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Overcrowding, abuse seen at Mexico migrant detention center

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so this facility is in Mexico, right? Would explain why no liberals are here complaining about it.

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MyThoughts,

Mexico, like the USA has the sovereign right to pass and implement laws related to thier border. It's always ugly when the desperate in masses pour in.

It's also possible that this entire article is fiction. The reporter quickly proclaims that there is not one verifiable source to any of the claims made. LOL, The news...

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I personally felt more ambivalent when the refugees passing through Mexico ignored Mexico's generous offers of housing, job visas and other support and all in their native language of Spanish. It seems many or most of them are economic migrants who want to go to the US. But the US is full.

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It sounds terrible, but what is Mexico supposed to do - just let them come in as they like?

The quickest solution is this: Go. Back. Home.

Same applies to any facilities in the USA.

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so this facility is in Mexico, right? Would explain why no liberals are here complaining about it.

This is repugnant. The facilities are unacceptable in which to house humans. The US should show its compassion by building new facilities in Mexico so these human beings do not have to live this way.

 But the US is full.

You clearly know nothing about the vast open spaces in the US.

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The US should show its compassion by building new facilities in Mexico so these human beings do not have to live this way.

US cities are full of homeless living on the streets. How can we afford to build housing especially in a foreign country? Why don't you join Habitat for Humanity or something and YOU go help them. Typical liberal response is to volunteer someone else to go clean up a mess.

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US cities are full of homeless living on the streets. How can we afford to build housing especially in a foreign country?

Cut socialist welfare to farmers and rescind tax breaks to the wealthy.

Why don't you join Habitat for Humanity or something and YOU go help them. Typical liberal response is to volunteer someone else to go clean up a mess

Hilarious. Typical conservative response thinking they know everything despite the piles of evidence that they don't.

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@Reckless: you must realize the very definition of a liberal is someone who likes to put your money where their mouth is...

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Reckless: "US cities are full of homeless living on the streets." Well, I thought that every  one was doing so well in the beacon of democracy. Isn't the US thinking of invading Venezuela because the people there haven't got enough to eat? Maybe the US should take care of the homeless you mention.

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@Reckless: you must realize the very definition of a liberal is someone who likes to put your money where their mouth is...

Like conservative Donny causing farmers to lose market share through h trade war and then cutting them huge checks? Come on, Vern, you can do better than this.

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@rlperez@hotmain.com.au: Maybe the US should take care of the homeless you mention.

For once we agree. I do not support an invasion of Venezuela.

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Reckless: I take it from your silence that you didn't like my very specific response to your question about how the US could afford to build facilities in Mexico.

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Why would the USA be responsible for the illegal alien detention centers in Mexico?

The US should show its compassion by building new facilities in Mexico so these human beings do not have to live this way

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The US should show its compassion by building new facilities in Mexico so these human beings do not have to live this way. -- comment

Sorry, not our problem. It is Mexico's house, Mexico's rules. Hard to muster any sympathy for those who crossed that county's southern border illegally and are now housed at this detention center. If those now calling Siglo XXI home had applied for entry into Mexico legally, they would not find themselves if their current situation.

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Well, what do you expect? "Illegals" are criminals, and need to be treated as such. The parents are the ones to blame that the Children have to live in such harsh conditions.

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If the detention center is worse than their home, they should have stayed home. If it’s better than their home, they should be grateful.

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Such a loss of humanity and compassion. Mexico, the US, Australia... whichever country is treating people like dirt, there is no excuse for it.

When did it become a crime to seek a better life?

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In the Age of Outrage, empathy and sympathy are forbidden.

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What happened to making your own place better with your own effort? instead of trying to go to someone else else’s place that is already good without you having contributed at all.

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What happened to making your own place better with your own effort? instead of trying to go to someone else else’s place that is already good without you having contributed at all.

Survivors of the Holocaust and Nakba might disagree.

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The US should show its compassion by building new facilities in Mexico so these human beings do not have to live this way.

Why should the US, a foreign country, mess in the internal affairs of Mexico? If the Left isn’t complaining about US inference in Latin America they are complaining it isn’t interfering enough. America isn’t the Daddy for the rest of the world.

America has a $22 trillion debt and pervasive homelessness in its major cities. America already has upwards of 22 million illegal immigrants many of whom displace domestic workers and who are using American taxpayer provided services including welfare, housing, medical care, and tuition assistance. Mexico is a country rich in natural resources- ask their government to take on their own responsibilities and don’t seek to interject foreign governments into their domestic issues.

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My main point is that many of these so called refugees, trudge more than a thousand miles through a peaceful, Spanish speaking country that offers them food, shelter and work permits. Therefore, I do not have the degree of sympathy that many of you seem to have. I have been to Mexico a few times, and it is a decent place to live especially if you are running for your life. Why would they possibly have to come all the way up to the US where the language is English, and they are not wanted at this time? It boggles the mind.

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Survivors of the Holocaust and Nakba might disagree.

You are comparing voluntary migration to the Holocaust? Is this supposed to be a joke?

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What happened to making your own place better with your own effort? instead of trying to go to someone else else’s place that is already good without you having contributed at all.

Yes, I mean if only the Puritans hadn't left to found the Massachusetts Bay Colony, or any of the hundreds of ships that followed from England, Germany, the Scandinavian countries... or the hundreds of thousands of Irish who came to the United States in the 1840s to 1860s, or the Italians who followed after that.

Or as Heretic points out, all the Holocaust Survivors who founded Israel...

I mean, if they'd only stayed in their own countries and made their own places better with their own efforts, right? Pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps and left America to the real Americans, right?

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You win - let’s stop doing it starting now. Otherwise you are just justifying it by referring to past incidents.

Why? Because it's uncomfortable to you to look at that fact? What about the fact that the same arguments have been used time and time again? "Go home, make your country better, we're full."

It's been repeated time and time again, and each time it's as much a lie as the time before.

But of course this time that lie's the truth, right?

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Give 'em all a taco and send them home.

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You think this is bad, just wait unitl when the sea levels start to really rise....

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Why would the USA be responsible for the illegal alien detention centers in Mexico?

Why is the US responsible for the safety of illegal Israeli settlements?

My main point is that many of these so called refugees, trudge more than a thousand miles through a peaceful, Spanish speaking country

Hilarious that conservatives scream about how violent Mexico is when they try to justify a nonsense wall but then claim it's peaceful when they try to justify treating other human beings as livestock.

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Sorry, not our problem. It is Mexico's house, Mexico's rules.

Typical conservative American response. Never mind the US helped create the situations these human beings are fleeing, they're in Mexico, so we have no responsibility towards them.

Remember when conservatives used to claim they were responsible for their own actions and compassionate?

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The 36-year-old Cuban mechanic's eyes glazed over as he recalled his time at the Siglo XXI holding facility: 50 people sleeping in 9-by-12-foot pens, feces overflowing the latrines, food and water always scarce.

The 36-year-old, glazed-eye, Cuban could have stayed in Cuba. He didn't like it there so he traveled to Mexico. Now he's complaining about Mexico. I'm sure Cuba will welcome him back home with open arms.

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Chip Star - Typical conservative American response. Never mind the US helped create the situations these human beings are fleeing, they're in Mexico, so we have no responsibility towards them.

Who's this "we" you are referring to? If you are responsible for them, then you should adopt as many as you can. Or you can just let them live you. That would be fair considering that you are responsible for them.

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