Migrant children: Former migrant shelter worker on why he quit
Antar Davidson was a youth migrant shelter worker in Arizona, but left after a new "zero-tolerance" policy came into place.
He spoke to the BBC World Service's Newsday radio programme about why he felt he had to quit.
"What is happening at the border where he is separating children from their parents is a sign that he is no longer the moral leader of his country or the world," Thorbjorn Jagland, who is also the secretary general of a human rights watchdog, Council of Europe, said, according to Agence France-Press.
"He cannot speak on behalf of the so-called free world," he added.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ... abolishing fascistic govt agencies terrorizing families
Almost 1k strong last night. Word from #LA that the effort is spreading. WE'RE NOT LEAVING
JOIN US! (In Portland or wherever you are)
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An occupation of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) building in Portland attracted more protesters on Wednesday, growing from a rally in response to the Trump administration policy of separating parents from children at the southern border.
By Wednesday morning, there were reportedly 27 tents pitched around the office building. For the most part, the occupation – promoted on social media with the hashtag #occupyICEPDX – that began on Sunday has been peaceful.
"While Mr. Trump’s actions appear to stop short of calls for an end to the 'zero tolerance' policy, it would be a remarkable retreat for a president who has steadfastly refused to apologize in almost any other context. And it would be a testament to the political power of the images of the immigrant children to move public opinion."
If you are working for ICE and you’re swearing up and down that you don’t agree with these policies, now is the time to quit and snitch like hell.
I don’t care if you’re an actual border patrol agent or you’re just in an office somewhere. Quit and snitch.
Is it time for a new Underground Railroad?
Last week, 70 influential tech leaders, including Vint Cerf and Tim Berners-Lee, signed a letter opposing Article 13, which they called "an imminent threat to the future" of the internet.
Article 13 puts more onus on websites to enforce copyright and could mean that every online platform that allows users to post text, sounds, code or images will need some form of content-recognition system to review all material that users upload.
If ever there was a golden idol with feet of clay, that would be Little Donald Trump.
There's a lack of morality and ethics shown by the US child separation policy and its current implementation of immigration policy in general.
But ethics and morality are learned.
Underlying that is an astonishing lack of empathy that allows a Border Patrol Agent to joke disinterestedly about the "orchestra" of crying toddlers in metal cages pleading desperately for their mama and papa.
.@AmericanAir say it’s told the US govt to stop using the airline “for the purpose of transporting children who have been separated from their families due to the current immigration policy. We have no desire to be associated with separating families, or worse, to profit from it”
From Henry Edward Hardy
I am Henry Edward Hardy. I run a small blog called scanlyze.org.
I have a question.
Why is your company involved in setting up and running racist concentration camps for children?
My readers and I look forward to your reply.
Please do not hesitate to contact me:
Henry Edward Hardy
former Senior Systems Administrator, Tufts University*
*institutional affiliation for identification purposes only
...that deceptive cry of mock patriotism: ‘Our country, right or wrong!’ They will not fail to recognize that our dignity, our free institutions and the peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: ‘Our country—when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.
Senator CARL SCHURZ, speech he delivered at the Anti-Imperialistic Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 17, 1899.
At least during the internment, when I was just 5 years old, I was not taken from my parents. My family was sent to a racetrack for several weeks to live in a horse stall, but at least we had each other. At least during the internment, my parents were able to place themselves between the horror of what we were facing and my own childish understanding of our circumstances. At least during the internment, we remained a family...
The government has said it can hold them for nearly two months. If it’s true that the camp in Tornillo may soon grow 10 times its size. It is unclear when or how any of these boys will find their families again. Behind the secrets, fences and barbed wire, this is a 21st-century American internment camp. For children.