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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

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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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

https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2019-06/26/23/asset/ff27c004291a/sub-buzz-940-1561591682-1.jpg?downsize=700%3A%2A&output-quality=auto&output-format=auto / June 26, 2019 | "Many infants and children are losing weight because of the quality and quantity of food being provided," a doctor who inspected a Border Patrol facility said.
 

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.

Related:

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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