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Jayden is one brave little boy.

That little guy up there is Jayden Berrones. He was born here in the USA. He has a very rare form of leukemia, and his dad, Jesus Berrones, is the only one in his family who can administer Jason the medication he needs, because his mom, Sonia, is pregnant and the fumes from the medication can cause birth defects. Oh, small problem: Jesus Berrones is one of those terrible scary illegal immigrants who threaten all that’s good and holy about America, and ICE wants him out of the country. Today.

Jesus was brought to the USA by his parents when he was 17 months old; he’s a bit too old for the DACA program, and — to really make him one of the worst of the worst — when he was a teen, he was deported to Mexico, then returned to the US illegally, twice. But up until now, despite having a deportation order against him, ICE allowed him to stay in the USA because he has a child with cancer; during the Obama administration, even ICE recognized that as a reason to delay deportation.

None of that weakness anymore, though. America is not about to be laughed at anymore by criminal gangs and parents of children with cancer (same thing, right Cletus?). Jesus Berrones has five kids, all of them citizens, and Sonia is a citizen, too, but that’s no reason to let him stay here: ICE ordered him to report to their offices today, so he can be deported to a country he’s never known, because everydamnbody has a sob story, and Donald Trump cares about America First. Sure, it will now cost the government money to send a nurse to administer those meds to Jayden. But we’re willing to pay that price, because now a US citizen can take Jesus’s job as a furniture upholsterer. Oh, yes, and Sonia and the kids will now have to go on welfare, probably, but again, totally worth it to get rid of a repeat illegal border crosser just like the ones who always turn into murderers and rapists.

Berrones isn’t willingly going to the ICE office in Phoenix today, though. He’s staying in a Sanctuary church, Shadow Rock United Church of Christ. ICE’s guidelines for arrests — or “enforcement actions” — at “sensitive locations” (like churches, schools, and health care facilities) say only that immigrants shouldn’t be scooped up at such locations unless ICE really, really has a good reason, like if there are “exigent circumstances” or the target has a serious criminal history. Or if they just want to, because “exigent circumstances” can really mean anything. They know where Berrones is, and if he doesn’t turn himself in today, that may be all the exigency they want or need. Or maybe they’ll wait. This ought to keep ’em all scared and uneasy, every last one of them, huh?

Berrones’s attorney, Garret Wilkes, has applied for another stay of deportation, which used to be fairly routine for parents of severely ill children. Not so much these days:

“The mindset now is, ‘Deport now, ask questions later,’” Wilkes said […]

“It would be catastrophic in every literal and emotional sense of the word. This is not just a man who is a husband and a father, he is an example to these kids,” Wilkes said.

Yeah, say the alleged human beings who’ll show up in our deleted comments: an example of IGNORING THE LAW.

Jayden was diagnosed with leukemia in 2016, and is a very brave boy. His teddy bear had a hospital arm tag and a see-through medication port cover just like his. Jayden still has at least two more years to go before he completes his follow-up treatment; he needs to have pills several times a day, plus monthly visits to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Maybe he’ll remember his dad. Maybe his dad will be able to hide in the church until sanity returns to this country. Still, you can probably find plenty of people who would look at Jesus Berrones and not see a father who’s taking terrific care of his family and his sick little boy, but rather a dangerous criminal alien. Look at this dangerous criminal alien profile:

Wilkes said Berrones was caught driving with a fake driver’s license in 2006 following a traffic stop when he was a minor. He pleaded guilty to a felony charge of solicitation of forgery, which resulted in him being voluntary returned to Mexico when he was 17 or 18. He returned illegally to the U.S. two weeks later, but was voluntary removed again in 2010, Wilkes said, but again returned illegally.

In 2016, Berrones was caught by ICE again. He was facing a felony illegal re-entry charge, but instead was charged with a misdemeanor unlawful entry charge.

That smart bit of lawyering by Wilkes made Berrones eligible for a 1-year stay and a work permit because of Jayden’s condition. In June of last year, he was told to check in with ICE every six months, but when he did so on December 29, he was told he’d been scheduled for deportation in 30 days. ICE denied the most recent request for a stay on February 8, and today, he’s supposed to get out. Wilkes is still trying to get Berrones an appearance before an immigration judge, but for now, it’s just the doors of a church and some brave Christians keeping Berrones in the country.

We won’t be at all surprised if the Trump administration decides defiance of the law, and these troublemaking sanctuary people, have to be made an example of. Just imagine what exciting video it would be if an armored personnel crashed through the doors of that church! It would be on Fox, over and over again! We’ll keep you updated.

In other news, the Washington Post reports that while Donald Trump promised his deportation efforts would focus on cleansing America of criminal aliens, gang members, and other Bad Hombres, the reality is that the biggest jump in arrests by ICE has been among non-criminal undocumented immigrants. Those have almost doubled. It probably helps that the people who got arrested foolishly thought that if they had no criminal record, they’d be fairly safe. Joke’s on them! Under the New Cruelty, everybody is a suspect.

But don’t worry: Donald Trump wants everyone to have due process. If they’re a wife-beater working for him or a rapist raising money for the RNC at least.

UPDATE: All the bad publicity worked: ICE has granted Berrones a stay of deportation and he’s going back to his family.

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  • JohnBull

    I want to see what the “pro-lifers” running Iowa now say about this! And maybe I’ll schedule a trip to Des Moines to verbally assault these fuckers.

    • (((fka_donnie_d))), SOB

      Pro life*

      *Terms and conditions apply

    • Squeegee

      The sick kid has already left his mother’s womb so the pro lifers don’t care if he lives or dies…in their mind their job is done
      Although quite frankly in a twisted piece of logic maybe they think their job is done because whether he lives or dies is up to god at that point

    • Ellie

      You will hear crickets from the “pro lifers.”

  • Jenny

    Just a daily onslaught of terrible bullshit.

    Even if the democrats get into power and fix this shit, there’s going to be too many falling through the cracks.

    Amnesty already!

  • Scooby

    Wait, now they literally want to deport Jesus!

    • Jeffocaster in the West

      and he was brought to this country by his parents!!!! Jesus, Joseph, Mary…..!!!!

    • Cousin Itt, hoi polloi

      Your birth certificate shows your father is “Holy Ghost”? What are you, some kind of comedian?

    • La forza del resistino

      He has to add restoring sight to the blind to his bag of tricks before they’ll let him back in.

    • Vel Venturi

      We only want White Jesus in this country. Murica!

  • LiberalANDProud

    “There’s no crying! There’s no crying in Fascism!!”

  • IMPOed
  • beingreleased
  • Marceline

    Just a question, the next time I’m on Amtrak and some ICE clown shoves his finger in my face and asks if I’m an American citizen, can I answer with “Yes, so you can fuck all the way off you inadequate, flaccid, inbred Nazi” or will that get me in trouble?

    • beingreleased

      On a scale of 0 to Mike Pence, how white are you?

    • Ellie

      Probably not safely, but I think it’s a wonderful answer.

    • Timothy Watson

      Over/under losing five teeth when you get punched?

    • Anna Rompage

      On an Amtrak?

      I believe the correct answer is “None of your business unless you have a warrant . Please refer to the 4th Amendment of the constitution of the US, and no, brown skin is not probable cause mother fucker”…

      Really, probably not the response that you should give, but the response that you’d likely like to give…

    • h4rr4r

      Ask him if he is.

    • Shibusa

      These days, it might be better for your health & longevity to avoid Amtrak altogether.

  • Scooby

    My right wing neighbor thought this was good because “Americans shouldn’t have to worry about catching his cancer”. I told him it wasn’t contagious and he said I was wrong but anyway why take the chance.

    • Notreelyhelping

      Should people that stupid even be allowed to…never mind.

      • Scooby

        That’s the point. How do you ever enlighten them?

        • Villago Delenda Est

          Make them see stars by hitting them upside the head with a stick?

          • Scooby

            I won’t hit him. But I once filled out a change of address form for him and had all his mail rerouted to Bolivia.

        • handyhippie65

          with a flamethrower?

    • I hope he’s wearing a helmet at all times.

      • IMPOed

        He is, it’s made of tinfoil, so no one can send their evil knowledge to his brain!

        • handyhippie65

          tin foil? pffft, i gots a gen u wine surplus m51 steel pot to protect my brainz.

      • MynameisBlarney

        And drool cups.

    • IMPOed
    • beingreleased

      “If I get cancer, I want it to be good old fashioned white people cancer.”

    • MynameisBlarney

      Did you tell him to stay away from people because they might catch his stupid?

      • Scooby

        That’s good, I wish I had.

    • sarafina

      Do you have to talk to him?

      • Scooby

        Gotta know what the opposition in thinking and let you guys know.

        • handyhippie65

          i salute you sir, for your bravery and intestinal fortitude in the face of the enemy.

  • IMPOed
  • maxneanderthal

    “One rule to bring them all, one cattle truck to carry them”
    “One rule to demean them all”
    “And in our camps, shower them”

  • Make Box Cars Great Again.

  • BaconzShanz

    OT.

    Shan was being lethargic today so I yelled for her to get out of bed and go volunteer for a libtard congressman who has an off chance of making a run for a seat in Kansas.

    I’m sure she’s pissed. So if she bad mouths baconz…know I was just trying to get her to lick envelopes for a Democrat in Wichita that has an office where we got a pedicure together.

    • BaconzShanz

      And I bought her a fancy hat at the 2nd hand store. And a nice hat it is. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3a32ffe1d65cae4009d7ffedab8888283ec5938acb10fa65d8006668100dfc96.jpg

    • Shanzgood (16 Days!)

      You’re too sweet for me to be mad at.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Put that tongue to work, woman!
        /s

        • Shanzgood (16 Days!)

          Ha! I don’t want it riddled with paper cuts before baconz gets here!

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        Thank you.

        • Shanzgood (16 Days!)

          For what?

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      Keith Ellison just emailed me to let me know we are converting another 50,000 illegals to Radical Islam tonight, or something called a democracy forum. I forget which one.

      • BaconzShanz

        Libtards unite!

      • BaconzShanz

        ALL OF THEM KATIE

  • Toomush Stability

    When is enough enough?…

    • Notreelyhelping

      The only things getting me through stories like this one are that Trump won’t be power forever, and stories like this build paper trails.

      • Toomush Stability

        I’m thinking maybe I won’t pay my taxes. Thoreau did it…

        • Notreelyhelping

          I think it’d be more fun to 100 to 200 friends to pelt ICE agents with ice cubes, but it probably wouldn’t be any more effective.

          • Msgr_MΩment

            I know a few Iggles fans…

  • Chad

    A small part of me wishes that ICEtapo goes ahead and barges in to the church to grab this guy. And that they are met with the blinding light of a thousand TV cameras and satellite trucks broadcasting live.
    .
    More of me wants to be out of this time-line though.

    • MynameisBlarney

      I don’t think ICE would be deterred by that.

      • capnkrunch

        It would play really well on Fox at least.

      • IMPOed

        Not a bit, they’re proud to be “cleaning up Amerikkka”, MAWA!!!

    • Magma Cardhole jesterpunk

      Trump’s base would love that and Fox and other right wing sites would play it 24×7 to show how great Trump is.

      • NastyBossetti

        But… it’s a church? Some of them might have mixed feelings about that? The optics would be kind of bad? Maybe? Or maybe I’m being stupid.

        • Magma Cardhole jesterpunk

          They would still be happy because “sanctuary cities are bad”, they also hated the churches that where for gay marriage or any other liberal church. Also too liberals would be mad about it so thats another reason they would like it.

          • cmd resistor

            Yeah, I went to one of those libtard churches. One day wingnut bro went into a tirade at a family dinner about my church and how they had this banner up that had stuff in it about how they were “inclusive” and “tolerant” like those were bad things. I told him that if he was in charge of who went to heaven I’d just as soon not go. Those types wouldn’t care if ICE broke down the doors of a sanctuary church and dragged people out, I don’t think.

  • Spotts1701, Porg Wrangler

    Berrones isn’t willingly going to the ICE office in Phoenix today, though. He’s staying in a Sanctuary church, Shadow Rock United Church of Christ.

    Oh, the evangelicals don’t like those Protestant heathens. So it’ll probably make Donnie’s numbers go up if his goons bust down the door.

    • sarafina

      Busting down the door may get people into the streets with torches and pitchforks. I can hope, anyway.

  • capnkrunch

    It’s really hard not to see the parallels between ICE and the SA/SS. Does “what the actual fuck are we doing here?” just never cross the agents’ minds?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn1VxaMEjRU

    • ObscurePopCultureReference

      I’ve known some really decent ICE agents. Yeah, they were involved in removals and workplace raids, but they also showed decency and compassion when the situation called for it. I doubt that many of them are employed by ICE anymore.

      I also knew some agents who were a little too zealous at enforcement. I imagine they are thriving in their current work environments.

  • La forza del resistino

    Crap. Do ICE people go home at night and get asked ‘how was your day, dear’? And stop with this open Borders talk. They went out of business years ago and the doors are closed.

  • msanthropesmr

    Duh. Deporting the real criminals might be dangerous. Much easier to deport moms and dads to get your numbers up.

    • Timothy Watson

      Yuge, bigly numbers like you’ve never seen!

    • sarafina

      That is EXACTLY what I thought. They are going for the low-hanging fruit.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Back in the 80’s, when there were running gun battles in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood, the police were very very busy on South Tacoma Way doing hooker stings and couldn’t be found in Hilltop.

      • harryr

        Like Glasgow police during the razor-gang era. Wait round the corner until the noise dies down, then arrest anyone too badly injured to run away.

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  • Beowoof14

    One more act of cruelty by the Trump goons. Each one I read about brings tears to my eyes.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    ICEstapo.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      ICE, ICE, hurting baby!

  • IMPOed

    Call them what they are! The Gestapo!

    • TheGrandWazoo2

      You can’t spell Gestapo without G-O-P.

      • UncleTravelingMatt

        “Thats not truw.” — Betsy DeVos

    • Thanks, John Kelly.

