Let that sink in for a minute. 62% of Republicans are happy about the situation fermenting at our border.
Now, let’s remember how the migrants who are trying to exercise their legal right to claim asylum at our southern border are being illegally and deliberately treated by this current administration in the cruelest manner possible. People are being locked up in rooms where there are standing room only conditions for more than a week at a time, where there is no ability to sit down or lie down, where they are given no running water, except to be told to “drink from the toilet,” where they are not allowed to bathe for weeks on end. In many ways, the babies held in cages are being treated even worse. Disease is running rampant. Conditions are unsanitary, unsafe and inhumane. And this is not skewed politically. The Investigator General of this president’s own DHS, released a report along with video and photographs to document the deplorable conditions that these migrants are being illegally detained in. Yet 62% of all Republicans are all for it, apparently since their president has convinced them that these immigrants are less than human.
Regardless of what the majority of these mindless, heartless and morally corrupt Republicans think, this situation is intolerable. The administration must be held accountable for its crimes against humanity, along with all of the Republican Senators who refused House proposals to remedy the very conditions that the inspector general found during recent on-site visits.
According to an Associated Press report on Tuesday night, a federal judge in Seattle found the administration’s policies unacceptable. As the AP reported, “A federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday blocked the administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum-seekers locked up while they pursue their cases, saying the Constitution demands that such migrants have a chance to be released from custody.” In other words, the effort to deny these immigrants the right to bond hearings was illegal.
The AP report went on to explain: “U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman said that as people who have entered the U.S., they are entitled to the Fifth Amendment’s due-process protections, including ‘a long-standing prohibition against indefinite civil detention with no opportunity to test its necessity.’ Immigration rights advocates including the ACLU sued to block the policy, which was due to take effect July 15.
Matt Adams, legal director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, said in a written statement, “Thecourt reaffirmed what has ben settled for decades: that asylum-seekers who enter this country have a right to be free from arbitrary detention. Thousands of asylum-seekers will continue to be able to seek release on bond, as they seek protection from persecution and torture.”
But 62% of all Republicans, having lost their minds and sold their souls to the Orange Devil in the White House, want these asylum-seekers persecuted and tortured, simply
for daring to assert their legal right to ask for asylum and to receive a fair hearing.
Indeed, this cruel and inhumane treatment is the desired result of the Orange Demon’s policies. As John Kelly openly admitted a few months before he left the administration in disgrace, this abject cruelty and inhumane treatment was the whole point, as it was seen by the president and his evil minions to be a “deterrent” to those seeking asylum. Just today, in fact, the Orange Monster revealingly tweeted: “If illegal immigrants are unhappy with the conditions in the quickly built or refitted detentions centers, just tell them not to come. All problems solved!” The whole point of his policy, or lack thereof, is to cause such a humanitarian crisis at the border than no one with brown skin would ever want to risk asking for asylum ever again. It’s just one more step in the Orange Devil’s Make America White Againcampaign.
For these 62% of Republicans, anyone who refuses to wear a MAGA hat deserves the same kind of treatment, and that goes for Democrats, liberals, anyone who doesn’t agree with the idea of their Dear Leader. Indeed, they cheer on the likes of over one-half of all of the border agents within the CBP, who wrote scurrilous and dehumanizing and sexually offensive postings on their secret Facebook page attacking AOC, and the other Democratic members of the House of Representatives, who dared yesterday to visit and report on the atrocities happening in these U.S. concentration camps on our southern border.
What concerns me most, other than my concern for those being inhumanely treated at the border, is that 38% of my fellow Americans approve of this type of cruelty and barbaric treatment at our southern border.
In truth, there ARE Barbarians at the gates of our southern border, but all of the Barbarians are on our side of the fence.