Immigrant Detention Camps in USA

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Trump Internment Camps

'You need to back off': Van Jones, Trump supporter clash

By Josiah Ryan, CNN
November 9, 2016

Trump Internment Camps
Will President Trump Create Internment Camps?

(CNN) CNN's Van Jones exchanged hot words with Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday night as the Trump supporter argued Jones ought to repudiate fears among protesters that a Trump administration would create camps for illegal immigrants.
"You should correct that fear," said McEnany. "Donald Trump has never proposed internment camps. You have to correct that fear."
"You need to back off," Jones fired back. "You need to have a little bit of empathy and understanding for people who are afraid because your candidate has been one of the most explosively provocative candidates in the history of our country."
    "There is a price to be paid for that," he added.
    As McEnany sought to interrupt Jones, CNN's Anderson Cooper jumped in, telling her to "let him finish."
    "I am not finished," said Jones, his voice rising. "I am not going to be talked over tonight, I am not."
    Jones said he was not spreading unfounded fears of internment camps but that he senses a real terror among minorities who opposed Trump.

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    Friday, November 18, 2016

    George Takei Internment Camps Carl Higbie

    George Takei Blasts Trump Surrogate's Internment Camp Comments as 'Morally Bankrupt'

    George Takei Internment Camps Carl Higbie
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    Actor and activist George Takei has fiercely condemned a prominent Donald Trump supporter's invocation of Japanese-American interment camps as "precedent" for a proposed national registry for immigrants from Muslim countries.

    "The Japanese-American internment was an egregious violation of our national values and principles, a terrible event for which Congress apologized in 1988," Takei said in a statement released Thursday. "To invoke that dark chapter as a precedent for any action against any minorities today is a morally bankrupt and dangerous step, completely out-of-bounds with contemporary notions of civil and human rights."

    Takei's statement came in response to remarks by Carl Higbie, a former spokesman for the pro-Trump organization Great America PAC, during a Wednesday appearance on the Fox News program The Kelly File.
    Speaking about the proposed registry, Higbie said, "We've done it based on race, we've done it based on religion, we've done it based on region." He added, "We've done it with Iran back -- back a while ago. We did it during World War II with Japanese, which, call it what you will, may be wrong."
    "Come on, you're not proposing that we go back to the days of internment camps, I hope," replied host Megyn Kelly.
    "I'm not proposing that at all," Higbie said. "I'm just saying, there is precedent for it."
    In addition to denouncing Higbie's comments, Takei said he will be formally inviting elected officials across the country to attend a film screening of Allegiance, the Broadway musical inspired by his own life, including his time in internment camps. As previously announced, the musical will be in theaters for one night only, Dec. 13.
    "It is more important than ever that the story of the internment be told and heard," Takei said in his statement. "We must remain vigilant and mindful of our past mistakes, so that history does not repeat itself. Trump's rhetoric and plans to profile Muslims indicate that he has not learned the folly of the internment, nor the forces of fear and prejudice that propelled it."
    Watch Higbie's appearance on The Kelly File here.

    Monday, November 14, 2016

    Large Refugee Camps

    10 Largest Refugee Camps in the World

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    Large Refugee Camps
    The legacies of today's conflicts can be seen in the enormous populations of the world’s largest refugee camps. For most people these camps are far from a temporary home. With scarce local resources, the majority of the camps depend on external aid for survival.

    10. Tamil Nadu State, India

    10 Largest refugee camps
    Woman frying red chillies in Vembakkottai camp. An estimated 66,700 Sri Lankans currently reside in this refugee camp. Another 34,000 live outside of the camp.
    Photo: Flickr 

    9. Nyarugusu, Tanzania

    10 Largest Refugee Camps
    This camp is home to an estimated 68,197 refugees. Nearly two-thirds are children between the ages 10-24. Almost all of them were born in the camp or became a refugee at a very young age. The majority of the refugees are Burundians and Congolese.

    8. Nakivale, Uganda

    10 Largest Refugee Camps
    As one of Africa’s oldest and largest refugee camps, Nakivale currently houses 68,996 people. Many of the residents fled the violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is unlikely the refugees will be able to return home in the near future.

    7. Yida, South Sudan

    10 Largest Refugee Camps
    South Sudan, 2012. This refugee camp is home to 70,736 registered individuals. After a sharp increase in registrations in February, the number of new registrations is slowly decreasing.

    Sources: UNHCR
    Photo: Cédric Gerbehaye

    6. Mbera, Mauritania

    10 Largest Refugee Camps
    UNHCR is predicting there to be 75,261 residents in this camp by December 2014. The majority of the refugees are from Mali, but many come from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Cote d’Ivoire, as well. It is expected the influx of Malian refugees will slowly stabilize. The situation in Mali still remains delicate and will not allow for large-scale returns.

    Sources: UNHCR, Wall Street Journal
    Photo: VOA

    5. Al Zaatari, Jordan

    10 Largest Refugee Camps
    Al-Harari sitting in the tent she shares with her father, brother and sister. She fled Syria with her extended family in August 2012. UNHCR reports there are 101,402 refugees currently in the camp and that number has been decreasing since February 2014. The majority of the refugees are Syrians fleeing the violence in their country. The camp has faced several violent protests since it opened two years ago, mainly due to poor living conditions.

    Sources: BBC, UNHCR
    Photo: Flickr

    4. Jabalia, Gaza Strip

    10 Largest Refugee Camps
    “Eight Palestinian children in the Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern Gaza strip, look through their window where laundry is hanging, watching a funeral (not shown) process past their house.” The largest of the Gaza Strip’s eight refugee camps, Jabalia is home to 110,000 registered refugees who fled from southern Palestine. The camp faces extreme unemployment, as well as a contaminated water supply and electricity cuts.

    Sources: UNRWA
    Photo: Eman Mohammed

    3. Kakuma, Kenya

    10 Largest Refugee Camps
    “Women in the Kakuma Refugee camp in northern Kenya wait in line for food vouchers which will allow them larger quantities of food for their families.” This refugee camp has been home to South Sudan refugees since 1992. The ongoing violence in South Sudan has prompted 20,000 people to flee to Kenya as of February 2014. Today, 124,814 refugees from 15 nationalities live in Kakuma. The camp is significantly over capacity and suffers from lack of resources.

    Sources: NRC, Wall Street Journal
    Photo: Zoriah

    2. Dollo Ado, Ethiopia

    10 Largest Refugee Camps
    “Somali refugee children share a meal inside a tent in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia.” This camp holds 201,123 registered Somali refugees. The population of this refugee camp has been steadily increasing since March 2013 due to drought and famine in Somalia.

    Sources: UNHCR
    Photo: Flickr

    1. Dadaab, Kenya

    10 Largest Refugee Camps
    “A Somali man who fled violence and drought in Somalia with his family sits on the ground outside a food distribution point in the Dadaab refugee camp on July 5.” UNHCR estimates that in December 2014 there will be 496,130 refugees in the camp from Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and various other places. They also estimate there to be 83, 660 people seeking asylum from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia and South Sudan.

    Sources: UNHCR
    Photo: NBC News
    Feature Photo: Mereja

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