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  1. 1 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 1:16 pm


    President Obama visits young refugees at a Dignity for Children Foundation classroom in Malaysia in 2015.
    petesouza

    • 2 Judith Fardig
      June 20, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      Love this and the entire thread! Hi from Philly where Soul Harmony opens tonight. Alycee and I are going together. Then Friday the 29th she and prettyfoot have organized a TOD mini-meetup with Nancie and Terri too. So excited!!

  2. June 20, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    THANK YOU, Nerdy, for always bringing the best and smartest info. And for always being on the right side of history.

  3. June 20, 2018 at 1:18 pm

  4. 6 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 1:21 pm

  5. 7 jacquelineoboomer
    June 20, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Just spotted President Obama’s message for World Refugee Day. Profound, loving, and inspirational. His voice represents the “open arms” that OUR COUNTRY must represent, again.

    Obviously, others are marking the day with many “new causes,” including the families who are being separated at OUR border … not Mexico’s border … OUR border.

  6. June 20, 2018 at 1:24 pm

  7. 9 rikyrah
    June 20, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    BREAKING NEWS
    Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $80 million on the midterms to help Democrats take control of the House

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:13 PM EST

    Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has decided to throw his political clout and personal fortune behind the Democratic campaign to take control of the House of Representatives this year, directing aides to spend tens of millions of dollars in an effort to expel Republicans from power.

    • 10 Sandy1110
      June 21, 2018 at 1:19 am

      We’ll take it where we can get it. We need to offset the $$ the Koch Bros. (down to one Bro?) are pouring into the GOP’s war chest.

  8. 11 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 1:31 pm

  9. June 20, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Thank You Nerdy…(((huggs)))…yes we can if we organize….

  10. 13 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 1:41 pm

  11. June 20, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    United joins in.

    • 16 jacquelineoboomer
      June 20, 2018 at 1:45 pm

      Didn’t realize you’d already posted this … what great news from United and American. It’s got to be a FIRST – at least I don’t recall this ever happening before.

  12. 18 jacquelineoboomer
    June 20, 2018 at 1:42 pm

  13. 19 CEB
    June 20, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    I finally decided to direct my contributions via ActBlue; easy to do (I have donated before) and the major organizations helping in this effort for long periods of time are listed. Your donation can be evenly divided between groups or specified for a particular one. Thanks Nerdy for providing all of this information. Even doing something as small as donating so that others can do the work more effectively, gives an outlet for some of the rage and horror.

  14. 20 donna dem 4 obama
    June 20, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    ???

    • June 20, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      Short answer: they don’t. Most arrive at destinations 1000s of miles away with no follow up documentation, no points of contact. Imagine babies with no one to advocate for them, no papers or birth certificates, no nothing, crying uncontrollably. This is unimaginably inhumane.

  15. 24 rikyrah
    June 20, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Here is a pic I just took at the McAllen airport of seven young boys of detained parents being transported out of the area by handlers via AA flt 5772 to DFW. Who knows where they are going from there. Sending children 1000 miles away from their parents is a disgrace. #Outraged pic.twitter.com/zrqdIFnsWY— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) June 20, 2018

  16. 25 donna dem 4 obama
    June 20, 2018 at 1:51 pm

  17. 26 Nena20409
    June 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Hello TODbots.
    Great post, NW. Thank you so much.
    ❤ ❤ ❤ TODbots, Chips, lurkers, TOD Twitter Brigades, Contributors.
    You all are keeping many of Us engaged. Thank you all.

  18. 27 donna dem 4 obama
    June 20, 2018 at 2:16 pm

  19. 28 jacquelineoboomer
    June 20, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    I gotta take the afternoon off from this crap! Won’t stop me from thinking of the little children, but will free up a little space in my head to pray for them. See y’all later. Keep fighting the good fight. #GoodTrouble

  20. 29 Nerdy Wonka
    June 20, 2018 at 2:22 pm

  21. 30 rikyrah
    June 20, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    oh good this has been upgraded to the level of Japanese internment https://t.co/LouYPfcPgW— Sam Thielman (@samthielman) June 20, 2018

  22. 31 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    I.Can’t.With.This.Shit.Anymore.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/immigrant-children-forcibly-drugged-powerful-psychotropics-texas-treatment-center-lawsuit/

    In a new lawsuit, immigrant children detained at a government-funded facility in Texas described being forcibly drugged with psychotropic medicines that made them dizzy and unable to walk.

