images drawn by children who had been in Customs and Border Protection custody.
 

Story 3: Acting DHS Chief Denies Troubling Conditions At Migrant Detention Centers, Sanjana Karanth, Huffington Post
07/07/2019 | Kevin McAleenan told ABC’s “This Week” that the slew of reports on unsafe and unsanitary conditions at Border Patrol facilities are unsubstantiated.

Story 4: The Truth on Immigration: Unmasking the Fiction Perpetuated by President Trump In His Address to Congress. U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary Democrats

2019 | Alternative Fact #1: Immigration makes us less safe. Reality: Immigrants are significantly less likely than native-born Americans to commit crimes.

Story 5: From the Archives | The Truth About Undocumented Immigrants and Taxes,  Alexia Fernández Campbell, the Atlantic

They’re contributing billions of dollars a year to Social Security, but may never reap any retirement benefits from it.

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Sep 12, 2016 | Every year, the Social Security Administration collects billions of dollars in taxes that it doesn’t know who paid. Whenever employers send in W-2 forms that have Social Security numbers that don’t match with anyone on record, the agency routes the paperwork to what’s called the Earnings Suspense File, where it sits until people can prove the wages were theirs, allowing them to one day collect retirement benefits.

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Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character. Jim Hightower, Hightower Lowdown

 

  • https://hightowerlowdown.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-07_Familias-750x400.jpgThis is not just a matter of Trump’s character, but also of ours. Our government’s immigration policies raise a fundamental question about our people’s moral fortitude: Will we as a society stand up to our own xenophobic, demagogic government pressing us to abandon–no, to betray–America’s historic democratic values?
  • Related: Trump is lying about immigrant crime – and the research proves it.

Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis, June 30, 2019

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From the Archives | U.S. Placed Immigrant Children With Traffickers, Report Says

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/ Jan. 28, 2016 | The Department of Health and Human Services placed more than a dozen immigrant children in the custody of human traffickers after it failed to conduct background checks of caregivers, according to a Senate report released on Thursday.

Examining how the federal agency processes minors who arrive at the border without a guardian, lawmakers said they found that it had not followed basic practices of child welfare agencies, like making home visits.

Emmarie Huetteman is a correspondent for Kaiser Health News. Before that she worked at the New York Times, where she covered Congress with a focus on the House of Representatives and, most recently, the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.


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Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis, June 30, 2019

  • 4 New Items including: Story 1: From Separating Families to Jailing Asylum Seekers, Trump Admin Accused of Criminalizing Migration * Story 2: In Their Own Words, Migrant Children Describe Horrific Conditions At Border Patrol Facilities * Story 3: A Doctor Found Malnourished And Sick Babies In Border Patrol Custody That She Compared To “Torture Facilities." * Story 4: Mass Graves of Immigrants Found in Texas, But State Says No Laws Were Broken.
  • Related: Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character.

Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis, June 24, 2019

  • 5 New Items including: Story 1: ICE Program to Allow Local Law Enforcement to Make Immigration Arrests * Story 2: Debunking 8 Myths About Why Central American Children Are Migrating * Story 3: Black Sites for Kids: Rights Advocates Outraged Over Child Immigrants Being Held at 'Off-the-Books' Detention Facilities * Story 4: As Border Apprehensions Spike, Senate Committee Considers Asylum & Detention Reform Bill * Story 5: A Brief History of US Concentration Camps
  • Related: Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character.

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Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis, June 30, 2019

This is not just a matter of Trump’s character, but also of ours. Our government’s immigration policies raise a fundamental question about our people’s moral fortitude: Will we as a society stand up to our own xenophobic, demagogic government pressing us to abandon–no, to betray–America’s historic democratic values

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4 New Items including:

  • Story 1: From Separating Families to Jailing Asylum Seekers, Trump Admin Accused of Criminalizing Migration * Story 2: In Their Own Words, Migrant Children Describe Horrific Conditions At Border Patrol Facilities * Story 3: A Doctor Found Malnourished And Sick Babies In Border Patrol Custody That She Compared To “Torture Facilities." * Story 4: Mass Graves of Immigrants Found in Texas, But State Says No Laws Were Broken.
  • Related: Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character.

June 30, 2019 |

Story 1: From Separating Families to Jailing Asylum Seekers, Trump Admin Accused of Criminalizing Migration. Amy Goodman with Nermeen Shaikh, Democracy Now!

