While the nation was busy tormenting pets with loud explosions and dishing out salmonella under umbrellas, the Department of Homeland Security was securing the homeland from traitors who think that brown people are human. As the wave of blockades and occupations of the #OccupyICE and #FreeOurFuture expanded to include 12 cities the crackdown came to three of those cities in 2 days. At all three the Department of Homeland Security brought it's own riot squad, called DHS tactical, and then got assistance from local police.
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It made a big impression in Portland, and quickly spread around the West Coast and into the Midwest. This morning, July 2nd, at 7am a coalition of organizations lead by Mijente Louisville began a blockade of the ICE office at 7th and Broadway in downtown Louisville. The coalition includes Black Lives Matter, Stand up Sunday, SURJ Louisville and Anti-Racist Action Louisville. An Occupy ICE blockade also began two days ago in Atlanta.
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.
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.
Yesterday, June 21st, Donald Trump signed an executive order that he claimed would end the policy of separating children of asylum seekers and other immigrants from their families at the border and putting them in camps until they are parceled out to non-profits, trafficked, or simply lost. 65 children are “processed” in this way on the Texas border alone each and every day. The executive order does not end family separation and in fact makes it worse and permanent.