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  1. Oct 2019
    1. “There’s no uniform process for determining parental fitness,” and the child's best interest, said Laura Peña, the attorney who authored the Texas Civil Rights Project's report and represented Perez-Domingo.That’s a high-stakes determination that Border Patrol agents are not equipped to make, Peña and other immigrant advocates told The World. CBP’s justifications for separating families are often vague or unsubstantiated, and could violate the Ms. L court order, they say.“We are seeing an overuse of separations based on what they call ‘law enforcement’ purposes,” said Eleanor Acer, senior director for refugee protection at Human Rights First. “And in some cases, there is really no basis for that. There’s no process for any of this, or independent review for any of this.”

      I agree with Laura Pena an attorney and author of the Texas Civil Rights Project as well with Eleanor Acer Sr Director for the Refugee protection at Human rights first; Border patrol agent have been given too much power to determine if the adult accompanying the child is related or fit to parent with out endangering the minor. where is the proof or basis for this decision?

  2. Sep 2019
    1. But when the Sultan Mehmed II besieged Constantinople in 1453 he had a new weapon. There had been various techniques of siege craft before, but they were very difficult and slow. Cannons changed all that, ultimately making city walls obsolete. They had been around for about 100 years but there had never been a cannon like this before. The sultan had a Hungarian foundryman make for him an enormous cannon that could fire stone balls seven feet in circumference from a distance of a mile. This was referred to as the Horrible Bombard by one of the sources and it relentlessly battered the city walls of Constantinople in the spring of 1453, when the city eventually fell.
      1. MX/US wall would create jobs & spur a technological revolution in MX subvert the wall. {jk}
      2. I can't help but think of the mega crossbow in Game of Thrones.
    1. "This wall, you won't be able to touch it. You can fry an egg on that wall — it's very very hot," the president told reporters in Otay Mesa, in the San Diego sector of the U.S.-Mexico border. "So if they're going to climb it, they need to bring hoses and water and I don't know where they're going to hook it up. There's not a lot of water out here."
      1. Active or passive automated defense from the wall? Why not have it create heat to burn people. Electrify? Auto-turrets? (Makes me think of an Aeon Flux episode.)
      2. Water? Or gloves.
    1. “Depending on the warming scenarios used and adaptation levels assumed, with other factors held constant, by approximately the year 2080, climate change is estimated to induce 1.4 [million] to 6.7 million adult Mexicans ... to emigrate as a result of declines in agricultural productivity alone,” the researchers wrote.
  3. Feb 2018
  4. May 2016
    1. \hypersetup{hidelinks=true}

      [Lyx ver.2.1.4/Win7 Pro] To use this: go to Document > Settings > LaTeX Preamble and paste just this line into the corresponding text box. Lyx will add this to the underlying document preamble and this removes those ugly borders around clickable hyperlinks, and citation indices.

  5. Oct 2015
    1. At the heart of the situation is an often-overlooked distinction between undocumented foreign workers who were recruited by the Dominican state or by companies, and those who crossed the border illegally and lack a valid visa. While every government has a sovereign right to document and count its foreign workers, in this case the process fails to distinguish between different categories of migrants: the unlawful and the undocumented.

      A look at the immigration/deportation conflict between the Dominican and Haiti, and the confusion many are undergoing, through personal stories.