Two days after Portland Police provided background support to Department of Homeland Security riot police to dismantle the blockade by the Occupy ICE movement a fascist group marched. The June 30th march by Patriot Prayer had a permit and was by design in opposition to the nationwide #familiesbelongtogether rallies organized by affiliates of the Democratic Party.
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A Donald Trump tweet threatened protestors and media including this publication as a crackdown begins
Donald Trump's tweets are always a good source of entertainment over my morning covfefe. However when the tweets touch your actual life, you might spit the beverage on your keyboard. On the morning of June 28th, ICE deployed riot cops, along with local police, in full tactical gear with live ammo, to shut down two of the five ongoing occupations and blockades of ICE offices in Portland and Detroit. The Portland crackdown resulted in 9 arrests.
It start five days ago with a couple of tents in Portland Oregon. Opposition to Trump's amplification of ethnic cleansing in America grew quickly and adopted the terms and norms of 2011's brutally suppressed Occupy Movement.
The Continuum of Concentration Camps from faith based non-profits to military bases soon will hold over 300,000 people
Ethnic cleansing is a clear priority for America right now. The publicity surrounding the separation of families, the lies about the practice, the trafficking of children to connected faith based kidnappers and plans to strip citizenship from those already here has garnered headlines. A pair of moves by the Trump administration in that cloud of crimes against humanity indicate a clear ramping up of what can only be called America's concentration camp system.
Today, June 24th, The Hill Reported that migrants separated from their children are being offered their children back upon their return to the country they are seeking asylum from if they sign a voluntary deportation order. They are not reunited with their children at the airport, and by the admission of the Federal government, many children are “lost” in the system. Earlier this week a federal judge was reported to have literally pounded his fist on the bench in anger at the practice screaming “when you go to jail and they take your wallet they give you a receipt.
Yesterday, June 23, concerned people held a demonstration at the Ursula Detention Center in McAllan Texas. This is a place where migrants, including those follow procedure to seek asylum in the United States, are brought for “processing” and detention. At least one bus, loaded exclusively with children, some appearing as young as three years old, was blocked from leaving. An anonymous source from within the temporary blockade provided pictures of sad, frightened and confused children pressed up against the bar studded windows.
On June 30th and number of political groups are calling for a national day of action at ICE facilities around the country in opposition to America's growing network of public and private concentration camps for both adults and children.
Today Donald Trump signed an executive order that will end the tearing of children from their families at the border and sending them to private prisons, where some of them are later trafficked in slave labor, raped by guards, or simply “lost.” Instead they will be detained with their families, indefintely. That means life in prison in a cage for whole families.
James Robinson was arrested on the night of May 8th. He was illegally held for seven days before his arraignment. His defense committee, after two weeks of attempts, finally got to meet with him. He did not even know that he had one. He did not know that money was being raised to get him something better a court appointed Attorney. The information he passed to his visitor was chilling. The amount of hours that went into getting someone to him was tremendous.