Open Thread | Where Are The Teens Taken By ICE??๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ 

Where are the immigrant teens? Thereโ€™s so much wrong going on with this Administration, itโ€™s hard to pick a story. But, this one stood out because I donโ€™t see it going around MSM. Remember this, they havenโ€™t earned the benefit of the doubt. Your mind, when thinking about what could be happening, should go to the worst possible situation. Not only is it probably true, but, it keeps an air of reality about this Administration. This Administration which has been stealing peopleโ€™s children. Weโ€™ve been thinking about the migrants at the border, and the pain and horror inflicted upon those children, some winding up dead. Others winding up โ€˜ lostโ€™.

How do you lose children?
How does my cleaners have a better tracking system of my clothes, than the U.S. Government does for migrant children?

So now, according to this article, we need to be worried about immigrant teens inside of the United States that have been taken by ICE, which is up to no good.

Secret and unaccountable’: Where some immigrant teens are being taken by ICE
By Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken, CNN
Updated 6:12 AM ET, Thu October 24, 2019

(CNN)Angelina Godoy started digging for answers more than a year ago.

The human rights researcher had heard that ICE agents occasionally swept up migrant kids and locked them up in juvenile detention facilities, but she had no idea why.
One of the places ICE supposedly housed these young people, Godoy learned, was a few hours from her home in Seattle. She searched online for information about the detentions, but couldn’t find anything that explained what was going on. She then filed a series of public records requests with officials at the juvenile detention center closest to her, hoping they could shed light on what ICE was doing and why these minors were being held in places run more like jails than the shelters most migrant children end up in when they are detained. She had specifically requested detailed detainee files, with names and personal information redacted, and the facility was ready to share them with her.
But what happened next stunned her: ICE blocked the facility from sharing the records and the federal government even went to court to keep the information secret.

Unbeknownst to Godoy, she had stumbled upon an obscure pocket of the immigration system, where little is known, and little is divulged.

For more than a decade, ICE has been taking a small number of immigrant teens it deems to be dangerous far from their families and detaining them for months at a time.
For immigration attorneys and human rights experts such as Godoy, the practice is alarming.

“I may not object to the fact they are being held,” said Godoy, director of the Center for Human Rights at the University of Washington. “But I object to the fact that nobody can even know who they are (and) why.”
Public attention has primarily focused on the treatment of children who recently crossed the border illegally on their own or with their parents. These kids are usually held in Border Patrol camps, family shelters overseen by ICE or on their own in facilities run by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) for so-called “unaccompanied” children, after arriving without any parents or being separated from them.


Immigrant youth — regardless of their residency status — are supposed to receive a number of legal protections when detained. Yet more than a dozen immigration attorneys describe the agency’s detention of minors as a black hole with little oversight or easy access to lawyers who can help them navigate complicated immigration law.
The places these youth are held don’t appear on ICE’s online map of detention centers. The agency doesn’t make its reports about the conditions of the facilities available like it does for others. And family members can’t find their loved ones using the federal government’s official detainee locator since it only provides information on adults.

Snatching up children- thatโ€™s what they are if theyโ€™re not adults. And, we donโ€™t know where theyโ€™re being takenโ€ฆor, have a list of facilities where they could be?

This is outrageous and but another part of the nightmare immigration policy of this Administration. The damage being done to these children. How terrified they must be. What hell they must be experiencing at the hands of ICE.

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106 Responses to Open Thread | Where Are The Teens Taken By ICE??๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ 

  1. Liza says:

    Not surprising. I kind of expect Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren to win New Hampshire as things stand now. Pete is rising, that’s interesting.

  2. rikyrah says:

    That’s because his lying azz is up to his eyeballs in all this mess.

    Pence cagey in response to straightforward Ukraine scandal question
    10/29/19 10:25 AMโ€”UPDATED 10/29/19 10:50 AM
    By Steve Benen

    On Sunday morning, much of the countryโ€™s attention was focused on Donald Trumpโ€™s announcement on the demise of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and for good reason. When a military raid leads to the death of ISISโ€™s founder and leader, itโ€™s a major development of international significance.

