“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free… on second thought, no—I’ll just throw them into prison.”

Later On

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee writes at ThinkProgress:

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are set to release a 27-year-old Honduran migrant mother who attempted suicide minutes after officials gave her the choice between paying a $5,000 bond or remaining in an immigration detention center in Texas. Just last month, a federal court issued an injunction to temporarily halt the government from detaining migrant mothers with children seeking asylum in the United States. But advocates are saying that officials are bypassing the injunction by issuing high bonds as a way to keep those immigrants in detention and deter future border crossers.

“They told me they were going to send me to another psych center, but instead they brought me to this detention center,” Bernice said last week according to a press release. “They took my child from me and have not told me anything about where she is. I know I will…

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