Paraphrased from: https://twitter.com/ECMcLaughlin/status/1139192167501484033
The Trump Administration is violating every basic human right and is moving toward military "solutions" to border security.
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has outposts on the border. Refugees seeking asylum travel hundreds of miles on foot, including with infants and small children, and turn themselves in at these outposts on foot.
CBP then transfers these human beings to a facility called "the Dog Pound."
The "Dog Pound" is comprised of cages, outside and on dirt, with no protection from the elements.
There are dozens of teen moms there.
There is no baby food.
Sources have seen horrible things like a CBP agent taking a baby from her teenage mother, stripping the baby of its clothes, handing them back to the mother, and sending them outside to the "Dog Pound" to sleep in the dirt.
The "Dog Pound" has no running water, no covers, no tarp, no care, no safety from the elements. It is freezing at night, and deathly hot during the day.
"Everyone is sick." Sources have claimed they saw a baby on this trip that was "so sick I thought it would be dead by morning."
Toddlers in the "Dog Pound" who had been eating solid food are given only infant formula. Moms are trying to start breastfeeding again so their children don't starve.
These moms are dehydrated, sick, & have walked miles through the desert with no water. CBP gives them nothing.
From the "Dog Pound," these human beings are moved to an area called "The Freezer."
The Freezer is kept at 55 degrees.
Some of the refugees who are moved there are still wet from their journey and are put in The Freezer wet.
CBP is keeping human beings in "The Freezer" for weeks at a time. WEEKS.
Including critically ill people, disabled people, sick children, teenage mothers with babies.
The floor of The Freezer is made of dirt or very rough concrete. There are no beds.
From "The Freezer," refugees are supposed to be moved to ICE facilities that are designed for residential care. They have beds, food, bathrooms.
However, THOSE FACILITIES ARE EMPTY.
ICE IS SHUTTING THEM DOWN.
What our government is doing instead is moving refugees to MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.
The announcement about Fort Sill, which was used as a Japanese internment camp, is only the start.
So why would our government be doing this?
These concentration camps (let's call them what they are) will be under the control of the Department of Homeland Security but within the Department of Defense.
Unlike ICE facilities, which allow site inspectors inside, there will be no inspection of military-run camps.
The military will be able to deny access to anyone it chooses. No media. No oversight.
Lawyers will not be allowed in. Human rights monitors will not be allowed in.
The camps will also be protected airspace, meaning that no drones can fly over them to take pictures of what's going on inside.
The Trump administration will be able to conduct itself in whatever way it wants to without anyone knowing what's going on inside.
Think about what that means. Think about why they would want that.
This is happening RIGHT NOW.
ICE facilities with beds and food are EMPTY because the Trump administration is moving refugees into military-run concentration camps where they can do ANYTHING THEY CHOOSE without oversight, media scrutiny or advocate access.
This administration is already committing atrocities at CBP facilities.
Border Patrol agents at the facility where my friend was working refer to these human beings as "bodies." Not people. "BODIES."
They are denying medicine, toilets, beds, food, shelter, and clothes.
What is coming is crimes against humanity.
America is already perpetrating mass human rights violations, and this administration is setting it up so they can do far worse, in secret, under military supervision.
Military forces are already been shifted to CBP. Sources saw coast guard agents (read that again) working for CBP at this facility.
If Pelosi does nothing, there will be blood on her hands and the hands of every Democrat who refuses to act to end this administration's reign.
Fascism is here.
If this enrages, devastates, and frightens you; share this.
Then call your member of Congress and read this to them.
Then call @SpeakerPelosi and ask her why she sits silently by as our government does this.