    But also on Sunday morning, Vice President Mike Pence sat down with CBS Newsโ€™ Margaret Brennan, who asked on Face the Nation about the Trump administrationโ€™s ongoing Ukraine scandal. The host noted, for example, that at least four U.S. officials have now testified under oath about their knowledge of a proposed deal with Ukraine about a Biden-related investigation. Brennan asked, โ€œAre they all lying?โ€

    Pence replied, โ€œWell, I can only tell you what I know. And what I know is that the transcript of [Trumpโ€™s] call with President Zelensky shows that there was no quid pro quo.โ€

    It was a problematic response for a few reasons. The โ€œtranscript,โ€ for example, was really more of a call summary, and it may not fully reflect a word-for-word record of what was said. Whatโ€™s more, the summary is actually quite incriminating โ€“ which is why the White Houseโ€™s allies believe it was a โ€œhuge mistakeโ€ for Trump to release it โ€“ a fact thatโ€™s made worse by additional details that have since come to light.

    But of even greater interest was Penceโ€™s assertion that heโ€™s only prepared to say what he personally knows. In other words, the vice president wasnโ€™t prepared to endorse the White Houseโ€™s talking points in their entirety, so much as he was willing to speak to his own narrow vantage point.

    This became a problematic posture when the host asked, over and over again, whether Pence was aware of the larger scheme Team Trump was trying to execute with Ukraine.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Army officer who heard Trump’s Ukraine call voiced his concerns to superiors

    Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman plans to tell House impeachment investigators that he heard Trump appeal to Ukraine’s president to investigate one of his leading political rivals, a request the aide considered so damaging to American interests that he reported it to a superior. Lawrence Oโ€™Donnell discusses with Josh Lederman, Michael McFaul, Evelyn Farkas, and Jonathan Alter.
    Oct. 28, 2019

  4. rikyrah says:

    Trump Baghdadi blurting hurts US operations and national security

    Courtney Kube, NBC News national security and military correspondent, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Donald Trump’s poor impulse control and fondness for self-aggrandizement led him not only to make false claims about the raid that killed A

  5. rikyrah says:

    Impeachment witness says he reported Trump’s Ukraine ploy โ€”twice

    Rachel Maddow shares New York Times reporting on, and reads highlights from, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s planned opening statement to House impeachment committees Tuesday, in which he describes being alarmed by Donald Trump’s quid pro quo offer to the president of Ukraine and reporting it to a superior. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, member of the House Intelligence Committee, shares his reaction.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Trump reportedly also pressured China for political help

    Rachel Maddow shows that contrary to arguments by Trump defenders that Trump was only kidding when he called on China to investigate Joe Biden’s son, reports from multiple sources suggest otherwise; that Ukraine isn’t the only country Trump pressured to help his personal, domestic politics.

  7. rikyrah says:


  8. rikyrah says:

    Skeptical Brotha ๐ŸŒˆ (@skepticalbrotha) Tweeted:
    Republicans lost the support of the majority on the question of #impeachment and they’ll never win them back. They will not persuade anybody by psychologically projecting Trump’s treason onto an active duty military man who is exposing Trump as a threat to national security.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Both of you… yesss ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘

  10. rikyrah says:

    This is one of the best explanations that I found at another blog, as to why so many in the MSM got the vapors about Dolt45 being booed:


    You know what, I’ve been thinking about the reaction from a lot of these white pundits to Trump getting booed and I see a connection with the Sevier County, Tennessee commissioner. Baseball is called, “America’s Pastime” for a reason. It is probably the only sport that is white dominated. Sure, there are Black players and Latino players, but mostly its a white sport dominated by white people. It is also very conservative. Hell, Bush owned a team. And the World Series is something ardent fans of baseball go to. I mean, these folks put away money just in case their team gets to the World Series.

    When Trump got booed like that by their own, they can’t deny that its just Liberals or Democrats or the Deep State. These are voters that Trump needs in his corner come November 2020 for reelection. And they booed him at a World Series game. I think these pundits, even if they have disdain for Trump and saw not just rejection of Trump, but rejection of them.

