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Inmate Says He Was Raped, Retaliated Against at CoreCivic Prison in Arizona - Phoenix New Times

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Justin Fuller didn't want to sleep with Christina Lopez when she showed up in his cell in Saguaro Correctional Center on the night of June 8. But the corrections officer swore she'd make his life a living hell if he didn't, according to Fuller, so he yielded.

Fuller was, and still is, an inmate at the private prison, which is run by the company CoreCivic in Eloy, Arizona.

Lopez has since been fired. In August, she pleaded guilty to one charge of unlawful sexual conduct in a correctional facility — a Class 6 felony — and in October was sentenced to two years' probation, court records show. By law, she was not required to register as a sex offender.

Fuller maintains that he was raped.

"She forced herself on top of me," he told Phoenix New Times by phone. "I tried to tell her no, many times.”

Fuller also alleges CoreCivic attempted to stop him from sharing his version of events and from filing a lawsuit by retaliating against him in prison — throwing him into solitary confinement, and blocking him from calling lawyers and a sexual-assault reporting hotline.


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Immigration attorney says 19-year-old Honduran mother was told she would be separated from newborn - San Diego Union-Tribune

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CHULA VISTA — A 19-year-old mother from Honduras who gave birth Friday at Scripps-Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista while being detained by Border Patrol agents has been paroled following pressure from human rights advocates, her attorney said Monday.
She may get to remain in the San Diego area with her baby after pressure from lawyers and advocates, according to Hugo Ivan Salazar Gonzalez, one of her immigration attorneys.

The Honduran mother crossed the border Friday and turned herself over to Border Patrol agents, stating she was in labor and in need of medical assistance, which she could not get in Tijuana, her attorney said.

Agents took the pregnant woman to Scripps where she gave birth to an infant who had complications and needed to be placed in the Intensive Care Unit, Salazar said.

While she was visiting her baby in the ICU, she asked a Border Patrol agent when she could be released with her child and that’s when an agent told her she would be either going back to detention or returned to Mexico under the Migrant Protections Protocol program, her attorney said.

Under MPP, also known as Remain in Mexico, asylum-seekers are returned to Mexico to wait while their U.S. immigration cases are decided. Her attorney said she was seeking asylum but it was not clear under what circumstances the Honduran mother was making that claim.

Family members frantically called attorneys with Al Otro Lado, a pro-migrant legal services nonprofit, over the weekend claiming Border Patrol agents told the mother they planned to place her newborn child in the custody of Child Protective Services and then return her to Mexico without her baby.

Other sources from within the hospital were also communicating with the San Diego Union-Tribune that Border Patrol agents said they planned to separate the mother and the newborn baby.

A CBP spokesperson said “the mother and newborn were never separated by CBP.” This afternoon, the mother was provided a Notice to Appear in immigration court and released from CBP custody, the spokesperson said.

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Since it ended, approximately 1,000 children have been taken from their parents anyway, according to government data presented in filings by the American Civil Liberties Union.

According to the government policy, Border Patrol agents can still separate parents from their children when a parent has a criminal history or if agents determine whether her or she is unfit to care for the child.

The ACLU argues the current policy still violates the rights of children and families.

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CBP's Tweet That Santa Has Been 'Cleared For Entry' Into U.S. Met With Photos of Kids in Detention Center - Newsweek

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection joined several government agencies in marking Christmas Day, but their Santa Claus immigration reference angered many who responded that hundreds of migrant families remain separated at the border.

The official CBP Twitter account posted a picture of Santa holding a "global entry" identification card on Christmas Eve, prompting ridicule from several journalists, migrant activists and anti-Trump parody accounts who replied with pictures of immigrant children in cages at the U.S. southern border.

Several U.S. government accounts, including NORAD, "tracked" Santa's movements Tuesday night, but the Department of Agriculture drew similar flack to CBP by tweeting "Santa and his 9 reindeer have been issued a permit to enter the U.S." Both tweets sparked backlash as the country remains widely divided over President Donald Trump's continued crackdown on illegal immigration along the U.S.- Mexico border and the detention centers which hold these families.

