The USA has created the world’s largest immigration detention system, and through a series of stopgap measures, shortsighted policies and intense lobbying by private companies have spawned and nurtured a multibillion-dollar industry based on the imprisonment of men, women, and children seeking to live in America.
Is POTUS treating migrant children like prisoners? Can this action be considered a form of cruel and unusual punishment?
Who is really well represented in immigration court? The odds of obtaining representation for newly arrived immigrants appearing in federal court has varied over the years. However, their rights appear to be slipping in recent years.
Also, immigrants in detention centers are often hundreds of miles away from legal assistance. Only a tiny percentage of detained immigrants have lawyers, leaving them to stay in the #USA and fend for themselves.
The US government now says there were 3,000 separated minors placed federal in custody, including at least 100 under the age of five.
POTUS posse revised the count of kids detained under its border policy. Trump administration claims they will find a way so the children can stay with parents per judge's order https://usat.ly/2tY3jNS
One of these days The Grand Old Party will wake up to realize that Trump's Modus Operandi is to cause chaos. It is the word most tossed around each and every week to capture the circus atmosphere circling around Donald Trump's DC Drama Circus.
They say its hard to teach an old dog new tricks, and old habits die hard and since that is what he knows, particularly in the contexts of business and criminal investigations.
Why does the GOP continually insist on counterproductive practices of deliberately preventing a planned political process? Have Republicans lost their way and are they one step closer to tearing up the USA? Why would they be allowed to succeed?
Republicans have looked the other way on Trump’s scandals and misdeeds, ignoring their majority oversight responsibilities and undermining the entire idea of checks and balances. Our forefathers established our nation under God to embrace a mindset that all men and women are created equal and that no one is above the law.
POTUS # Trump fought the law and the law won after a Federal Judge offers the strongest defense yet of DACA by ruling not only that the Trump administration must keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in place but that officials must begin accepting new applications again in 90 days.
The Republican appointee held that administration officials had not sufficiently explained the rationale for halting the program.
The Trump administration's arbitrary and capricious decision was reversed by a federal trial judge in San Francisco California thereby temporarily enjoined it from ending the DACA program, dealing another legal blow to the White House and buoying the hopes of hundreds of thousands of so-called “Dreamers.” http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-daca-federal-court-20180109…
Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Customs and Border Patrol personnel at the United States-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona that he has issued the attached memo to United States Attorneys that mandates the prioritization of criminal immigration enforcement. The memo directs federal prosecutors to focus on particular offenses that, if aggressively charged and prosecuted, can help prevent and deter illegal immigration.
Some call it a long awaited solution, but others see it as a growing problem for a nation built by immigrants.
Detaining and beginning to deport any undocumented immigrant is going to be a huge task. It should be concentrated on those who continue to committing criminal acts.
However, the essence of two new Department of Homeland Security directives, which include among priority targets anyone suspected of a crime. Homeland Security unveils sweeping plan to deport undocumented immigrants http://usat.ly/2m4dAWs