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Japanese American Running ICE Detention Center Had Mother Born in a U.S. Concentration Camp

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President Donald Trump’s order for deportation raids reportedly commenced last weekend, vowing to send at least 2,000 undocumented immigrants in 10 major cities back to their original countries.The move, which has since incited fears of breaking
'President Donald Trump’s order for deportation raids reportedly commenced last weekend, vowing to send at least 2,000 undocumented immigrants in 10 major cities back to their original countries.The move, which has since incited fears of breaking families apart , has also put Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities under public scrutiny, especially with its current record-high population of more than 52,000.Aside from its own Office of Detention Oversight (ODO) and local staff stationed in facilities, ICE monitors compliance through annual inspections by the Nakamoto Group , a key contractor that has done so in the last eight years.In January, a report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) concluded that the agency failed to hold contractors accountable for multiple problems in detention centers, including sexual assaults, use of tear gas instead of authorized pepper spray and commingling detainees with serious criminal offenses with those who have “minor, nonviolent criminal histories or only immigration violations.” View this post on Instagram Thirty-seven Cambodian nationals, most convicted criminals, were repatriated to Cambodia, Tuesday, in accordance with their final removal orders following immigration court proceedings.A post shared by U.S ICE (@icegov) on Jul 4, 2019 at 4:59am PDT “Although ICE employs a multilayered system to manage and oversee detention contracts, ICE does not adequately hold detention facility contractors accountable for not meeting performance standards,” the report said. “Instead of holding facilities accountable through financial penalties, ICE issued waivers to facilities with deficient conditions, seeking to exempt them from having to comply with certain detention standards.” “However, ICE has no formal policies and procedures about the waiver process and has allowed officials without clear authority to grant waivers.ICE also does not ensure key stakeholders have access to approved waivers.” View this post on Instagram Following the arrests this morning of three defendants who allegedly operated “birth tourism” outfits that catered to Chinese clients, federal authorities today unsealed indictments that charge a total of 19 people linked to three schemes that operated across Southern California and charged clients tens of thousands of dollars to help them give birth in the United States.A post shared by U.S ICE (@icegov) on Jan 31, 2019 at 5:02pm PST Nakamoto, which oversees more than 100 ICE facilities, is accused of cutting corners on its own investigations, conducting improper interviews and producing inaccurate reports, according to NPR . A man detained at a facility owned by GEO Group in Adelanto, California in October told the outlet that for 76 days, he was subject to filthy conditions, denied medications and shortly put in solitary confinement, where others allegedly came out of with bruises.Nakamoto, however, reported no problems at the facility in the last two years, while inspections from previous years have not been made public.In November, when Sen.Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats asked the company to address problems raised in another DHS report, it responded that “Without question, the detained immigrant population as a whole has a better life because of what Nakamoto does.” View this post on Instagram The real state of emergency. #abolishice #abolishdhs #immigrantsrights #humanrights #humanrightscrisis #stateofemergency #endimmigrantdetention #endfamilyseparation #geo #adelantodetentioncenter A post shared by Crosby & Jax Aranda (@crosbyandjax) on Feb 15, 2019 at 12:16pm PST That response came from Jennifer Nakamoto, the company’s Japanese American owner who described her establishment as “a small, disadvantaged, minority-owned, woman-owned business.” In her letter , Nakamoto revealed that her mother was born in a U.S. concentration camp for Japanese Americans, while her father was among the first Japanese American members of the Green Berets.View this post on Instagram i spend way too much time in this #mojavedesert 🌵 corner of the world, Native #Vanyume land. it is so beautiful and so many ugly things have been built here, including #AdelantoDetentionCenter, an ICE immigration detention center owned and operated by the private, for-profit company #Geo, making huge profits off of the intense suffering, pain and torture of people from all over this globe.Whenever I am coming and leaving the evil detention center, I celebrate and honor the wonder and magic of the land and the ancestors, whose power and strength will outlive and triumph over the selfish, mean and weak spirit of those who not only believe and enforce fake borders, but profit and live off the suffering and destruction of people of color globally.A post shared by Lillian Boctor (@dragonlilly) on May 24, 2018 at 5:04am PDT “I am a hard-working minority woman, who took a risk 15 years ago in forming a small business to try to make my way in this great country,” Nakamoto wrote. “In regards to the OIG report your letter references about our inspection processes, our inspections are a snapshot of what we observed on that particular visit, usually once a year. “So, what OIG members observed during their visit may not be what was present when we visited that facility.” View this post on Instagram My younger brother, was in this vile prison for five months.In Adelanto, he witnessed suicides, sexual assault, medical negligence and physical abuse.In his attempt to stand up for his fellow immigrants, he was punished repeatedly with gross labor, sedatives, and segregation.We, including myself, need to stop calling these facilities “detention centers”. They are prisons, prisons designed to break the #immigrant physically, and mentally. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “When federal officials arrived in May of this year for a surprise inspection of the privately run immigration detention facility, they found nooses made from bedsheets in 15 of 20 cells.The guard who escorted the inspectors began removing the nooses but stopped after realizing how many there were.” Immigrants that attempted suicide, and survived, “the guards laugh at them and call them ‘suicide failures’ once they are back from medical,” the detainee told officials.” #fuckgeo #fuckice #fuckcbp #fuckdhs #adelantodetentioncenter #schoolnotprisons http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-adelanto-oig-20181002-story.html A post shared by Karla Estrada (@karla_estrada_222) on Oct 3, 2018 at 10:12am PDT Given her background, the fact that Nakamoto is responsible in ensuring that detainees are treated humanely has appalled some netizens . “When I heard of this I thought it must be a Japanese company … one owned by a JA [Japanese American] person is just … wow,” one wrote on Twitter.When I heard of this I thought it must be a Japanese company…. one owned by a JA person is just… wow. — Helen Kim (@hlnkim) July 18, 2019 Another questioned Nakamoto’s sincerity. “There a world where I could understand the intention — given family history, create a company that monitors conditions in service of watching out for incarcerated people.That doesn’t appear to be the mission.” There’s a world where I could understand the intention — given family history, create a company that monitors conditions in service of watching out for incarcerated people.That doesn’t appear to be the mission. — sean typos miura (@seanmiura) July 18, 2019 Meanwhile, another speculated what motivates Nakamoto. “This is horrifying.To me it seems rooted in trauma and proving assimilated ‘Americanness.’ This is what people must understand: that often fear/trauma of being othered breeds more hatred of the other.It’s a toxic cycle that can only be broken with intentionality.” This is horrifying.To me it seems rooted in trauma and proving assimilated “Americanness.” This is what people must understand: that often fear/trauma of being othered breeds more hatred of the other.Its a toxic cycle that can only be broken with intentionality. — Lorinda Toledo (@Lorinda_Toledo) July 18, 2019 Others were simply shocked: using the story of family history in a twisted defense of incarcerating immigrants without rights…I just…can’t🤬 — Jean Chen Ho (@jeanho) July 18, 2019 pic.twitter.com/PJcUS0um72 — jamey hatley (@jameyhatley) July 18, 2019 wow the asian american #representation we never knew we need /s — Socialist With SE Asian Diaspora Characteristics (@diaspora_is_red) July 19, 2019 Hence why there was an Asian character in the auction scene in ‘Get Out’ pic.twitter.com/DYj4K5bw5v — Posh Thot (@StressicaRab) July 18, 2019 this lady’s mom was born in an internment camp…and now she makes her living off putting others?? in camps?? am i reading this correctly?? — omfg (@zanabisms) July 19, 2019 pic.twitter.com/3wbGopkqm5 — Justin (@ThatGuyYus) July 18, 2019 This is just breathtaking in its horribleness. — yeeт 👏🏻 ƭɦε 👏🏻 яι¢н 🏳️‍🌈 (@rubydynamite) July 18, 2019 pic.twitter.com/El2fcSya8T — Azereaux Patterson (@Azereaux) July 18, 2019 Genuinely infuriating. — Feodor Chin 🇺🇸❄️ (@FeoChin) July 18, 2019 pic.twitter.com/Lh3nataEhp — Cindeezy (@word_vomit_) July 18, 2019 Featured Image via Instagram / @icegov . The post Japanese American Running ICE Detention Center Had Mother Born in a U.S.Concentration Camp appeared first on NextShark .'

