Los Angeles Raids Rapid Response Network Urges the End of DHS Funding

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The Los Angeles Raids Rapid Response Network (LARRRN) on Monday, July 1, held their first of what they say will be several actions to denounce the deaths of immigrants at the hands of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).    

They called their protest "Homeland Security Kills." Clergy attended the rally outside of the historic Our Lady Queen of Angels church across the street from downtown Olvera Street where they held a short prayer service and re-enacted the brutality that migrants face.  They carried a coffin to L.A.'s downtown detention center.  

"We will not sit idly by while U.S. immigration officials dispose of migrants as if they were so much trash," said Shannon Camacho, LARRRN coordinator.

"Instead of the humanitarian treatment they deserve as asylum seekers, we see the Trump administration putting traumatized human beings in decrepit prisons and filthy detention camps."

LARRRN, a network of non profit organizations, private citizens and  religious groups maintains that Congress continues to give billions of dollars to DHS without needed oversight which is causing migrants to lose their  lives.

The organizations  next two protests are: Not In Our Names will be held on Friday, August 1, 2019 and Not One More Dollar on Monday, September 2, 2019.

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1. If someone were to shoot a bunch of heroin and then break into my house and die from an overdose, that does not make me a murderer. If someone crosses a hot and unforgiving desert with very little water and food and then crosses the border illegally and then dies from the effects of heat stroke and dehydration, the death is not on the hands of immigration officials. 2. Illegals are not disposed of like trash as this group with the absurdly long acronym claims. They came here of their own free will and are either deported back to their home country or (sadly) released into the US never to be seen again. 3. These camps are not filthy. They are well maintained and are equipped to process large groups of people. The pictures of AOC breaking down and crying outside of a detention center were taken looking out over an empty parking lot. It was all publicity and there is nothing to back up these claims. Don't believe the misinformation campaign. Groups like these have no idea what they are doing and simply want someone to blame for the problems other countries burden their fleeing citizens with. If someone leaves El Salvador because it's riddled with gangs and violence and then they happen to die on the way over here, it isn't in any way the fault of the United States. Blame their leaders and try to promote change over there.

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