    Reveal reported Wednesday that minors held at the Shiloh Treatment Center in Manvel, Texas — described in its Google+ listing as a “baby gulag” — were physically abused and given shots of “powerful” psychiatric medications that “rendered them unable to walk, afraid of people and wanting to sleep constantly.”

    In the affidavits, the children and their parents said workers at the facility told them they would not be allowed to leave or see their parents if they didn’t take the medicine, which was administered via shots. The children were allegedly told the shots were “vitamins.”

    “The supervisor told me I was going to get a medication injection to calm me down,” one girl said. “Two staff grabbed me, and the doctor gave me the injection despite my objection and left me there on the bed.”

    According to one mother, her child “fell repeatedly, hitting her head, and ended up in a wheelchair.” Another “described trying to open a window and being hurled against a door by a Shiloh supervisor, who then choked her until she fainted.”

  23. June 20, 2018 at 2:50 pm

  24. June 20, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    TRUMP’S FAMILY SEPARATION LEVERAGE SCHEME ENDS IN DEFEAT (politicus.usa)
    Trump caves and says he’ll sign something.
    ““We want to keep families together. It’s very important. I’ll be signing something in a little while that’s going to do that. And the people in this room want to do that and they’re working on various pieces of legislation to get it done. But I’ll be doing something that’s somewhat preemptive but ultimately we’ll be matched by legislation, I’m sure.”
    (Let’s expose any lie he tells about Democrats right away.)

    • June 20, 2018 at 2:56 pm

      WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH OUR GIRLS, OUR CHILDREN? Trump must still answer and keep answering.

    • 38 pkayden
      June 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm

      Unfortunately for the children who will forever bare the scars of separation (even if they eventually end up back with their parents), Trump’s evil policy was reversed too late. The damage this policy has already done should never be forgotten or minimized. We must hold Republicans responsible for the actions of their Leader. And we need to hold investigations into what is happening with the snatched children and what is being done to reunite them with loved ones. Trump’s caving to pressure doesn’t make everything okay.

  25. 40 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 2:51 pm

  26. 41 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 2:53 pm

  27. June 20, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    • June 20, 2018 at 3:11 pm

      “ICE will not tell her.” Does this mean they DO know? And that she could find out where her daughter has been taken?
      TRUMP must agree not to deport parents without their children going forward.

      • June 20, 2018 at 3:13 pm

        TRUMP REUNITE OUR FAMILIES.
        All the brutal business you made will cover the costs.

      • 45 Anna
        June 20, 2018 at 4:50 pm

        In this day and age of technology, give me a break. It would be easy to keep track of the hostage children. First you would have to give a damn….. The age of Donald, the age of third world, low intelligence, rabid people. Steven Miller looks like he is a reincarnated Nazi oven boss.

  28. 46 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 3:18 pm

  29. 47 Don
    June 20, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    My son and I hung out together this morning, we went to get haircuts and then we went out to lunch. I would give up my life trying to stop someone if they tried to take him from me. But for a moment change the variable to include I’m migrating to a new country for a better life for my family, I don’t speak the language of the new country I’m going to, and my children are taken from me by men with guns and they won’t tell me where they’re taking them. What would I do then?

  30. June 20, 2018 at 3:26 pm

  31. 50 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    • 51 0388jojothecat
      June 20, 2018 at 4:08 pm

      NO AMERICA IS NOT BETTER THAN THIS! AMERICA HAS BEEN CAPABLE OF THIS AND WORST!

