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Melania Trump Blasted for Issuing False ‘Both Sides’ Statement on Kids Ripped from Parents

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Melania Trump issued a false statement Sunday that backs up the President’s lie that there is a law forcing him to separate children from their parents and families at the border – and she’s getting blasted on social media for it.

“Mrs Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform,” spokesperson Stephanie Grisham told CNN. “She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.”.

The First Lady’s own immigration story is questionable, as several news reports last year revealed she entered the country and began working without a work visa, which is illegal. And her own parents qualify as being part of what President Trump and his supporters call “chain migration.” They came to the U.S. and apparently became American citizens as a result of the First Lady’s citizenship status.

Many on social media were furious she entered the political debate, which she has said she would not do. Others are angered that just like her husband, she is now lying.

SiriusXM Progressive radio host Michelangelo Signorile weighed in:

MSNBC intelligence expert Malcolm Nance:

MSNBC executive producer Kyle Griffin:

New York Times opinion writer Charles M. Blow:

Former Vermont Democratic governor Howard Dean:

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Harvard Freshman Deported After Immigration Searched His Phone and Found Anti-US posts by His Friends

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Immigration Officer ‘Started Screaming at Me’ Student Says

A 17-year old incoming Harvard University freshman was deported eight hours after arriving at Boston’s Logan International Airport following a roughly five-hour interrogation by an immigration official. According to the Harvard Crimson, Ismail B. Ajjawi had his computer and phone taken and searched by U.S. authorities who “continued to question him about his religion and religious practices in Lebanon” after other students were allowed to leave.

“When I asked every time to have my phone back so I could tell [my friends] about the situation, the officer refused and told me to sit back in [my] position and not move at all,” Ajjawi wrote. “After the 5 hours ended, [the immigration officer] called me into a room , and she started screaming at me. She said that she found people posting political points of view that oppose the US on my friend[s] list.”

Ajjawi says he told U.S. authorities he had not made any anti-American postings, nor had he even shared or commented on the posts by his friends, and should not be held responsible for their views.

Authorities were unswayed.

His visa was canceled and he was forced to return to Tyre, Lebanon, just hours after arriving.

Making matters worse is U. S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson Michael S. McCarthy, who told the Crimson that the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol deemed Ajjaw “inadmissible.”

While CBP would not discuss any specific case, McCarthy offered this statement:

“Applicants must demonstrate they are admissible into the U.S. by overcoming ALL grounds of inadmissibility including health-related grounds, criminality, security reasons, public charge, labor certification, illegal entrants and immigration violations, documentation requirements, and miscellaneous grounds,” McCarthy wrote. “This individual was deemed inadmissible to the United States based on information discovered during the CBP inspection.”

Based on Ajjawi’s words, CBP appears to be allowing “miscellaneous grounds” to give them cover to boot out the Palestinian student.

 

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US State Dept. Official Is a White Nationalist Activist and Wants ‘A Country of Our Own With Nukes’: Report

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A current U.S. State Dept. official is a self-avowed white nationalist and wants a nuclear-armed country just for white people, according to a just-released report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

“The official, Matthew Q. Gebert, works as a foreign affairs officer assigned to the Bureau of Energy Resources, a State Department spokesperson told Hatewatch. Online,” the SPLC’s news outlet, “and in private correspondences with other white nationalists, Gebert uses ‘Coach Finstock’ as a pseudonym. Through that alias, he expressed a desire to build a country for whites only.”

White people “need a country of our own with nukes, and we will retake this thing lickety split,” “Coach Finstock” said in a a white nationalist podcast called “The Fatherland.”

“That’s all that we need. We need a country founded for white people with a nuclear deterrent. And you watch how the world trembles.”

“There are bigger things than a career and a paycheck, and I don’t want to lose mine,” Gebert said as “Coach Finstock” on an episode of “The Fatherland” recorded in August 2017, referring to his commitment to white nationalism. “I am prepared to lose mine. Because this is the most important thing to me in my life … in tandem with my family, of course.”

The SPLC’s online report is nearly 6000 words long and offers many more chilling details. You can read it here.

 

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Trump Separated ‘Thousands’ More Migrant Families and Children Than It Previously Revealed: Federal Audit

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A federal audit reveals the Trump administration separated thousands more families and children than it has previously acknowledged.

“More children over a longer period of time” were separated at the border than previously revealed, a DHS Inspector General investigator told reporters Thursday, Politico reports. “How many more children were separated is unknown, by us and HHS.”

The report finds that the Trump administration began separating children from their parents and from their own siblings in 2017, before the “zero-tolerance” policy, started under then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, was publicly announced in 2018. Those separations were made as a “trial balloon.”

The report states that the “total number of children separated from a parent or guardian by immigration authorities is unknown,” and “HHS has thus far identified 2,737 children in its care at that time who were separated from their parents. However, thousands of children may have been separated during an influx that began in 2017, before the accounting required by the Court, and HHS has faced challenges in identifying separated children.”

In June of 2018 a court ordered the Dept. of Health and Human Services to reunite about 2500 children with their families, but that number did not include the 2017 separations.

Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has claimed there is no policy of separating children.

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