  • OrdinaryJoe
    • Blackest Noobs

      capes on men are really IN for 2018!!!!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Hugo Boss FTW!

      • OrdinaryJoe

        Cut so there will be no wrinkle in the coat when the agent extends a right arm straight out and at a 45 degree angle.

      • Me not sure

        Puts the facist back in fashion.

    • Me not sure

      The Four Stormers, the world’s WORST barber shop quartet.

  • h4rr4r

    So what would happen if we worst case waited until treatment was over and then sent him home? What exactly are we preventing by deporting him now?

    • MynameisBlarney

      “What exactly are we preventing by deporting him now?”

      A family from being together and a father from taking care of his ill son.
      And common fucking decency.

    • ObscurePopCultureReference

      “Wilkes is still trying to get Berrones an appearance before an immigration judge, but for now, it’s just the doors of a church and some brave Christians keeping Berrones in the country.”

      We’re preventing him from getting a rehearing in front of an Immigration Judge, for one thing.

  • Anna Rompage

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions strayed from his prepared remarks to
    comment on the “Anglo-American” historical origins of the sheriff.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday told Palestinian leader
    Mahmoud Abbas that American President Donald Trump had authorized the
    Russian leader to speak on his behalf.

    Texas agriculture commissioner pens essay praising slaveholder Confederate president during Black History Month

    Fuck it, I ain’t got nothing…..

    • Magma Cardhole jesterpunk

      No Puppet, No Puppet, You’re the Puppet.

    • Ellie

      It’s a way to ensure his KKK friends that he is totally on their side and really is only kidding about protecting or serving the United States Constitution.

  • Berrones has five kids, all of them citizens, and Sonia is a citizen, too, but that’s no reason to let him stay here:

    Well, it won’t be once they get another Gorsuch on the court and can finally decide that it’s totes constitutional to get rid of birthright citizenship retroactively for the children of undocumented parents.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Oh, hell they’ll probably do that to me, and I can trace my undocumented ancestors back to before the Revolution.

      • Me not sure

        Shhh. They’re listening.

    • Vel Venturi

      I expect this to come along eventually, for naturalized citizens as well. I also saw a really thought-provoking thread the other day, in which native-born citizens with various kinds of anomalies on their birth certificates (due to naming issues, home births, adoptions, typos, etc.) were wondering if they might be eventually singled out as ‘unable to prove US citizenship.’ Will that happen? Seems like a stretch, but then again, I think scum like Miller would love to start revoking citizenships.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    ICE seems to spend a great deal of time rousting ordinary immigrants with no criminal records and very little time clearing out the endless nests of MS-13 types.

    I wonder why?

    • Lefty Wright

      Could it be the criminal element may shoot back, and how can you have fun being a legal bully if the victims fight back?

    • georgiaburning

      The more criminals there are running around, the more crazy Fox News headlines and the more support there is for increased ICE funding. If they deported all the violent criminal immigrants they’d be mostly out of a job.

  • Shibusa

    Trump’s ICE agents are apparently competing for prizes based on who can cause the most unnecessary human suffering, or who can make the most cold-blooded and mean-spirited arrest.

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      Like Japanese soldiers during the Nanking Massacre.

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        Sadly upfisting.

      • TJ Barke

        Don’t give them any ideas…

        • Robbertjan Brandenburg

          Lemme tell you they would if they could. See the stanford prison experiment

          • TJ Barke

            Oh I know…

      • ResistanceFictionista blondeiq

        I heard that some of those Japanese soldiers were very fine people.

        • Robbertjan Brandenburg

          Quite the sushi chefs.

  • Ninja0980

    Memo to any Bernie or Bust or third party voter.
    Your both parties are the same crap helped cause this just as much as racist Republicans.
    The fact some of you are still attacking Democrats or pushing the primary was rigged crap shows you truly don’t care about kids like Jayden.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Dammit, Janet!

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Can it / clam it, Janet!

      • JohnBull

        Jane(t), you ignorant slut.

    • Fire and Fury Demme

      THIS!

    • ResistanceFictionista blondeiq

      Ugh, I had this argument flipped on me the other day. Apparently because I voted for Hillary (and not St. Bernie), I’m responsible for the election of a vulgar talking yam. So over this.

      • Shanzgood (16 Days!)

        Wot? That’s screwy.

  • RickyG

    Arpaio or Clarke for Chief of ICE!
    What part of illegal don’t you…. blah blah.
    I can’t even.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Jesus is hiding in a church.
    The rest of us weep.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      A church would be the last place I would look for Jesus.

      • Lefty Wright

        It’s becoming more and more true. And the bigger and more physically impressive the building, the less likely Jesus would come in the door.

      • IMPOed

        Try your local soup kitchen.

        • handyhippie65

          perfect.

  • MynameisBlarney

    *self redacted*
    wrong thread, sorry.

    • NastyBossetti

      that’s fucked up.

  • Lefty Wright

    I wonder what would happen if, like the armed Bundy militia showed up to keep his illegally grazing and starving cattle being deported by the BLM to legitimate ranches (the federal BLM, not the other one), a Common Sense and Decency Militia showed up outside the church armed with nothing except linked arms resisting ICE entry to the sanctuary. I think there would be some CSD Militia heads cracked, some high bonds set, and some serious jail sentences handed down. Because after all, peaceful resistance is much more dangerous that having snipers targeting federal officials. And of course, Trump would be tweeting about the lawless CSD militia and the need to lock them all up for 20 years, while Hannity would compare it to the fall of Rome if they were not executed.

    • h4rr4r

      How about instead an armed group protected him?

    • ResistanceFictionista blondeiq

      Just ask the people at Standing Rock.

  • Me not sure

    Which cancer patient’s parent would Jesus deport?

    • handyhippie65

      supply side jebbus says “the brown ones of course.”

  • La forza del resistino

    What part of Ill eagles putting our national bird in pandemic risk don’t libturds get.

  • janecita

    I wonder if Trump’s evangelical followers would still defend him if ICE agents decided to enter the church.

    • IMPOed

      Yes, to the bitter end!

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      Even if they burned it down and pissed on Christ for an “art project”.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Racism > religion

    • beingreleased

      Yes. Next question.

      Longer answer: After the church shooting in Texas, Fox News said, “If you’re going to get shot, a church is the best place cause you’re already there with God.” So if the ICE agents go into the church and shoot him, Fox will say we got better than he deserved because now he gets to play tennis with Jesus.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        I guess God didn’t care if they got shot.

        • handyhippie65

          it’s all part of his evil plan.

    • Ellie

      I seriously cannot think of anything Cadet BS could do that would turn away his base base.

      • MynameisBlarney

        If he suddenly stopped being a racist twuntshuffling moran, that might make them turn on him.

        • Ellie

          You might be right there. I certainly can’t think of anything else.

      • janecita

        If he was having sex with Dan Savage;-)

        • Lance Thrustwell

          Dan would rather swallow a grenade. I feel confident of this.

        • handyhippie65

          nope. savage raped him. he’s a victim of the gaypockyclips.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      …or if they knew that he was a serial adulterer?
      …that he is incapable of NOT bearing false witness?
      …that his policies are inconsistent of treating “the least of these” as fellow humans?
      …that he has openly cavorted with the godless Russians?

      Shall I go on?

    • cmd resistor

      Sure, liberal (thus fake) church.

    • handyhippie65

      supply side jeebus says sanctuary is for cucks.

  • BaconzShanz

    Looks and sounds like ISIS to me. Don’t be faked out about this. Americans aren’t brown and stand for POTUS (copy right MAGA)

    We’re through the looking Glass people

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Depends on what your definition of ICE is.
      What a bunch of Daeshbags.

      • BaconzShanz

        That’s what ISIS wants you to think.

        Now sit down a sec.

        It all starts with with the bombing of Pearl Harbor in order to have Hideo Nomo invade this country’s past time with a good right handed pitcher that wouldn’t play for Pittsburgh…now let’s look at the flow chart because Obama, Clinton, and Sorros want to keep this conspiracy confusing because how it pertains to why The Phantom Menace sucks so much and people think Picard is better than Kirk…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/02c54c5e4b095f1b0cab50fb524f5e17cb8ccd0f40b77fd7af3ad424c6b8f3ba.jpg

        • yyyaz

          Brilliant!

          • BaconzShanz

            This ain’t just a hat rack on top of my shoulders.

          • handyhippie65

            well played, well played. (golf clap)

          • BaconzShanz

            Baconz has just begun. Do you know what the queers are doing to the soil Stewart?

        • Msgr_MΩment

          Nutting’s in on this, right?

        • Shanzgood (16 Days!)

          Picard IS better than Kirk!

          • handyhippie65

            janeway rocks ’em all!

          • Swampgas_Man

            Nobody wuvs Sisko.

          • handyhippie65

            he’s on a space station. kinda puts him on the outs. he’s cool too though.

          • Snowbound Ron

            ‘Sisko’s on a mission to go no bloody place.
            He loiters on a space station above Bajoran space…’
            – Voltaire, ‘The U.S.S. Make Shit Up’

          • Opiwan

            NUMBER ONE, MAKE IT SO!

          • BaconzShanz

            I think you and I have a potential relationship problem.

            In other words, after that statement, your left ring finger will lack jewelry from baconz.

          • Shanzgood (15 Days!)

            I CAN GET MY OWN JEWELRY WITHOUT A MAN!!!

  • Cornelius Fussbudget

    Maybe splitting all these families apart unnecessarily is an intentional bid to increase crime. Breaking up families is a classic way to create more crime. That way they can sell more tough-on-crime policies and civil forfeiture down the road.

    Next up: “But it was very sad when we heard about the dangers of leaded gasoline and certainly lead is also very sad now.

    Lead also, as you probably know says it’s innocent and I think you have to remember that. It said very strongly yesterday that it’s innocent so you have to talk to it about that, but we absolutely wish it well, it did a very good job when it was in our gas tanks”.

  • Hanaka

    There’s not much good to pull out of this, but it is nice to see some Christians practicing their faith by actually being Christians. The evangelical pro-drumpf crowd should take a look and see what that looks like in practice.

    • Ellie

      But the Court Evangelicals will never look outward. It isn’t in their make up.

    • Jaärleina Nelson

      Amen and Hallelujah!

    • Opiwan

      Not surprising that the sanctuary church is a United Church of Christ. They’re about the hippiest, liberal Christian sect out there. You won’t get any Propserity Gospel horseshit from them, just the normal invisible sky daddy stuff…

      • Sakonyachen

        I was baptized and confirmed UCC. It was a bit heavy on the invisible sky daddy, but we learned to be like Jesus, not afeared of him. Now that I think of it, being afraid of Jesus may be what drives their fear of brown people.

        • Opiwan

          Same here. Before I became a raging atheist, I was even a youth deacon at my UCC church. Lots of talk of dog’s love, very little about fear, but like all religions, not real high on youngsters asking lots of questions.

          • Sakonyachen

            I stopped showing up at about 12 or 13. They sort of set me off with a budget in the program during service. The great Doctor who gave up his architechture career to follow his calling to Jesus was making over 50k in 1985 with a house that was owned by the church. Such sacrifice.

            Talib Kweli was right when said “The rev look like the pimp, and the pimp look like the reverend.”

  • Lance Thrustwell

    And you just know that, if ICE agents kill a toddler (accidentally, one would hope) in the process of some family deportation, some Murdoch publication will run the headline “ICE ice baby.”

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Dear Susan Sarandon:

    I assume plans progress apace for your great and glorious people’s revolution. I wouldn’t presume to encourage you to work faster, and I know that you are probably too busy to wade through a million suggestions. Still, in case you were wondering how to round out your top ten targets of the workers’ revolt, may I suggest ICE?

    Yours in solidarity,

    GTT

    • Cat Cafe

      Susan Sarandon, probably: ICE is doing great work, they are going to bring the revolution! I voted my conscience! Hillary is a murderer!

  • TJ Barke

    New cruelty remains appropriate.

  • Jaärleina Nelson

    I am Canadian and confused. Here, if you are married to a Canadian citizen, you’re golden. Not the case in Les Etats-Unis?

    • ObscurePopCultureReference

      No, it is definitely not the case here. Here being married to a US Citizen or Permanent Resident allows them to file a petition for you to recidivist a non-immigrant visa. A non-immigrant visa allows you to either complete the interview process at a U.S.C.I.S. office (available only to people meeting certain conditions) or at a U.S. consulate or embassy in your home country (or the appropriate location for people coming from locations with whom we have no diplomatic relations).

      In situations like this where there is an extreme and exceptionally unusual hardship, there are other potential forms of relief, but those have their own particular requirements. Merely marrying an American or having a citizen child is definitely not a bar to removal.

      • cmd resistor

        Yeah, people think it’s just automatic. Those extreme hardship things are hard to get, and I imagine even harder these days, with the attitude (as stated in the article) being, well, he broke the law, so just tough shit. Which sucks.

        • ObscurePopCultureReference

          Its especially hard for the types that are available in the U.s. as a means of preventing removal. Other hardship waivers are available for people completing the process outside of the U.S. in specific types of cases, and the feasibility of securing one of those depends not only on the facts of the case, but also the location where you file your waiver.

          (What? 5$F ain’t the only one who can lawsplain stuff!)

          • Jaärleina Nelson

            Clearly! Thanks everyone – clearer now. Everybody welcome to visit Canada!! Very friendly, and for the shallow among you, there’s Justin …

    • mancityRed6

      the below is true. ex #1 and I did the interview and had my parents put their house up as collateral that she wouldn’t use public funds.
      it wasn’t automatic.
      and since she was originally from Basra in Iraq and this was in 2004, of course they asked her opinion on how the war was going.

      • ObscurePopCultureReference

        Oh, yeah that gets into the issue of “petitioner” (the person who files for the person to receive the visa”), “beneficiary (“the person who receives the visa and files for residency), and “sponsor” (the person who demonstrates that the intending immigrant will not become a public charge). All petitioners must be sponsors, but if they do not meet the financial qualifications, then an additional sponsor will have to file a supplemental Affidavit of Support.

    • everstar

      Non, nous sommes stupides.

    • handyhippie65

      not since the dumpster fire.

    • Vel Venturi

      It’s one way to get on the path to legal status, but it’s a process, and that process takes time, and money, and may require the person to be outside the country until he or she can enter lawfully. And a person who has already had ‘issues’ with Immigration may have problems getting through the process, and may require the help of a savvy attorney.

  • cheetojeebus

    Here’s a little tune for the bastards proud to wear the uniform of ICE.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29Mg6Gfh9Co

    • Cat Cafe

      It makes my heart so happy that this song was written by a gay Jewish man.

  • TootsStansbury

    I’m really thinking this country doesn’t last until June, let alone November.

    • yyyaz

      We’re so broken already, my hope is dwindling that we’ll ever completely recover.

      • LeighBowery’sLuxuryComedy

        I don’t know if recover is the word I’d choose. But rebuild, to something better? Its that or I don’t (want to) know what – El Mundo Malo, for sure. Me, I’m putting my money on El Mundo Bueno arising from the ashes, tho it won’t happen unless we ALL decide to make it so.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Oh, for fuck’s fucking sake.

  • mancityRed6

    “Sure, it will now cost the government money to send a nurse to administer those meds to Jayden.”
    and tRump’s ever present base will say that we don’t need to spend that kind of money because they’re all heartless, brainless morons.

  • yyyaz

    So having a fake ID is now a felony, but lying on your application for a top-security clearance earns you multiple Mulligans. Lock us up. Lock us ALL up.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Let’s fill the prisons with underage fratbros, is what I say.

      • ObscurePopCultureReference

        You could easily make a case that incarcerating underage fratbros would constitute “cruel and unusual punishment” for the other prisoners.

        • handyhippie65

          i don’t know, everyone needs a toy.

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    Yeah, let’s have a fucking military parade for the Taint. And as the troops pass in review, every one of the soldiers that was born in another country or who are the children of immigrants should take a knee right in front of the mother fucker.

    • little miss high and mighty

      get chaptered out of service or
      not get their lead-cinch promotiion
      or

      Git deported

  • Paperless Tiger

    Trump is ‘blooding’ his ICE agents to spearhead his police state. Fortunately, he hit a snag with the FBI, probably because he can’t help insulting the intelligence of anyone that has any. It’s not really a grand strategy, just the natural impulse of an autocratic egoist.

  • cmd resistor
    • handyhippie65

      nothing wrong with that. a barrow full of kittehs is much preferred to a barrow full of the shit this government is flinging on us all.

      • cmd resistor

        I find myself thinking of new and different searches every day. Lots of kitties out there.

    • How are you getting them to stay in there?

      • Tony Prost

        the alternative appears to be snow

      • cmd resistor

        Just an Internet photo…..I doubt I could get one cat to sit still in a wheelbarrow!

    • Snowbound Ron

      The housemate would love that calico Hitler at the back.

  • Rick Hill

    You have to wonder if some kind of incentive bonus or a competition is being held amongst ICE agents, at this point

  • Damn, he looks like such a great kid- going through hell with a smile. We need brave, resilient people, and I see that in this young boy who needs his dad’s help. What the fuck happened to our society?

    • Lord Jim

      White-people’s seemingly genetically-preprogrammed propensity for racism combined with mainlining pseudo-patriotism since the Cold War days.

      • handyhippie65

        the only addition i would make would be the word “some”, at the beginning. i’m white, and i don’t care what color you are. we’re all human.

        • Snowbound Ron

          Hey!

      • Cletus Safari

        *channels Leonard McCoy*

        “Dammit, Jim!”

        Some of us do overcome the tribal programming, ya know.

      • Tony Prost

        OMG! Maybe we are the inferior race!

        • Hiss

          Well, the Neanderthals took care of their sick and disabled, despite being hunter-gatherers. Unlike some I could mention.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Fox News happened. Also, too, fake prosperity Christians.

      • Jaärleina Nelson

        Funny, I don’t think there is any justification for ‘prosperity theology’ in the manual.

  • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

    You know who needs to be incarcerated and deported is Thomas Homan, the acting director of ICE and one of the most openly fascist men in the apparatus of the federal government (not one of the most fascist, necessarily, but one of the most open about it). He’s not content to terrorize and deport frightened immigrants with status issues and sick kids: he’s fairly itching to do mass arrests of Democratic politicians, dissenters, and anybody else who gets in his way, and he also wants the Justice Department and NSA to work more closely with ICE so that they can deploy the latest in spy technology against his targets.

    • Snowbound Ron

      No doubt trying to get his name on the short list for director of the Thought Police.

    • phoenix00

      Trying to outdo Joe Arpaio for the Heinrich Himmler title I see….