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Immigrant%20Children%20Held%20in%20Federal%20Detention%20Center.jpg / July 5 ,2018 | The Department of Health and Human Services still has not disclosed how many migrant children they are holding who have been separated from their parents at the border. Last week, HHS Secretary Alex Azar said 2,047 separated minors were still in the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. But the department has refused to give updated numbers, even though the Trump administration is facing a July 10 court-imposed deadline to reunite all separated children under the age of 5 with their parents.

Story 2: In Their Own Words, Migrant Children Describe Horrific Conditions At Border Patrol Facilities, Angelina Chapin, Huffington Post

06/28/2019 | Kids told lawyers they’re sick, cold, wake up hungry in the middle of the night, sleep on cement floors, and take care of babies separated from their families.

Story 3: A Doctor Found Malnourished And Sick Babies In Border Patrol Custody That She Compared To “Torture Facilities." Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed News

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Story 4: Mass Graves of Immigrants Found in Texas, But State Says No Laws Were Broken. Nermeen Shaikh, Democracy Now!

July 16, 2015 | Texas says there is “no evidence” of wrongdoing after mass graves filled with bodies of immigrants were found miles inland from the U.S.-Mexico border. The bodies were gathered from the desert surrounding a checkpoint in Falfurrias, Texas, in Brooks County.

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Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character. Jim Hightowe, Hightower Lowdown

  • https://hightowerlowdown.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-07_Familias-750x400.jpgThis is not just a matter of Trump’s character, but also of ours. Our government’s immigration policies raise a fundamental question about our people’s moral fortitude: Will we as a society stand up to our own xenophobic, demagogic government pressing us to abandon–no, to betray–America’s historic democratic values?
  • Related: Trump is lying about immigrant crime – and the research proves it.


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This is not just a matter of Trump’s character, but also of ours. Our government’s immigration policies raise a fundamental question about our people’s moral fortitude: Will we as a society stand up to our own xenophobic, demagogic government pressing us to abandon–no, to betray–America’s historic democratic values?

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5 New Items including:

  • Story 1: ICE Program to Allow Local Law Enforcement to Make Immigration Arrests * Story 2: Debunking 8 Myths About Why Central American Children Are Migrating * Story 3: Black Sites for Kids: Rights Advocates Outraged Over Child Immigrants Being Held at 'Off-the-Books' Detention Facilities * Story 4: As Border Apprehensions Spike, Senate Committee Considers Asylum & Detention Reform Bill * Story 5: A Brief History of US Concentration Camps
  • Related: Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character.

June 24, 2019 |

https://portside.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/icecops511.jpg / Story 1: ICE Program to Allow Local Law Enforcement to Make Immigration Arrests, Jacqueline Thomsen, The Hill

May 6,2019 | The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was quick to condemn the move, calling it the “latest scheme by ICE to enlist local police in its abusive deportation agenda.”

Story 2: Debunking 8 Myths About Why Central American Children Are Migrating, David Bacon, In These Times

July 9,2014 | ‘Lax enforcement’ is not the culprit—U.S. trade and immigration policies are. The failure of Central America's economies is largely due to the North American and Central American Free Trade Agreements and their accompanying economic changes.

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A report by Reveal shows the more than a dozen children have been held in secret facilities by the Office of Refugee Resettlement,unbeknowst to their attorneys—in violation of U.S. law. (Photo: AP) /

Story3: Black Sites for Kids: Rights Advocates Outraged Over Child Immigrants Being Held at 'Off-the-Books' Detention Facilities, Julia Conley, Common Dreams

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | "Good lord."

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6.14.19 | Do you support reforms to asylum and detention laws?
 

Story 5: A Brief History of US Concentration Camps, Brett Wilkins, Counterpunch

June 21, 2019 | “At least during the internment of Japanese-Americans, I and other children were not stripped from our parents,” actor George Takei wrote, adding that “‘at least during the internment’ are words I thought I’d never utter.”

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Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character. Jim HightowerHightower Lowdown
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  • This is not just a matter of Trump’s character, but also of ours. Our government’s immigration policies raise a fundamental question about our people’s moral fortitude: Will we as a society stand up to our own xenophobic, demagogic government pressing us to abandon–no, to betray–America’s historic democratic values?
  • Related: Trump is lying about immigrant crime – and the research proves it.