"Santa, his reindeer and all of the presents have been cleared by CBP for entry into the United States! @NoradSanta," remarked the CBP Twitter account on Christmas Eve.


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WHITE SANTA: Cleared by CBP

BROWN SANTA: Separated from his reindeer and jailed at a private detention center

BLACK SANTA: Held at customs for extended questioning
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Congress demands investigations into CBP’s use of fake court hearings to send asylum seekers back to Mexico - San Diego Union-Tribune

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The Trump administration’s controversial Remain in Mexico policy faces scrutiny in the House and the Senate as lawmakers are concerned about reports of migrants who have been granted asylum being sent back to Mexico

More than 50 members of Congress are calling for an investigation into reports of Customs and Border Protection officials issuing fake court hearing notices to bar asylum seekers from entering the U.S. even after they’ve been granted asylum.

On Friday, Reps. Tony Cárdenas, D-Panorama City; Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana; and Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, led the coalition by sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General asking for a “full and thorough” investigation.

“This type of behavior by a government agency is abhorrent, violates the rule of law, and is antithetical to our values and the very essence of what we stand for as a nation,” the letter states. It was also signed by Reps. Scott Peters and Juan Vargas, both San Diego Democrats.

Members of Congress specifically want to know whether any DHS or CBP leaders authorized the use of fake court hearings to send migrants back to Mexico and request that should any officials be found criminally liable they should be held accountable.
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Friday’s letter is only the latest of what is mounting pressure from lawmakers on the Migrant Protection Protocols program, also known as Remain in Mexico.

Under the program, asylum seekers are forced to live in Mexico while their court cases are adjudicated in the United States. The Mexican government only agreed to accept returnees who have future court dates. However, CBP officials have given migrants whose asylum cases are already over documents with fake future court hearings and sent them back to Mexico anyway.

In November, Sen. Dianne Feinstein called for a hearing into CBP’s alleged practice of using fake court hearings to send asylum seekers back to Mexico.

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Cant keep up with the crimes our govt now controlled by mainstream repubs is doing.

You are NOT SAFE here, I am not...we are HATED by them.

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CBP started out not as bad as ICE, but that was then and this is now. They've gone completely off the edge. Another rogue agency.

It shows how 9/11 really did break this country.

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CBP started out not as bad as ICE, but that was then and this is now. They've gone completely off the edge. Another rogue agency.

It shows how 9/11 really did break this country.


Yes I remember my jaw dropping when they actually named it “Department of Homeland Security”. This agency can be broken back out into what the INS and border patrol was, not that la migra was ever a saintly organization. But yes under Bush and even Obama who ramped it up from Bush, ICE and CBP were never like this.

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Trump’s Tent Cities Are on the Verge of Killing Immigrant Children - Slate

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On this week’s episode of Amicus, Slate’s podcast about the Supreme Court, Dahlia Lithwick was joined by Kristin Clarens, an attorney with Project Adelante, a group of multidisciplinary professionals, including lawyers, doctors, ministers, and psychologists, working across the country to help mobilize and concentrate support for asylum-seekers at the border. A transcript of the interview, which has been edited and condensed for clarity, follows.

Dahlia Lithwick: Can you just start by explaining what it is that you do and how as a lawyer you were able to kind of amble in and out of border facilities, detention facilities?

Kristin Clarens: People who previously would have been detained [in the U.S.] are now living in sort of makeshift refugee camps on the Mexico side of the border because of the “Remain in Mexico” policy. So now it’s incredibly easy to amble in and out, as easy as it is for the cartel members and other organized criminals who are circulating in these camps.

The Remain in Mexico policy, the Migrant Protection Protocols, is just about a year old. Can you describe what the world was like before it, what the world has been like since?

