I hate to follow bad news with bad news but the story out of Virginia is so wrong, an Abu Ghraib for immigrant children. The America we know and love is turning into our worst nightmare before our eyes.
Kids beaten and kept naked in cold cells. The story is so horrific. Read about it here.
A 15-year-old from Mexico held at Shenandoah for nine months also recounted being restrained with a bag over his head.One of the sad things is that our country's machine will not run smoothly without immigrant labor. They tend to do the crappy jobs nobody else wants to do quite well. Ex Trumpite Gary Cohn reportedly said something interesting at a talk the other day; that the real migrant crisis is that there aren't enough of them. Be careful what you wish for.
"They handcuffed me and put a white bag of some kind over my head," he said, according to his sworn statement. "They took off all of my clothes and put me into a restraint chair, where they attached my hands and feet to the chair. They also put a strap across my chest. They left me naked and attached to that chair for two and a half days, including at night."
After being subjected to such treatment, the 17-year-old Mexican youth said he tried to kill himself in August, only to be punished with further isolation. On other occasions, he said, he has responded to feelings of desperation and hopelessness by cutting his wrists with a piece of glass and banging his head against the wall or floor.
I am actually pretty hawkish on the path to citizenship for people who have entered our country illegally but there has to be a viable guest worker program and you don't punish and deport people who have lived in this country nearly their whole lives through no fault of their own.
Trump created this whole family separation crisis trying to leverage his wall and now he wants to blame the democrats and have them fix the problem for him and share the political heat. He is the one who refers to these people as invaders, infesters, rapists, criminals and worse. Let him reap the whirlwind.
The GOP holds both houses of Congress, the Presidency and has the SCOTUS nominally in the tank for them, they have the power to fix it themselves. Could have had a bipartisan bill last week but it was pulled so that the GOP could go it alone and vote on these two dogs of bills that don't have a chance in hell of passing.
Talk to us when you get your own house in order. But they can't, the GOP is too split and Trump, McConnell and Ryan have torched their relations with the opposition so there is little hope for bipartisanship. Hopeless.