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Sun May 26, 2019, 05:38 PM

The worst cover-up

By Dean Obeidallah
Updated 3:54 PM ET, Sun May 26, 2019

... there's .. an even more appalling cover-up .. that concerns the death of a 10-year-old migrant girl just five weeks before the November 2018 midterm elections that the .. administration didn't reveal at the time ... In fact, we only learned about the death of 10-year-old Darlyn Cristabel Cordova-Valle, a migrant from El Salvador, this past week thanks to an investigation by CBS News. As CBS reported, and the Trump administration has now confirmed, this young girl died on September 29, 2018, of "a fever and respiratory distress" after complications from surgery that left her in a coma ...

Six migrant children have died in US custody, or soon after being released, since September 2018. In contrast, according to the Office of Refugee Resettlement that the Department of Homeland Security, Darlyn was the first migrant child to die in federal custody since 2010.

... Has the Trump administration failed to inform us of other migrant children who have died in US custody? How do we prevent these deaths in the future? And why did Trump and his officials not reveal Darlyn's death to the American public for nearly eight months?

... there's no doubt that if we learned about Darlyn's death in September 2018, it would've made headlines as the first migrant child death in US custody in years. Would that media coverage have resulted in US Border Patrol, and others caring for these children, to change their procedures for the better, possibly saving the lives of the two young migrant children, 7-year-old Jakelin Caal and 8-year-old Felipe Gómez Alonzo, who died just two months later? We will never know that ...

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/26/opinions/trump-migrant-child-death-cover-up-opinion-obeidallah/index.html

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struggle4progress May 2019 OP
shraby May 2019 #1
malaise May 2019 #3
sandensea May 2019 #4
shraby May 2019 #12
PatrickforO May 2019 #2
Shaddox May 2019 #5
Politicub May 2019 #6
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struggle4progress May 2019 #8
Billy Ray Joe Bob. May 2019 #7
sop May 2019 #9
CDerekGo May 2019 #10
a kennedy May 2019 #11

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 05:41 PM

1. We didn't learn about it because republicans just don't give a sh**!

One less person who is not white doesn't concern them. I'm remembering the terms they use for "other' people.

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Response to shraby (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:56 PM

3. Oh they did

They did not want this to come out before the elections

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Response to shraby (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:56 PM

4. +1

I think you just explained, in one sentence, the rise of the modern GOP.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #4)

Mon May 27, 2019, 04:43 PM

12. I'm not a "wordy" person, so I've learned to boil down observances of things to

a couple or three sentences. They are easier to read, and easier to understand.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 06:54 PM

2. When sanity once again prevails and good people claw through the rubble

that Trump and his lawless minions have left, there will need to be trials. People will need to be held accountable for crimes against humanity.

This is the DU member formerly known as PatrickforO.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:00 PM

5. These sanctimonious pro-life motherfuckers killed that baby. Fuck them.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:09 PM

6. These are the ones that we know about

The U.S. is placing children in internment camps. The country is going to reap the whirlwind by how it's treating the people who need help the most.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:09 PM

8. +

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:09 PM

7. Evil

 

We have become the great Satan.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:54 PM

9. Cruelty is the order of the day for this administration

These children's only "crime" was seeking refuge. As Warsan Shire, British Somali poet, wrote, "No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.”

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:15 PM

10. I really hope

That once this 'administration' is long gone from Washington DC, that there is a Panel, installed specifically to look at the HORRORS that each and every person who worked for 45 committed during his reign. And I hope that there are Judgements, and Sentences handed down. And that NO PARDONS are forthcoming either.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:16 PM

11. These migrants are not people to these assholes.....

I despise them to hell and back.

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