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  1. Some people actually have empathy and believe in treating immigrants with respect; others don’t give a shit about them and are OK with treating them like animals. We know what camp you fall into.
  2. Actually, you are the ones who don’t give a shit about these people. That’s why your instant reaction is “they shouldn’t have come here illegally” instead of even trying to understand or empathize why they’re doing what they’re doing or wanting to make the conditions at these facilities more humane for them. Don’t even try to turn that around on us; just own the fact that you’re OK with treating them like animals.
  3. There is nothing wrong with making the process smoother, faster, and more humane for people to come here the legal way, and in fact that is exactly what we should be doing, in addition to helping improve conditions in their home countries to reduce the incentive for so many of them to leave. Those things will make it less likely that they try coming here illegally.
  4. This gives me great joy. Less poisonous gun fetishism getting spewed on our airwaves.
  5. If you had read the article, you would know that this family was waiting in Mexico for an asylum appointment, not the US. The US is not a shithole, but the camps these asylum seekers are being detained in certainly are. And you wonder why they are trying to come here illegally.
  6. “Propaganda” by physicians and attorneys who have actually visited the facilities, and the migrant families themselves? Fuck you Some are in 'cages.' Others sleep on concrete. Sick, hungry migrant children aren't only just in notorious Texas facility MEXICALI, Mexico -- Alba Macario of Guatemala said her 2-year-old daughter Suriana nearly died while they were detained in a processing facility in Calexico, California, for more than a week in May. “The immigration officials treat people as if they are animals,” said Macario, 25, Tuesday as she sat on the floor of a shelter in in Mexicali, weeks after she had been released by U.S. authorities and sent back to Mexico. “I saw how my daughter almost died in my arms and they couldn’t do anything.” Migrant families, activists and attorneys said this week that the abuse of child migrants remains widespread in immigration detention across the U.S. The most recent outcry comes after attorneys reported children and infants were found sick and left in soiled clothing at a Border Patrol station southeast of El Paso in Clint, Texas. But critics say children are being put at risk at various other federal facilities, as well, where they can go cold, hungry, thirsty and without adequate medical care. The lack of resources follows vows from the Trump administration to overhaul its policies after the deaths of seven migrant children in federal custody over the last year. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/26/border-patrol-hungry-migrant-children-texas-clint-trump-republicans-mexico-parents/1568151001/ Doctor compares conditions at immigrant holding centers to 'torture facilities' From sleeping on concrete floors with the lights on 24 hours a day to no access to soap or basic hygiene, migrant children in at least two U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities face conditions one doctor described as comparable to "torture facilities." The disturbing, first-hand account of the conditions were observed by lawyers and a board-certified physician in visits last week to border patrol holding facilities in Clint, Texas, and McAllen, a city in the southern part of the state. The descriptions paint a bleak image of horrific conditions for children, the youngest of whom is 2 1/2 months old. "The conditions within which they are held could be compared to torture facilities," the physician, Dolly Lucio Sevier, wrote in a medical declaration obtained exclusively by ABC News. After assessing 39 children under the age of 18, she described conditions for unaccompanied minors at the McAllen facility as including "extreme cold temperatures, lights on 24 hours a day, no adequate access to medical care, basic sanitation, water, or adequate food." All the children who were seen showed evidence of trauma, Lucio Sevier reported, and the teens spoke of having no access to hand washing during their entire time in custody. She compared it to being "tantamount to intentionally causing the spread of disease." In an interview with ABC News, Lucio Sevier said the facility "felt worse than jail." "It just felt, you know, lawless," she said. "I mean, imagine your own children there. I can't imagine my child being there and not being broken." Conditions for infants were even more appalling, according to the medical declaration. Many teen mothers in custody described not having the ability to wash their children’s bottle. And children who were older than 6 months were not provided age-appropriate meal options, including no pureed foods necessary for a child's development, Lucio Sevier reported. "To deny parents the ability to wash their infant's bottles is unconscionable and could be considered intentional mental and emotional abuse," she wrote. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/doctor-compares-conditions-immigrant-holding-centers-torture-facilities/story?id=63879031
  7. Love it USWNT's Ali Krieger says Donald Trump is angered by women he 'cannot control or grope' USWNT defender Ali Krieger issued a strong rebuke to President Donald Trump after he tweeted about teammate Megan Rapinoe on Wednesday. "In regards to the 'President's' tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand by (Rapinoe) & will sit this one out as well," Krieger wrote. "I don't support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable." https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2019/06/26/uswnt-ali-krieger-donald-trump-angered-women-he-cant-grope/1573168001/
  8. OMG the gay agenda!!! Newsflash you POS homophobe: nobody said people aren’t “allowed” to feel uncomfortable with someone who is LGBTQ, but that doesn’t make it okay, especially when that person is your own family member. We should be encouraging tolerance and acceptance of different kinds of people, not treating them as weird or ostracizing them. Do you have any idea what it’s like to be gay and not accepted by your own family? Also quell surprise that a homophobic winger like yourself has zero idea about the valuable work that organizations like GLAAD do.
  9. Lol, as usual you have zero idea what you are talking about. There are plenty of differences between the progressive and moderate wings of the party, as we saw in 2016. Go back to your Hannity/Limbaugh bubble; these debates will be far too intelligent for dumbass brainwashed wingers like you.
  10. A lot of people will be watching tonight, myself included. But for many others, it’s still too early to get into it yet.
  11. For the millionth time: it’s not that easy. If you actually read the article, it explains that they were waiting and waiting for an appointment to receive asylum and finally crossed the river out of desperation. Turnbacks and long waits in scorching heat and poor living conditions are pushing these people to try crossing illegally.
  12. A woman watched her husband and daughter drown at the Mexican border, report says They were waiting for asylum The haunting image offers a glimpse into the suffering asylum seekers face on the US-Mexico border. The family had been in a migrant camp in Matamoros since Sunday, hoping for an appointment to receive political asylum from the US, the newspaper said, citing Martinez's wife. They'd been in Mexico for two months in the scorching heat -- temperatures climbed to 113 degrees Fahrenheit at times -- and the family decided to cross the river out of desperation, La Jornada reported. The victim's wife said they had obtained a humanitarian visa from the Mexican government. Ports of entry along the border have long been overwhelmed by the surging asylum claims, Customs and Border Protection officials have said. But US policies that make it harder for those seeking asylum to turn themselves in at ports of entry are pushing more migrants to take deadly risks and cross in more dangerous areas, advocates have said, warning the number of deaths at the border will increase. Turnbacks and long waits also often push asylum seekers into crossing the border illegally, according to a September report by the Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General. https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/06/26/politics/mexico-father-daughter-dead-rio-grande-wednesday/index.html?utm_source=fbCNNp&utm_medium=social&utm_term=link&utm_content=2019-06-26T14%3A04%3A21&r=http%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com This is yet another tragic story that speaks to how broken our current system of seeking asylum is.
  13. It’s not “left wing bullshit” you fucking dumbass; it’s accounts from lawyers and physicians who actually visited the facilities.