The estimates are that there are around 3,000 people [in the tent camp in Matamoros] living just in squalor and in tents, and that 80 percent of them are families with young children. A year ago, in the Rio Grande Valley, most of those people would come to the United States either after asking for permission at a port of entry or after crossing without permission and they would be apprehended, put into one of the temporary facilities that so many of us have seen on the news with the kids in cages and the very overcrowded conditions, lack of sanitation and medical care. After that, the families and young kids were sent to longer-term detention centers where many of us, many lawyers who speak Spanish, have worked across the country.

As of June or July of this year, the United States government started implementing something that they call, I think very ironically, the Migrant Protection Protocols, which is a policy guideline that says that border patrol agents are able to return asylum-seekers to Mexico for the duration of their immigration hearings. So now an asylum-seeker who comes up from Central America arrives in these incredibly sketchy and stressful border towns, asks for asylum at the port of entry, and after a quick trip to one of the cage facilities, they are sent back into the streets of Mexico.

That moment where they’re shoved back into Mexican territory from the U.S. officials is an incredibly vulnerable one. It’s kind of like bad guys lurking on the sides.


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"Early in the afternoon of December 24, 2019, a 41-year-old national from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and her family arrived in the United States, presenting themselves for admission into the U.S. at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge in Laredo, Texas. During initial processing, she was medically screened to include a review of paperwork she provided highlighting a previous medical condition, cleared by on-site contracted medical personnel, and transferred to the Lincoln Juarez Bridge for additional immigration processing and overnight holding. In the early morning of December 25, 2019, while awaiting final processing and release, the individual notified CBP officers that she was suffering from abdominal pain and had vomited. CBP contacted EMS immediately and the individual was transported to the Laredo Medical Center for a medical evaluation. The subject's health declined rapidly and she passed away at the hospital. Webb County Medical Examiner’s Office (WCMEO) has determined that the death is not suspicious, as the individual had a preexisting medical condition. CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility was notified and is reviewing the incident."


So, this lady was medically cleared then died the next day. And this death is not suspicious?

https://www. cbp.gov/newsroom/speeches-and-statements/statement-death-congolese-national-laredo link to fascist-lite, gaslighting organization broken on purpose

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Reckon just how many Ice Agents are trash? Some? Most? All?


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Reckon just how many Ice Agents are trash? Some? Most? All?


DHS is trash.

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DHS was, at best, a bad idea that found its time. What always interested me was how the precursor of the USA PATRIOT Act seemed to be bipartisan, and some Democrats who you'd think were above that kind of paranoid 1940s crap signed onto the original (pre-9/11) report proposing it.

Meanwhile, while we fret about our border wall or its absence, Russia just tested a new ICBM which is unstoppable with current technology. That's right, folks, the asshole drumpf pulled out of the treaty, and now he's started a new strategic arms race. Nuke anxiety is back.

But the MAGAs will go on with their white supremacist games.

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DHS was, at best, a bad idea that found its time. What always interested me was how the precursor of the USA PATRIOT Act seemed to be bipartisan, and some Democrats who you'd think were above that kind of paranoid 1940s crap signed onto the original (pre-9/11) report proposing it.

Meanwhile, while we fret about our border wall or its absence, Russia just tested a new ICBM which is unstoppable with current technology. That's right, folks, the asshole drumpf pulled out of the treaty, and now he's started a new strategic arms race. Nuke anxiety is back.

But the MAGAs will go on with their white supremacist games.


Yeah except the return of white supremacist governing is the matter of life or death to them.

Ever since 9/11 I’ve felt that living in SFCA was itself a nuclear deterrent. Nobody’s going to bomb this city and probably not this state, either, because so many righties would applaud it.

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The severe health effects of family separations at the US-Mexico border - SF Chronicle, opinion

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This holiday season, instead of spending cherished time with their families, more than 50,000 people including more than 4,000 children, will be locked in immigration detention centers, separated from their loved ones.

As family physicians who care for adults and children impacted by detention and deportation, our hearts break for these families. We know that their experiences cause irreversible trauma and can lead to long-term mental and physical health impacts. It is in earnest that we join with grassroots, immigrant-led organizations in calling for the reunification of all families, a moratorium on separations, and an overhaul of the U.S. detention/deportation system.

