WATCH: Trump’s ICE Thugs Call Cops On Dem Senator For Visiting Detained Immigrant Children

Donald Trump’s immigration policies are cruel, draconian, and dangerous. He, along with his anti-immigrant Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and his weaponized ICE force have been rounding people up at lightening speed, and separating young children from their families – even those who are legally seeking asylum. Now that it has come to light that the Trump Administration has literally lost 1,500 immigrant children that they have ripped from their parents’ arms, Senator Jeff Merkley (D -Oregon) went to a Texas immigrant detention center to check the whole situation out, and to try to stop these egregious human rights violations. However, a shock awaited him when he arrived.

Senator Merkley was denied entry, and the police were called on him for even attempting to inquire about the conditions in which children were being kept, and about the policies being enforced. He tweeted a link to a live Facebook feed to show his efforts in real time:

“I’m going to try to enter a facility in Brownsville, TX run by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. I am told that this former Walmart may currently be housing hundreds of refugee children who have been separated from their parents.”

That’s when things got ugly. Senator Merkley informed the people at the facility that he had arranged for a tour last week, but he was denied entry. Instead, he was greeted by police. He posted a video of the entire ordeal:

In short, this facility stonewalled a United States Senator from entering. He was even told by a supervisor at the facility that they were not allowed to give statements to the press or to sitting United States officials. Merkley went on to say of this outrageous situation:

“So we’ll be clear. The conversation that was indicated is going to be very short. That the individual can’t make a statement, and so, therefore, I haven’t been asked to leave the property, but I’m guessing that’s what is about to happen.”

After the Senator made that statement, an officer said:

“Yeah, sir, I think that’s what they’re going towards.”

They aren’t even trying to hide it anymore. This is what authoritarianism looks like, folks. When a United States Senator is essentially threatened with arrest for trying to visit a government facility, we’re in big trouble. Get out there and VOTE BLUE in November. It might be our only hope to save our democracy.


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