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Immigration The Trump Adminstration

Former Trump Aide Stephen Miller May Face Criminal Charges For Human Rights Abuses

During the four years of the Trump administration, Stephen Miller was one of failed, one-term former President Donald Trump’s closest and most influential advisers, especially on the issue of immigration, where he urged Trump to separate immigrant children from their parents and place them into internment camps reminiscent of the horrors inflicted upon Japanese Americans during the Second World War.

But if one member of Congress has her way, Miller will soon be facing charges of violating the human rights of thousands of people.

The Hill reports:

A House Democrat on Wednesday called for former Trump White House adviser Stephen Miller to be jailed, citing what she called ‘human rights violations’ at the southern border.

“Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, said on The Intercept’s ‘Deconstructed’ podcast that Miller should be “behind bars” for his role in the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance border policy.

“I think he committed heinous human rights violations, and I think that those around him [who] helped plot this out should be held accountable, as well.”

And while Rep. Escobar will no doubt have plenty of Democratic colleagues who also believe Miller should indeed be locked up for the things he did to immigrants seeking asylum in the United States, she acknowledges that it will be a challenge to get the former White House adviser formally charged for his crimes against humanity:

“That is going to be very difficult, but it kills me that these people could potentially walk away and even potentially rebuild their reputations. I find them to be just among the most reprehensible, abhorrent people that our generation could have ever produced.”  

The House Judiciary Committee is currently taking a long look at the way the Trump administration dealt the issue of immigration, including the incarceration of toddlers in horrific conditions: Forced to sleep on cement floors, denied essentials such as soap and toothpaste, and treated like criminals.

For his part, Miller just formed a new legal nonprofit organization he calls America First Legal, which he claims is aimed at “resisting the radical left’s agenda.”

Sounds just like something a neo-fascist would say, doesn’t it?

 

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Lindsey Graham Is Furious That Joe Biden Won’t Abuse Migrant Kids The Way Trump Did

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) likes to pretend that he’s a decent and compassionate human being, but he isn’t.

Ever since he attached himself to failed, one-term former President Donald Trump like a human carbuncle, Graham has become even more far right-wing and extremist in his policy stances and statements, almost as if he’s trying to become some sort of newfangled version of Trump. Call it Trump 2.0.

A perfect example can be found in remarks Graham made in a video he posted on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, just minutes after President Joe Biden held his first formal press conference since taking office.

In the video (which you can see below), Graham suggested that President Biden had made the problem of immigration worse, and he seemed to suggest that he’s angry because Biden won’t agree to be as cruel and inhumane to migrant children as Trump was:

“President Biden’s news conference today has made all of our immigration problems worse. . His announcement that were are going to open up 5,000 beds for unaccompanied minors is going to increase the flow. It’s clear to me that President Biden doesn’t know the basics of our own immigration system…This whole idea of doing away with the remain in Mexico policy where people had to wait for their asylum date is going to lead to a tsunami this summer.”

As you might expect, Graham was lying, and he got busted by the Washington Post, which noted that the current increase in migration on the U.S-Mexico border fits an established pattern that happens every year at this time:

“We analyzed monthly U.S. Customs and Border Protection data from 2012 through February and found no clear evidence that the overall increase in border crossings in 2021 can be attributed to Biden administration policies. Rather, the current increase fits a pattern of seasonal changes in undocumented immigration combined with a backlog of demand because of 2020s coronavirus border closure.”

As a matter of fact, the entire narrative that there’s a sudden “crisis” at the border is complete bullshit. What’s currently happening happens each and every year. It happened under Trump. It happened under Obama. It happened under Bush. So to try and pretend this is something new is an enormous lie.

Of course, as we’ve seen on too many occasions to count, Graham and the vast majority of the Republican Party are only too happy to lie. It has become their default position. They think lying worked great for Trump, completely forgetting that his lies about COVID-19 were one the main reasons he got so badly beaten by Biden.

Lindsey Graham is furious that the current president won’t act like a heartless bastard and toss migrant children into cages. But as the American electorate made clear last November, we’re better than that, and we don’t intend to ever go back to the bad old days again.

Here’s Lindsey’s video:

 

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Maria Bartiromo Laughs At Lindsey Graham For Saying ‘1 Million’ Migrants Will Be At The Border By Summer

Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo was so stunned by a blatant lie that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told on her show Sunday morning that she couldn’t resist laughing at him as she went to commercial.

During a discussion of policies coming from the Biden administration, Graham claimed that a million people would be coming to the United States illegally:

“By the summer, you’re going to have a million people coming into this country illegally. All because the liberals can do it.”

