Daily Dispatch 11/13/18
November 13, 2018
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen likely out before the end of the week. This is looking all the more likely now, with the news that her WH defender, Chief of Staff Kelly, will also be on the chopping block.
Iowa gem, Steve King, calls immigrants “dirt” on tape. <sarcasm>Keepin’ it classy as always, Steve.</sarcasm>
ICE awards $200 million contract to MVM Inc., a private prison company that held separated children overnight in vacant office buildings.
An update on separated children from Jacob Soboroff, who has been covering this story for months:
NEW NUMBERS: Trump administration’s latest count of still-separated migrant kids released last week. Of 2,667 total separated:— Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) November 13, 2018
➡️ 25 kids still in custody and *not eligible* for reunification.
➡️ 99 kids still in custody with deported parents who have *chosen* not to reunite. pic.twitter.com/tVRkuZw1FU
Remember that caravan – the one that caused a “national emergency” until, for some reason, election day? Well, here’s an update from Newsweek: “LGBT members of a caravan of Central American migrants heading toward the U.S. border appear to have reached the California border after leaving the main group behind over alleged discrimination from other migrants” … read more.
And here’s a bonus video for making it this far – Colbert on Fox’s vanishing caravan coverage:
Other Worthy Reads:
From Sojourners: “An Open Letter to White Evangelicals” (dated December 2018, so it comes to us from the future).
From the New York Times: “The Very Busy Life of an Immigrants’ Rights Priest in 2018.”
From Politico: “Trump preps for border wall fight with Dems”