Saturday Open Thread | Top Dem lawmakers demand unredacted memo Trump admin used to justify family separations

Every last person involved need to taken to The Hague and prosecuted for crimes against humanity.

The top Democrats on the House and Senate judiciary committees are calling on the Trump administration to turn over an unredacted copy of the memo it used to justify its controversial “zero-tolerance” policy of separating immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally.

In a letter sent Friday to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said they had been made aware that Nielsen’s office received an internal memo on April 23 outlining options for how to prosecute more parents for immigration violations.

Feinstein and Nadler said the memo stated that DHS could “permissibly direct the separation of parents” and included a footnote stating a full legal analysis of the family separation option was attached.

“The versions of this memo that are publicly available are heavily redacted or unsigned,” they wrote.

“The legal analysis justifying family separation included as an attachment to the memo is currently unavailable to the public.”

Feinstein and Nadler are asking DHS to turn over an unredacted copy of the signed memo and all attachments, including the legal analysis on family separation cited in footnote five.

They noted that the memo contradicts Nielsen’s remarks to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in May, when she said DHS had no such separation policy.

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43 Responses to Saturday Open Thread | Top Dem lawmakers demand unredacted memo Trump admin used to justify family separations

  1. ❤️❤️❤️
    This is why I love him. The REAL DEAL. Our Senator from Texas!

  2. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    We need to show by our vote on November 6 that love, kindness, and lending a helping hand will strengthen our country. Goodwill is everything!

  3. yahtzeebutterfly says:


    “Greatness doesn’t cultivate white supremacy, violent colonialism and racism. Honoring hate and violence won’t make America great.”
    ~Bernice King

    Love, compassion, kindness, and caring for others will triumph spectacularly over hate. Love IS stronger than hate.

  4. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    The women protesting non-violently should never be labeled as a “mob.”
    “Rep. Maxine Waters Goes Off And Blows Up Trump’s Claims That Protesters Are A Mob”

    • “lip smacking finger lickin good!!! two hrs later had me shaking and looking for more! went to my sister doing the crack dance !! hey can i get some more of that chicken! LOL”


  5. When hell freezes over and Jesus comes back to touch my forehead………..

    Sexy Girl Middle Finger

  6. My brother is grilling t-bones and sausage, making potato salad. Yummy

  7. Liza says:

    This article from last April is just a reminder that in Saudi Arabia, they cut people’s heads off.

    Saudi Arabia criticised for 48 beheadings in four months of 2018
    Rights group says half of those executed by ‘notorious’ system were on non-violent charges

    Agence France-Presse in Dubai

    Thu 26 Apr 2018 03.54 EDT

  8. Liza says:

    I wonder how many millions of people would like to kick her ass (for real).

  9. Every last person who are abusing little immigrant children by making a 2 year old and 5 year old sign away their rights need to burn in the hottest hell for crimes against humanity. This is pure wickedness from the pit of hell.

  10. Ametia says:

    Kamala Harris receives an Orwellian response from Kirstjen Nielsen
    By dwolber —October 10, 2018


  11. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : October 13, 2018

    Quip: noun KWIP

    1 a : a clever usually taunting remark : gibe
    b : a witty or funny observation or response usually made on the spur of the moment
    2 : quibble, equivocation
    3 : something strange, droll, curious, or eccentric : oddity

  12. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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