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    The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees "due process of law" in criminal proceedings. The Supreme Court ruled in 1953 that non-citizens are guaranteed due process as well. We have a President who doesn't know -- or care -- about the Constitution. And why oh why can't he stay off Twitter?

    Trump tweets he wants to deport immigrants 'with no Judges or Court Cases'--a move which would violate due process

    http://www.businessinsider.com/trump...t-cases-2018-6

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    This Los Angeles Times essay explains how Trump is "distorting the truth." I think it would be more accurate to say Trump is making up stories which in his own mind he believes are true.

    Trump strays from the truth again and again on immigration

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-...624-story.html

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    Here is an excellent thought-provoking essay by Sarah Bilston, a professor of English literature. She compares Trump's immigration policies to the "Poor Laws" enacted in England in 1835. Children were separated from their parents and forced into workhouses. Many families were never reunited. The laws' "profound inhumanity" inspired Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist.

    Breaking up families? America looks like a Dickens novel
    It's 2018 but it sure feels like 1834.

    https://www.commondreams.org/views/2...-dickens-novel

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    Fox News' Laura Ingraham said the immigrant detention centers are "essentially summer camps" for children. Really, Laura? Then why are so many children fleeing them? Huh? And the runaways are being branded with the demeaning name UAC (Unaccompanied Alien Child).

    15-year-old boy is 42nd child to flee network of migrant shelters along border since October

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/teen-wa...southwest-key/

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    In a just-released Gallup poll, 87% of Republicans approve of Donald Trump's job performance. Only 5% of Democrats approve and only 38% of independents approve. How can Republican lawmakers continue to support this man after all his lies, bluster, boasts, threats, insults, idiotic tweets, racism and inhumane immigration policies? Meanwhile.....

    Tech workers protest government ties as migrant conflict rages
    CBS News, Jun 25 2018 3:14 PM

    Some employees at Microsoft, Amazon and Google are calling for the companies that hire them to reconsider relationships with the US government, especially work with Immigration & Customs Enforcement, based on ethical grounds. The government ties have come under increasing scrutiny as news of refugee parents and children being separated at the US border has led employees to question how technologies such as geolocation and facial recognition may be used.

    Microsoft has a cloud computing contract wth ICE. Google has worked with the Pentagon on an AI program that cold be used for drone strikes. Amazon employees are concerned about how the retail giant's facial recognition program might be used by the Department of Homeland Security. "The employees at technology firms have said, 'Look, our tech is capable of many things, but if we don't rein it in now, it could run away from us and be used for some potentially horrible things,'" said TechRepublic senior reporter Dan Patterson.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tech-wo...gle-microsoft/

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    Yes, the immigration agency has indeed been perverted by "Trump and his team of white nationalists" but this bill to eliminate it has no more than a zero percent chance of passing.

    Democratic Representative Mark Pocan introduces bill to eliminate ICE

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...ice/ar-AAz9hCg

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    The woman who leaked the audio, video and photos had recently quit her job at the detention center because she hated seeing chidren separated from their parents. I was watching MSNBC last night when Rachel Maddow shared the footage. Speaking in Spanish, a worker warns the kids that if they speak to the press they could wind up spending more time in detention and away from their parents. I doubt any of these children or their parents would say Trump has made America "great."

    Whisteblower leaks video from New York detention facility where chidren were threatened against speaking to the press

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/20...atened-against

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    "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.....Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me....." -- Emma Lazarus, The New Colossus, 1883

    "You can't come in." -- Donald Trump, June 26, 2018

    Trump urges new US border policy: 'You can't come in'

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...cDzC?ocid=AMZN

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    The Trump administration is resorting to blackmail: Give up your claim to asylum and agree to be deported or we will keep your kids away from you for a long long time. The land of the "Red, White & Blue" is becoming blacker and blacker.

    HHS Secretary Alex Azar says administration will not reunite any children with parents in custody

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ad...dixp?ocid=AMZN

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    Last week the House postponed an immigration bill vote to today -- and, once again, their only action turned out to be inaction.

    House rejects Republican immigration bill, ignoring Trump

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...fOTu?ocid=AMZN

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