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Trump Prepares to Open New 'Captured Children' Facility in Texas as Hundreds of Rights Groups Call for Decriminalizing Migration

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/06/20/trump-prepares-open-new-captured-children-facility-texas-hundreds-rights-groups-call

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I have run outta adjectives, I have used up my storage of anger, there isn’t an ounce of rant left in me, only pain and heartache. This is killing my soul.


" Trump Prepares to Open New ‘Captured Children’ Facility in Texas as Hundreds of Rights Groups Call for Decriminalizing Illegal Immigration"

There, fixed it. Somebody didn’t check the headline again.

AOC is right,these are concentration camps.It makes me ashamed of my country.


If cons don’t want more environmental refugees, why are they destroying the global environment?


Hi Ditton:
More anger will come as this is America 21st century!
So to recap, Texas will have to change a lot bout itself… although I digress, but the MOCKINGBIRD is the primo state bird considering what Texas is turning into !

BUT: that state motto, " FR!ENDSHIP," is definitely too long in the tooth to be truthful.

We will definitely need to change the name from TEXAS as the name come from a native word, " tejas," meaning “friends or allies.” Need some big time work on this one!

I’m a bit worried about the state flower, “Bluebonnet,” as what with all the child prisons you’ll be building, I don’t think there will be many flowers blooming in the future of this state of the LOST CHILDREN. : (


Savoy Brown…

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I know how it feels, Ditton. But we cannot let the fascists win…


When exactly did seeking asylum become illegal?


Seeking asylum is not illegal. There’s plenty of POEs where it can be done. Oh wait, you’ll have to wait in line with the other 10,000 seeking “asylum”. It’s much easier to have some kid in tow and cross illegally in the middle of the desert.

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Where are all the pro-life fanatics? I guess they do not give a damn about children being torn from their families and imprisoned in concentration camps with bad food, no legal representation, no toys or games and not even a damn toothbrush. Will their new prison even have air conditioning or fans?


Hey Stardust how you doing? I have to disagree on your assessment of Texas. I may be wrong but I believe the federal government is responsible for building these concentration camps for children. Remember, ably 87% of the population in South Texas is Hispanic. They aren’t about to support anything such as these awful interment camps that are being built to imprison children of their own kind. I’m not Hispanic but I am a longtime resident of South Texas and this action by the Trump regime makes my blood boil. I’d like to see the Orange Mussolini tossed in one of those cages and forgotten about. Texas is still a state that has pride in it’s reputation as a very friendly state and IMO we still are. Just see what happens if you ever break down while traveling. Within five minutes you will have more people than you can imagine stopping to offer you help. Every state has its assholes and we of course have more than our fair share what with the corrupt Republicans dominating state government and the pseudochristian rightwing evangelicals that back them. We are turning back to blue slowly but surely and Austin, San Antonio, and the areas surrounding are actually quite liberal and progressive. Bernie Sanders has a huge number of supporters here! If ya don’t believe me please come visit and I’ll take you to the Riverwalk for some killer Tex-Mex food, a good Margarita, and lots of friendship!


Wow thanks Pony! I had completely forgotten about Savoy Brown. Great band!


These are “camps” in the sense that Dachau, Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen and Sobribor were “camps”.


Cheap, low quality food from the factory farms in the US have destroyed millions of small sustainable farmers around the globe. This has helped destabilize soooo many countries.


“Trump Prepares to Open New ‘Captured Children’ Facility in Texas”

…with De Vos re-appointed to new position of ‘Child Catcher,’ likely: ‘Come out, little ones - no more empty bellies and bad padres if you come with us…’

Sure, except that there is no stipulation on method of entry outlined in the internationally agreed upon rights of asylum.
The only illegality here is on part of the US.


THings like this make me wish there really was a Hell, so these subhuman creatures could rot in it , for ever.

Sorry for the long comment(s) - these days so much seems so relevant and so needful of writing/speaking about.

Likening trumps racist policies to concentration camps is accurate, but another truth gives them a possibly greater stench of the worst kind!

They Are Concentration Camps — and They Are Also Prisons - for-profit prisons!

"The prison-industrial complex extends to the people indefinitely incarcerated in “civil commitment centers” and psychiatric hospitals, and in military prisons; and it extends to the youth trapped in the punitive and racially biased “child protective services” net. It extends to policing, a violent practice of capturing, harming and sometimes directly killing large numbers of disproportionately Black, Brown, trans and/or disabled people. The prison-industrial complex also extends to another immense punitive, violent institution: the U.S. immigration system, which hosts its own wide network of jails (usually labeled “detention centers”).

The for-profit aspect of this ongoing atrocity and crimes against humanity, by this and previous regimes, including Clinton’s & Obama’s, should not be tolerated in any just society!

The enormity of these crimes reminds me of the words of others -:Martin Niemöller and a part of the film V for Vendetta especially Valerie’s words (only part of her letter) - first Niemöller’s words enhanced, if I may be forgiven, and then Valerie’s

First they came for those seeking asylum from brutal regimes, environmental threats, and want - these people they labeled “migrants”

Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Not because I was not a socialist, but because I was a coward.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews and Romany, and LGBT community, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew, or Gypsie, or LGBT

Then they came for the scientists and environmental animal rights activists and I did not speak out—
Because I was cowed into silence.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

"I still don’t understand it: why they hate us so much.

America’s wars grew worse, and worse. And eventually came to London.

I remember how the meaning of words began to change. How unfamiliar words like “collateral” and “rendition” became frightening, while things like Norsefire and the Articles of Allegiance became powerful. I remember how “different” became dangerous.

They took Ruth while she was out buying food. I’ve never cried so hard in my life. It wasn’t long until they came for me.

It seems strange that my life should end in such a terrible place.

But for three years I had roses – and apologised to no-one.

I shall die here. Every inch of me shall perish. Every inch.

But one.

An inch.

It is small and it is fragile, and it is the only thing in the world worth having. We must never lose it or give it away. We must never let them take it from us.

I hope that - whoever you are - you escape this place. I hope that the world turns, and that things get better.

But what I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that even though I do not know you, and even though I may not meet you, laugh with you, cry with you, or kiss you: I love you.

With all my heart., I love you. - Valerie."


Since the rush of Norwegians and other white immigrants swamped our system as trump requested, browns are deemed unsavory and illegal. Sarcasm.

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