    Trump is the embodiment of a Mad Men type white man. A white man, who is in a job that he has NO qualifications to be in, shouldn’t be rich, shouldn’t be free (muthafucka should have been in jail years ago) who has gotten away with more shit than anyone and has the confidence of a 10 inch dicked, 6 foot 4, buff handsome God for NO reason other than he’s white. He is their avatar. Their sign that they are still in charge. It disturbs them how hated he is. Yeah, he’s brash, he’s rude, he’s crude, narcissistic, egotistical, racist, sexist, homophobic, just plain ugly, but he’s white. The whiteness should trump all of that, and they are shocked it doesn’t.

    I also think like Trump, they hate and are obsessed with how beloved the Obamas are. They are beloved the world over. It disturbs them totally how Barack Obama outshines his predecessor and successor. It disturbs them how he moved Bill Clinton away from being the Democratic golden boy to just a former president. It disturbs them how he is able to just teflon off their hate and shine brighter.

    The hate and disdain of Trump is of course Trump’s fault. He never tried to moderate himself or control his negative base instincts. But, to white America, its also a sign that they as an institution are being rejected. Think about it. The chart toppers are mostly black and people of color, or they are written and produced by black and people of color, or they have guested black and people of color on their singles. The style world is now interested more and utilizing black or people of color. More models are being used that are dark skinned, with kinky hair than light brite and using wigs that are white centered. We dominate sports, and the sports we don’t dominate are an afterthought. We are breaking into more lead roles on film and television, centered on us. We are now the love interests, not the sidekicks. We are becoming more bosses and CEO’s and Chairmen of the Board of companies. Shit is changing from where it was and white men are freaking the fuck out. Its why you get this nonsense now.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Receipts ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘

    brita filter (@WeWillRiseOH) Tweeted:
    So Warren held up the nomination of Antonio Weiss (Obama appointee) to handle the debt crisis for PR but had no issues with voting to move Ben Carson’s confirmation forward for a vote.

    Because of Warren’s holdout that appointee was handled by the Trump administration.

  12. rikyrah says:

    (((RuggedAmethyst))) (@GrooveSDC) Tweeted:
    John Kerry was way more problematic than Hillary Clinton. Black folks voted for him anyway. For the good of the country. We did the same for Hillary. But our “allies” couldn’t do the same. To quote “Die Hard” I’m starting to feel pretty f*cking unappreciated.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Yep. No need for a qualifier๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  14. rikyrah says:

    The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) Tweeted:
    Very surprised that all the tough guys who attacked a little girl for speaking out about climate change are crying about the president being booed at a baseball game.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Jason Overstreet (@JasonOverstreet) Tweeted:
    No one in that stadium would have been allowed to boo Hitler. No one in that stadium wouldโ€™ve been allowed to boo Stalin. No one in that stadium wouldโ€™ve been allowed to boo Mao. Theyโ€™d be killed. But a true democracy is as loud as it effing wants to be.

    God Bless America.

  16. rikyrah says:

    Why You Surprised?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

    Karen Attiah (@KarenAttiah) Tweeted:
    It’s been a year since Trump covered for the Saudi regime that murdered Jamal #Khashoggi, a @washingtonpost writer.

    A year ago, we all demanded justice.

    But today, D.C. media are working overtime to demand that we need to be nice to Trump in public.

    I’m just stunned.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Mieke Eoyang (@MiekeEoyang) Tweeted:
    I cannot tell you how despicable it is for GOP members to be questioning the loyalty of an American who has risked his life in service to our nation, based on where he was born.

    This kind of nativism is gross and beneath you.

  18. Liza says:

    The legacy of Trump, Bannon, Miller, Sessions, and 63 million voters…

  19. rikyrah says:

    This is complete and utter bullshyt ๐Ÿ˜  ๐Ÿ˜

  20. rikyrah says:


  21. Trump kidnapped folks children and flew them across the country in the dark of night, locked others in cages, told an elected Black Congresswoman to go back to where she came from. And you have the GALL to criticize Americans who reject his hate and bigotry? FOH @ChrisCoons

  22. Boo Hoo! Wah wah wah! Trump got a reality check from REAL AMERICA! America rejected that racist thug. And it was a soothing balm to my soul.

  23. rikyrah says:

    Muthaphucka ๐Ÿ˜  didn’t say shyt when 44 was the subject of those racist Klan rallies known as Tea Party gatherings ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’

  24. rikyrah says:

    Wakandan War Dog (@Kennymack1971) Tweeted:
    They’re also going to try to erase Trump getting dunked on when he tried to come for Harris on Twitter.

    She did not run and get a DNA test in response to an insult.

    She took it to his ass.

  25. rikyrah says:

    Corey Bu-Shea (@coreybking) Tweeted:
    Someone needs to go find the black woman who broke Van Jones heart and ask her to apologize, so his ashy ass can stop shitting on other black women ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

  26. rikyrah says:

    jen (@jenmendez_) Tweeted:
    This Criminal Justice forum & award was supposed to be a PR moment for Trump.

    Kamala single-handedly changed that, & now the story is gonna be about his racism & how HBCU students were not allowed at his event. She clearly struck a nerve. She knows how to take the fight to him.

  27. rikyrah says:

    Deitra Matthews (@deitramatthews) Tweeted:
    This presidential election has unearthed some dark truths about the Democratic Party. And, in the spirit of transparency and as a Black woman, I am hurt by it.

    I shall stomp forward….. until my bruised heart has become completely broken.

  28. rikyrah says:

    Simone (@simi_nat_dee) Tweeted:
    You have Van Jones out here defending tulski over Hillary and trump over Kamala. He also had the audacity to say she wasnโ€™t smart enough and is to running away from the debate. If running away means supporting ousted HBCU students then consider her Usain Bolt.

  29. rikyrah says:

    Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) Tweeted:
    Trump says he didnโ€™t advise Pelosi about the raid in advance because he wanted to keep it secret! Unprecedented & dangerous for a president not to advise the gang of 8. But to accuse the Speaker like this is unworthy of the office he holds. That warrants bipartisan censure.

  30. rikyrah says:

    ๐Ÿ‘‘ Black Professor ๐Ÿ‘‘ (@Wonderbitch82) Tweeted:
    Kamala Harris called for Trump Twitter account suspension

    Democratic field quiet

    Kamala Harris called for executive order to ban assault rifles

    Democratic field quiet

    Kamala Harris boycotted criminal justice reform because of the association with Trump

    Democratic field quiet

  31. rikyrah says:

    I am sad to say that I am going to wait until this movie is On Demand๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’

    They gotta stop.casting people that disrespect us. Viola Davis would have been a better choice.

  32. rikyrah says:

    ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ 

    Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) Tweeted:
    Whatโ€™s truly revealing is that men like Trump and Kanye talk about how great they are… where truly great men like Elijah Cummings and Barack Obama… they choose to talk about how great WE are…

  33. rikyrah says:

    Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) Tweeted:
    We should stress indispensability of CIA and condemn Trump attempt to undermine their conclusion about 2016 based on nutbunny conspiracy theories. A big day for Gina Haspel btw: Pompeo shamefully has abandoned his former Langley employee by encouraging Trump crap

  34. rikyrah says:

    ๐Ÿ‘‘ Black Professor ๐Ÿ‘‘ (@Wonderbitch82) Tweeted:
    Kamala Harris changed the whole narrative of Donald Trump receiving a criminal justice award at HBCU.

    Lead, Follow or Get out of The Way.

  35. rikyrah says:


  36. rikyrah says:

    The Thread was informative ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜

  37. vitaminlover says:

    Good morning, rikyrah. Hope your ankle feels better. How are you caring for it?

  38. rikyrah says:

    I can’t sleep.๐Ÿ˜ž
    My ankle was over worked today and is now throbbing๐Ÿ˜ข

  39. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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