      • 52 CD4BIDEN
        June 20, 2018 at 6:59 pm

        Yes, that is true Jojo. For decades the children of slaves were taken from their parents and sold to other slave owners. And Native American children were forcibly sent off to boarding schools. And those are the only instances I can think of at this moment because I am so upset by all this. America has a long history of actions like these against minorities and the powerless. It is not something new. It is our history, only this time, thanks to social media, it cannot be hidden. And this time, because we are aware of it, we can change it.

        • 53 0388jojothecat
          June 20, 2018 at 7:17 pm

          Yes, we can change this and shame people into not voting for these kind of people when they show you who they are.

  32. 54 donna dem 4 obama
    June 20, 2018 at 3:27 pm

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  34. June 20, 2018 at 3:28 pm

  35. June 20, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    • June 20, 2018 at 5:41 pm

      • June 20, 2018 at 10:42 pm

        Effng hell. This would kill a horse. Who had the authority to administer the drugs and who provided them? This harks back to shock therapy and psychotropics given to birthing mothers who remembered nothing. Experimenting with children? Trump should expect EVERY ACCUSATION and never ending criminal actions brought against him for these disgusting Crimes Against Humanity.

  36. June 20, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    This is a RUSE.

  37. 63 Nerdy Wonka
    June 20, 2018 at 4:12 pm

  38. 64 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    We Rise

  39. 65 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 4:36 pm

  40. 66 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 4:53 pm

  41. 67 rikyrah
    June 20, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    UH HUH

    Here’s a fun (read: terrible) nugget in the revised Ryan #immigration bill. Not only would it authorize the mass and prolonged incarceration of children, but it would EXPLICITLY BAR states from requiring that family detention centers be licensed facilities.

  42. 68 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    What happens to a trump cult person

  43. 70 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    For the love of God.

  44. 71 donna dem 4 obama
    June 20, 2018 at 5:11 pm

  45. June 20, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Yes, they’re DRUGGING CHILDREN.

    THREAD.

  46. 76 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 5:32 pm

  47. 79 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Michael Burgess (TX-Cult) needs to be voted out

  48. 81 desertflower
    June 20, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Thread. This information needs to get to the correct people so that Americans can see what’s being done with OUR tax $, in OUR names to these children!

  49. June 20, 2018 at 6:42 pm

  50. 83 pkayden
    June 20, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    • June 20, 2018 at 7:50 pm

      Some of Trump’s Donors are Benefiting Bigtime on Trump’s Immigration Centers:
      “Trump, his sycophant Stephen Miller and Minister of White Supremacy Jeff Sessions are taking today are a huge payoff to the prison lobbyists and the border security industry that spent millions helping to get Donald Trump elected. Private for-profit prison executives were furious that President Obama decided to end the practice of using private prisons. They poured everything into Donald Trump and his campaign…” https://www.alternet.org/some-trumps-biggest-donors-are-profiting-big-time-immigrat..
      -Have heard Trump wants to continue jailing families indefinitely…thus continuing to pay back his donor$ in the private prison industry.

  51. June 20, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    some members of the press is stupid

    • 87 0388jojothecat
      June 20, 2018 at 7:19 pm

      Yes, they are. They need their conscious to tell them these people are not this evil when they are.

  52. 88 pkayden
    June 20, 2018 at 7:48 pm

  53. 92 jacquelineoboomer
    June 20, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    • 93 jacquelineoboomer
      June 20, 2018 at 8:41 pm

      I love Obama people.

    • June 20, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      Did Ivanka just win the in-house “Trump whoppers of the Day award”? She didn’t mention the 6,000 children deemed ‘lost’ whom
      Sessions says were abandoned to fate absolutely WITHOUT ANY TRACKING MECHANISM of any kind.
      CRIMINAL CHARGES are clearly warranted against Trump/Sessions for illegally abducting and then not tracking 6,000 children.

      • 95 jacquelineoboomer
        June 21, 2018 at 10:00 pm

        TOTALLY agree about the criminal charges. And for anyone else involved in the chain of events.

