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Fri May 5, 2017, 08:57 PM

A Live-Tweeting Senator Couldnt Stop a Deportation

For nearly nine hours on Wednesday, it seemed as though a tweetstorm might be enough to stop a deportation.

Beginning with a digital bullhorn blast at 12:05 p.m. — “Twitter: it’s urgent” — Senator Bob Casey, Democrat of Pennsylvania, directed a cannonade of tweets at President Trump and his administration, describing the plight of a Honduran woman and her son who had sought refuge in the United States from the hit men who shot her cousin to death at home more than a year ago.


Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, he was reporting, was promising to look into the matter.

By about 9 p.m., however, Mr. Casey conceded defeat. The mother and child, he wrote, had been flown back to Honduras.

Mr. Trump’s supporters and his detractors may debate whether they deserved better. But history and statistics show what they got: the norm.

For Central American migrants like the Honduran woman and her son, fleeing the violence and lawlessness that have driven tens of thousands of people northward through Mexico to the United States over the last several years, asylum is often claimed and rarely granted. From 2011 to 2016, immigration judges denied from 77 to 83 percent of asylum requests from people from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, the three countries that send the most Central American asylum seekers, according to data compiled by researchers at Syracuse University.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 09:00 PM

1. Bob Casey is a great American and patriot. Unsurprisingly: Democrat

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #1)

Fri May 5, 2017, 09:11 PM

2. Yes

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 5, 2017, 10:28 PM

3. He's my Senator and will probably be primaried by

Rep Barletta - a conservative who is hugely in favor of Cheetoh's deportation policies.

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