About 100 people gathered in Baker Park on Friday evening to call attention to the treatment of immigrants in detention centers in the United States.

Frederick was one of almost 800 cities that held Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps. The Frederick vigil was organized by the local members of the RISE Coalition of Western Maryland.

“Lights for Liberty came out of the idea of lifting up the stories of folks who are struggling through detention right now,” said Roberto Juarez, a member of RISE who lives in Frederick. “There’s a lot of folks here in Frederick who do care about immigrants ... that wanted to come out and be in solidarity.”

The event occurred as immigrants in the U.S. illegally brace for large-scale raids expected to begin this weekend by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The vigil comes among growing reports of inhumane conditions in detention centers along the U.S.-Mexico border such as standing-room-only cells, infants living without diapers and breakouts of sicknesses including shingles.

According to The Associated Press, at least five children have died in Border Patrol custody since December.

The vigil began with words from Frederick religious leaders and other community members.

One speaker, who did not give her full name, recounted her journey to the United States as an unaccompanied minor from El Salvador. She spoke of her journey and how the current conditions are likely making the process even more traumatizing.

Participants then walked around the park in twos, singing songs of hope. They carried signs with messages such as “Love thy neighbor” and “What if it was your child?”

Frederick resident Deidre Burmgardener said she was pleased to see many new faces at the vigil.

“This is obviously an issue that is impacting a lot of people,” Burmgardener said.

For some residents, the vigil was a chance to address the tendrils of immigration enforcement that have made their way into Frederick County.

Many speakers mentioned the 287(g) program and Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, who is a strong supporter of the program.

The 287(g) program is an agreement between the sheriff’s office and ICE. It provides training for sheriff’s deputies by ICE and allows deputies to inquire about the immigration status of anyone booked into the county’s adult detention center and begin deportation proceedings if appropriate.

Many speakers used the vigil to call attention to the program and encourage participants to fight against it.

“I think it’s wrong to have that contract and I think the way the county government has handled that contract, they’re ducking the issue,” Frederick resident Meg Menke said.

Burmgardener said she “totally disapproves” of the program.

A spokeswoman for the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment on specifics before Friday night’s vigil.

“We do know that they are important and fundamental to our society and communities,” agency spokeswoman Taylor Clarke wrote in an email response.

The vigil ended in candlelight. Participants gathered in a circle as the names of every immigrant who has died in U.S. custody in the last two years were read.

Some cried, others hugged each other.

“I can’t sleep at night. ... It breaks my heart to know that there are kids somewhere being absolutely mistreated and that other human beings are mistreated,” Burmgardener said in a choked voice. “This isn’t who we are as Americans.”

Juarez reminded those in attendance that many people across the country are at that moment experiencing hardship.

“We know tonight, thousands of people in this county are afraid,” Juarez said. “Some of them are in detention centers sleeping on cold floors.”

Follow Katryna Perera on Twitter: @katrynajill.

(161) comments

CTBoone

First, the ignorance of many of the comments made here is truly frightening. I don't believe many of the comments here represent the feelings of most of the people in Frederick. But how would you feel if you found yourself in the position of having your family torn apart and detained, labeled "illegal", treated like "refugees"--what if sending them "back" to wherever (or to a place as strange to them as Guatemala) meant that they would be forever shunned, stigmatized, possibly tortured, and murdered? For the record, I was not at this protest. What is happening right now in America is killing me.

ResUrbana

@CTBooone-what do you mean these people are “labeled” as illegal? They ARE illegal. Many of us have family members & friends that may have come from other countries. The point with the ICE raids is that these people already had their day in court, & a judge ordered them to leave-they chose to continue to stay illegally. Should we just throw our laws out the window?

