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    Trump detests immigrants and believes the Justice Department and the Supreme Court exist to do his bidding. Trump appointed a Supreme Court Justice who also detests immigrants. Thus, this news is not surprising:

    Administration wants to bring DACA case back to Supreme Court quickly with Kavanaugh in

    https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/10/17/pol...ugh/index.html

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    Yes sir, that Trump administration is all heart.

    Border patrol arrests of migrant family members hit all-time high in September, DHS says

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/border-...mber-dhs-says/

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    Our immigrant-hating President -- he makes an exception for Melania -- panders to the fears of his immigrant-hating base by spouting outrageous lies and false accusations: "Mexicans bring crime. They're rapists and drug dealers." "We need to ban Muslims from coming to this country." "Democrats favor open borders. They love illegals because illegals vote Democratic." Today, Trump came up with another false claim. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders repeated it. Neither Trump nor Sanders could offer any evidence to support the claim.

    Trump claims — without evidence — migrant caravan includes 'unknown Middle Easterners,' vows to cut US aid
    New York Daily News, Oct 22 2018

    President Trump today claimed "criminals and unknown Middle Easterners" are "mixed in" with the estimated 7,200 Central American migrants marching towards the US southern border, though he offered no evidence to support the claim.

    Trump's warning was included in a string of typo-riddled tweets as the caravan of migrants mostly from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador continued their treacherous journey through Mexico towards the U.S.

    Many of the migrants are fleeing poverty, starvation and gang violence and are hoping to apply for asylum in the US but the President insisted they are "coming illegally" and vowed his administration will now cut or reduce what he called "the massive foreign aid routinely given" to the Central American nations.

    "Sadly, it looks like Mexico's Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States," Trump tweeted. "Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in. I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy [sic]. Must change laws!"

    Trump told reporters, "Go to the middle of the caravan, take your cameras and search, okay? You're going to find MS-13, you're going to find Middle Eastern, you're going to find everything. And guess what, we're not allowing them in our country."

    Trump’s latest comments drew sharp rebuke from Muslim advocates. "If he actually has evidence to support this racist and Islamophobic dog whistle, he should provide it to the public and explain why 'Middle Eastern' immigrants would be of particular danger to our nation," said Nihad Awad, the national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "It is time for this president to be held accountable for his seemingly endless stream of lies and bigoted rhetoric."

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/poli...022-story.html

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    We've all seen television ads for various drugs. Half of each commercial is taken up by the recitation of a long list of side effects. Well, immigrant children at a Texas detention center are being forced to take drugs without even being told what they all are -- and they've been suffering from side effects. Yes sir, that Trump administration is all heart.

    Government accused of giving migrant kids psychotropic drugs despite court order barring it

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lawyers...er-barring-it/

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    George Orwell's 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four envisioned a world where there is perpetual war, government surveillance, propaganda, torture, brainwashing, food shortages, rationing and the rewriting of history. We are now seeing all those things taking place throughout the world. George Orwell, meet Two Thousand Eighteen. Two Thousand Eighteen, meet George Orwell.

    Amazon met with ICE officials over facial-recognition system that could identify immigrants

    http://www.latimes.com/business/tech...023-story.html

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    Trump now says "there could very well be" Middle Easterners in the migrant vcaravan from Central America but he acknowledged he has "no proof." This is likely the closest Trump has ever come to admitting he's wrong about something.

    Trump admits 'there's no proof' of his 'unknown Middle Easterners' caravan claim

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/23/polit...van/index.html

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    No terrorists have ever crossed into the US from Mexico. Every lethal terrorist attack since 9/11 was carried out by a US citizen or legal resident. And yet Trump has never declared, "We need to ban US citizens from this country until we can figure out what the hell is going on." However, he did say we should ban Muslims. He also said Mexicans are rapists and drug dealers and bring crime. Now he's picking on "unknown Middle Easteners" in the hope of stoking fear and getting all his immigrant-hating followers to vote November 6. Trump is a disgrace and an embarrassment to the United States of America.

    Opinion: Trump's laughable southern border scare
    Peter Bergen, CNN, Oct 23 2018

    The caravan of some 7,500 migrants wending its way north through Mexico is a political gift to President Donald Trump, who ran successfully on a get-tough on immigration and terrorism platform during his presidential campaign. Trump tweeted Monday that there are "unknown Middle Easterners" mixed in with the thousands of migrants. The intent of this tweet is surely to play on American fears about the possibility of mysterious Middle Easterners attacking the country, as they did on 9/11.

    There is just one problem with this notion: Every lethal terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11 has been carried out by a US citizen or legal resident, according to New America, a research institution that tracks jihadist terrorism cases. In addition, of the more than 400 jihadist terrorist cases prosecuted in the United States in the past 17 years, not one of the terrorists infiltrated the country across the southern border.

    Of course, the notion of a terrorist joining a caravan of migrants who are being filmed continuously for many weeks is implausible on its face. But Trump is not going to let facts get in the way of trying to make terrorism an issue as the midterm elections draw closer.

    https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/10/23/opi...are/index.html

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    Is the migrant caravan from Central America funded or financed by Democrats? No -- but Trump says otherwise. Are there Middle Eastern terrorists among the migrants? No -- but Trump says otherwise. Does Trump have even the slightest bit of compassion for these migrants? No -- and Trump would never say otherwise.

    'The only one using this caravan in a political way is Donald Trump,' organizer says

    http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-...024-story.html

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    Here are the first two paragraphs of an editorial in today's Los Angeles Times. The complete essay is linked below. We all know who should read this editorial -- but won't.

    Locking up would-be immigrants is inhumane and unnecessary
    Los Angeles Times, Oct 27 2018 3:15 AM

    The United States has the dubious honor of maintaining the world’s largest immigration detention system. Other countries may house more refugees and temporarily displaced persons, but we lock up the most people whose right to stay in the country is in dispute. Tens of thousands of people a day are held until they’re deported or granted permission to stay by an immigration judge (or at least released on bond or into a sponsor’s custody pending a further hearing).

    It is a shameful aspect of US immigration enforcement that the government denies liberty to so many people who have neither been accused nor convicted of a crime. To be sure, every nation has a right to control its borders and determine who gets to come in, for what reasons and through what legal mechanism. We don’t believe that the US should maintain open borders but the government’s historic reliance on detention as a tool for dealing with people accused of arriving or staying here illegally is needlessly expensive, grossly inhumane and unjust to people exercising their legal right to seek asylum.

    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/edito...027-story.html

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    This insightful Los Angeles Times editorial comes on the day that our immigrant-loathing President has stepped us his hateful rhetoric. Trump now refers to the migrants from Central America as "invaders."

    Trump has become Chicken Little: 'The caravan is coming! The caravan is coming!'

    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/la-ol...htmlstory.html

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