Bartiromo, who is normally eager to back up the lies members of the GOP tell on her show, immediately pushed back on the senator, laughing as she told him:

“A million people sounds like it’s more than a couple of years totals by the way. 2021 — a million people, that’s more than ’18 and ’19.”

Desperately trying to regain his footing, Graham declared:

“Get ready for an invasion at the border.”

Fear and lies. That’s all Republicans have when it comes to “debating” anything President Joe Biden does. Not a single GOP senator cast a vote for the COVID-19 rescue package that was narrowly advanced in the upper chamber on Saturday. They have no answers, no solutions, and no facts. They just have hyperbole and bullshit. No wonder they no longer control anything in the nation’s capital.

Here’s Lindsey making a fool of himself:

 

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Immigration The Trump Adminstration

Stephen Miller’s Wife Says Feels No Compassion For Immigrant Kids Taken From Their Parents

The wife of top White House policy adviser Stephen Miller, Katie, was clearly the perfect match for him, because she also sounds like a heartless monster who doesn’t feel the least bit guilty about the fact that the Trump administration is ripping immigrant children from their parents and placing them into internment camps.


Speaking with NBC News reporter Jacob Soboroff for his new book, Separated, Miller — who also works in the White House as press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence — was asked directly how she felt about the “zero tolerance” family separation policy. She responded:

“DHS sent me to the border to see the separations for myself — to try to make me more compassionate — but it didn’t work.”

But it didn’t work. The plight of innocent children who have committed no crime other than loving their parents and wanting to be with them as any child would doesn’t move Katie Miller in the least. She faced a test of her humanity, and she failed. What didn’t work, she failed to mention, was her very heart and soul, which can be found in most normal human beings.


Miller went on to tell Soboroff:

“My family and colleagues told me that when I have kids I’ll think about the separations differently. But I don’t think so …”

The NBC reporter asked Miller if she considered herself a white nationalist. She replied:

“No, but I believe if you come to America you should assimilate. Why do we need to have ‘Little Havana’?”

That’s not just cruel, it’s so inhumane that it shocks the very conscience of any normal man or woman. And yet Katie Miller said it almost as an afterthought, like some sort of modern-day Marie Antoinette. The children are afraid and miss their parents? Let them eat cake!


If it wasn’t already clear to the majority of Americans, it should be now: The people running this country are (for lack of a better word) evil. This is what evil looks like. It’s what evil does when put into practice with the full blessings of the U.S government. It’s the sort of evil this country is supposed to be better than.

The time has come for us to rid ourselves of this evil. And we can begin that process by voting them out and holding them accountable once we’ve taken away their power to harm others. If we don’t, then we become complicit in their crimes.

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The Coultergeist Says If U.S. Military Kills Immigrants At The Border ‘Maybe They’ll Learn’

Right-wing reactionary commentator Ann Coulter is a reprehensible excuse of a so-called human being, and her primary goal seems to be spreading hatred for anyone who dares to come to the United States as an immigrant.

Coulter and others like her on the far right of the Republican party were partially satisfied this week when Donald Trump announced he’d be sending as many as 4,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border until he gets money for his precious wall.

During an appearance on Lars Larson’s radio show, Coulter was asked if the military forces were “a start in the right direction.” She said she had her doubts:

“I don’t think so — what are they going to do, shoot the illegals? I mean, both Obama and Bush did this too. No, there’s a reason the chant was ‘we want a wall,’ we don’t want to use the military to process illegals and let them into the country.”

Larson commented he thought the appearance of troops on the border would serve as a “visual deterrent,” but again, Coulter said she wasn’t so sure:

“I don’t know, we’ll see. If I were an illegal —- I mean, unless they’re going to shoot one and send a message to the rest, as Voltaire’s line in Candide is, ‘We hang one to encourage the others’ — if you shoot one to encourage the others, maybe they’ll learn, but otherwise, we’ll see, we’ll see.”


Yes, that’s right: Ann Coulter just called for the shooting of those coming across the southern border because it might send a message. What kind of heartless monster resides in the bony carcass of this woman?

Rest assured, even if a wall happens to be built, xenophobic extremists like Ann Coulter still won’t be happy. Next, they’ll want to target potential migrants to the U.S. in their home countries and kill them before they even pack their bags.

It’d be nice if we could deport Ann Coulter back to whatever her family’s native home is, but who’d be desperate enough to take her if we did?

Here’s audio of Ann on Lars Larson’s show: