The Texas Tribune reports that Brugman had in his nook each of Texas’ U.S. senators, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. Additionally supporting him was the state’s notoriously anti-immigrant lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick. Suppose Immigration reports that supporting Ramos and Compean was former Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, himself “not too long ago convicted of stealing marketing campaign funds.” Oh, however within the spirit of the vacations, Trump made certain there have been sufficient pardons to go to each prison in his orbit, and Hunter got a pardon too. Merry Christmas.
Suppose Immigration writes that crimes dedicated by Ramos and Compean specifically have been “however one in all numerous immigration-related abuses over time, and some of the infamous that continues to hang-out the communities all alongside our southern border.” A 2006 report from the Department of Homeland Security inspector general particulars how Ramos and Compean chased a person, first making an attempt to hit him within the head with the butt of a shotgun after which capturing him within the buttocks.
“Compeon and Ramos didn’t report the capturing as required by [Border Patrol] rules,” the inspector basic report stated, “and as an alternative lined up the crime scene by eradicating the spent shell casings that have been ejected from their pistols in the course of the capturing.” Each males have been sentenced to over a decade in jail, however then had their sentences commuted by George W. Bush. Republicans have all the time been about that legislation and order, proper? Trump’s pardon now “wipes their data clear,” Suppose Immigration stated, “making it as if they have been by no means responsible.”
“Of explicit notice within the requests for the brokers’ pardons and within the last announcement itself is how they’re devoid of any reference to regret, admission of guilt, or acceptance of duty,” Suppose Immigration continued. “These pardons are past placing salt within the wound; it’s salting the earth because the administration does what it might to depart essentially the most lasting and damaging influence on its approach out.”
Customs and Border Safety (CBP) had already been operating with impunity however in the course of the Trump administration dropped any phantasm or look of making an attempt to function inside the legislation, and inside its personal guidelines. That features illegally detaining migrant children, spending emergency humanitarian funds meant for food and medical care for detained migrants on dirt bikes, and helping implement state-sanctioned kidnappings at the border. Then for the primary time in a decade, children died while in custody of the agency.
But there was too little accountability relating to CBP (in addition to sibling company Immigration and Customs Enforcement). Might 2021 will mark three years since Claudia Patricia Gómez González, an unarmed Indigenous lady from Guatemala, was shot and killed by a border agent. Similar to within the circumstances of different folks attacked by CBP, officers lied concerning the circumstances round her killing. But according to Spanish-language media, the investigation round her case stays ongoing three years later.
There’s already so little justice relating to the abuses perpetrated by U.S. officers in opposition to folks on the border. Now with the stroke of a pen, Trump has erased a few of that justice, as he additionally intentionally decimates faith in American democracy as a result of he misplaced the election honest and sq., and continues to kill more Americans by not giving one shit about the novel coronavirus pandemic.