A Century of U.S. Intervention Created the Immigration Crisis

U.S. empire thrives on amnesia. The Trump administration cannot remember what it said last week, let alone the actions of presidential administrations long gone that sowed the seeds of today’s immigration crisis.

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Those seeking asylum today inherited a series of crises that drove them to the border

Screen Shot 2018-10-24 at 10.33.31 AM.pngA national spotlight shines on the border between the United States and Mexico, where heartbreaking images of Central American children being separated from their parents and held in cages demonstrate the consequences of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance policy” on unauthorized entry into the country, announced in May 2018. Under intense international scrutiny, Trump has now signed an executive order that will keep families detained at the border together, though it is unclear when the more than 2,300 children already separated from their guardians will be returned.

Trump has promised that keeping families together will not prevent his administration from maintaining “strong — very strong — borders,” making it abundantly clear that the crisis of mass detention and deportation at the border and throughout the U.S. is far from over. Meanwhile, Democratic rhetoric of inclusion…

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2 thoughts on “A Century of U.S. Intervention Created the Immigration Crisis

  1. America is in such tough shape, things will not be better life for them here.

    A third of the country or more is totally screwed. In Honduras or Mexico u can throw-up a shanty at least. Zoning laws, cops, asshole, repuklicans, do not allow that here.

    You have to walk by massive tent cities or actually walk over homeless, in many cities now. Especially on the west coast.
    Kids cannot make enough money to pay rent, from low pay and ballooning rent.

    The republicans say the will gut or get rid of social security and Medicare after the midterms.
    That will be another third of America screwed. A third more starving to death, barely making it, itineranttly and full time homeless. Bankrupt from and sick from no healthcare. Competing for jobs and housing.
    2/3rds of America screwed. What a joke America is. What a sick jerk trump is. What a joke most of the people who are making it are.

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