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When Kids Are Caged–’Worse Than We Thought’

June 24th, 2018 · 20 Comments · Law Enforcement, National Politics, News and Events

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MCALLEN, TX – JUNE 17: In this handout photo (via CT Mirror) provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol agents conduct intake of illegal border crossers at the Central Processing Center on June 17, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. (Photo by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.)


From CT Mirror reporter Anna Radelat:

Connecticut lawmakers at the U.S.-Mexico border this weekend said they were moved, and even shocked, by what they saw up close as the effect of the Trump administration’s immigration policy.

“It was worse than we ever thought,” said Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District.

DeLauro and Reps. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, Jim Himes, D-4th District and Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, were part of a group of 25 Democratic lawmakers who toured a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in McAllen, Texas, and the Port Isabel immigration processing center in Brownsville, Texas on Saturday.

The Connecticut Democrats spoke of sobbing mothers who did not know where their children were and pleaded for help, families in holding centers ringed with barbed wire, and children sleeping on concrete floors under mylar heat-resistant blankets.

Full story here.

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  • Andrew C Fardy

    I am and asking when is congress going to start acting like grown ups? they wont vote for any plan to do something with the illegals entering the country. The illegals have been a problem even when the holier than thou democrats were in total charge of both houses. I must remind you the people of Connecticut voted for you not Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi. Lets cut the BS and get a plan passed ..
    All I can say is grow a pair and get it done.

  • Tom White

    The Connecticut delegation in Congress has voted in lockstep with all their Democrat colleagues to obstruct any progress to address the problems of illegal immigration.

    Now, they have joined their fellow Democrats in the pandering campaign, attempting to shift blame for this mess to the Trump administration and influence the mid-term elections.

  • Tom White

    There are some telling comments to the CT Mirror story. Read the full story.

  • Mojo

    *** Lets blame the democrats for a problem that has been going on for a very long time on every border of the U.S. Either by ships, planes or trucks, aswell as crossing the border on the north & south by foot. This issue is not and has not been a “one” political party issue to be resolved without complete input & co-operation by all party’s in the House & Senate and whom ever is sitting in the Presidents chair. This issue should of been studied & pro’s & con’s debated a long time ago in order to find a way instead of both parties always pointing the finger at each other & the sitting Presidents Admin. @ the time. Neither party has done the job other than worry about getting re-elected again by there party & continue the political game that seems to go from far left to extreme right with no progress in-site. ***

    • Ron Mackey

      Mojo, I want to see 45 shuts down our northern border of Canada like he’s doing the southern border and take white babies from their mothers and put those children in the same type of dention center with cages.

      • Andrew C Fardy

        You dont know that they are white baby’s I knew it was time for race to enter this conversation. Lets ship the kids to africa where they can become boy soldiers and pirates

        • Ron Mackey

          Andy, we’re talking about brown babies and then you make your dumb ass comment, “I knew it was time for race to enter this conversation.” I guess you’re still watching black and white TV. I don’t hear 45 interested in closing down the Canadian border to stop illegal immigrants.

          “Fundamentally what racial difference is there between a white Communist, Republican or Democrat?”
          —Marcus Garvey

          In the early 1920′s Marcus Garvey lead a “Back to Africa Movement” but the American government destroy that plan.

  • Andrew C Fardy

    Ron you are free to go live there any time you want. If you go take Day with you. I happen to be modern and dont discriminate I have a color TV

    • Ron Mackey

      I want America to live up its promise in the Preamble of Constitution of the United States of America and Constitution of the United States of America. Blacks build this country with it’s sweat, blood and tears while their women were being rape and sold and their children were torn away from their mothers and sold, no Andy black blood runs deep in America’s history. We’ve have fought and died in ever war that America has fought. Blacks were not immigrants they were forcefully bought to America to work and to breed their children to be slaves, that the black experience in America something the whites never experience in America.

  • John Marshall Lee

    Details, details, details (SOUGHT BY OPPONENTS OF President 45)……..isn’t the big picture good enough for the public?? I mean what’s the problem when we stop the hordes storming over the Mexican border, invading our country because conditions in their homelands is worse.It is still illegal, so we separate the adults and the kids…..but made no plans to join them at a future date? Just another detail….Names, home communities, relatives, or other info routinely recorded at every governmental or service group in the US, but not with children, who are not even English language learners yet, or so young as to not know the details of their identity?
    How many young people will go unidentified months from now? Where will they be kept, or sent? Perhaps in a Trump Hotel, where occupancy stats may have decreased? TIME WILL TELL.

  • Hector A. Diaz

    “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to ME: I lift my lamp besides the golden door”, funny how people whose ancestors were CHASED and THROWN on boats, so that the wealthy could eat, who came here broke and were ridiculed and beaten and many became indentured servants, very similar to slaves. now think they posses the authority to decide who does or doesn’t get to live here? Land was never meant to be owned, the idea of it being owned was foreign to the natives here, probably why they lost it. When it comes time for judgement the laws of man won’t matter…

    • Ron Mackey

      Hector, there’s a back story to Emma Lazarus’ famous poem The New Colossus on the Statue of Liberty that one should understand before using the quote that you post. The history of it is very interesting and it’s not what you really think it means.

      The Story Behind the Poem on the Statue of Liberty
      Emma Lazarus’s Petrarchan sonnet is an awkward vehicle for defenses of American greatness—perhaps because so many of those who quote it miss its true meaning.

      https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/01/the-story-behind-the-poem-on-the-statue-of-liberty/550553/

      • Hector A. Diaz

        Thank you Ron, I looked over the article, not sure if its because I’m at work I couldn’t really get a full understanding or if it was written in a way that can cause confusion. in any event the words of the poem have a meaning to many that may differ from the authors original thoughts any many other writings do the same, so with that thought in mind I’ll continue to believe in the “words” not the authors thoughts.\

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    There he goes again. Trump is blaming Congressional Democrats, Barack Obama and the man in the moon for HIS policy. POTUS has the ultimate authority in this matter, NOT Nancy Pelosi, NOT Chuck Shumer.

  • Donald Day

    Oh Andy please, you say you knew race would enter the conversation, but this whole conversation has always been about race. They’re are Russian, German, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Indian, Irish and a host of other illegal immigrants in America yet you never see ICE gathering groups of whites, jailing them and sending them back to where they came from. There are over 50,000 illegal Irish living in America why isn’t 45 and ICE arresting them like they are those from central America? Andy you know the answer, RACE.

  • Donald Day

    Gary, John Deasy is the Irish Government envoy to US Congress. What else would he say except that number is lower than reported? The number really doesn’t matter because you still don’t see them rounding up Irish people sending them back home like those from Central America.

    • Gary Tobin

      Silly me thinking someone may know more than you. The country which borders the US and allows anyone in and through their country, have the same amount of illegal aliens as every other country and because Mr. Day say, equal deporting is the only way the system should be ran.
      I would post the number of Illegal Aliens from Central American here in the USA but we all know there is no credible resources for which you would accept.

  • Donald Day

    Yes Gary, I saying equal deportation should be the rule of the day, but I’m sure that being equal in anything isn’t in your lexicon. America, separate and unequal. Right Gary.

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