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Failing to comply with a court order demanding that he reunite immigrant children with their parents, Donald Trump is asked what he is doing to expedite the process. The solution, he responds, is for these people to have never come here in the first place.

In late June, U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw issued a preliminary injunction requiring that the federal government reunite families that had been separated at the southern border as a result of the Trump administration’s racist and unnecessarily cruel “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Sabraw, in his ruling, demanded that children four years old and younger […]

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We are living in a fucking nightmare world… but maybe there’s finally a tiny glimmer of hope

[above: The President of the United States, a racist authoritarian who has done everything in his power to undermine civil rights and the rule of law, demonstrates his patriotism to non-reading Americans by hugging a flag.] Backing down in the face of a nascent Republican backbone, President Trump today signed a misspelled executive order ending […]

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As more stories come to light about immigrant children being taken from parents at the border, Trump blames his administration’s policy on Democrats

About three weeks ago, on May 7, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new “zero tolerance” policy at southern border. “If you smuggle illegal aliens across our border, then we will prosecute you,” Sessions said at the time. “If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you,” he continued. “And that child may […]

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I know, let’s separate immigrant children from their families and put them in military warehouses!

My favorite part of the Emma Lazarus quote at the base of the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free and I will lift my lamp beside them, separating out the children in the darkness and leading them to military warehouses" — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) May […]

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Military pawns, racist scum, and living in a nation where no-one’s at the helm… Welcome to the #TrumpShutdown

As we discussed last week, in hopes of avoiding a government shutdown, a bipartisan group of Senators led by Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin went to the White House with a plan that, as they relayed to the President, would pass through both houses of Congress. This compromise legislation, they explained to Donald Trump and […]

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