  54. 96 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 9:08 pm

  55. 97 JER
    June 20, 2018 at 9:46 pm

  56. 98 Dudette
    June 20, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Hi Everyone! Here’s a little sunshine to break through the dark cloud of evil out there!

  57. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    June 21, 2018 at 1:11 am

    My friend told me about this earlier, and I finally found the video. God bless him. #GoodTrouble

  58. June 21, 2018 at 2:15 am

  59. 105 Dudette
    June 21, 2018 at 2:46 am

  60. 106 globalcitizenlinda
    June 21, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Good morning!

    Have a great day!

  61. 107 Gazelle
    June 21, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Can we just call it “kidnapped babies, held for iQ45’s petulant & manic ransom” instead of media jumping through hoops to put words to this atrocity?

  62. 108 Gazelle
    June 21, 2018 at 9:25 am

    On a lighter note, on the train going to work, I like to look at the creative graffiti on building walls along the tracks. There’s always the usual “Dump Trump”, “Crotch Rot”, & names of whoever made the art. The one that put a grin to my face is: “UR the cool side of my pillow”. Awww! Someone’s in love! ❤

  63. June 21, 2018 at 9:31 am

    BOOOOOM

  64. 112 rikyrah
    June 21, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Americans finding ways to work against Trump immigration policy

    Rachel Maddow points out the many ways that Americans are working in different capacities to undercut Donald Trump’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents, whether by politics, business, protest, leaks to the media, or donations to advocacy groups.

  65. 113 rikyrah
    June 21, 2018 at 9:38 am

    DoD agrees to DoJ request for extra lawyers on immigration cases

    Rachel Maddow reports exclusive news that the Department of Justice has asked the Pentagon for help processing immigration cases and the DoD has agreed to send active duty JAGs to Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico to serve as special assistant U.S. attorneys.

  66. 114 rikyrah
    June 21, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Trump detaining babies, toddlers breaks from child welfare policy

    Garance Burke, national investigative reporter for the Associated Press, talks with Rachel Maddow about “tender age” facilities where the Trump administration is keeping babies and toddlers taken from parents seeking asylum in the U.S., and why the U.S. hasn’t had orphanages for decades.

  67. 115 rikyrah
    June 21, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Nielsen struggles with Trump immigration policy as protests grow

    Rachel Maddow notes a number of protests around the U.S. against Donald Trump’s family separation policy and notes the difficulty HHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has had defending it to Americans.

  68. 116 rikyrah
    June 21, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Trump migrant family policy adjustment faces overburdened system

    Jeh Johnson, former Secretary of Homeland Security, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump’s adjustment to his migrant family separation policy and how its application is challenged by an already overcrowded system.

  69. 117 rikyrah
    June 21, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Johnson warned Comey on Trump volatility before dossier briefing

    Jeh Johnson, former Secretary of Homeland Security, tells Rachel Maddow about concerns he raised with James Comey about how Donald Trump would react to news of the Christopher Steele dossier.

  70. 118 rikyrah
    June 21, 2018 at 9:54 am

    Big reminder: HHS officials pledged on Tuesday to release photos of detained girls and toddlers “within the next two days.”

    That would be by the end of today.

    https://t.co/SnhsGJ0FJa— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 21, 2018

  71. 119 rikyrah
    June 21, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Via LGF and twitter

    BREAKING: NYC Mayor DiBlasio confirmed 239 girls separated from their parents were being held at a detention center in E Harlem. The youngest is 9 months old, she’s been there for a MONTH.
    He went on to say the only reason he knew about the girls is because it was leaked to him.

  72. June 21, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Watch this ad and see how this woman is talking about her campaign in a way that breaks through the noise while being super creative on so many levels:

  73. 124 pkayden
    June 21, 2018 at 10:06 am

  74. 125 rikyrah
    June 21, 2018 at 10:29 am

    This woman was deemed ‘ too qualified’ to volunteer at a shelter.

