Nearly 15,000 unaccompanied minors currently are detained in the U.S.; they’re held in places ranging from tent cities to trailers and shelters, some of which have a history of mistreatment, including forced drugging, sexual assault and physical abuse.
More than 1,500 U.S. citizens spent time in immigration detention between 2007 and 2015. In many cases, they were deported.
North Carolina Pastor Kim Wells charges her congregation to take action against the government’s abuse of children on the border.
“When Jews say never again,” said one marcher, “We fucking mean it.”
Two days after he read this poem at a TRUTH Act forum in Bakersfield, California, ICE arrested Jose Bello.
A.C. Thompson: Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes
Perhaps the most disturbing posts target Ocasio-Cortez. One includes a photo illustration of her engaged in oral sex at an immigrant detention center.
Debating the fate of jailed migrant children is important, but the life-and-death crisis that they have been thrown into demands immediate action.
At 448 dense pages of legalese, the Mueller Report has swiftly, improbably become a sort of touchstone of the sordid times.
A.C. Thompson: Over 200 Allegations of Abuse of Migrant Children; DHS protecting agents from prosecution
A federal judge found the department’s own records disturbing and ordered the names of the accused agents made public. Now, DHS has taken its fight against doing so to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Government documents detail 8,488 cases of solitary confinement. In half the cases, solitary lasted longer than 15 days — the point at which some of its psychological harms may become irreversible and it can amount to torture.
Let all the Good Samaritans of the earth come forth in such numbers as to overwhelm the wickedness of the Trump administration with a love of God and neighbor so great that all manner of goodness shall prevail.
Trump framed the proposal as a threat—but several politicians and rights advocates replied that immigrants would be welcome in those communities.