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Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis

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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?

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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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."

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Immigrant%20Processing%20at%20US%20Detention%20Center.jpgStory 4: As Border Apprehensions Spike, Senate Committee Considers Asylum & Detention Reform Bill, Countable

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.”

Related:

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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