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December 29, 2019

Asylum-Seekers Keep Getting Sent Back To Mexico Without Their Children Based On Unreliable Information

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race, Sad — Scottie @ 06:37

Damn, damn, damn!   They are still doing it.   They are stealing children, and why?  The point is to make parents so afraid of losing their children they will stop coming here.   The cruelty is the point.   We have to stop this, please!  The article is long and emotionally draining, but please read it.  We have to understand what our government is doing.   There is a lot more at the link below.    Hugs

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/asylum-seekers-families-separated-bad-info

As Border Patrol agents started separating Miguel from his then-12-year-old son, the indigenous Guatemalan man begged that they instead be kept together.

“That’s not an option,” Miguel said an agent told him. “Your son can’t go where we’re taking you. We’re taking him to a safe place.”

Miguel could only watch as agents marched his son, Francisco, out of sight. Neither of them cried, though tears form around Miguel’s eyes every time he recounts the moment in late August.

“Take care of yourself, son, because I don’t know what’s going to happen to me,” Miguel told him before he was taken away.

It’s the last time they spoke.

BuzzFeed News spoke to Miguel to highlight how the ongoing practice of separating families, sometimes based on incomplete or misleading information, leaves an unknown number of desperate parents and guardians at a loss to know how to get their children back while holed up in dangerous locations in Mexico.

The family separations increase the hurdles immigrants and asylum-seekers already face when they’re sent back to Mexico, as parents, most likely without the help of an attorney, try to prepare their cases while also figuring out how to reunite with their children from the other side of the border.

“Both MPP and family separations are inflicting enormous damage on families and in particular children, but when the government combines the two, it’s particularly brutal,” said Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU’s national Immigrants’ Rights Project.

The Trump administration has sent back more than 60,000 immigrants and asylum-seekers to Mexico under its Migrant Protection Protocols, unofficially known as “Remain in Mexico,” to some of the country’s most dangerous cities along the border. Meanwhile, immigration authorities have separated at least 1,134 families at the border for reasons they say are justified.

A complaint filed by the Women’s Refugee Commission in August with two DHS watchdog agencies detailed 20 cases where families were separated by CBP at the border and at least some members were sent back to Mexico under MPP. The children, considered unaccompanied minors, are sent to the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The complaint asked DHS’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Office of Inspector General to investigate the cases, as well as whether there was any pattern or practice of separating families under MPP as a way to deter immigrants from coming to the border.

In one of the 20 cases, another indigenous Guatemalan father who speaks little Spanish was forcibly separated from his son because Border Patrol agents believed the birth certificate was fake, but the man received no information on how to contact his son or where he was. In another instance, a 24-year-old woman from El Salvador was separated from her younger siblings whom she had been raising after their mother was murdered three years previously. Despite her custody of the 14- and 11-year-olds being recognized by the Salvadoran government, the children were sent to ORR and she to Tijuana without being able to say goodbye, the complaint stated.

 

December 23, 2019

A REPUBLICAN CHRISTMAS – Parody | The Freedom Toast (Guest Post)

Filed under: Criminal, Economics, Food, Greed, Health, News, Political, Questions, Sad — Scottie @ 05:47

November 22, 2019

How can I complain about anything in my life when there are so many who have nothing

Filed under: Criminal, Economics, Family, Food, Health, News, Political, Questions, Sad, Youth — Scottie @ 07:26

September 26, 2019

Buffalo Springfield Something’s Happening – For What It’s Worth

Filed under: Music and Videos, Music Video, Sad, Song — Scottie @ 20:11

How to stop the sounds in my head?  How to stop the things I can not stand to think of?  I am getting tired of this battle.  But to win we must soldier.  Best wishes to all.  Hugs

September 7, 2019

Their god is a perv who likes to watch but never stops the attacks.

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Health, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion, Sad, Sex — Scottie @ 06:59

 

 

 

 

September 5, 2019

Trump’s penchant for terrorizing and tormenting Latino children for political gain is literally causing irreparable trauma

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race, Sad — Scottie @ 08:24

From “inconsolable” crying to refusing to eat to feeling “terrified,” the emotional distress suffered by migrant children detained by the Trump administration at the southern border is conveyed by a new report from a government watchdog that emphasizes the trauma the children are going through.

Experiences of “intense trauma” were common for those children in care even before their arrival in country, such as being a victim of abuse or witnessing murder, the report noted. Those separated from their parents by U.S. authorities went on to experience greater emotional and mental pain.

