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Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis, July 13, 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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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.

July 13, 2019 |

https://static01.nyt.com/images/2016/01/29/us/29visa-web/29visa-web-jumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webpStory 1: From the Archives | U.S. Placed Immigrant Children With Traffickers, Report Says. Emmarie Huetteman, New York (NY) Times
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
http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Child%E2%80%99s%20view%20of%20life%20for%20young%20undocumented%20migrants%20detained%20in%20federal%20facilities%20on%20the%20U.S.-Mexico%20border.jpgChild’s view of life for young undocumented migrants detained in federal facilities on the U.S.-Mexico border.
 

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.

https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/mt/2016/09/RTX1M2J7/lead_720_405.jpg?mod=1533691847 / Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

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.

Related:

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

Special Project | The Deplorable US Immigration Crisis

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