This 21 June 2018 video from the USA is called Trump Administration to Indefinitely Detain Migrant Families Together; No Plan to Reunite Separated Children.
From Pramila Jayapal in the USA today:
The Trump administration’s anti-immigrant policies need to stop. Join us on Saturday, June 30 for a nationwide protest, anchored by MoveOn and the National Domestic Workers Alliance, to demand justice for immigrant families.
Yesterday, in response to public outcry, Trump signed an executive order trading one cruelty for another. The order ends family separation at the border but maintains so-called “zero tolerance.” And it opens the door to the INDEFINITE DETENTION of children and parents in camps. It’s not just immoral, it’s illegal.
This is the time to fight back harder.
Trump created the crisis of family separation and now, in response to the American people speaking out and mobilizing, he’s making a show out of signing an executive order to end it. He didn’t need an executive order to end his cruel policy — he could have simply told Jeff Sessions and the Department of Homeland Security to stop the abuse.
No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children (AP News)
The executive order Trump claims will end family separation, explained (Vox)
Pentagon Asked to Prepare Housing for Up to 20,000 Migrant Children Video (New York Times)
“These Kids are Traumatized: For Migrant Children Caught at the Border, Detention is just the beginning (Vanity Fair)
We All Need to Fight to End the Separation of Immigrant Families (The Nation)
MILITARY TO HOUSE MIGRANTS Some 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children are reportedly to be sheltered on U.S. military bases, according to a Pentagon official, following a request from the Department of Health and Human Services. Meanwhile, experts say the process to reunite detained children with their families is in “total chaos.” [HuffPost]
LOCKED UP INDEFINITELY The Trump administration has filed an emergency motion in court so it can lock up migrant children indefinitely — along with their parents. Earlier, Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the Christian Broadcasting Network that it’s “painful” to hear religious leaders condemn the policy of child separation he oversaw. [HuffPost]
This 21 June 2018 video from the USA is called Report from McAllen, Texas: No One Knows What Will Happen Now to Separated Migrant Children.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Friday, June 22, 2018
New York Mayor joins Mexican border protests against Trump
He had earlier expressed shock that at least 239 children had been sent to his city after being separated from their parents on the border.
Mr Blasio pointed out that President Donald Trump’s executive order putting an end to the policy of separating families at the border involved no mechanism to reunify those already separated.
He said he had gone to a reception centre for migrant children in Harlem and emerged to reveal that he was “shocked to learn” how many children separated from their parents had been sent to New York, explaining that this single Harlem centre had received 239 children without the knowledge of city authorities.
“How is it possible that none of us knew that there were 239 kids right here in our city?” he asked.
“How is the federal government holding back that information from the people of this city and holding back the help that these kids could need?”
“The mental health issues alone, they made clear to us, are very real, very painful”, the mayor stressed.
President Trump was forced by a public outcry at home and abroad against his punitive split families policy to issue his executive order last night.
His explanation was that he “did not like the sight of families being separated.”
The president stressed, however, his administration’s commitment to its “zero tolerance policy” of criminally prosecuting anyone who crosses the border illegally.
He added that it was now up to Congress to resolve the issue, in combination with tougher immigration regulations.
Two Bills, both involving finance to build a border wall with Mexico but differing over whether to offer citizenship to so-called “dreamers” — migrants brought to the US as children — have been tabled.
Neither Bill is popular with Democrats and many Republicans are wavering or openly opposed.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who has defended the split families policy, was confronted by angry chanting protesters during her meal in Washington on yesterday evening at a Mexican restaurant.
This 21 June 2018 video from the USA is called Lawsuit Claims Detained Migrant Children Have Been Forcibly Injected With Powerful Psychiatric Drugs.
Trump aide Stephen Miller’s great-grandfather flunked his naturalization test.
HOUSE OF PAIN The House Thursday rejected a conservative immigration bill, with a second, less hard-line bill also expected to fail in the coming days. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was quick to blame Democrats for the defeat, claiming they care more about open borders than migrant children. [HuffPost]