Welcome to the thread for discussing US immigration policy. They are currently decided by the Trump administration, and it's gotten really fucking bad.
Things that are on-topic for this thread:
- immigration policy by the executive office
- immigration legislation
- administration or law enforcement comments / actions pertaining to immigration & policy or legislation thereof
- the opposition party's response, be it words or actions, to the above (specifically only in the scope of immigration, not election strategy or anything else
- history of US immigration policy, though mostly if it's helping to frame current events in context of some sort
What the thread is not for!
- discussion of Democratic Party failures in a general sense
- the election, past or present or future
- being a goose at one another
- bashing our heads into the wall over and over when there's an impasse; gotta let stuff go when a disagreement shows up
Where we left off last thread iteration:
- A federal judge ruled Sunday that health inspectors must be allowed onto the concentration camps the kids are being held in (probably why the administration was trying to move the kids to military facilities, to change the rules about who is allowed on-site)
- Yesterday some congressmen were allowed to be on-site at one of the camps. Things are as horrible as you'd expect, but also, the law enforcement agents running these places are reveling in the misery they're inflicting on children. AOC rightfully yelled at them for doing as such, and unfortunately that is what is leading the few headlines about all this.
- Late last week the Democratic Party caved and voted to provide funds to immigration officials in a disappointing betrayal of stipulations they had laid out regarding the treatment of the children at these camps. Up 'til that moment, they were trying to fight for the funds to go toward providing better conditions for the children.
- The ACLU won a fight in court to permanently stop Trump's "emergency" declaration to use funds from elsewhere in the government to build his stupid wall. Back in May it was temporarily halted, but at the end of June it was put to a stop permanently. It didn't help that he literally said it wasn't really an emergency, it turns out!As per mod request, topicality will be enforced here.
Edit - To explain the title change on August 22nd:
This is the result of the Trump admin making being brown illegal. I just can't even.
The sheriff department said they have a "policy" of holding anyone of Hispanic / Latino descent to check their status. This is crazy-ass profiling but also makes travel through the south dangerous as other local governments probably operate in the same fashion.