A Border Patrol agent reads the birth certificate of Alejandro, 8 — the only thing he brought with him as he and others crossed the Rio Grande near McAllen recently. Alejandro is one of more than 52,000 minors traveling without parents who’ve been caught crossing the border illegally since October.
Seventy-five years ago, the St. Louis, a German trans-Atlantic liner carrying 938 Jewish refugees, was turned away from the United States and forced to return to Europe. U.S. law didn’t allow them sanctuary.
Writes author and former Dallas Morning News reporter Christine Wicker: “The St. Louis is famous now as a failure of compassion that haunts American history. Today we are preparing to send 45,000 children back to Central American countries controlled by drug cartels that routinely torture, rape and kill children who refuse to work for them. So routinely are children menaced that their families sent them away, alone, across thousands of miles on just the slimmest of hopes that they might be safe. U.S. law doesn’t allow them sanctuary.
“They walked through some of the most hostile, hot, barren, dangerous country in the world. They were sent by poor families so terrified for their safety that they paid many thousands of dollars and entrusted their children to criminals hoping they might arrive in America and be safe.
“Our hearts are not touched by these children. We want the law enforced. This is our country. Ours. And we don’t have to share it. Not now. Not 75 years ago.
“Yes, these are children whom we’ll send back to be raped, maimed and killed. They aren’t our children. Our children are precious.”
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Officials in Sierra Leone’s capital are trying to find a woman who left a hospital with the help of her family after testing positive for the deadly Ebola virus. The 32-year-old woman, whom radio stations in Freetown named as Saudatu Koroma, was being tested for the virus in an isolation ward, then was “forcefully removed” by her family, Reuters reports. That’s led to a hunt for Koroma to keep her from spreading the virus to others.
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one of my best friends is leaving me for almost year to do her Fulbright in Hong Kong. I’m so so so proud but also very very sad.
don’t tickle attack your much larger younger brother while he’s trying to make food.
Games of Thrones Cast attends HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ panel and Q&A during Comic-Con International 2014 at San Diego Convention Center on July 25, 2014 in San Diego, California.
I eat photons for breakfast.
Why is Sam Winchester selfish? And an ungrateful ‘bitch’ when it’s Dean Winchester that complains about everything, from small to big, shed tears about their tragic lot in life that he condemns Sam for even wanting to change/leave? And when Sam rightfully airs his grievances he’s silenced and called selfish?
Wait, why am I even asking this question? I don’t even care for the answers of people who think otherwise. Whoops.
"Day four hundred and sixty three in captivity. I am crestfallen."
mamoru calling usagi ‘buns’ or ‘usako’ just kills me. and ‘mamo-chan’.
I just. my emotions are strong tonight. i love her so much.
"When I got into the music industry a majority of female artists I’d seen were trying to regurgitate an ideal of the female image. They were trying to be almost a replica of what was popular. I just found that to be very boring and dishonest. I just wanted to be in control of my clothes. I wanted that choice. That’s the only thing that I’m saying. Women should not be marginalized. We shouldn’t play into the sexism." - Janelle Monae [x[
Once again for the people who insist on using Jane as the mascot for their respectability politricks and bullshit. Just seen some clowns trying to use her to tear down Rihanna the other day. Cut that shit out.