KR999

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] Res!

gabrielshorn2013

LOL, I see what you did there.[wink]

hayduke2

ResUrbana - just a clarification - YOU do know that the news has reported and keeps reporting the the majority of the immigrants are not considered criminals or have a warrant out for their arrest. So, yes they may be here illegally or simply haven't had their court appearance yet, but your premise is incorrect.

phydeaux994

We’ve already thrown out the window the part of the Immigration Law that makes the hiring of illegal aliens by American employers illegal. If we had enforced that part of the law there would be far fewer illegal aliens in the Country. Actually, the number of illegal aliens had been decreasing since 2007. Of course many Industries in the U.S. depend on workers from South of the Border. Agriculture, construction, hotel and food and restaurant, health care, millions of small contractors are begging for MORE workers to keep them afloat. Semi-skilled factory workers, long haul truck drivers, are desperately needed, all living wage jobs that workers could be trained for in a short period of time. All jobs that American workers aren’t willing to do. What is your solution to these issues ResUrbana?

CTBoone

First, the ignorance of many of the comments made here is truly frightening. I don't believe many of the comments here represent the feelings of most of the people in Frederick. But how t if you found yourself in the position of having your family torn apart and detained, labeled "illegal", treated like "refugees"--what if sending them "back" to wherever (or to a place as strange to them as Guatemala) meant that they would be forever shunned, stigmatized, possibly tortured, and murdered? For the record, I was not at this protest. What is happening right now in America is killing me.

Robbbobb4863

democrats hopefully will wipe each other out so Trump can cruise to another victory...Ice Ice baby :)

Robbbobb4863

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Robbbobb4863

maybe you folks should protest the way our veterans are treated instead of people who are breaking and entering (illegal btw) into our country and raping our children and killing people...And as far as concentration camps that is an anti-semetic statement if I've ever heard one and a slap in the face to Jewish people....Go Chuck Jenkins clean this mess up :)

awteam2000

Concentration camps weren’t exclusive to the holocaust. They were first termed and used in the1880’s not by Germans but by the Spanish and not for Jews.. Second, Chuck will be going to clean up the mess he is in, spending a lot of time in court rooms defending himself. And lastly, one can support veterans and still rally for other causes? 🤦‍♂️ If you are planning a rally for vets, please make it known. I’ll make a point to be there. Oh, by the way, many Jewish organizations are planning demonstrations tomorrow around ICE offices in targeted cities and around Trump Detention Camps.

Robbbobb4863

[happybirthday]

hayduke2

raping our children and killing people --come on man, complain and make statements but don't peddle fear and lies. Yeah, this may happen at times but it is no different then what happens with the entire population. Complain about illegal entry all you want but grow up in making these kinds of comments...

Robbbobb4863

[alien]

FCPS-Principal

Compared to the concentration camp prisoners, uh, detention center detainees rather, veterans are treated like royalty. So are vermin and rats.

public-redux

“...breaking and entering (illegal btw) into our country and raping our children ...” I did not know that Catholic priests and Protestant youth pastors were so well represented amongst illegal immigrants.

phydeaux994

And Billionaires.

rikkitikkitavvi

The so-called liberals of this country are chipping away at the very foundation of this country's values. I can't express my true feelings to them other than to respond to all their fascist comments in the most recalcitrant, obstinate, defiant, indomitable, intractable, and contumacious words possible. You might even add cantankerous to that mix of words. I would also add that the Founding Fathers saw the dim party coming from way back then. I also have an enmity towards those people (liberal, progressive, socialists) that are so obviously morally compromised against being proudly devoted to American values that they want these illegals to invade our country while spreading third world diseases throughout. I consider them to be depraved in their misguided attempts to slander anyone that refuses to agree with their NWO goals of bringing this country down to their third world level. You all disgust me and you should be ashamed of what you are trying to do. In closing I will say MTLA. Make Liberals Cry Again by Making America Great Again. Landslide for Trump in 2020. Aim Small. Miss Small.

