Daily Dispatch 12/7/18
December 7, 2018
The one everyone’s talking about: Undocumented immigrants talk about working for Trump.
Related (sort of): WaPo article on “unlawful immigrant” soldier deployed on southern border.
White House wants another $190 million for HHS’ Office of Refugee Resettlement to deal with detained children, but one Dem says “over my dead body will we provide another nickel.” New leadership in House Appropriations Committee plan to increase oversight of detention facilities.
Related: Tornillo tent city contract between HHS and BCFS soon to expire, but no one knows what happens next.
As New Jersey creates new rules limiting local cooperation with immigration enforcement, ICE responds with threats: “As a result of limited cooperation with local and state authorities, ICE will have no choice but to conduct at-large arrests in local neighborhoods and at worksites.”
Massachusetts church puts a baby Jesus (a doll, not the real one) in a cage for a nativity scene that highlights family separation, immigrant detention, and deportation. Fox News reacts in typical end-is-nigh fashion, claiming “CHRISTMAS IS UNDER SIEGE.”
ON #HANNITY NOW: CHRISTMAS IS UNDER SIEGE. A Massachusetts church puts baby Jesus in a cage to make a political statement. Watch NOW!— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) December 6, 2018
From In These Times: “The Troubling Link Between Attacks on Immigrants and Repression of Labor Activists”
From Reuters: “Trump, without evidence, says Arizona ‘bracing’ for surge of immigrants”