Trump is proposing internment camps for migrants detained at the border: Sen. Merkley

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President Donald Trump is proposing internment camps for migrants detained at the U.S./Mexico border, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., said on ABC News' "Powerhouse Politics" podcast.

"It is the large-scale imprisonment of children and parents for the duration of their immigration proceedings which can go on for years" Merkley told Senior Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce on the podcast. "And we must not allow America to go back to the philosophy of World War II where we lock up thousands of families for years at a time."

The Trump administration has made efforts to do away with the Flores Agreement, a court-approved settlement, which does not allow children to be held in detention facilities for more than 20 days.


Trump and Republicans have called the Flores Agreement a "loophole" which encourages undocumented immigrants to bring their children when trying to cross the border.

The senator disagrees saying, "Flores is a fundamental protection of the health and welfare of children and it is exactly the foundation that was established by the court in the agreement. This administration does not accept that it must provide fundamental protection for children."

When asked about why immigration is such a deeply rooted issue for him, Merkley cited his experience living in developing countries like West Africa and Mexico.

"I can personally connect with what is going on in these countries when they're in severe turmoil that produces refugees fleeing persecution," he said.

In June 2018, Merkley visited multiple migrant detention facilities in McAllen, Texas.

"The kids were being torn out of their parents arms and they were being sorted into these cages there at the facility," he said.

He said that he was initially denied entry to another facility converted from an old Walmart which held 1,500 boys.
Trump is proposing internment camps for migrants detained at the border: Sen. Merkley

What in the hell have we let happen?
 
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the new self-declared King of the Jews, ladies n gents!

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I believe they've refused to give these children flu shots, with the excuse "they're not in there long enough to spend the money on a vaccine"

so if he does away with the Flores Agreement, they can't use that excuse anymore

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regardless. keeping children imprisoned for a long period of time is fucked up no matter which way you slice it
 
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the new self-declared King of the Jews, ladies n gents!

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I believe they've refused to give these children flu shots, with the excuse "they're not in there long enough to spend the money on a vaccine"

so if he does away with the Flores Agreement, they can't use that excuse anymore

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regardless. keeping children imprisoned for a long period of time is fucked up no matter which way you slice it
Providing vaccines and medical evaluations and treatment while in what the libs want to describe as prison is far better treatment than releasing them to fall upon the tender mercies of the gangs of exploiters waiting to use them to their advantage. I can't see how there's a snowballs chance in hell for them being mistreated in a camp with all the loonys "inspecting " the toilets and food quality daily. What will likely happen is an increase in illegals and migrants coming to the border due to the new improved treatment they'll receive. Dems won't go for it because they want to allow more free roaming illegals into the country to try and argue into becoming new voters for their party.
Please don't try to convince anyone that the migrants aren't "free" under these conditions. They have an option to remain "free' in another country while awaiting a ruling on their case.
 
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the new self-declared King of the Jews, ladies n gents!

~~~

I believe they've refused to give these children flu shots, with the excuse "they're not in there long enough to spend the money on a vaccine"

so if he does away with the Flores Agreement, they can't use that excuse anymore

~~~

regardless. keeping children imprisoned for a long period of time is fucked up no matter which way you slice it
We have some really twisted, sick, evil people in government right now. There is no excuse for treating anyone in this manner.
 
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Providing vaccines and medical evaluations and treatment while in what the libs want to describe as prison is far better treatment than releasing them to fall upon the tender mercies of the gangs of exploiters waiting to use them to their advantage. I can't see how there's a snowballs chance in hell for them being mistreated in a camp with all the loonys "inspecting " the toilets and food quality daily. What will likely happen is an increase in illegals and migrants coming to the border due to the new improved treatment they'll receive. Dems won't go for it because they want to allow more free roaming illegals into the country to try and argue into becoming new voters for their party.
Please don't try to convince anyone that the migrants aren't "free" under these conditions. They have an option to remain "free' in another country while awaiting a ruling on their case.
neat.

anyway. detention centers close because of flu outbreaks and flu deaths.

Flu Outbreak Prompts Largest Border Detention Center to Stop Processing Migrants
 
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And to be able to hold them indefinitely. Republicans truly are scum for being OK with this to pander to their heartless, racist, idiot base

We have some really twisted, sick, evil people in government right now. There is no excuse for treating anyone in this manner.
Not as sick as all the republican voters that are OK with this
 
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And to be able to hold them indefinitely. Republicans truly are scum for being OK with this to pander to their heartless, racist, idiot base


Not as sick as all the republican voters that are OK with this
You have to ask, what in the hell is wrong with people? What is it that makes people so horrible to their fellow human beings? Its not justifiable in any way, shape or form.
 
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