There's a headline I never thought I would have to write.
There's far too much horrifying shit involved with this issue to go over in regular blog posts. So I'm just going to list it all here so you can look at it and die inside.
Section 1: Fucked Up Shit Conservatives Have Said About It
- Donald Trump saying that undocumented immigrants "infest" the country (which is very similar to nazi rhetoric about Jewish people pre-WWII).
- Some absolute piece of shit joked about the heartbreaking cries of little children for their parents.
- Fox News mouth calls the concentration camps "summer camps" and "boarding schools."
- Ann Coulter called the weeping children "child actors" and somehow didn't immediately get sucked down to hell.
- This shitbag going "wah wah" when told about a 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrom being taken away from her mother at the border.
- Sessions tries to defend this shit by quoting the Bible.
- This demon calling the migrant kids "god haters," claiming the little children are raping each other, calling them mindless criminals, "unclean," "debased," etc.
Section 2: The Fucked Up Details About the Policy
- The White House has no plans for reuniting the now 10,000 kids with their parents.
- Creepy murals on the walls inside the prison warehouses, which are definitely a brainwashing tactic.
- Mothers are told their kids are being taken away for a bath and then, hours later, realize they aren't coming back.
- Where Are the Girls?
- Trump administration preparing to hold immigrant children on military bases
Section 3: Concentration Camp Conditions and Abuse
- This shit is so bad that the United Methodist Church has charged Sessions with violating church rules on child abuse.
- ACLU Report: Detained Immigrant Children Subjected To Widespread Abuse By Officials
- Massive amounts of sexual abuse in general immigrant detention centers.
- Tent cities for immigrant children already up and running, without air conditioning, in Texas summer heat.
- Doctor on the lasting trauma caused by separating children from parents.
- Number of kids in the concentration camps is expected to double by fucking August.
- Kids forcibly injected with drugs.
- This Is What Happens To A Child's Brain When They're Physically Separated From Their Parents
- Border patrol physically abusing migrant children and threatening them with sexual abuse
- Report: Nearly Half of Funding for Child Migrant Care Went to Shelters With Histories of Abuse
Section 4: Republican Lies About the Issue
- This Facebook post debunks the lies that separating children from parents is a Democrat/Obama policy, that this will deter immigrants from coming here, immigrants are coming to take our jobs, that this is about "respecting the rule of law," that this is better than keeping the children with their parents in adult detention centers, that there is rampant fraud in our asylum system, that this is a Democrat law and Democrats could change it with a snap of their fingers, that parents and children will be reunited quickly, and that the policy is legal at all.
Section 5: What You Can Do to Help
- List from Nonprofit AF
- This Twitter thread.
- This other Twitter thread.
- Be a pen pal to a detained immigrant.
Section 6: Related Bullshit
- Mass Graves of Immigrants Found in Texas, But State Says No Laws Were Broken
- Cop sexually abused 4-year-old girl, threatened to have her mother deported if she told.
- The White House is also trying to strip citizenship from people it """believes""" to have """cheated""" the naturalization system.
- U.S. Withdrawing from the U.N. Human Rights Council
Section 7: Times We Did the Same Thing in U.S. History
- Native American genocide
- Japanese internment camps
- Juvenile detention centers (see: slavery)
I'll be adding much more to this over time, I'm sure.