Thursday Open Thread | Meanwhile, On The Border, THIS Is Happening😠😠

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

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.

Immigrant Asylum-Seekers May Get Less Time To Prepare Their Cases Under A New Trump Administration Rule

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

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.

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74 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | Meanwhile, On The Border, THIS Is Happening😠😠

    • Liza says:

      From the article:
      “Underwood’s plan — introduced in March and known as the Health Care Affordability Act — would offer a potentially crucial boost to ACA enrollment by blasting away the dreaded “subsidy cliff,” which mandates that no family of four making more than $100,400 can qualify for any tax credits whatever to help pay for insurance. The plan would also cap the premiums people pay on their health insurance at 8.5 percent of income. Some people now could be paying three times that much, making insurance technically attainable but practically unaffordable.”

  1. rikyrah says:

    Brian Schwartz (@schwartzbCNBC) Tweeted:
    NEW: Jeffrey Epstein donate $46 million in Apple stocks and other assets to Les Wexner’s charity in 2008. The transaction was received only months before Epstein went to jail in Florida.

  2. Twitter is down

  3. rikyrah says:

    Love her. Beautiful home

  4. Just stfu! You had a chance to take action against this criminal thug and you chose to be a coward. Go straight to hell.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Too old….AT SIXTEEN😰😱😨😞

    • Liza says:

      I’m glad the manager stood up to them. Maybe these two Trump-emboldened old biddies will think twice before they speak up in public like that again.

  6. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : July 11, 2019

    Ostentatious: adjective ah-stun-TAY-shus

    : attracting or seeking to attract attention, admiration, or envy often by gaudiness or obviousness : overly elaborate or conspicuous : characterized by, fond of, or evincing ostentation

  7. rikyrah says:

    I wrote last night that this is what I couldn’t get past.
    A guy with a HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA getting a position at one of THE elite private schools in not only NYC, but the U S A?

    And , even back then…it was THE SCHOOL to go to. This was pre-diversity. This was even pre-new money.
    Back then?
    Wasn’t nothing but OLD OLD Money allowed into Dalton.

    And…don’t forget…Daddy Barr was forced to resign A YEAR LATER😒😒😒

    I am waiting for the Dalton victims to come forward.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Thank you.
    She can be another Manchin..

    David D’Ag (@jackjonesbabe) Tweeted:
    Some are starting to judge Amy McGrath not lefty enough. She’s from Kentucky. She’s a dem looking to replace McConnell. That is more than enough for me. I don’t need to fall in love with her. Just donated another few bucks.

  9. rikyrah says:


    Kurt Nice (@KurtNiceHHL) Tweeted:
    At some point in her life can AOC learn to stop attacking Democrats then playing the victim and just STFU for for a little while on Twitter. That child is annoying as fuck. She’s a whiny little chaos agent who really hasn’t helped expand shit but her own media profile.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) Tweeted:
    So the GOP 2020 pitch will be “went to court to take healthcare from 20+ million people, cut taxes for the super rich and big businesses, wrecked farms and ranches with tariffs, w/held money from 9/11 victims and gave the state control of women’s bodies … for the little guy?”

  11. Bitcha*ss mofo is going to defy the Supreme Court…..

  12. rikyrah says:

    Got a big drug bust at that Southern Border Wall at Philadelphia….cause, that’s where all the drugs come in . Right?😒😒

    On the flip side.. who wants to make the call..

    ‘Um, yo….the cops got the boat’

    Other end of phone call ‘Excuse me?’

    ‘ The cops got the boat’

    ‘ I expect payment. I sent you the shipment’😒😒

  13. rikyrah says:

    Just shut up, you guilty pervert 😠😠 😠

  14. rikyrah says:

    She whining about having to do HER JOB?😒
    Does she think that she’s the only one with tough committee assignments?

  15. rikyrah says:

    You know, I get tired of Chris Hayes giving them the White folks benefit of the doubt. Last night, he was mocking what he called “the conspiracy theorists ”

    Once again, trying to both sides bullshyt.
    The right wing conspiracies are nothing but lies.

    On our side, you get a string of these, and as I always say:

    Not👏 enough 👏 coincidences 👏in👏the👏 Western 👏World👏

    And suddenly, I am a conspiracy kook😒😒
    Your Whiteness is showing, Chris.

    Cause NOBODY NON-WHITE would get this benefit of the doubt.🤨🤨

  16. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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