KR999

EXCELLENT, RIK, I salute you!!! [thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

phydeaux994

👋👋🙋‍♂️🙋‍♂️🐵🙊🙈🙉🐂💩

rikkitikkitavvi

Let's see how long these last with the liberal mods that are always on duty. I don't understand why you folks are debating/arguing the issues at hand. Nobody on either side is going to change the minds of anyone on the other side. We all know what the outcome is going to be. A Trump landslide in 2020! Aim small. Miss small.

jsklinelga

rikitikitavvi. To an ally one comment disturbs me: "Third world diseases" These are people. No different than us. The faux Christianity expressed by the other side is disturbing. If they really cared they would stop this.People are suffering from an unmanageable situation. These folks now have become pawns. Lord knows what is offered them to come to the US. If we really cared we would stop this. Children are dying. Women are raped or trafficked, Lives are at constant high risk But it has become a political game. Send them back, but send them back to a country of prosperity, law and order and hope. Let that be our next moon shot or Berlin Wall.

phydeaux994

The Country was not anywhere like the mess it is today on January 19, 2017, the day before Trump was handed the reins. There was no Humanitarian Border Crises, the “FREE” Countries of the World were still our Allies and friends and Russia, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia were not our Presidents BFF’s. Our Government was still operating by the Constitution and the Rule of Law and civilized discourse. Republicans had not begun their Campaign of Hate and Racism and Lies to annihilate the wishes of the majority of Americans. In 2 1/2 years since, the future as the America we have known is in jeopardy. Is that what you meant jsk?

jsklinelga

phydeaux994 It is useless to comment. It is simply to far fetched . No humanitarian border crisis is similar to saying Obama and his policies are responsible for the economic boom. Alternate reality best describes it. Where facts are deliberately distorted.

Robbbobb4863

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FCPS-Principal

Your list is far too short.

phydeaux994

jsk, it’s always useless for you to answer anything. You never have because you have no answers. This Country was in the 8th year of a remarkable recovery from a deep recession caused by the previous Republican Administration. Trump was handed a Country that was healthy economically, socially, and respected by the “FREE” World. President Obama was, and still is, one of the most highly regarded men in the World. Look at us now. A Country alone and the laughingstock of the Whole World, ex-friend and foe alike.

MRS M

jsk, I'm actually curious as to who you believe is in charge, and capable of putting "a stop" to this inhumanity? I thought it was Trump, and if I remember, he said "only I can fix it". And in reference to your very compassionate thinking, let's turn back to today's topic...."Trump's Reality Show Returns!, Featuring The New, Improved Immigrant Roundup!" How does that fit with your plan for America to start "caring" now? Trump's president for another 18 months or so, soooo where's his leadership on this? (Sorry! News Flash......No Wall, Mexico Ain't Paying.) And BTW, just another tiny problem to add to his difficulties, on this or any other looming catastrophe, is that NO ONE of any intellect, experience and moral or ethical character is willing to work in his White House....so there's that additional problem facing America today. But, there's always Jared , after he delivers peace to the Middle East. Take solace in your desire for compassion to inform our country again. 2020's around the corner.

hayduke2

Let's see your reasoned response to Mrs. M Ricci.....

FCPS-Principal

Save your breath. Republicans and conservatives don't care at all. Until we get new leaders, the concentration camps will remain open.

MRS M

Geez, Ric, ya really shoulda googled "fascism', or at least looked it up on Wikipedia or your online dictionary, before starting your post..... Try making a case by getting the "basics" down before spewing your hate and frustrations.....

awteam2000

“(liberal, progressive, socialists) and fascists” wow 😮? Isn’t that an oxymoron?😂

hayduke2

Get a new thesaurus, did you. 🤗

Robbbobb4863

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phydeaux994

Read rikki’s 3:24 comment very carefully. We know he hates Liberals but he never cites one provable reason why. For instance, there are numerous comments from Liberals here today, but he does not reference one that’s an example of what he is saying. It’s all just blather, generalities out of the RRR(RadicalRightRepublicans) store of psychobabble. And then jsk says “I totally agree rik” and then lists another excuse for not telling his reasons why. His typical response to a Liberal comment is “that is an incredibly stupid statement, you need to read the 3rd draft of the Rhode Island Constitution of 1785”. C’mon BTT(BullyTagTeam) members, simply list the reasons you “LOVE” Trump as Liberals have listed their reasons for disliking him. Easy as that. Then maybe we could have a civil conversation.

