Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tea Party Republican Lamar Smith: Immigrant Detention Centers are like a Luxury Hotel

On Wednesday, the House Committee on the Judiciary convened a hearing on the supposedly posh conditions at the Department of Homeland Security's immigrant detention centers. The hearing, dubbed "Holiday on ICE" by chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), focused on the false premise that the Obama administration rules intended to prevent sexual abuse and inhumane conditions at Immigrations and Customs Enforcement facilities made detention too fancy. "

Congressmember Lamar Smith compared federal agents to a “concierge” and refused requests from Democrat committee members to change the obscene title to the hearings. More than 33,000 are held at these inhumane and vermin infested detention facilities daily, according to ICE. Some of these facilities have been under investigation for inadequate medical care, cases of sexual assault and other abuses. Most of these are private prisons owned by supporters of the Republicans in power.
As is well known, detainees are kept under extremely harsh conditions, without proper food or water.


Anonymous said...

What's a Tea Party Republican? They are two separate groups.

Vicente Duque said...

TNR : Geoffrey Kabaservice, the author of "Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, from Eisenhower to the Tea Party" - How William F. Buckley abhorred Right Wing Extremists

The fiftieth anniversary of William F. Buckley Jr.’s editorial attack on Robert Welch, the head of the John Birch Society and the problem of a Republican Party where the Tea Party has great influence. Rather than honor Buckley’s example, the right-wingers currently controlling the Republican Party have made an unabashed habit of defying his great example of moderation.

The New Republic
What William F. Buckley Would Think of Today’s GOP
By Geoffrey Kabaservice
April 2, 2012


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