Archiv: Texas


03.07.2019 - 12:53 [ Boston Globe ]

Immigrant detention centers are ‘betrayal of our values,’ says Kennedy

In a visit to Border Patrol Station No. 1 in El Paso, Kennedy said he saw detainees kept in jail-like conditions. He was among the lawmakers who spoke to a group of 13 women from Cuba who had tried to enter the United States to seek asylum, but were detained by federal officials.

Those women began crying when they spoke, he said.

03.07.2019 - 12:39 [ Saikat Chakrabarti ‏/ Twitter ]

Imagine all your hateful trolls online, but with guns. Imagine walking into a fenced area full of them. No exit. You don’t get to take any cameras or phones with you. And those trolls with guns? They’re the ones in charge of protecting you. That’s what @AOC faced today.

03.07.2019 - 12:36 [ Rep. Joe Kennedy III, Abgeordneter des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

Do not miss the racist, sexist slurs @RashidaTlaib @RepEscobar @AOC @AyannaPressley and others face for doing their jobs. Nor the fact that they continue to fight like hell anyways.

03.07.2019 - 12:11 [ Rep. Joe Kennedy III, Abgeordneter des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

Spent the morning in TX at Clint and El Paso detention facilities. Big takeaways — 1) @CBP was very resistant to Congressional oversight. They tried to restrict what we saw, take our phones, block photos and video. Atmosphere was contentious and uncooperative.

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03.07.2019 - 12:07 [ CNN / Youtube ]

Ocasio-Cortez visits border facility: ‚I was not safe‘

(01.07.2019)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) railed on the conditions within a Texas facility used to detain immigrants after she toured the facility with a group of lawmakers

03.07.2019 - 11:52 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

After I forced myself into a cell w/ women&began speaking to them, one of them described their treatment at the hands of officers as “psychological warfare” – waking them at odd hours for no reason, calling them wh*res, etc. Tell me what about that is due to a “lack of funding?”

(01.07.2019)

03.07.2019 - 11:40 [ Judy Chu, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

„If you want water, just drink from a toilet.“ That’s what border patrol told one thirsty woman we met on today’s #DemsAtTheBorder trip. These are the same CBP personnel who threatened to throw burritos at members of Congress. Changes must be made. #DontLookAway

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03.07.2019 - 11:36 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

Just left the 1st CBP facility. I see why CBP officers were being so physically &sexually threatening towards me. Officers were keeping women in cells w/ no water & had told them to drink out of the toilets. This was them on their GOOD behavior in front of members of Congress.

(01.07.2019)

03.07.2019 - 11:32 [ CNN / Youtube ]

Report of cruel and lewd posts in border agent Facebook group sparks investigation

(01.07.2019)

US Customs and Border Protection officials say they are investigating „disturbing social media activity“ after a published report of a closed Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents that reportedly features jokes about migrant deaths, derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers and a lewd meme involving at least one of them.

03.07.2019 - 11:18 [ Texas Tribune ]

Members of Congress visit migrant detention centers in Texas hours after report revealed offensive comments by Border Patrol agents

(01.07.2019)

The posts sparked special outrage among a delegation of more than a dozen House members who had just started a tour of federal immigration facilities in Southwest Texas when ProPublica broke the story.

Some of the Facebook posts discussed throwing burritos at the visiting lawmakers, while others joked in profane language about the deaths of migrants and included a vulgar illustration of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., being forced to engage in a sexual act by President Donald Trump, according to images of the posts obtained by ProPublica.

03.07.2019 - 11:15 [ Propublica.org ]

Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes

(01.07.2019)

And in early 2018, federal investigators found a raft of disturbing and racist text messages sent by Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona after searching the phone of Matthew Bowen, an agent charged with running down a Guatemalan migrant with a Ford F-150 pickup truck. The texts, which were revealed in a court filing in federal court in Tucson, described migrants as “guats,” “wild ass shitbags,” “beaners” and “subhuman.” The messages included repeated discussions about burning the migrants up.

Several of the postings reviewed by ProPublica refer to the planned visit by members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, including Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Veronica Escobar, to a troubled Border Patrol facility outside of El Paso.

16.05.2019 - 02:16 [ Youtube ]

Dallas City Council, LGBTQ Groups To Protest Visit From Brazil’s Bolsonaro

Another visit to the United States will likely bring another round of protests and official rebukes of far-right Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, as American activists and lawmakers opposed to his his racist, sexist, homophobic and environmentally destructive policies attempt to make him persona non grata in the U.S. Seven members and members-elect of the Dallas city council blasted Bolsonaro before he arrived in the city on Wednesday, urging the organizations behind the Brazilian president’s visit to cancel scheduled events with a leader who, they said in a letter, “represents a deep disdain for democracy and civil society.” The councilmembers urged the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth ― a nonprofit group that hosts international leaders and events on global affairs and will hold an event with Bolsonaro ― to cancel his appearance. “Providing President Bolsonaro a platform dangerously normalizes his authoritarianism and shows tacit support for his discriminatory actions, words, and policy positions,” the councilmembers said in the letter. “President Bolsonaro does not reflect the values of the City of Dallas.” Scott Griggs, a city councilman who helped organize the letter, said Bolsonaro’s visit represented “a terrible step backward” for Dallas. “Dallas is a welcoming city built on love,” Griggs, who is running for mayor this year, told HuffPost by phone Wednesday. “Welcoming Bolsonaro sends the wrong message not only to our city but to our state, our country and the world.”

16.05.2019 - 01:58 [ Granma ]

Auch New York mag Bolsonaro nicht

Wie es scheint, mag man den brasilianischen Präsidenten Jair Bolsonaro in New York nicht sehr, denn auf Grund der heftigen Kritik und des schweren Drucks musste er die Reise in diese Stadt absagen, wo er die Ehrung der Handelskammer Brasilien-USA erhalten sollte.

Wie das brasilianische Außenministerium bestätigte, ist das neue Ziel Bolsonaros Dallas in Texas, wo er mit dem ehemaligen Präsidenten George W. Bush zusammentreffen und am Donnerstag die Auszeichnung Persönlichkeit des Jahres 2019 erhalten wird, die ihm im April von besagter Handelskammer verliehen worden war, die ihn auch zu einem Galadiner in New York eingeladen hatte.

31.10.2018 - 00:57 [ Jacob G. Hornberger / The Future of Freedom Foundation ]

My Great Time in an Illegal-Immigrant Detention Center

All the hoopla surrounding the caravan of Central Americans who are heading north to the United States to seek refugee status has brought back fond memories of one of the best experiences of my life — a Christmas show that I organized at the illegal-immigrant detention center in my hometown of Laredo, Texas.

31.10.2018 - 00:50 [ Jacob G. Hornberger / antikrieg.com ]

Meine großartige Zeit in einem Anhaltezentrum für illegale Einwanderer

Der ganze Trubel um die Karawane der Mittelamerikaner, die nach Norden in die Vereinigten Staaten ziehen, um den Flüchtlingsstatus zu suchen, hat gute Erinnerungen an eine der besten Erfahrungen meines Lebens zurückgebracht – an eine Weihnachtsshow, die ich in dem Anhaltezentrum für illegale Einwanderer in meiner Heimatstadt Laredo, Texas, organisiert habe.