shiftless88

I am waiting for jersey to come on here to toss out her BS cost number that she apparently made up

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awteam2000

BirdsnBugs, Actually undocumented workers are keeping the Social Security Boat 🚣‍♀️ a float. The IRS estimates that undocumented immigrants pay over $9 billion in withheld payroll taxes in 2018. Undocumented immigrants also help make the Social Security system more solvent, as they pay into the system but are ineligible to collect benefits.

niceund

Instead of complaining, call your local Democratic representatives and tell them to do something to help. How can you gripe about what's going on in the facilities and not do something to help out? It is beyond comprehension.

shiftless88

The Facilities are the responsibility of the Executive Branch of our government. You do realize this, correct?

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sue1955

Exactly, BirdsnBugs. To take your commentary further, these bleeding-heart, open-borders types don't realize the filth that these illegals bring into this country. I'm sure they are living in their single-family, clean houses. Until people realize that properties are degraded by multi-generations living illegally (e.g., in one apartment unit), more children making continuous noise, and their high tolerance of roaches and/or vermin and lack of cleanliness, citizens will continue to overlook all the problems these migrants bring in. In the greater Washington, D.C. area; as just some examples, many rental properties went from very nice places to third-world residences. Examples are prevalent in Montgomery and Howard Counties as well as Northern Virginia. The local officials liberalized some of the housing regulations to the detriment of American citizens who work hard and just want to live in a clean, nice, and relatively crime-free area.

jsklinelga

2020 is fast approaching. With events like these President Trump's path to victory is made easier. Americans are generous and tolerant but they also are just and believe in the laws written by their citizens. Also, Americans are not dumb. The new left wants sanctuary cities or jurisdictions for illegal immigrants. They then want these folks to be counted for appropriations. They also want these people to be counted for Representation/ translate additional power. They want no records of citizenship. Do they really believe Middle America is going to stand by and watch this country trampled. If an election is close can you imagine these sanctuary cities' votes not being challenged with a long court process. Can you imagine that appropriations and representation will not be challenged, We need a wall. A strong, legal wall. That is the only way to end this morass.

shiftless88

jim; any immigrant (here legally or not) has ALWAYS been counted in the census. That is what our Constitution says. Are you against our Constitution?

KR999

And just how do you know that all illegal aliens here have been counted in the census, Constitution or not? I'd really like to know, shift. Please, elaborate. If you can't, then don't hide behind how YOU interpret the Constitution, OK?

jsklinelga

KR999 [thumbup]

awteam2000

KR999 how do you interpret “all persons”? How would you know if all citizens are counted in the census?

shiftless88

KR999; the constitution makes no distinction regarding the immigration status of anyone, it just says to count everyone. Voila. Have you always hated the Constitution?

KR999

Well shiftless, in the first place I'm not naïve enough to believe that, even though the Constitution may call for all citizens to be counted in the census, all citizens actually are accounted for. In the second place, why would you ask if I have always hated the Constitution? What have I done to imply that I do? I'd say the ones who hate it are the ones who are for illegal immigration which is a violation of laws set forth in the document, wouldn't you?

KR999

aw, I wouldn't know if all citizens were counted in the census, and I never said anything to that effect. I suggest you take it up with shiftless though, he's the one who implied they all were with his comment stating "any immigrant (here legally or not) has ALWAYS been counted in the census," wouldn't you agree?

FCPS-Principal

If you're here you get counted. It really is that simple.

