HOT STORY: Children in Dog Kennels, Suicide – Inside Trump’s Immigrant Concentration Camps
Trump and ICE are Monsters
One of the reasons for Trump’s support among conservative voters was his hardline stance against illegal immigration: a position that he has actively been pushing as President of the United States. While unethical deportations were already strong under the Obama Administration, Trump has made the situation worse by militarizing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
The media knew beforehand that undocumented children are being forcibly separated from their parents, but the conditions they are being kept in is only now starting to get unveiled. After playing a clip of Senator Jeff Merkley speaking about the horrible circumstances inside of one of Trump’s many immigration centers, MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid turned the discussion over to journalist Maria Hinojosa for her own take on the matter.
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Hinojosa told Reid of two Spanish words that are widely circulated in the Latino immigration community that translate to “the icebox” and “dog cage.” Icebox because people wet from sweat are put into cold buildings without being given so much as a blanket, and dog cage because said immigrants are usually kept in small enclosures not fit for a human being.
As Hinojosa pointed out, not only does this hurt someone physically, but it also degrades their mental state since they are being dehumanized. And when parents losing their children to this corrupt system, the result can be suicide.
Reid and Hinojosa went on to talk about several other factors that plague Latino immigrants in the United States, but this information alone should inspire anger towards the Trump Administration, and why we need to do everything we can to get Democrats in office come the 2018 midterms.
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In their article titled “Website claims child immigrants kept in dog kennels, concentration camps. Here are the facts”, Politifact reporter Amy Sherman took issue with our use of the term “concentration camp” in the headline of this article. Politifact’s report upheld the factuality of our report, but also calls for more clarity of context with regard to the use of the term “concentration camp”, specifically whether we were comparing the concentration camps where immigrants are being held to World War Two era Nazi concentration camps.
To be clear, our article, above, never made that claim. And despite the Trump Administration’s troubling, and well chronicled history of alignment with neo-nationalists, white supremacists, and the so-called “alt-right” (ideologies closely associated to, and in many ways evolved from, nazism), we were referring to concentration camps in the broader sense, such as those where American Japanese were held during World War Two. Which, according to Politifact’s report, is a proper usage of the term.
Featured image, Immigrant Detention Center (2014), Twitter.
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