Dividing We Fall

“The Trump administration is looking to build tent cities at military posts around Texas to shelter the increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children being held in detention.” From McClatchy: Trump looking to erect tent cities to house unaccompanied children. (This is not what they mean by having a big tent party.)

+ “The teeming, 250,000-square-foot facility is a model of border life in Trump-era America, part of a growing industry of detention centers and shelters as federal authorities scramble to comply with the president’s order to end ‘catch and release’ of migrants illegally entering the country. Now that children are often being separated from their parents, this facility has had to obtain a waiver from the state to expand its capacity.” NYT: Inside the Former Walmart That Is Now a Shelter for Almost 1,500 Migrant Children.

+ “We don’t want kids to be separated from their parents.” Paul Ryan.

+ CNN: She says federal officials took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center.

+ The Marshall Project: Is Domestic Violence Private? It took 20 years for courts to say no. It took Jeff Sessions no time to say yes. (Some background on why the United States no longer accepts domestic or gang violence as grounds for asylum.)

+ WaPo: Scanning immigrants’ old fingerprints, US threatens to strip thousands of citizenship.

+ California woman ‘in shock’ after ICE agents detain father, a legal resident, outside home.

+ Yes, I know. That’s a lot. And sadly, there’s even more today. So much that you probably feel like going numb and turning away. But don’t. The excellent Dahlia Lithwick: It’s All Too Much, and We Still Have to Care.

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