Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Tag: border patrol

The GOP’s border stunt isn’t helping anyone

Right-wing governors are following Abbott in confronting the migrating families with “Keep-Out” military-style force.

Senators call for investigation into Border Patrol tracking phones without warrant

"...we urge you to investigate CBP’s warrantless use of commercial databases containing Americans’ information, including but not limited to Venntel’s location database.”

Poem: ICE storm in the desert

ICE weighing down the roof of the houseICE playing games of cat and mouseA little mouse, a baby in factThey put in...

Inside the secret border patrol Facebook group where agents joke about...

The three-year-old group, which has roughly 9,500 members, shared derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers who plan to visit a controversial Texas detention facility on Monday, calling them “scum buckets” and “hoes.”

“Somebody is going to die”: Lawyer describes chaos, illness & danger...

"They’re breaking the law by taking the children away from their families."

Charges dropped for U. of Arizona students who called border patrol...

All three students were charged with misdemeanors. On Friday, motions to dismiss the charges were granted after the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups led a campaign on behalf of the students.

‘Egregious abuse of power:’ Report says Trump offered pardon to CBP...

Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Penn.) called it "a textbook example of abuse of power and reckless disregard for the rule of law – and it's no 'joking' matter."

US government spying on journalists and immigration activists

Department of Homeland Security's abusive tactics against innocent U.S. citizens fits right alongside with its historically corrupt sister agencies.

The Infiltrators: How undocumented activists snuck into immigration jail to fight...

“The Infiltrators” is based on the incredible true story of undocumented immigrants who purposely got themselves arrested by federal authorities in order to infiltrate the Broward Transitional Center in Florida and organize the detainees within its walls.

‘Shocking’ report reveals thousands of migrant children have been sexually abused...

"This is not normal! Why would any member of Congress or person of conscience support increasing funds and enabling this agency?"

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Ultimate rightwing transgression: the mockery of politics as a preposterous joke 

The Big Lie is "yoked to an older deception, without which it could not survive: the idea that American politics is a joke," attackable without consequences.

Tax the rich? We did that once

A little history might just inspire us to try that taxing again.

Does Elon Musk have a right to destroy Twitter?

Do we really think that the super-wealthy should be allowed to control so much wealth and wield so much influence?

Right-wing SCOTUS majority signals support for anti-LGBTQ+ reactionaries

"It does not bode well for the future of civil rights law that Gorsuch believes a state imposes 'reeducation training' on employers when it reminds them how to comply with nondiscrimination rules," said one court observer.

Puerto Rican cities sue fossil fuel companies in major class-action, climate fraud case

Municipalities aim to hold industry liable for damages from catastrophic 2017 hurricanes.