Immigration policies tear families apart on a daily basis. Harsh, inhumane separations of infants and children from their families within detention are ongoing despite the public reversal of President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy in June 2018. Migrants newly crossing the border, including unaccompanied minors, are locked away from the family members they planned to reunite with in the U.S., even as they nurse the grief of being forced to leave behind loved ones in their countries of origin. U.S. community members are captured in Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids and other ICE actions and are torn away from their families, including their young children.


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“The Most Horrible Thing I’ve Ever Done”: A Border Patrol Officer Who Separated Families Speaks Out - PBS

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In the summer of 2017, nearly a year before the Trump administration’s family separations at the Southwest border sparked an international outcry, the Border Patrol was quietly piloting its own, local version of “zero tolerance” in El Paso, Texas.

In the FRONTLINE documentary Targeting El Paso, an officer tasked with separating migrant children from their parents under that pilot program speaks out — offering a rare public criticism of the initiative from within Border Patrol’s own ranks.

“That was the most horrible thing I’ve ever done,” Wesley Farris, a high-ranking officer with El Paso’s Border Patrol Union, tells FRONTLINE’s Martin Smith in the above excerpt. “You can’t help but see your own kids.”

Carrying out those separations, Farris says, was a tough order.

“I mean, none of us were happy about it,” Farris says. “But everybody around me was just doing exactly what… We were all told to do this.”

Experts say the tactic causes lasting trauma. In the above excerpt, Farris tells FRONTLINE about the effects he witnessed on a child during the last family separation he conducted.

“It was a young boy. I think he was about two. The world was upside down to that kid,” Farris says. “So when the contractor tried to take him away, he reached for me and he climbed up on me again, and he was holding on to me. So that that one got me a little bit.”

After that, Farris says he drew the line: “I said at that one, ‘I’m not doing this anymore. I won’t do it. I went back to the supervisor and I told him, ‘Don’t assign me to do that anymore.’”

Farris didn’t complain up the chain, but told FRONTLINE he wanted to.

As the documentary goes on to report, six months after the El Paso pilot ended, the Trump administration decided to scale up the program nationally to stem the flow of migrants — saying it had worked as a deterrent in El Paso.

“It aligned with my experience, in the times where we applied a consequence to people who cross the border illegally, we got less of them crossing the border illegally,” Ronald Vitiello, former acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), tells FRONTLINE. “And so when zero tolerance is discussed as a way forward, we knew that it was going to be a benefit to us.”

“Zero tolerance” is just one of the immigration tactics piloted in El Paso. From producer Marcela Gaviria, correspondent Martin Smith and their team, the documentary Targeting El Paso investigates how the border city that’s been called the Ellis Island of the Southwest became a testing ground for some of President Donald Trump’s most controversial immigration policies, a subject of his anti-immigrant rhetoric, the site of a surge of migrant families crossing the border — and, on August 3 of last year, the target of a white supremacist with an assault rifle.


White supremacy, white nationalism, white conservatism and now the whole GOP is synonymous with "zero tolerance". (Always was).

Zero-tolerance is trash, zero-tolerance immigration polices are trash, the Trump administration is trash, DHS is trash, CBP is trash.

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Internal CBP memo directs vetting of travelers with Iran, Middle East ties - Politico

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An apparent internal U.S. Customs and Border Protection memo issued within the Seattle field office and obtained by POLITICO directed "frontline" officers to target Iranian nationals or individuals who had traveled to Iran for specialized vetting procedures.

The memo, issued by the office's Tactical Analytical Unit, ordered officers to vet "all individuals" meeting certain criteria. The document specifically calls for officers to target men and women "born after 1961 and born before 2001 with links" such as place of birth, travel or citizenship to Iran and Lebanon.

It also calls for officers to vet "any other nationality that has traveled to Iran or Lebanon."

