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Border Patrol ripped girl with Down’s syndrome away from her mom — and now she’s lost

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FILE PHOTO - An undocumented immigrant family from Guatemala talks to a volunteer after their arrival to Announciation House, an organisation that provides shelter to immigrants and refugees, in El Paso, U.S. January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo /File Photo

Joining a chorus of critics as diverse as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and former First Ladies Laura Bush, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray denounced President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, which has resulted in 2,000 kids being forcibly separated from their families — including a little girl with Down’s syndrome whose father is a legal U.S. resident.

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“We strongly urge the U.S. government to reconsider this policy,” Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Tuesday. He called the Trump administration policies “cruel and inhumane,” according to the Wall Street Journal.

Videgaray, who’d recently spoken to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, cited the case of a ten-year-old girl with Down’s syndrome. She was split from her mother and brother when the family tried to enter the country and they were sent to different holding facilities. The girl’s father is a legal U.S. resident and the government of Mexico is working to reunite them, the Journal reports.

“This situation is unacceptable,” Videgaray said and called on the international community to act.

Critics say the internment of children at the border, after they’ve been forcibly ripped from their parents, is a leveraging tactic the Trump administration is using to extract concessions from Democrats, including funding for a border wall.

At a speech before the  National Federation of Independent Business, Donald Trump once again demanded a wall.

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“We have no wall. We have no border security. Without a border, you don’t have a country,” he said.

 


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Early voting to be hit by heavy rain and flooding as Hurricane Zeta barrels towards the Gulf Coast

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Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall near Louisiana's border with Mississippi on Wednesday evening as campaigns work to get supporters to the polls and convince any undecided voters to back their candidate.

"Hurricane conditions and life-threatening storm surge are possible along portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, and Storm Surge and Hurricane Watches are in effect," the National Hurricane Center warned.

"Between Tuesday night and Thursday, heavy rainfall is expected from portions of the central Gulf Coast into the southern Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic states near and in advance of Zeta. This rainfall will lead to flash, urban, small stream, and minor river flooding," the center explained.

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Brett Kavanaugh caught lying in SCOTUS opinion against voting access during the pandemic: report

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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Monday voted that 2020 elections ballots in Wisconsin can only be counted if received by Election Day.

Kavanaugh issued his own concurring opinion, where he suggested that state courts should be barred from protecting voting rights.

Kavanaugh also made a mistake of fact.

Sam Levine, a voting rights reporter for the Guardian, noted Kavanaugh was inaccurate in his concurring opinion.

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Lincoln Project releases harrowing new video of the future if Trump wins re-election

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The Lincoln Project, the group of former top GOP strategists seeking to beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, released another new video on Monday evening.

Unlike other videos, the latest release did not feature Trump saying crazy things. Instead, it is more like a 60-second short film.

It features a mother listening to election night returns. She goes into her son's bedroom and lovingly awakens him.

"Hey honey, you asked me to wake you and tell you what happened in the election," she says.

"Who won?" the child asked.

"Trump," she replied. "Trump won."

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