Regardless of immigration status or increased agency authority – child abuse remains a federal felony.
Arizona, activists with the humanitarian group No More Deaths go to trial today facing charges for a slew of federal crimes, all due to their efforts to leave water and food in the harsh Sonoran Desert to help refugees and migrants survive the deadly journey across the U.S. border.
The president is going to demonize the media no matter what they do. So what do they have to lose by doing the right thing?
Sen. Bernie Sanders called out the president for lying to the American people and creating a false crisis at the border.
"We’ve inhabited this land for so long, since the beginning of time and so not allowing that migration to flow disrupts people’s systems. We know the impacts [the border wall] has already had on our environment.”
"Now people are fleeing from the misery and horrors for which we are responsible."
"What if we instead added $5.7 billion in teacher pay? Or replacing water pipes? Or college tuition/prescription refill subsidies? Or green jobs?"
"To the extent that the industry is in the business of expanding the system so they can make more money off holding more immigrants that can be confined, and doing everything possible to profit off of it by labor processes like getting detainees to work and paying them a dollar a day, there is very little distinction you can draw between slave labor and what they're doing."
Felipe Gomez Alonzo died in New Mexico on Christmas Eve, after being detained since Dec. 18.