POLITICO obtained the memo from Blaine, Wash., immigration attorney Len Saunders, who received it from an anonymous source. The Peace Arch border crossing in Blaine became the subject of a nationwide uproar earlier this month as dozens of Iranian Americans reported being held for questioning there about their family and military ties to Iran.

A CBP spokesperson declined to comment on “leaked documents” and did not respond to specific questions about the document's authenticity. The agency has previously denied issuing any directive related to "detaining Iranian-Americans and refusing their entry into the U.S. because of their country of origin."

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash. said in a statement the document “matches exactly” the vetting process CBP leadership described to her and her staff during a briefing last week.

While she said her office is working to verify the memo, “it is becoming increasingly clear from multiple conversations with travelers and CBP staff that there was, indeed, a directive from the Seattle Field Office to target Iranian Americans for secondary screening solely based on their country of origin and despite the fact that they were largely American citizens, legal permanent residents and legal visa holders.”

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DHS is trash.

Nearly 900 migrants found at Texas facility with 125-person capacity: DHS watchdog - ABC News

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In a report out Friday, the Homeland Security inspector general has found “dangerous overcrowding” and unsanitary conditions at a Customs and Border Protection facility in El Paso, Texas, where hundreds more migrants were being housed than the center was designed to hold.

“Border Patrol agents told us some of the detainees had been held in standing-room-only conditions for days or weeks,” the office of inspector general wrote.

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Worse than trash.

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DHS was a very bad idea, and if people hadn't been panicked after 9/11, it never would have happened.

Not to say that a security department couldn't be made to work. Saying that this design for one was a guaranteed disaster. Too big, too unaccountable, too everything, starting with the semiotic bomb in the name and going steadily downhill from there.

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Warren And Markey Demand CBP Withdraw Plan To Deploy Heavily Armed Officers - WBUR

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Massachusetts Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren are demanding that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) withdraw a plan to deploy agents -- including some that are specially trained in SWAT-like tactics -- to Boston and other American cities that have chosen not to cooperate with President Trump's immigration policies.

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official in Boston has confirmed that some of those officers are already working in Boston with local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.
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In a letter to the heads of CBP, DHS and ICE, Markey and Warren call the initiative "unnecessary, unwelcome, dangerous, menacing, retaliatory and unlikely to achieve its stated goal."

Specifically, Markey and Warren protest the use of heavily-armed Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) officers, which the New York Times reports will be deployed to certain cities as part of the operation.

They go on to say BORTAC agents are supposed to be used to handle dangerous situations outside the normal scope of Border Patrol agent duties — not for "run-of-the-mill immigration arrests" in some of America's largest cities.


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CBP Chief Admits Officers 'Overzealous'; Critics Say Iranians And Others Targeted - NPR

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The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection made a surprising admission this week about the agency's Seattle field office.

Last month, officers at a border crossing there pulled aside hundreds of Iranian-Americans — including U.S citizens and green card holders — and held them for hours.

"In that specific office," acting CBP commissioner Mark Morgan said at a briefing with reporters in Washington, "leadership just got a little overzealous."

At the time, tensions with Iran were rising after the U.S. air strike that killed a top Iranian general. And field offices had been told to be vigilant. But Morgan says they were not instructed to hold and question everyone from Iran.

"That was not in line with our direction. And so that was immediately corrected," Morgan said. "And it was very unique to that one sector."

But immigrant advocates say this was not an isolated mistake.

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AP: Greyhound does not have to let Border Patrol agents conduct checks for illegal immigrants - Columbian

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SEATTLE — A Customs and Border Protection memo obtained by The Associated Press confirms that bus companies such as Greyhound do not have to allow Border Patrol agents on board to conduct routine checks for immigrants in the country illegally, which is contrary to the company’s long insistence that it has no choice but to do so.

Greyhound, the nation’s largest bus carrier, has said it does not like the agents coming on board, but it has nevertheless permitted them, claiming federal law demanded it. When provided with the memo by the AP, the company declined to say whether it would change that practice.


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