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A Delphi forum for discussing breaking news, memes, various topics of interest. From the serious to the silly, we discuss the top stories in the news, on Twitter, and in your social media world. Every day, a different story.
This is a turning point—a big one. Separating families under conditions in which, prior to the April 6 policy change, they would have been kept together is an atrocity. Sticking kids in an abandoned Walmart and, worse, tent cities is an atrocity. /1— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) June 18, 2018
I don’t know what to do. Evil is being done right now and we are afraid to get too loud. This moment in time will define us for generations.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) June 17, 2018
And people will say I am being dramatic. And I say: you are part of the problem.
According to my own conversations with your officers, both on the ground and in the office, this is untrue. Including your officers who spoke to some 40 + reporters on background recently on a recorded conference call. https://t.co/EQ2nfp3Ryf— john sepulvado (@JohnLGC) June 17, 2018
The American practice is “government-sanctioned child abuse,” said Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights https://t.co/Xpyisn2bmU— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) June 18, 2018
It's important to note that children subjected to prolonged detention in ORR custody and in family detention often express feeling suicidal & often engage in cutting. Being ripped from their families is an added layer to the trauma they always experience when detained. https://t.co/V1u63ITyiL— Tina Vasquez (@TheTinaVasquez) June 18, 2018
(1/3) This morning, I joined @margbrennan on @CBS’s @FaceTheNation to discuss immigration and the Russia investigation. I do not support the Administration’s policy that is leading to the separation of children from their parents. pic.twitter.com/dGXZDybWlV— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) June 17, 2018
(2/3) Senator @JeffFlake and I have written to the Administration to ask for more information about this policy, but we already know two things: First, from the experience of previous Administrations, it does not act as a deterrent to use children in this fashion.— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) June 17, 2018
(3/3) Second, and much more important, it is inconsistent with our American values to separate these children from their parents unless there is evidence of abuse or another very good reason. We need to fix our immigration laws, but using children is not the answer.— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) June 17, 2018
Here's some information for you, Susan.
AP story: officials scolded "a group of 5-year-olds for playing around in their cage, telling them to settle down. There are no toys or books." One boy was "quiet, clutching a piece of paper that was a photocopy of his mother's ID card"— Michiko Kakutani (@michikokakutani) June 18, 2018
"IN THEIR CAGE" https://t.co/P3gUId1EVD
"Senator Manchin (WV) has now signed on. Percentage of party members who back the bill to END child separation: Democrat: 100% Republican: 0%"Read more from Twitter
"BREAKING: Border Patrol releases video of the detention facility in McAllen, Texas. This is US government video. https://t.co/kOdp5XzuEx"
"Another first lady heard from: Rosalynn Carter releases statement saying "The practice and policy today of removing children from their parents' care at our border with Mexico is disgraceful and a shame to our country.""Read more from Twitter