Items tagged with: CBP
The president used the deaths of two children as a political talking point on Twitter.
#immigration #cbp #trumpistan
A 5-month-old girl who traveled with the migrant caravan has been hospitalized with pneumonia after spending five days inside freezing cells operated by border authorities in California, her mother said. A. Portillo, the girl's mother (who asked to be identified only by her first initial because she is fleeing from an abusive partner), said she jumped a low part of the border fence with her daughter on Dec. 12 near Tijuana before being detained by Border Patrol agents.#immigration #detention #cbp #children #pneumonia #trumpistan
In a statement released by lawyers, the parents of Jakelin Caal said the girl had been given food and water and appeared to be in good health as she traveled through Mexico with her father, 29-year-old Nery Gilberto Caal Cuz. The family added that Jakelin had not been traveling through the desert for days before she was taken into custody.#politics #cbp #trumpistan
The child’s death is likely to intensify scrutiny of detention conditions at Border Patrol stations and CBP facilities that are increasingly overwhelmed by large numbers of families seeking asylum in the United States.As well it should.
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A report from an independent forensic pathologist found that Roxsana Hernández, a transgender asylum seeker, was likely brutally abused before her May death while in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody. Hernández, just 33 years old, ultimately died from severe dehydration and complications from HIV while in intensive care. The immigration agency is also compelled by Congress to release a report within a month of a detainee’s death, according to INTO, but ICE has refused to.#transgender #trans #ICE #abuse #CBP
Instead, the ghouls at ICE have sought to discredit Dr. Kris Sperry, the forensic expert who conducted Hernández’s autopsy. INTO and “LGBTQ advocates confirmed that multiple media agencies had received the same tip from ICE and were looking into Sperry’s past,” which pointed out that “Sperry retired in 2015 after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a scathing report on Sperry’s time moonlighting as a paid forensic consultant. Sperry did not face legal action and has continued to practice in Georgia.”
“It’s standard law enforcement issue,” Kevin McAleenan told CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
President Donald Trump claimed that federal agents had used “a very minor form” of tear gas on a group of migrants attempting to enter the U.S. on Sunday. But Kevin McAleenan, whom Trump appointed as commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in 2017, agreed with the assertion of CNN’s Chris Cuomo that there is only one kind of tear gas.#trumpistan #lies #lipsaremoving #cbp #mexico #teargas
Auschwitz Memorial Tweets to Lindsey Graham: 'The Holocaust Actually Did Not Start From Gas Chambers. This Hatred Gradually Developed From Words, Stereotypes & Prejudice'
Senator Lindsey Graham on Monday suggested Congresswoman-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) visit the Holocaust Museum to learn the difference between the genocide committed by the Nazis and the use of tear gas on asylum-seekers in Mexico. It did not go well for Graham.#politics #teargas #cbp #lindseygraham #mexico
Mexico’s foreign ministry presented a diplomatic note to the U.S. government on Monday calling for “a full investigation” into what it described as non-lethal weapons directed toward Mexican territory on Sunday, a statement from the ministry said.And the pushback from Mexico begins.
#politics #internationallaw #trumpistan #cbp #border #migrants
President Donald Trump defended his administration’s use of tear gas on migrants who attempted to cross the U.S. Southern border on Sunday. Speaking with reporters in Mississippi ahead of a campaign rally in Biloxi, the president claimed that a “minor form” of tear gas was used. “First of all, the tear gas is a very minor form of the tear gas itself,” Trump said. “It’s very safe.”#politics #trumpistan #border #cbp #mexico
Fox News is hustling to reassure Trump that he is in the right, despite the public outcry, and being a malignant narcissist he will choose to believe Fox News. This border crisis is the result of our country being led by an emotional child ruled by his fears and bigotries. He will continue to be surrounded by people, including advisor Stephen Miller and chief of staff John Kelly, who share his repugnant views on immigrants. As long as these people are in power, they will continue to stoke the flames and create a crisis on the border that has no reason, outside of racism, to be happening at all.#politics #trumpistan #border #cbp #mexico #foxnews
Trump’s account contradicted U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, who said in a statement Monday that agents and officers “effectively managed an extremely dangerous situation involving over 1,000 individuals,” adding: “They did so safely and without any reported serious injuries on either side of the border.”Trump opened his mouth, and the lies tumbled forth.
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"Strong breeze carried U.S.-launched teargas deeper into Mexico. Migrants ran for hundreds of yards before escaping the cloud."#trumpistan #cbp #migrants