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“Worst I’ve Ever Seen”

Filed under: Government,Immigration — DRJ @ 6:30 pm

[Headline from DRJ]

Houston Chronicle: Worst I’ve ever seen’, claims Texas Republican congressman about conditions for detained migrants

In recent days, there has been increased attention to the living, health and safety conditions at migrant detention facilities located near the U.S.-Mexico border. On Sunday, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) stated that the conditions were the worst he’s ever seen.

“I’ve been down there throughout my 15 years in Congress and before that, as a federal prosecutor. This is the worst I’ve ever seen it, and it has to be taken care of,” McCaul said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”


16 Responses to ““Worst I’ve Ever Seen””

  1. First the Norks, then the Iranians. Now the Mexican Army is about to attack us:

    Mexico sends nearly 15,000 troops to the US border

    Are we great again yet?

    Dave (1bb933)

  2. Interesting, Dave. Thanks.

    Also, apparently the conditions are terrible in at least one shelter in far West Texas. This migrant influx has been overwhelming but this has to be fixed.

    DRJ (15874d)

  3. Yes, we must stop capturing these people and dragging them to the United States!

    Patricia (3363ec)

  4. Stock up on ammo, DRJ.

    You may be our last line of defense!

    Dave (1bb933)

  5. I agree that their parents shouldn’t have brought the kids here.
    But that’s not the kids fault.
    We should treat children humanely.

    Time123 (ca85c9)

  6. “We should treat children humanely.”
    Time123 (ca85c9) — 6/25/2019 @ 8:49 am

    I would want the same for my kids. So, I would choose to go back home. But, if I knew I could wait it out and eventually get in, I’d stay and deal with it. And, once that happens I’d spread the word, encouraging more children to be treated inhumanely.

    Our immigration nonsense in a nutshell.

    Munroe (be5f1a)

  7. I blame Obama for politicizing asylum so now the Central Americans see coming illegally to the US as a viable option.

    No matter how bad these conditions are, I suspect most of these children have lived in worse conditions in their home countries and on the road to America.

    I am convinced the Border Patrol and the churches/charities are doing everything they can to help the migrants, especially the children, but they are overwhelmed.

    But these are children and we are America. We need to fix this.

    DRJ (15874d)

  8. Monroe, Are you saying we should treat children in our custody humanely? Or are you saying it’s OK that we’re not

    Time123 (dba73f)

  9. Djr, great comment.

    Time123 (ecd105)

  10. I believe everything that ‘No Wall McCaul‘ says.

    Face Controller (41eb88)

  11. “Monroe, Are you saying we should treat children in our custody humanely? Or are you saying it’s OK that we’re not”
    Time123 (dba73f) — 6/25/2019 @ 10:20 am

    I’m simply asking, as an American citizen, to have the same right to kidnap my kids (or someone else’s), drag them across multiple international borders and hostile terrain, and into conditions “worst I’ve ever seen”, and not go to jail for it nor get separated from my kids. A little fairness, that’s all.

    Munroe (285201)

  12. Funding to at least ameliorate the worst problems might actually squeak through both chambers and get a presidential signature, if they can avoid amendments that demand quid quo pros to address, say, the Dreamers. It would be a deal cut between Senate and House leaders & top leadership teams, behind closed doors, embargoed until done.

    It would require statesmanship, in short. Not much has been on display lately, but right now’s the time, before we get even closer to the 2020 elections.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  13. At some point, a solution is going to need to involve addressing the Flores consent decree, which has to start with a petition to the district court that has continuing jurisdiction. Unfortunately for the Trump Administration, that’s the Central District of California, from which appellate jurisdiction lies in the Ninth Circuit. The Trump Administration is likely to be very frustrated at both of those levels, but might reasonably hope for a better reception at the SCOTUS, if it were to choose to hear the matter. This will, at a minimum, take many months, so it ought to be started now.

    If the CDCA and CA9 refuse relief, at least Republicans can campaign on that — albeit pretty defensively, and without much likely traction — in 2020.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  14. Munroe, was that a yes? Or a no? Seems like a pretty simple question to answer.
    Now that I think about it the options that are legal are
    1) hold them in humane conditions
    2) hold them in inhuman conditions
    3) release them.

    So what do you want to pick?

    Time123 (d54166)

  15. It seems that rather than cut a closed door deal with Schumer and McConnell, Pelosi decided that she’d piss off fewer members of her caucus by introducing and expediting a House (Democrat-written) funding bill, and she may need Republican votes to pass it.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  16. (That probably also means a conference committee, which means she’ll have to run her party caucus’ gauntlet twice on this bill, and then will probably need Republican votes to pass that.

    Beldar (fa637a)

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