  • everstar

    I went to the Shadow Rock UCC website to see if they’d made a statement. Turns out they are currently sheltering four people from ICE, not just Mr. Berrones. They’re hilarious about it, too. From their Sanctuary FAQ:

    Um, should you be telling us that you’re hiding people in your church?No, because we’re not hiding anyone. When we bring a guest into sanctuary, we notify ICE, and even hold a press conference. Our guests remain on our campus while they’re in sanctuary, but we’re not squirreling them away in the choir loft.

    They have a link for Phoenix locals interested in volunteering. More generally, there’s an Immigrant Issues Fund which solely helps their immigration reform work; none of it gets used for the church.

    • Kooolest G

      sounds like some of these christians actually read the manual

      • everstar

        A few of them, yes. That’s why I want to send these people some dollars; I expect they’ll take several more people in before this is all over.

      • Jaärleina Nelson

        And I agree with everstar; let’s encourage those who do.

    • HazooToo

      Thanks for sharing that.

      • everstar

        You’re welcome. I wanted to do something to help Shadow Rock help Mr. Berrons and I figured I wasn’t the only one. It doesn’t do anything about how awful ICE is, but it’s a start.

      • Hiss

        I just sent them some money.

        • HazooToo

          Me too. Hopefully it’ll help.

    • doktorzoom

      Thanks — I’ll mention that in this morning’s update on Mr. Berrones!

  • Kooolest G

    what do these morons think this poor guy is gonna do once ICE deports him? “oh well, I guess they caught me. I suppose I’ll just stay down here in mexico for the rest of my life and leave my whole family of american citizens to just fend for themselves?” or maybe they think he’ll just have his whole family of americans move to mexico with him so he can have less opportunity for work, less opportunity for education for his kids and less access to the life saving medical care for his kid? why doesn’t anyone ever ask the mouth breathing trumpers what they would do if it were them? I know what I would do, turn right around and sneak back in.

    • HazooToo

      So would I. But he could easily die doing it. This entire scene is so bleak and disgusting.

    • phoenix00

      “Trump just made America Great Again! Hurr durr!”

    • Sakonyachen

      They assume they are entitled to America by virtue of their whiteness. You will cause no introspection with that question. It barely even registers in their reality.

  • Cletus Safari
  • Cletus Safari
    • Delu

      Actually being an American means being afraid of all those things.

      Well, being an American TODAY that is.

  • President in Exile Firefly

    I’ve said it here before, these people wake up in the morning, look at themselves in a mirror, and ask, “How can I be a bigger dick today than yesterday?”

  • Delu

    We’ve often wondered, and predicted, as to how the Trumpian evangelicals were to treat Jesus should he show up in front of them one fine day.

    Well now we have proof. Not like it’s any surprise.

    “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”

    -Matthew 25:40

    • Jaärleina Nelson

      My favourite passage, and one I wonder if the Trumpangelicals have read, or understood.

  • Wait, wait, wait.

    “Wilkes said Berrones was caught driving with a fake driver’s license in 2006 following a traffic stop when he was a minor. He pleaded guilty to a felony charge of solicitation of forgery”

    Well, clap errebody in irons, including myself, because apparently that fake ID I used to sneak into shows when I was a teenager was a felony. Yet, when I was caught with it, I wasn’t charged with a felony. WEIRD. I WONDER WHAT THE DIFFERENCE COULD POSSIBLY BE?!?!?!

    • Maybe they felt pity on you, because of your lack of melanin?

      • Sakonyachen

        Sheesh! “Lack of melanin” is such a librul talking point. It should be “restraint to not exceed the maximum melanin allowance”. After all, being white is a merit right?

  • Tennessee Rain Genius

    This administration is going out of its way to be cruel. I hope karma gets them real soon.

  • Mavenmaven

    Trump gets to get rid of a brown man, and kill a child! He will show that Duterte who is really a big murderer!

    • phoenix00

      No Canadian helicopters needed.

  • Zyxomma

    I. Just. Can’t.

  • Nick.Trite

    But wait, I thought Republicans were always crying about religious freedom? Sounds like we need a Religious Freedom Restoration Act to clarify that churches can sponsor anyone they want for citizenship so that they can live out their sincerely held religious belief that they should treat all aliens in their country like honored guests.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    So much for “family values.”

    • phoenix00

      That’s not a real family, it’s not grifty and exploity enough.

      • AmishRakeFight

        Also not enough uncomfortable incest-y stares, photos, and comments.

  • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

    Well, we wanted to fight terrorists…we’re doing everything we can to make sure we have terrorist to fight south of the border…

  • Lorindel Ó Loingsigh

    Was there ever any doubt that Drumph and his devoted goosesteppers are clearly aligned with evil? He’s vile, disgusting, corrupt and a criminal. His administration will bring our republic to grief unless expunged to the very last.

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