Puerto Rico's governor vows to remain in power amid protests

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Thousands of people in Puerto Rico marched for another day in San Juan, demanding the governor resign.Ricardo Rossello faces accusations of corruption, sexism, and homophobia after messages between him and his aides were leaked.People are angry at
'Thousands of people in Puerto Rico marched for another day in San Juan, demanding the governor resign.Ricardo Rossello faces accusations of corruption, sexism, and homophobia after messages between him and his aides were leaked.People are angry at the governor’s text messages in which he joked about those who died during and after Hurricane Maria.The governor remains holed up at La Fortaleza, his official residence, saying he is sorry for the hurt he caused his people but that he will not step down.Analysts say his problems run deeper than the leaked text messages.Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports.Source: Read Full Article . The post Puerto Rico's governor vows to remain in power amid protests appeared first on Best World News .'

Governors warn residents to take steps to beat the heat

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Updated 9:58 am CDT, Friday, July 19, 2019 Destinee Lucas, 6, of Aliquippa, Pa., rides a wave at the pool at Settlers Cabin Park, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Robinson, Pa. Communities nationwide are bracing for a record-breaking heatwave that’s
'Updated 9:58 am CDT, Friday, July 19, 2019 Destinee Lucas, 6, of Aliquippa, Pa., rides a wave at the pool at Settlers Cabin Park, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Robinson, Pa. Communities nationwide are bracing for a record-breaking heatwave that’s already roasting much of the U.S. to continue through the weekend. (Alexandra Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP) less Destinee Lucas, 6, of Aliquippa, Pa., rides a wave at the pool at Settlers Cabin Park, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Robinson, Pa. Communities nationwide are bracing for a record-breaking heatwave that’s already … more Photo: Alexandra Wimley, AP Photo: Alexandra Wimley, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Destinee Lucas, 6, of Aliquippa, Pa., rides a wave at the pool at Settlers Cabin Park, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Robinson, Pa. Communities nationwide are bracing for a record-breaking heatwave that’s already roasting much of the U.S. to continue through the weekend. (Alexandra Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP) less Destinee Lucas, 6, of Aliquippa, Pa., rides a wave at the pool at Settlers Cabin Park, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Robinson, Pa. Communities nationwide are bracing for a record-breaking heatwave that’s already … more Photo: Alexandra Wimley, AP Governors warn residents to take steps to beat the heat 1  /  4 Back to Gallery ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state parks are keeping their pools open longer to help people deal with a hot spell. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the extended hours will begin Friday and continue through Sunday at more than 30 parks statewide. Temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s around much of the state Friday as much of the nation deals with high heat. High temperatures are expected to linger through the weekend. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is also urging residents there to prepare for hot weather. The combination of heat and humidity could make it feel like 112 degrees. In Arkansas, officials say former New York Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus died of apparent heat stroke . He was 32. A coroner says he had worked outside all day at his family shop.'