Trump’s militant crackdown on Border Security might have decreased “illegal” border crossings since his tenure began, but it hasn’t happened because of some expert change in policy – it has happen only through extreme and relentless cruelty.
At this point, it is finally and thankfully public knowledge that Trump and Jeff Sessions’ war on migrants is actively separating children from their parents at the border, only to lock them in any open facility they can find in conditions that would violate ASPCA rules for stray animal confinement.
But ICE and Border Patrol are an especially inhuman breed, with only one goal in mind: harass and imprison migrants at any cost – even if that requires a trip to the ER, and even if those people are not only legal Americans, but the original inhabitants of the land conquered after white America’s successful genocide of Native American people.
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Most recently, a member of the Topoawa Community Tribe, one of several tribes in residence at the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation on the border of Mexico and Arizona. The tribe member in question caught footage of a large Chevy SUV, owned by the U.S. and operated by a border patrol agent running them over and driving away.
The SUV in question appears to be a Chevy Suburban, which according to their own measurements clocks in at approximately 6,000 lbs and seats up to eight, so the exact weight of the particular machine at this time is unknown.
The imagery is nothing short of shocking as it depicts the massive grill of the hefty SUV approach, then overtake, the lens of the camera and the person holding it before they ultimately roll underneath the massive chassis of the Chevy.
Afterwards, the car speeds away, leaving a trail of dust and the man laying helplessly in the dirt.
This is Trump’s America. It’s not just the inhumane conditions to which he subjects children whose only crime is joining their parents on a journey for a better life, but a general disregard for any and all non-whites who challenge their status quo.
Next week, Republicans have stitched together two massive immigration reform bills, both of which hold those migrant children hostage in exchange for the enormous budget to fund Trump’s compensation for his extremely lacking manhood, the border wall.
ICE and Border Patrol agents are not god, and no human is ever illegal. Undocumented perhaps, but not illegal.
This needs to stop. And it won’t stop by impeaching or arresting Trump – Democrats, too, have to make reform as cornerstone of their political platforms. if the blue wave does wash over the country this fall, fixing this problem and abolishing ICE completely should be the number one priority.
If you can stomach the imagery, check out the video Hasan Piker of The Young Turks made available for all to see:
Here’s how Border Patrol protects US citizens when they’re brown.
Topawa Community Tribe Member Paulo Remes was intentionally hit by a BP agent vehicle who just drove away, didn’t even look back.
Do you feel safer now? pic.twitter.com/m5acN4PYru
— Hasan Piker (@hasanthehun) June 15, 2018
None. Of. This. Is. Normal.