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Day of the Demagogue Trumpian Deportation Fantasies and American Realities

Tanya Golash-Boza Tom
The proposals to “build a wall” and “deport them all” that have animated this election season are quite fantastical. And then there’s the irony that such plans come from a political party that has long criticized government spending and waste. On wasting money, we’re talking textbook cases here.

“Do You See How Much I’m Suffering Here?” Abuse Against Transgender Women in US Immigration Detention

Trans Queer Libertion Movement TQLM Familia
"Do you see how much I’m suffering here? Do you think anyone deserves to be punished like this? … Sometimes I get anxious. … I thought about killing myself once, but then I regretted it and told myself I wasn’t going to do it. I said, ‘Lord, you gave me my life, why am I going to take it away?’ It’s not His fault they have me suffering here like this."[5] At any given time, the United States holds scores of transgender women in immigration detention.

Beyond Deportations: Fixing a Broken Immigration System

David Bacon The Reality Check
When President Obama appointed Dollie Gee to the U.S. District Court in 2010, he undoubtedly didn't expect her to mount a frontal challenge to his administration's detention and deportation policies. But five years after her elevation as the first Chinese American woman on the federal bench, Gee ruled last summer that holding Central American women and children in private detention lockups was illegal.
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