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Concentration camps in America? Yes

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U.S. Border Patrol agents take Central American asylum seekers into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. The immigrant families were then sent to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing center for possible separation. (Getty/John Moore)

  • Concentration camps have a long history in America … and Donald Trump is testing them out right now.
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Chauncey DeVega, Salon

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/ August 27,2018 | Donald Trump's administration enacted an intentionally cruel policy of stealing children from the families of refugees, migrants and immigrants. While that policy has officially ended, the news media has moved on to other stories and the American public en masse is distracted and overwhelmed by the Trump regime's strategy of chaos, hundreds of children may never be returned to their families. In total, the Trump administration has likely violated human rights and international law while again denying the courts and standing against public opinion in the worst ways. This is one more step in the Trumpian campaign against American democracy.

The practical machinery of this administration's war on immigrants, migrants and refugees is a network of concentration camps. That term may sound shocking, but it shouldn't. While "concentration camps" evokes images of the Nazi Holocaust and death factories such as Auschwitz, concentration camps also have a long history in the United States and around the world.

Chauncey DeVega is a politics staff writer for Salon. His essays can also be found at Chaunceydevega.com. He also hosts a weekly podcast, The Chauncey DeVega Show.

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Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character. Jim Hightower, Hightower Lowdow

  • https://hightowerlowdown.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-07_Familias-750x400.jpgThis is not just a matter of Trump’s character, but also of ours. Our government’s immigration policies raise a fundamental question about our people’s moral fortitude: Will we as a society stand up to our own xenophobic, demagogic government pressing us to abandon–no, to betray–America’s historic democratic values?
  • Related: Trump is lying about immigrant crime – and the research proves it.

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‘It Feels Like We Are Prisoners’: Migrant Children Describe Trauma At Florida Detention Center

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Lawyers say the facility violates child welfare standards, and that no minor should be held at Homestead for more than 20 days.
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5/31/2019 | Immigrant children described being put in isolation for eight days, deprived of physical touch and constantly sobbing at a temporary detention center in Homestead, Florida, according to a motion filed by immigration lawyers on Friday.

The lawyers claim the facility violates child welfare standards, and want a court order stating the government cannot hold children at Homestead for more than 20 days.

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5c121581240000dd05589479.jpeg?ops=112_112/ Angelina Chapin is a HuffPost reporter. She's also written for The Guardian and New York magazine.

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Trump’s border cruelty is a test of our national character. Jim Hightower, Hightower Lowdown

  • https://hightowerlowdown.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-07_Familias-750x400.jpgThis is not just a matter of Trump’s character, but also of ours. Our government’s immigration policies raise a fundamental question about our people’s moral fortitude: Will we as a society stand up to our own xenophobic, demagogic government pressing us to abandon–no, to betray–America’s historic democratic values?
  • Related: Trump is lying about immigrant crime – and the research proves it.


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  • This is not just a matter of Trump’s character, but also of ours. Our government’s immigration policies raise a fundamental question about our people’s moral fortitude: Will we as a society stand up to our own xenophobic, demagogic government pressing us to abandon–no, to betray–America’s historic democratic values?
  • Related: Trump is lying about immigrant crime – and the research proves it.

Jim Hightower, Hightower Lowdown

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Do%20Something%20sidebar%201.jpgSpring, 2019 | In early June, I traveled to “The Valley,” as the McAllen-Brownsville area of Texas is called, down where the Rio Grande empties into the Gulf of Mexico. This river, the fourth longest in the US, forms the entire Texas-Mexico border, meandering south and east 1,250 miles from our far-west desert city of El Paso to the semi-tropical tip of my state. Its cartographic function aside, the narrow and shallow Rio Grande has historically been viewed by families in the region as more a connector than a divider, and it has long fostered a rich, cross-fertilized culture along its length, uniting generations of us Americanos with our Mexicano neighbors.

While I had gone there to talk politics at a union conference, I wasn’t about to pass up the chance to wallow awhile in the rich Tex-Mex experience. So I took an extra half day to savor shrimp just-plucked from the Gulf, quaff a couple or three good Mexican cervezas, let my mind drift to the lazy tempo of palm trees swaying in the sea breeze, and generally absorb the area’s unique spirit, character, http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Do%20Something%20sidebar%202.jpgand centuries-old sense of place. Altogether pleasant…

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Trump is lying about immigrant crime – and the research proves it. Mary Bauer, Southern Poverty Law Center

  • Since he began campaigning, President Trump has demonized Latino immigrants as “criminals.” He has called them “rapists,” drug dealers, “animals” and “bad hombres” who “infest our country.”
  • Related: 12 Ways to Make Sense of the Complex Humanitarian Crisis Happening on the US-Mexico Border.
  • Related: To Defeat ICE, We Need to Target Its Backers -- Microsoft and Amazon

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