    TOO QUALIFIED?

    SOMETHING.VERY.WRONG.IS.HAPPENING.AT.THESE.SHELTERS.

    THREAD

    • June 21, 2018 at 10:43 am

      As a doctor, she has a duty to inform and report. They don’t dare let outside doctors into these concentration camps because it will trigger this reporting mechanism to state and local authorities. This entire gulag of horrors has been well thought out.

      • June 21, 2018 at 10:44 am

        There’s also horrifying stuff like this going on.

  75. 129 rikyrah
    June 21, 2018 at 10:43 am

    THE LAST WORD WITH LAWRENCE O’DONNELL 6/20/18
    Lawyer named in Trump executive order responds
    The President’s executive action orders Jeff Sessions to challenge a court order that prevents the actions that are actually included in the President’s Executive order! One of the lawyers Sessions now has to challenge explains that families could end up jailed on military bases. Lawyer Peter Schey, tells Lawrence how he will respond in court to Sessions and Trump.

  76. 130 rikyrah
    June 21, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Hasn’t surprised me at all. Stop giving these muthaphuckas ANY benefit of the doubt.

    What has been surprising to me–I will confess–is the comfortability some people have with cruelty to children on a policy level. ‘It’s like summer camp’. ‘Just like day care’— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) June 21, 2018

    • 131 0388jojothecat
      June 21, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      They did not think this out very well, they did not think they would get the sustained blow back, they thought people would not care if the people were “immigrants and their children”. That is why they were showing older boys, calling them MS-13, making the rwnj’s afraid and thinking he is doing the right things. Saying MS-13 coming across the border with their children and all that B.S. Will mothers and little babies are NOT MS-13, you can’t spin that a 9 mo old baby or sweet looking little girls have anything to do with MS 13. I saw that attorney on LO and Sessions and Trump are in deep do-do.

  77. 132 rikyrah
    June 21, 2018 at 11:10 am

    They have the nerve to turn down help?

    • 133 0388jojothecat
      June 21, 2018 at 11:46 am

      They refuse outside help because of the abuses that will be exposed and they may have committed crimes.

  78. 134 rikyrah
    June 21, 2018 at 11:12 am

    BREAKING: GOP to propose $1.5 trillion in cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

    If you have a choice between believing someone’s words or their budget, believe their budget. https://t.co/9vvmu871HP— Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) June 21, 2018

  79. June 21, 2018 at 11:16 am

  80. June 21, 2018 at 11:18 am

    I believe he will do whatever it takes to expose this atrocity.

    • 137 desertflower
      June 21, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      Wrong to put so much of my faith in one human being, but I know that he is a fierce fighter for the truth:) I believe that he will find the bottom of this cesspool….

      The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (WPA) is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from retaliatory action for voluntarily disclosing information about dishonest or illegal activities occurring at a government organization.

  81. 139 rikyrah
    June 21, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Today Trump again pushed McConnell to end Senate voting procedures & create a system where Republicans alone control every result of every vote in Congress.

    This would end our 2-party democracy & create Trump as a dictator w/unopposed power, like those he envies.

    — Carole Myers (@CaroleMyers) June 21, 2018

  82. 140 rikyrah
    June 21, 2018 at 11:53 am

    House Republicans are intent on labeling their anti-family immigration legislation as a “compromise.” It must be a compromise with the Devil, because it is *not* a compromise with Democrats.— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) June 21, 2018

    • June 21, 2018 at 12:39 pm

      Read somewhere that Sinclair is overstepping the number of tv outlets it is permitted to take over. Where is the legal opposition
      to becoming another Russia State News tv?

  83. 144 desertflower
    June 21, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Condescending fuck. She could mop the floor with him

  84. 145 desertflower
    June 21, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Hero and patriot

  85. June 21, 2018 at 12:29 pm

  86. 147 carla4obama
    June 21, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Please ..If you haven’t seen this movie do so. This is how we take care of children. “Love is at the root of everything>” Mr Rogers


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