This immigration stuff

A 6-year-old girl named Gurupreet Kaur died of heat stroke last month after crossing the US-Mexico border. She died as her mother looked for water. Border Patrol agents, 70 of whom (including Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost) are or were in a Facebook group for sharing racist memes and threatening Hispanic lawmakers, make it a practice to dump out the bottles of water left by humanitarians to prevent deaths like Gurupreet’s.

Prosecutors plan to retry activist Scott Warren for leaving water in the desert. Two counts of “harbouring migrants.”

Not all children who make it into US Border Patrol custody fare better. By May of this year, we knew six children had died in the camps. We still don’t know how most of these children died. There may be more dead children. BP officials don’t have to publicly announce or acknowledge the deaths.

Our President literally said of the people crossing the border, “They’re not people. They’re animals.” 

Monday morning ICE agents busted out the back window of a man’s car to unlock his doors, drag him out of his vehicle, and force him to the ground. When an observer asked to see a warrant, an officer put his hand on his holster and told her not to get closer.

Another distraught observer kept repeating “So this is really happening…” 

As a reminder, illegal immigrants are no more criminal and more likely to be employed than native-born men. They also don’t lower wages for native-born men.

Meanwhile, the California Public Employees Retirement System has a $9.5 million investment in US Border Patrol concentration camps

One Comment

  1. Tim

    It makes me happy you are writing about this and speaking up. I have been a long time fan of yours but commenting for the first time. Keep doing what you do.

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