The Ugly Conservative Strikes Again
The Deportation Police being created by Trumpie need a place to put people they are warehousing for the purpose of expulsion. Prison won’t work because you need to be convicted to be put in a regular prison. So the feds will use local jails, which they now want to make as miserable as possible. Look at what they want to do.
According to two Homeland Security officials who had knowledge of the plans but declined to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly, new jail contracts will contain a far less detailed set of regulations.
They will make no mention of the need for translation services, for example. A current rule that detainees’ requests for medical care be evaluated by a professional within 24 hours will be replaced by a requirement that the jails merely have procedures on providing medical care.
The new contracts will require that the jails maintain policies for suicide prevention, solitary confinement and other concerns, but will not specify what those policies should contain.
The changes, which will coincide with the closing of an office that develops regulations, will essentially hold these jails to the same standards they must follow for criminal inmates. That is a break from a long-held philosophy that people held on immigration violations, who are considered by law to be “civil” detainees, should be treated differently, and is in line with the president’s belief that the government should be tougher on the unauthorized.
Remember, despite recent statements Trumpie admires Putin. And now he wants to create jails that are just like those in a Russian gulag. And if this means jailing women and children and sick people and people who cannot speak English, well to Trumpie that’s just all the better.