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Immigration: issues and policy

(David Bythewood) #301

Looks like Trump is rolling out the Gestapo.

Border Patrol Will Deploy Elite Tactical Agents to Sanctuary Cities

Agents from a special tactical team that normally confronts smugglers on the border are being sent to sanctuary cities across the country.


More tactics to get over the wall…and Border Patrol is trying to stop them. More apprehensions this year than last.

US Border Patrol has seen a rise in camouflage “hook-and-ladders” within the far south-west region of Texas since May last year, according to The El Paso Times .

El Paso’s urban stretch of border is said to be littered with the ladders, which are engineered out of rebar and match the rust brown colours of the wall.

The redbar ladders began appearing in large numbers once construction of a replacement wall in El Paso was finished last May. According to Border Patrol, illegal crossings have increased ever since.

We’re starting to see a lot of evading activity,” said Agent Ramiro Cordero. “We’re starting to see the criminal organisations working hand-to-hand on either side to avoid detection. More and more we are seeing ‘failure to yields’ — they are utilising ladders to go over the fence and diversionary tactics.

Border Patrol apprehensions of single adults — those most likely to use the ladder method — have nearly doubled in the El Paso sector.

From October 2019 through January 2020, Border Patrol apprehended 10,030 adults, compared with 5,150 in the same period a year ago.


:headphones: Listen: Six Years Separated

An asylum-seeking migrant girl is separated from her family at the border and enters U.S. custody at 10 years old. Now, she’s 17 and still in a shelter, even though her family is ready to take her in. They just can’t find her. They turn to reporter Aura Bogado for help.

(David Bythewood) #304

I fear we will see this story told hundreds of times more with what this regime is doing now.

Here is another tale I fear we will see played out again in the future.

The children of fathers who aided in the torture & murder of thousands during the dictatorship that ruled Argentina from1976 to1983 are rebelling against their families.

Will this be us in a generation?

The Disobedient Children of Monsters

(David Bythewood) #305

More on Trump’s push to invade cities with militarized goon squads.

They were one of the first families separated at the border. Two and a half years later, they’re still apart.

A related thread on family separation: