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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Poll: Most Americans Don’t Want Trump’s Border Wall

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Trump has been threatening to shut down the government over his deluded fantasy of building a 30-foot concrete border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Most Americans (57 percent) don’t want to see the government shut down because of the wall, according to a new poll. Even more Americans (69 percent) don’t think the wall should be an immediate priority for Congress in the first place.

Trump probably knows deep down that he’s not going to get what he wants, and he’s not happy about it.

So before meeting with Democratic leaders on Tuesday to discuss funding (or lack thereof) for the wall, Trump threw a tantrum on Twitter.…

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Trump Still Separating Families At Border

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica.

The Trump administration has quietly resumed separating immigrant families at the border, in some cases using vague or unsubstantiated allegations of wrongdoing or minor violations against the parents, including charges of illegally re-entering the country, as justification.

Over the last three months, lawyers at Catholic Charities, which provides legal services to immigrant children in government custody in New York, have discovered at least 16 new separation cases. They say they have come across such instances by chance and via their own sleuthing after children were put into temporary foster care and shelters with little or no indication that they arrived at the border with their parents.



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To Trump, Tear-Gassed Toddlers At Border Are ‘Stone Cold Criminals’

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Trump justified the use of tear gas against desperate migrant children by describing them as “stone cold criminals.”

Migrants seeking refuge from Honduran violence and chaos in the United States were tear-gassed at the U.S.-Mexico border by agents of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Photographs showed that many of those on the receiving end of the gas were young children, some of them barefoot and wearing diapers.

Once again showing his ignorance of reality, and support for naked cruelty, Trump justified the action.

He wrote, “Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries.”

“Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A.…

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