Kim Jong Un, Border Children, G7 Chill: 3 News Stories You Should Read Today – 6/12/2018
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In the category of: We’d like to tell the world, most of us didn’t vote for him.
In the category of: You can call it something else, but a concentration camp for children is still a concentration camp for children.
Why children are being sent to “foster care or whatever” while their parents are sent to jail.
One flyer given to parents in Texas offered a number to call to locate children. But the number was wrong: Instead of being a number for ORR, it was an ICE tip line. (The flyers had to be corrected in pen.) And even if a parent can call ORR and ORR can identify the child, they might not be able to call the parent back — because immigrants in detention don’t have phone access. (Federal judges sentencing immigrants have urged the government to make sure that they have access to phones so they can relocate their kids.)
The plaintiffs in the ACLU’s family-separation lawsuit are one woman separated from her child for eight months after she presented herself for asylum at a port of entry, and another woman who was sentenced to a brief jail term for illegal entry but couldn’t be reunited with her child for months after her release back to DHS custody.
Some parents are being deported without their children. And some small children, according to advocates in Central America, are getting deported without their parents.
In the category of: How we made a human rights nightmare inducing dictator a rockstar overnight.
Kim Jong Un couldn’t have scripted his Singapore sojourn any better himself. As he toured the streets on a night-time walkabout and posed for selfies with the Singaporean foreign minister, he was treated more like a rock star than a pariah autocrat.