June 20, 2018

USA: President Trump Signed An Executive Order To Provide Immediate Temporary Reprieve To Keep Undocumented Immigrant Families Together At Immigration Facilities Until Congress does their job

The White House published on June 20, 2018: President Trump Signs an Executive Order Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation
Law & Crime
written by Colin Kalmbacher
Wednesday June 20th, 2018

The “tender age” euphemism for referring to detained migrant children under the age of 13 originated in documents prepared by immigration authorities operating under the administration of President Barack Obama, Law&Crime has learned.

On Tuesday, the Associated Press published a report citing Steven Wagner, whose Health and Human Services profile identifies him as “the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary at HHS’ Administration for Children and Families.” The AP quotes Wagner as saying [emphasis added]:
We have specialized facilities that are devoted to providing care to children with special needs and tender age children as we define as under 13 would fall into that category. They’re not government facilities per se, and they have very well-trained clinicians, and those facilities meet state licensing standards for child welfare agencies, and they’re staffed by people who know how to deal with the needs — particularly of the younger children.
Wagner’s use of the term “tender age” to refer to pre-adolescent migrant children under administrative detention set off alarm bells across the country after the AP ran with this terminology as their lede. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow was unable to hold back tears while reading through the opening lines of the AP report near the end of her eponymous program Tuesday night.

But this terminology actually appears to have originated sometime in 2010.

On June 3, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services, by way of the Administration for Children and Families, published a 41-page federal grant announcement titled, “Residential Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children” with the funding opportunity number HHS-2010-ACF-ORR-ZU-0074. The application deadline for grant applications was July 19, 2010.

The first apparent use of the term “tender age” in reference to detained migrant children appears in the context of discussing potential group homes for unaccompanied minors under the supervision of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Page 9 of the document reads, in relevant part [emphasis in original]:
Group Homes: The Applicant operates licensed group homes designed to serve the majority of UAC, with an emphasis on the ability to serve specific subsets of the population, including but not limited to children of a tender age, pregnant and parenting teens, and UAC with other special needs. Group homes typically house between 6 to 18 children, depending on State licensing requirements.
The above-cited language is the only instance where the “tender age” term is used in the document. The announcement also specifies various minimal requirements for applicants interested in applying for grant funding.

In the same section, under “Basic Shelter Care and/or Group Home-General,” the announcement stipulates, “The Applicant shall operate a licensed shelter care/group home facility designed to serve the majority of [Unaccompanied Alien Children] for an average of 55 days.” The announcement also notes, “Basic shelter care facilities typically house between 16 to 80 children, depending on State licensing requirements.”

A summary announcement of the same grant on federalgrants.com pegged the maximum funding for the project at $45 million total. Individual grant awards maxed out at $7.5 million, with minimum grants beginning at $500,000.

The document which initially announced these federal grants appears to be the first internal use of the “tender age” term, and underlines the idea–cited by longtime immigrants’ rights activists and immigration attorneys–that while current family separation practices may be more prevalent than in the past, the immigration, detention and deportation infrastructure currently being used to full effect by the Trump administration was in large part put into place under President Obama.
written by Jason Lemon
Wednesday June 20, 2018

A Twitter account linked to the Nebraska branch of Antifa has tweeted out a list of ICE employees compiled from LinkedIn.

The anti-fascist organization shared a link on Tuesday that includes names, photos, job titles, cities and links to ICE employee’s LinkedIn profiles. “Some enterprising hero archived the ICE employees listed on LinkedIn,” said the tweet from Nebraska Antifa, which claims to share news on trap hunting fascists and racists in Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas.

The document was originally compiled by Twitter user Sam Lavigne, who claimed to have “scraped LinkedIn for people that work for ICE.” Lavigne’s original post on Medium has since been removed, but the Nebraska Antifa account linked to an archived version of the list for its followers to access.

The Verge spoke to Lavigne, who is a New York-based artist, saying that he was “just trying to pose the question” of who is responsible for implementing ICE policies.

“I’ve downloaded and made available the profiles of (almost) everyone on LinkedIn who works for ICE, 1,595 people in total. While I don’t have a precise idea of what should be done with this data set, I leave it here with the hope that researchers, journalists, and activists will find it useful,” Lavigne wrote in his original Medium post, according to a cache visible through Google search at the time of writing.
Antifa claims not to be violent. They said violence is the last resort. That's some pretty twisted garbage right there. What the hell do you think is going to happen to the people and their families and their property you have published personal information on everyone you hate? You don't even realize that you are committing a crime. It is a felony to stalk, harass, intimidate, assault, murder, anyone in America. Also, encouraging others to do whatever the hell they think is justified against people they hate is a conspiracy to commit a felony. Gang stalking is a conspiracy to commit a felony. We are a nation of laws, not some messed up 3rd world nation that you're trying to turn us into. Antifa is encouraging violence as a first resort to silence, intimidate anyone who doesn't think like them. (emphasis mine)

The uncivilized Marxist savages of the Democratic Left acting out again. These are not protesters. Stop calling them protesters. These are disruptors, rioters, oppressors. They should have all been arrested and charged for disturbing the peace. The manager of that restaurant should have pressed charges against them to make sure they don't ever do that again. Air your grievances at town hall meetings, or write letters to your representatives to have laws changed. (emphasis mine)

The Washington Examiner
written by Christian Datoc
Tuesday June 19, 2018

Activists with the D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America crashed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's dinner Tuesday evening and appeared to chase her from the building.

They also called for the complete abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency at DHS.


Flashback to January 2018 when President Trump said he supported a pathway to citizenship for the 1.8 million 'Dreamers" DACA recipients and their family members. President Trump challenged Congress, especially the Democratic party to step up to the plate and help make this a reality. You would think the Democrats would be ecstatic. Nope. Instead, the Democrats and activists were outraged by President Trump's support. They even turned it into a White Supremacist conspiracy.

President Trump wants to help you DACA recipients AND YOUR FAMILIES. Yet, you insist, on calling him vile names based on the rumors and lies the Democrats and the activists keep spreading. (emphasis mine)
written by Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN
Monday June 18, 2018

(CNN)A photo of a little boy crying in a cage is being shared on social media as seemingly another heart-rending byproduct of the White House's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which separates undocumented parents and kids at the border.

There's only one problem: The picture is being completely taken out of context -- and does not show what it is purported to show.

Some of those sharing it claim the image depicts a boy detained by ICE under the new Trump administration policy of referring all people who cross the border illegally for criminal prosecution.

At least 2,000 children have been separated from parents at the border since the US started implementing the policy, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed on Friday.

Journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas posted the photo last week on Twitter, saying: "This is what happens when a government believes people are 'illegal'. Kids in cages."

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