ICE Is Sending Separated Children Home With No One To Pick Them Up

How is this allowed to happen? The level of inhumanity in this is just something I will never get over.

On Tuesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sent a 4-year-old separated child from the U.S. to Guatemala City without telling her family she was coming home.

When Karla, a pseudonym HuffPost is using to protect the child’s identity, arrived in Guatemala, no one came to pick her up at a reunification center near the airport.

Instead of reuniting with her deported father, whom she hadn’t seen since they crossed the U.S. border together six months ago, the child spent yet another night in a government-run shelter, according to Kids In Need of Defense, an organization helping the U.S. government to reunify families.

“Just imagining this 4-year-old going back [home] after months and months of separation … and then her dad didn’t show up after all of this,” said Lisa Frydman, KIND’s director of regional and policy initiatives. “The trauma level is unimaginable.”

Legal and immigration experts say ICE is sending children back to Central America without properly notifying parents of their travel plans. The Department of Justice recently said ICE is only handling only “a relatively small number” of repatriation cases, but advocates say even a handful of situations in which parents aren’t given the proper notice to pick up their children is a major cause for concern.

Trump supporter calls 911 on black Lyft driver for not turning on the radio

Can we nominate this driver for a Nobel Peace Prize?

A Trump supporter who berated his Lyft driver with the N word has been fired from his job after a video of the harassment went viral.

Lyft driver Shawn Pepas Lettman of Brooklyn, N.Y., calmly filmed the 16-minute tirade by passenger Robert Ortiz and his two friends, who called the New York City police after Lettman refused to turn on the radio. “I feel racially profiled … because I’m not black,” Ortiz tells the 911 operator. He later adds, “If this guy does anything to threaten my life, I have to defend myself. … I’m a little fearful.”

Friday Guest Cat Blogging

Today’s mental health break is brought to us by David:

Hi Chris-
Sending a picture of our Tony, adopted from the Humane Society back in 2007 when he was two. His coat has darkened quite a bit since then and he’s incredibly tolerant of the small dog we also adopted. We refer to him as our Man of Action and he shows no sign of slowing down as he races around the house in his old age.

I agree- there cannot be enough cat pictures.