In case you missed it, America is now concentrating children in camps called “tent cities” located on our military bases after we have separated them from their families. Senator Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor, said this a human rights abuse.
MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff was one of the first journalists to go into these detention centers after Senator Ed Markey was denied entry. He was invited by the Department of Homeland Security. Keep in mind this is what it looks like when they're expecting visitors. This thread shook me to my core. If you've ever wondered what you would have done during the rise of Nazi Germany, it's whatever you're doing right now.
MSNBC's Chris Hayes clarified some important points after Soboroff's thread made its imprint across the internet's psyche.
Senator Dianne Feinstein said yesterday that she had 38 senators behind her legislation to stop this practice that can only be classified as emblematic of the beginnings of Nazi Germany. That means some Democrats aren't behind the bill. Before you fall into complete and utter despair, there is some hope, and it comes in the form of Paul Ryan.
Call your representatives, especially Democratic senators. The fact that Dianne Feinstein couldn’t get the entire Democratic caucus on board with a policy of not separating immigrant children from their parents tells you all you need to know about the remaining vestiges of the failed Democratic Party who lost to Trump. Let them know that Paul freaking Ryan has shown more spine on this issue to date than whomever those holdouts are, and they have a fleeting amount of time to untie their political legacy to crimes against humanity.
Jacob Weindling is a staff writer for Paste politics. Follow him on Twitter at @Jakeweindling.