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Protesters confront Ivanka on family separations
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Miloch
2018-07-10 18:19:45 UTC
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Demonstrators on Monday greeted Ivanka Trump outside a Syracuse, N.Y., school,
protesting the Trump administration's treatment of migrant families who had been
separated after crossing into the U.S.

Protesters waved signs outside the Institute of Technology at Central High
School, reading "shame" and "Ivanka! Do you know where their children are?"
Syracuse.com reported.

Trump was making an appearance at the school for a roundtable discussion on
workforce development programs.

But outside the school, protesters kept their focus on the Trump
administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, which prioritizes the
prosecutions of people who cross into the U.S. illegally through Mexico.

That policy has resulted in thousands of migrant children being separated from
their parents at the U.S. southern border in recent months, a practice that has
sparked national and international outrage.

At the protest on Monday, one participant walked around in an oversized
President Trump costume with a sign reading "monster" hung around his neck, a
photo captured by Syracuse.com showed.

Photos of the protest also surfaced on social media, including one showing a
giant inflatable chicken bearing a resemblance to the president that has also
been seen in previous protests.

Some protesters called out Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), who joined Ivanka Trump at
the roundtable discussion. Dana Balter, Katko's Democratic challenger in
November, was also at the protest, Syracuse.com reported.

The protest came as the Trump administration neared a Tuesday court-ordered
deadline to reunite migrant children under the age of 5 with their parents. The
government, however, appeared poised to miss that deadline.




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2A
2018-07-10 18:27:19 UTC
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Demonstrators on Monday greeted Ivanka Trump outside a Syracuse, N.Y., school,
protesting the Trump administration's treatment of migrant families who had been
separated after crossing into the U.S.
"Migrant"? Good one. How about "criminal invaders"?
Here's a tip; don't commit crimes with your children in tow.
Ken
2018-07-10 19:28:36 UTC
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Demonstrators on Monday greeted Ivanka Trump outside a Syracuse, N.Y., school,
protesting the Trump administration's treatment of migrant families who had been
separated after crossing into the U.S.
"Migrant"? Good one. How about "criminal invaders"?
Here's a tip; don't commit crimes with your children in tow.
That is exactly right. If they had entered through the legal process
they would not have had their children separated from them.
Miloch
2018-07-10 21:14:30 UTC
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Demonstrators on Monday greeted Ivanka Trump outside a Syracuse, N.Y., school,
protesting the Trump administration's treatment of migrant families who had been
separated after crossing into the U.S.
"Migrant"? Good one. How about "criminal invaders"?
Here's a tip; don't commit crimes with your children in tow.
Judge Rules Against Trump Administration, Rejects Long-Term Detention of Migrant
Families

https://www.theroot.com/judge-rules-against-trump-administration-rejects-long-1827481614

A U.S. federal judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to
detain migrant children and their families seeking asylum in the U.S. for
indefinite periods of time.

As the New York Times reports, Judge Dolly M. Gee of the Federal District Court
in Los Angeles delivered the ruling, which shot down every argument offered by
the Department of Justice to keep migrant families in long-term detention.

The DOJ had sought to overturn the 1997 Flores Agreement, which caps detention
for migrant children at 20 days.

From the Times:

"Judge Gee said the administration’s request to modify the decree, the 1997
Flores agreement, was “a cynical attempt” to shift immigration policymaking to
the courts in the wake of “over 20 years of congressional inaction and
ill-considered executive action that have led to the current stalemate.”

Judge Gee also rejected the Trump administration’s claim that not reversing the
Flores decree had pushed more migrant families, particularly from Central
America, to seek asylum in the U.S. Many of these families are escaping violence
and deep poverty resulting from decades of American foreign policy.

The government, however, argued that migrant families attempting to cross the
U.S.-Mexico border did so with the belief that, if they had a child in hand,
they could evade detention.

“Any number of other factors could have caused the increase in illegal border
crossings, including civil strife, economic degradation, and fear of death in
the migrants’ home countries,” Judge Gee countered.

Today also marks the deadline for the Trump administration to reunite 102 named
migrant children with their families. The deadline was the result of a ruling by
U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, who ordered immigration officials to reunite
all children under 5 with their parents by July 10. Children ages 5 to 17
detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol must be reunited with their families
by July 26, according to The Hill. As of late last week, nearly 3,000 migrant
children were still separated from their families.




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