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#281 andydp

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 02:50 PM

Within a year of the initial award, the value of the two contracts had more than tripled, to over $3 billion, even though the length of the fence the companies were building had only grown by 62%, to 135 miles. The money is coming from military counter-narcotics funding

Isn't one of the objectives of the wall to keep those drug dealing Hispanics out ? This way you cut out the middle agency
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#282 Rue Bella

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 12:03 PM

Watch carefully for the guy in the mid distance climbing over the wall and then running:

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 03:26 PM

There's a new sheriff in town (actual several) who are Democrats and want nothing to do with the abusive, unprofessional, punitive behavior of ICE.

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Three Democratic sheriffs who have promised to cut ties with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement will soon assume office in some of Georgia’s and South Carolina’s most populous counties after defeating hardline Republicans.

All of them have promised to end longstanding agreements with the federal government under which sheriffs can question people about their immigration status and detain them on immigration charges.

These agreements, known as 287(g) agreements after the section of the Immigration and Nationality Act that created them, predate President Donald Trump. But Trump has vastly expanded the 287(g) program, issuing an executive order during the first weeks of his presidency that allowed him to rapidly sign more such agreements with local law enforcement to arrest and detain unauthorized immigrants living in the US. During fiscal year 2019 alone, the agreements allowed local law enforcement to take almost 25,000 immigrants into custody.

Opponents say they foster distrust of law enforcement in immigrant communities, result in racial profiling, yield few arrests of violent criminals who should be prioritized for deportation, and prove costly for local authorities, who foot the bill of carrying them out.

In Georgia’s Gwinnett County, Democrat Keybo Taylor, a police major, prevailed over Republican Chief Deputy Sheriff Lou Solis. The county’s 287(g) agreement had been used to refer more than 21,000 people in the county to ICE over the past decade, making it one of ICE’s biggest local law enforcement partners outside of counties on the US-Mexico border.

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 04:06 PM

Those agreements also increase crime in those communities. If a victim calls the cops knowing s/he will be punished instead of the perpetrator, guess who isn't going to call the cops?
Well, fuck.

How can I be expected to distinguish BS from reality when so much of my reality is utter BS?!





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