From the report:

According to program directors and mental health clinicians, separated children exhibited more fear, feelings of abandonment, and post-traumatic stress than did children who were not separated. Separated children experienced heightened feelings of anxiety and loss as a result of their unexpected separation from their parents after their arrival in the United States. For example, some separated children expressed acute grief that caused them to cry inconsolably.Children who did not understand why they were separated from their parents suffered elevated levels of mental distress. For example, program directors and mental health clinicians reported that children who believed their parents had abandoned them were angry and confused. Other children expressed feelings of fear or guilt and became concerned for their parents’ welfare. The difficulties that some facilities had in locating parents in detention and scheduling phone calls also contributed to children’s anxiety and fear for their parents’ well-being.

Their psychological anguish sometimes manifested physically. “You get a lot of ‘my chest hurts,’ even though everything is fine [medically],” said one medical director quoted in the report. “Children describe symptoms, ‘Every heartbeat hurts,’ ‘I can’t feel my heart,’ of emotional pain.”

One problem noted by the observers was that kids couldn’t distinguish between care providers and immigration agents. “Every single separated kid has been terrified. We’re [seen as] the enemy,” said one program director in the report.

July 29, 2019

Gateway is abuse

Filed under: Children, Dealing With Abuse, Harm, Health, Reason, Sad — Scottie @ 06:40

July 26, 2019

Ghosts we need to hear

Filed under: Bigotry, Dealing With Abuse, Education, Harm, History, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason, Sad — Scottie @ 06:53

spirituallyminded:

A white man and an elderly Native man became pretty good friends, so the white guy decided to ask him: “What do you think about Indian mascots?

The Native elder responded: “Here’s what you’ve got to understand.

“When you look at black people, you see ghosts of all the slavery and the rapes and the hangings and the chains. When you look at Jews, you see ghosts of all those bodies piled up in death camps. And those ghosts keep you trying to do the right thing.

“But when you look at us you don’t see the ghosts of the little babies with their heads smashed in by rifle butts at the Big Hole, or the old folks dying by the side of the trail on the way to Oklahoma while their families cried and tried to make them comfortable, or the dead mothers at Wounded Knee or the little kids at Sand Creek who were shot for target practice. You don’t see any ghosts at all. Instead you see casinos and drunks and junk cars and shacks.

“Well, we see those ghosts. And they make our hearts sad and they hurt our little children. And when we try to say something, you tell us, ‘Get over it. This is America. Look at the American dream.’ But as long as you’re calling us Redskins and doing tomahawk chops, we can’t look at the American dream, because those things remind us that we are not real human beings to you.

“And when people aren’t humans, you can turn them into slaves or kill six million of them or shoot them down with Hotchkiss guns and throw them into mass graves at Wounded Knee.

“No, we’re not looking at the American dream. And why should we? We still haven’t woken up from the American nightmare”

~ Source Unknown
(I found this on fb and sharing here)

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The American shame.

July 11, 2019

Pat Benatar – Hell Is for Children – Live 2001

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Dealing With Abuse, Family, Harm, Sad, Song, Songs and Music — Scottie @ 06:16

June 22, 2019

We need to change the laws to give people dignity in their end of life. Hugs

Filed under: Harm, Love, News, Questions, Reason, Sad — Scottie @ 14:58

https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2019/06/22/by-request-a-husband-shoots-his-terminally-ill-wife-hes-charged-with-manslaughter/

 

May 30, 2019

tRump is such a dictator baby his feelings must be protected

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Sad — Scottie @ 06:25

April 16, 2019

ALABAMA: Man Dies After His Gun Discharges While Changing Child’s Diaper At Chuck E. Cheese

Filed under: Children, Family, Gun Control, Harm, News, Questions, Sad — Scottie @ 11:07

 

Birmingham’s ABC affiliate reports:

A father has died after last weekend’s accidental shooting in the parking lot of Chuck E. Cheese’s in Vestavia Hills. The Jefferson County Coroner has identified the victim Timothy Roshun Smith Jr. He was 22.

Lt. Michael Keller with Vestavia Hills PD confirms Smith and his daughter were shot in the restaurant’s parking lot while Smith was changing his daughter’s diaper. Smith was shot in the chest and the child was shot in the leg.

The Birmingham Herald reports:

Keller said the gun was inside a bag in the vehicle. The preliminary information is that the adult male victim was about to change the girl’s diaper when he came in contact with the gun inside the bag and it fired. The single bullet discharged hit him in the chest, and then the girl.

