A complete and total humanitarian crisis is currently taking place at our southern border. Children are instantly being ripped from the arms of their parents and herded into separate holding facilities which can only be described as America’s version of concentrations camps for people with brown skin.
Multiple reports have indicated that children and adults alike are living in downright deplorable conditions for an untold amount of time. Never knowing when they’ll be released, without access to so much as clean water, decent meals, beds, blankets, or basic hygiene necessities such as showers or toothpaste and a toothbrush. Children are sick and dying, alone on concrete floors while grown men and women are crammed into cages like cattle with barely any room to stand, much less lie down, for days at a time.
After a brutal article from the New York Times in combination with visits to these migrant detention centers by the likes of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who immediately blasted the atrocious and inhumane conditions that human beings are being forced to live in, the Trump administration was finally prodded into sending someone of their own inside these facilities to witness first hand the squalor and filth that’s taking place.
Vice President Mike Pence toured these facilities recently and video footage proved that the conditions are just as bad — if not worse — than we expected. Guards were wearing masks, human beings were packed into chainlink cages akin to animals, thin silver emergency blankets littered the floors and accompanying reporters described the smell inside as “horrendous.”
Yet that did absolutely nothing to stanch our cruel and ignorant VP’s attempts to lessen the severity of the situation.
Pence has little more to say after his visit than to admit that he witnessed a “system that was overwhelmed.”
He then turned attempted to discredit the multiple reports claiming that detainees don’t even have basic hygiene necessities by posting a photo on his Twitter account of one measly cardboard box, with the word “toothpaste” hastily scribbled on the side in permanent marker, as proof that basic needs are being met in these torture camps.
Toured the Donna Processing Center with @SecondLady and saw firsthand how even in the face of our overwhelmed facilities, @CBP is providing humane and compassionate care. Congress MUST reform our laws to end this unsustainable crisis of illegal immigration at the border. pic.twitter.com/zQZkJKRGU4
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) July 12, 2019
The real kicker? Whatever is in that box that Pence snapped a picture of, ain’t toothpaste.
No sir, Mr. Pence. We are not here for your lies and we are not buying your bullshit.
You can read some of the best Twitter replies to Mike’s pathetic attempt here:
No way to take a shower. No beds or pillows. Just concrete. 97 degrees and no air conditioning. Stop lying!!! pic.twitter.com/4r69OQry8O
— 𝔻𝕖𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕦𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝔹𝕒𝕪 𝔸𝕣𝕥𝕚𝕤𝕥 Im🍑 (@destruction_bay) July 13, 2019
It’s 1935 and the Gestapo is looking for someone to run the camps and call them “humane and compassionate”. You’d be perfect Mikey. Your pale complexion will really offset the Nazi uniform.
— Pinky Slivotitz™❄ (@ACreativeMuggle) July 13, 2019
Stop lying, @VP!
In a strongly worded report, the DHS’ Office of Inspector General said the prolonged detention of migrants without proper food, hygiene or laundry facilities — some for more than a month — requires “immediate attention and action.” https://t.co/YPZN3G8IKB
— Tom Shafer (@TomShafShafer) July 12, 2019
Cool. Send your kids to stay there and then I’ll believe you
— Jaynie’s Got a Bun (@FreeGirlNowNYC) July 12, 2019
Did you take a much deserved drink of water from the toilet bowl, you feckless Trump flunky?
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) July 12, 2019
I used to wonder how in the world there could be Holocaust deniers. Now, I know.
— MrsFyke (@jafyke) July 12, 2019
— (((Kobayashi Saru)))🖖🏻 (@3illSweet) July 13, 2019
And you speak of God. No man of God with the power to end this suffering could walk through it, blame others and watch it continue. God will be your judge. Shame on you.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 13, 2019
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