Jacob Soboroff: Children Have Been Tortured Inside America’s Immigration Detention Centers

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Published on September 16, 2020

Journalist Jacob Soboroff’s new book “Separated” examines the terrible cruelty inside America’s immigration detention centers under the Trump administration. #Colbert #JacobSoboroff #Separated

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  • Bert Nijhof 7 months ago

    ICE == SS

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  • E I 7 months ago

    Just awful. We have to do better. They are human beings

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  • Z. Deutch 7 months ago

    4 keys to prevent Trump from rigging our votes & let’s stop this madness:

    1. Check your voter registration status NOW.

    County clerks in Republican districts across the country fraudulently purge voter rolls of legitimate Democrat voters prior to each election. In the 2014 mid-term election, I arrived at my local polling station only to discover I was no longer registered to vote, even though I had been a resident of my county and living at the same address for seven years. I was forced to cast a “provisional ballot,” which I suspect was not counted in the final vote tally. Since then, I have always verified my voter registration status well ahead of upcoming elections to ensure I have time to re-register in case of any Republican shenanigans.

    2. Vote early.

    In Republican states, there will no doubt be attempts to suppress voter turnout in Democratic districts by limiting the number of polling stations and reducing polling hours. This will likely be under the guise of protecting voters and polling workers from Covid-19 exposure.

    Laws no doubt vary by state. In Texas, voters must vote at their designated polling location on Election Day. However, during the early voting period, voters can vote at any open polling location in their county of residence. This makes it more difficult for Republicans to target Democratic districts for poll closures and restricted hours. Find the early voting laws for your state, and vote as early as possible. This will point you in the right direction: https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/early-voting-in-state-elections.aspx

    3. Use no-excuse absentee voting in states where it is available.

    “No excuse absentee voting” means you can request an absentee ballot from your state or county election official for any reason. Currently, 29 states offer no excuse absentee voting, including the most important swing states: Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. If your state is on this list, request an absentee ballot and mail it no later than October 20th to ensure it is received and counted: https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-1-states-with-no-excuse-absentee-voting.aspx

    Mail in ballots can be dropped off at your local election board in most cases, or authorized ballot boxes at various locations in your state. That will lighten the burden on the Post Office that Trump has kneecapped.

    To New Yorkers: New York State has Republican districts. Due to COVID-19, the legislature recently passed several bills to make it easier to request an absentee ballot. The date was moved up so you can request one today. You can use COVID-19 as a reason. For more information see: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-law-sweeping-election-reforms#_blank

    4. Do NOT waste your vote.

    Yes, my fellow Americans, I am also frustrated by the two-party system, and I understand the appeal of underdog third-party candidates. You must realize, however, that a vote for a third-party candidate is effectively a vote for Trump. Don’t believe me? Just look at the numbers. Two states, Florida and Wisconsin, tipped the Electoral College for Trump in 2016. Trump won Florida by 113,000 votes and Wisconsin by a mere 23,000 votes. The top two third-party candidates, Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein, captured 271,000 combined votes in Florida and 137,000 combined votes in Wisconsin. According to exit polls, the overwhelming majority of these votes were from disenfranchised Liberal voters who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton. Joe Biden is not my preferred candidate (“Bernie/Warren 2020” was my dream ticket). Nevertheless, *we must be united in taking back our country* and make America thrive again. *VOTE **#BLUE**!* If you’re not sidin’ with Biden then you’re rootin’ for Putin! Please share this message as often as possible from now to Election Day. Say “NO” to another four years of fascism.

    Flush the turd on November the 3rd! 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊💩

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  • T.BONE/SIDE OF LIFE 7 months ago

    This is what happens when hated minorities are dehumanized by a demagogue. Soon enough, usually, they’re put into these camps. America reached that stage within months of Trump taking power. Then families have been ripped apart, children separated from parents. America reached that stage, and it’s still happening, today. And then the true abuses began. Think about all that? It’s hard, isn’t it? It’s literally unthinkable. That’s where America is now.

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  • Leech 7 months ago

    Yes, let’s bring more in when we already have the highest amount of homeless in this country and still millions unemployed. Let’s add more to that pool and strain the welfare system to the brink of collapse why don’t we. Look after the American people first before we start worrying about others.

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  • Meagan King 7 months ago

    What about Trump’s nazi sh*t, where he destroyed the women’s lives by sterilizing them without consent!?!

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  • Sonic Lightning Bolt 7 months ago

    When will we as a nation understand that internment camps are a terrible idea and we are supposed to be the good guys hate to see what would happen if we where the bad guys 😥

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  • cmulder002 7 months ago

    Hear the DEAFENING SILENCE from the “JEWS” !!!! it does not affect them this time so they could not care less.

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  • Zachary Eggers 7 months ago

    The phrase “Stephen Miller’s wife” is so wrong in so many ways.

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  • jason cole 7 months ago

    THIS IS SUCH BULLSHIT..! SO IF YOU GET ARRESTED (your children) WILL COME WITH YOU IN THE U.S. IN ANY STATE TO THE LOCAL OR FEDERAL JAIL…!! IF THE U.S. which the detention centers were began under CRACK-COCAINE SELLING BARRY OBAMA his admin. IF AMERICA WAS SO RACIST AND SUCH NAZI’S. WHY ON EARTH WOULD THESE ILLEGALS WHICH ARE, ‘VERY SMART’. WHY WOULD THEY STILL BE BREAKING INTO OUR SOVEREIGN NATION AGAIN AND AGAIN..? WHY NOT GO BREAK INTO S.TYRONE COLBERT’S CANADA,…REALLY..???

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  • plotshift 7 months ago

    Am I high or does it look like Stephen is talking to Younger Stephen?

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  • Unintended Consequences 7 months ago

    So instead of being a responsible adult exercising a duty of care over vulnerable children separated from their parents and providing medical care for them for a virus caught in the facility they have no choice to be in, just deport them alone with nothing? Adults take responsibility for their actions. No shame at all. Such entitlement.

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  • Chris Ranz 7 months ago

    Blame the parents.ll

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  • AuntieS412 7 months ago

    are the women being forced to have abortions? have the children been trafficked?

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  • Ethan aka 7 months ago

    Can we pull a JFK with Trump already? 😒

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  • K W 7 months ago

    STEPHEN IS THAT YOUR SON

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  • Nicolaas Strik 7 months ago

    Jacob looks like Stephen’s younger brother.

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  • Ethan aka 7 months ago

    This is MAGA.

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  • Agriope 23 7 months ago

    Being surprised and so appalled is getting old. How could America do this. Wake up, America does/funds/facilitates stuff like this all over the world every day. The real surprise is that the violence and torture is happening at home, on your shores. And that’s appalling in its own way.

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  • kinn grimm 7 months ago

    not surprised, just sad

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  • kristen mallett 7 months ago

    @cmulder002 Blame Trump and his nazi followers for all of this. I can’t imagine seeing this with my own 2 eyes and having children going thru this. Children don’t belong in cages. It’s sad living in the “United” States because as a country we are not united. I encourage everyone living here to #DumpTrump and vote blue this November. It apalls me that so many people where I live and work come into my store wearing their stupid Trump masks, hats, etc. I just wanna yank it off of them but I really don’t want fired and harassment charges against me.

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