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#121 JackD

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 10:34 AM

That's pretty close.

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 10:46 AM

I guess you can't make America great again without breaking a few eggs destroying a few lives.

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An 18-year-old United States citizen has been in Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody for more than three weeks, according to his lawyer. Francisco Erwin Galicia was detained at a CBP checkpoint in Falfurrias, Texas, on June 27 while traveling to a soccer scouting event. Galicia told his mother that he was detained because he didn’t have his U.S. passport but that he did present his Texas ID, which can only be obtained with a Social Security number. Galicia’s mother told The Dallas Morning News that she met with CBP officers last week and presented them with Galicia’s birth certificate, but was unsuccessful in getting him released. The Morning News reports that Galicia’s birth certificate lists that he was born at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas on Dec. 24, 2000. The ICE detainee locator system shows that Galicia is being held at the South Texas Detention Facility in Pearsall, Texas, and lists him as being born in Mexico.

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 04:47 PM

The evil spewing from this administration and its congressional enablers is so hard to take.

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The federal government has awarded nearly $4 million to house migrant children in a facility that had its license revoked by the state of North Carolina.

A report published by WRAL on Wednesday found that 72 migrant children are expected to be held in a Robeson County facility operated by New Horizon Group Home LLC.

The facility previously was shut down by the state 45 days after opening for posing “an imminent danger to the health, safety and welfare” of the boys who were housed there.

Boys with serious mental conditions like depression, schizophrenia and PTSD were given video games and Netflix instead of a teacher, a state audit found.

“The federal Administration for Children and Families, which oversees the Office of Refugee Resettlement, awarded the grant to New Horizon despite the fact that the company has gone months without a required state license to house any children,” WRAL noted.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 01 August 2019 - 07:11 AM

Send them to Glen Mills School.
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Posted 11 August 2019 - 12:14 PM

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 01:27 PM

I guess it's time to go after legal immigrants.

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The Trump administration will broaden the public charge definition to encompass not just those primarily dependent on public assistance programs, but anyone who uses a public benefit, including publicly funded health care programs including Medicaid, food stamps, other nutrition-related programs, or housing assistance.

Lots of natural born employed Americans use those benefits. Of course, the Administration is putting an end to that too...by changing the rules on who receives SNAP benefits.


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The proposed rule, announced last week, would undo the ability of states to provide food stamps to households that have incomes above the federal food stamp limit—130% of the federal poverty line—but hefty expenses.

That would have the biggest impact in states like California that have raised the minimum wage to try to chase the skyrocketing costs of housing. As California’s minimum wage creeps towards $15 per hour by 2023, many more workers could be bumped off food stamps when their monthly incomes rise above the federal limit.


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Posted 12 August 2019 - 01:55 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 12 August 2019 - 01:27 PM, said:

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The proposed rule, announced last week, would undo the ability of states to provide food stamps to households that have incomes above the federal food stamp limit—130% of the federal poverty line—but hefty expenses.
That would have the biggest impact in states like California that have raised the minimum wage to try to chase the skyrocketing costs of housing. As California’s minimum wage creeps towards $15 per hour by 2023, many more workers could be bumped off food stamps when their monthly incomes rise above the federal limit.


Sounds like it would also hit military families. They have a harder time with second incomes due to being effectively single-parent much of the time and being moved around, which is also expensive even if the Service theoretically covers the costs of moving.

No shock. "Support our troops" means floods to contractors while funnelling funds from base housing repairs to Presidential vanity projects.
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Posted 14 August 2019 - 03:11 PM

It seems a good time to post this article on what immigration was like a century ago. The more things change...

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 02:29 PM

More violent activity and coverups in the era of Trump.

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A video that has gone viral on social media shows a group of protestors sitting peacefully across a road in front of Rhode Island’s Wyatt Detention Facility Wednesday night, chanting for the release of about 120 immigrants. A black pickup truck approaches, honks, briefly stops, then runs into the crowd. Children and one person in a wheelchair were part of the protest, organizers say.

“It was terrifying because we didn’t know what exactly his intention was,” said Amy Anthony, a spokesperson for Never Again Action told The Washington Post. “It certainly appeared he was trying to hit us.”

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BREAKING: Here is HD video of an ICE guard driving his truck into us as we sat peacefully blocking the Wyatt Detention Center.

We’re putting our bodies on the line because we see the camps and the roundups. We’ve learned from our ancestors: NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE.

Several protestors were injured and taken to a hospital for treatment. None of the injuries were severe.

“The driver, protesters say, was a correctional officer employed by the privately run facility who was wearing a badge and a uniform — an assertion backed up by video of the incident,” The Washington Post reports.

Local police did not arrest the driver, and in fact took no action at all, according to Anthony.

The driver was allowed to walk into the prison, while prison guards were allowed to pepper spray the protestors.

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 09:40 AM

The ICE officer has been suspended. He wasn't just some grunt, he was a Captain. He needs to be f***ing prosecuted. In what world is it OK to drive a vehicle into a group of peaceful protesters? Oh, that's right. In 'Murica World, the bestest world there is! MAGA!

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A correctional officer was suspended Thursday, a day after a truck drove into protesters outside a Rhode Island facility that houses ICE detainees.

A statement from Wyatt Detention Facility, where the protest took place, said Capt. Thomas Woodworth had been suspended. The statement did not say whether Woodworth was the man driving the truck. Protesters filming the Wednesday evening incident were heard on video chanting the name “Woodworth” after the truck’s operator came into their view.

“Captain Thomas Woodworth has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the independent investigation being conducted by the Rhode Island State Police, and the Wyatt’s internal investigation,” the detention center’s statement read.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 12:12 PM

 LFC, on 16 August 2019 - 09:40 AM, said:

The ICE officer has been suspended. He wasn't just some grunt, he was a Captain. He needs to be f***ing prosecuted. In what world is it OK to drive a vehicle into a group of peaceful protesters? Oh, that's right. In 'Murica World, the bestest world there is! MAGA!
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Posted 16 August 2019 - 04:46 PM

Gee I wonder why undocumented immigrants end up in meat packing plants. Maybe it's because they were recruited to go work there:

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As I described in my book Fast Food Nation, published in 2001, the largest companies in the beef industry had recruited immigrants in Mexico, brought them to the meatpacking communities of the American West and Midwest, and used them during the Ronald Reagan era to break unions. Wages were soon cut by as much as 50 percent. Line speeds were increased, government oversight was reduced, and injured workers were once again forced to remain on the job or get fired. In The Chain, published in 2014, Ted Genoways wrote about similar changes in the pork industry. And in 2016’s Scratching Out a Living, Angela Stuesse wrote about the transformation of the poultry industry in the rural South, with a prescient focus on the abuse of Latino workers in Mississippi.


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Posted 16 August 2019 - 05:03 PM

And on farms and hotels and golf resorts.





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