GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! Better be street if he's looking at me. I need a soldier that ain't scared to stand up for me. LET'S GO TO PRESS.
ICE agents in Oregon are refusing to let immigrants that are being held in federal prison have access to any legal counsel.
Meanwhile protesters outside Portland's ICE offices are camping out and refusing to leave unless Trump revokes his insanely cruel "No Tolerance" policy.
Even more people here tonight at #OccupyICEPDX and the camp just keeps growing. And growing. And growing. It now expands to all sides of the building and isn't showing any signs of slowing down ✊ #fuckICE pic.twitter.com/xhhGONGgyt
— DSA Portland Oregon (@PortlandDSA) June 20, 2018
A person set themselves on fire in a Portland park yesterday, after reading aloud their manifesto on mental health and homelessness.
A new report issued yesterday reveals that the hateful, dim bulbs of the Trump administration may have lost track of 6,000 unaccompanied migrant children. Expect this situation to get much, much worse.
The AP reports that babies and preschool-age children are also being taken from their parents' arms and sent to "tender age" shelters in South Texas. This is news that rightly made MSNBC's Rachel Maddow break down on camera while reading the story.
Then there's this headline: "A 10-year-old with Down syndrome was taken from her immigrant mom under Trump policy, Mexico says."
.@Zac_Petkanas says on Fox News a 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrome was separated from her mother at the border.
Corey Lewandowski responds: "Womp womp." pic.twitter.com/cZMXWmwbjw
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) June 19, 2018
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP STOP THIS MADNESS.
Meanwhile Trump is separating children from their parents and imprisoning them as leverage to force congress to pass even more strict immigration laws, and it looks like the GOP is playing right into his tiny hands.
Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, a senior adviser to the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), announced early Wednesday that he is leaving the Republican Party, which he decried as “fully the party of Trump” and “a danger to our democracy and values.”
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, who lied about there not being a family separation policy, and then turned immediately around and sternly defended the policy (?), was dining in a Mexican restaurant when a group of protesters came in, confronted her, and heckled her for 10 minutes. (And just in case you're wondering, the other diners loved it.)
To the shock of absolutely no one, the Trump administration announced that the US is leaving the UN Human Rights Council—and why would they want us anymore?
In some actual positive news, Canada is the second nation to legalize cannabis.
Now let's look up at the WEATHER: Expect a high of 87 degrees and a possible late thunderstorm today.
And finally, sorry for all the bad news today, but this is the dystopia we now live in. But rest assured, WE WILL BEAT THESE PEOPLE. In the meantime, take some cool down time by watching this puppy getting stuck until you can no longer watch it. (That may take awhile.)