 

 

ALABAMA: Man Dies After His Gun Discharges While Changing Child’s Diaper At Chuck E. Cheese [VIDEO]

 

March 27, 2019

This is the best our nation can do? Is this making America great again?

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race, Sad — Scottie @ 20:28

March 18, 2019

Hate + guns = death. It is time to stop it from happening again.

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason, Religion, Sad — Scottie @ 13:01

February 10, 2019

This is Florida in a nutshell

Filed under: Children, Family, Gun Control, Love, News, Pictures, Questions, Sad — Scottie @ 19:18

Florida woman’s maternity photo includes alligator, shotgun, Bud Light

‘I’m reaching critical Florida woman levels,’ she says of photo

 

February 4, 2019

WISCONSIN: Parents Charged In Torture Murder Of Young Boy Because He Couldn’t Memorize Bible Verses

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Dealing With Abuse, Harm, News, Religion, Sad — Scottie @ 17:23

This is again a hard subject to read or hear about.  It has triggered me and several people I know.  There is information here including I got the age of the abusive minor wrong, he was 15 not 16.  If  you are not in a safe place or able to handle the details of the murder of this 7 year old boy please skip this post.   Love and warm hugs to all.   

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/wisconsin-parents-charged-in-torture-murder-of-young-boy-because-he-couldnt-memorize-bible-verses/

 

December 2, 2018

Seriously disturbing video. Watch: High School Staff Forces Bathroom Stall Door Open While Trans Girl Uses Toilet

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Gender, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion, Sad, Youth — Scottie @ 09:35

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2018/11/watch-high-school-staff-forces-bathroom-stall-door-open-while-trans-girl-uses-toilet/

She was only trying to use the bathroom when school staff forced open the stall door, exposing the minor to several leering adult staff members.

In a deplorable demonstration of transgender discrimination and poor judgment, staff members at Osseo Senior High School in Maple Grove, Minnesota, can be seen on video forcing open a bathroom stall door because a transgender teen was using the toilet.

The transgender teen said she was “scared and violated” when the group of adults forcibly opened a private stall while she used the bathroom in her Minnesota school.

The teen captured her horrifying ordeal on video:   Remember to turn on the sound.  

***Please go to the link above to view the video as it is not posting correctly here. ***

more information at the link.   A bunch of perverts force open a bathroom stall while a child is using the toilet.    They then keep the door open.   This is the nightmare that republicans keep saying will happen if you let trans people use the bathroom they identify with, but it is not the trans person doing this, it is the horrible bigots.    The bigots are a threat.   Think of the huge outrage there would be if they had done that to a non-trans student.     Hugs

December 1, 2018

“I’m here to kill a Mexican,” and beat Lopez with a metal bar.

 

November 23, 2018

Ali Forney Center Founder Carl Siciliano

https://www.joemygod.com/2018/11/guest-post-ali-forney-center-founder-carl-siciliano-2/

I keep hoping that the numbers of LGBT youths people thrown out of their homes will begin to diminish, that the crowds of dispossessed kids seeking our help will go down. It hasn’t happened. In fact, Trump’s election has so ramped up hatred and bigotry in our country that the numbers of young people seeking shelter from us has grown by 20%. Last year over 1,400 youths showed up at our doors.

I keep hoping that religious condemnation of LGBT young people will ease up. That hasn’t happened either. The numbers of young people who come to us after being subjected to psychological and even physical torture in bible camps practicing “reparation therapy” also continues to grow. Numerous kids, especially those who come to us from southern states, have endured this. They tell us harrowing stories of abuse.

I keep hoping that LGBT youths will be safer in their homes. But over 75% of our youths were verbally and physically abused in their homes, because they are LGBT.

Adding insult to injury, we learned last month that the Ali Forney Center is losing $300K in federal funding that supported mental health services for our traumatized youths. Frankly, it was not a big surprise. The Trump administration has virtually erased LGBT language from the federal applications for youth-serving grants. But it still hurts. After providing safe places for our youths to sleep at night, supporting their mental health – helping them overcome the violence, trauma and rejection they’ve been forced to endure – is the most important service we provide.

November 21, 2018

Interesting information. Again we do something for show politically that has no real meaning. Ark you may want to pass on this post. Hugs

Filed under: Animals, Food, Health, News, Political, Questions, Sad — Scottie @ 14:39

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