We have to keep the horrors at the border publicized.
As always, Adam Serwer nailed it:the cruelty IS THE POINT!😠😠
Catherine Rampell (@crampell) Tweeted:
DOL official suspends agency’s role in certifying temporary visas for immigrant workers who are victims of trafficking or willing to cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of a crime https://t.co/7lDor8a8hG https://twitter.com/crampell/status/1147831631111237634?s=17
Taniel (@Taniel) Tweeted:
This is the 3rd paragraph of the NYT’s new article on the nightmare Border Patrol facility in Clint, Texas. It only escalates from here. https://t.co/kOUps4r5F5 https://t.co/m237IRa1SZ https://twitter.com/Taniel/status/1147687105415536640?s=17
The Trump administration is attempting to speed up initial screenings of immigrants seeking asylum, a move that advocates say will give immigrants less time to prepare for their interviews or recover from dangerous journeys.
Asylum officers have had to wait at least 48 hours after an immigrant has been detained for crossing into the US to interview them and hear their case. However, under a new directive implemented by US Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli, that window has been reduced to one calendar day, according to a policy change released to staffers on Monday and obtained by BuzzFeed News.
The policy is also the latest in a string of maneuvers pushed by the Trump administration — and Cuccinelli — that advocates believe is aimed at restricting asylum.
“This is another way to limit the process — that will lead to fewer positive credible fear interviews, more deportations,” said Ur Jaddou, a former chief counsel at USCIS. “This goes right along with his mistaken view that he is there to limit the number of people that obtain a benefit and remove people beyond his authority.”
Agency officials, however, said the new policy was an attempt to reduce a significant portion of the processing timeline and make the system move more efficiently as the administration deals with record numbers of families crossing the border.
Mother Jones (@MotherJones) Tweeted:
ICE just quietly opened three new detention centers, after Congress told it not to https://t.co/j4XB1ET3ry https://twitter.com/MotherJones/status/1148686831527112705?s=17
I know that it can be depressing to read. The behaviour of the Administration is meant to discourage us. Don’t let it. Let it enrage you. Keep you focused on why these people should be in jail, and why all of the GOP needs to go in November 2020. I will remind you that not one Republican has stepped up to call out this Administration. Not one. And, for those running in 2020, this must be held around their necks as an albatross.