KR999

Are you serious, FAUX? Are you really that naïve (i.e. stupid,) to think everyone here is counted every 10 years? Seriously??? [lol][lol][lol][lol][lol]

dtwigg

If you're interested in the facts you'll want to know that there were over 300 people at the vigil. One has to wonder where they came up with 100.

KR999

Even if your figure is correct (how did you come by it?) ok, 300 out of a population of 70,000. Big deal. [yawn]

MRS M

Frederick County's participation in ICE has been a widely publicized and long-standing stain on our otherwise welcoming and inclusive community, but it may be effective in keeping out those immigrants who are not properly documented by promulgating fear and prejudice. That, of course, is a strong positive and a big "win" for so many posters here. Brotherhood, kindness, and even a slight glimmer of empathy, are left at their church door, right after the singing and exchanges of the embrace of peace among family and neighbors. Empathy? Understanding? Love of thy (working) neighbor, or their families and children? Respect for civil liberties? Not so much. Patriotism, and love of thy brother, and their country, conveniently redefined. Trump's "planned" round-up this weekend is a risky one. But the president is increasingly desperate, what with his fiasco at the border, the scandal of his old "partying-friend" Jeffery Epstein breathing down his neck, Mueller now testifying at length to give America the actual findings of the report, with the Supreme Court blocking his effort on the citizenship question. AND, that was only THIS week. The president's desperation calls for desperation measures. BUT, "the round-up" may not play so well here in America, as seen from the photos out of the camps. American voters may not like the idea of police-state-like tactics captured and replayed on the nightly news........particularly when the round-up is going to be including their friends, co-workers, neighbors, and family members. But again, desperate measures, from a desperate man, desperately trying to hold on to his increasingly desperate and worried base, with his only record so far on immigration..... being the broken promise of the foolish "Wall".

Blueline

You do realize that your boy Epstein was a lot closer to the Clintons, John Kerry, & Chuck Schumer than Trump?

ResUrbana

@Bluline-correct about Clinton being close to Epstein. Clinton took a few trips on Epstein’s private plane. Whereas Trump actually barred Epstein from Mar-a-Lago when he found out how Epstein made the Spa staff at Mar-a-Lago feel uncomfortable.

shiftless88

"staff feel uncomfortable"; is that what they are claiming now? Before they claimed he had molested a staff member but yet they did not call the cops. But of course, the orange one lies on a daily basis so who knows.

MRS M

yes, blue, I'm aware of that, though I don't see how you believe that lessens the threat to Trump as the investigation of his crimes unfolds.......and Trump knows that too. Epstein is hardly anyone's "boy". As of yesterday, he wasn't even Acosta's "boy" any longer. Now, let's get 'em goin' with that round-up!

thump1202

This so called raid is a joke. If it was for real it would be news AFTER it happened not before. This is a stunt to appease Trump's supporters, it will not be effective. Should these people be gone? Absolutely. This isn't the way it's going to happen though.

hayduke2

thump - spot on. Should you announce the day in advance that you are conducting the raids? How can this be viewed as anything other than a publicity stunt and potential soundbite. It would be much more effective to round up those with criminal convictions quietly.

FCPS-Principal

Oh, boy! The Republican Kristallnacht is about to unfold! Do you suppose the ICE-Gestapo will strike at Mar-a-lago, where illegal hiring has been going on for decades? Or at any of the other similarly owned resorts and hotels and golf courses around the nation? Do you think the ICE-Gestapo agents deeply care about their actions?

thump1202

FCPS I agree, if there are illegals at mar-a-lago they need to go just like any others and it would be a fair play on Trump's part to ensure his operation is clean before going after others. One of my neighbors works for ICE and he is a very dedicated guy, claims most of his co-workers are as well. They don't want to hurt these people they just want to keep our country safe and perform their tasks effectively like anyone with a job. Do you think ICE employees should be lazy and useless? It's your tax dollars at work.

FCPS-Principal

If they want to keep the county safe they would be well advised to patrol Frederick, where white citizens of the lesser educated class commit shootings and stabbings at bars nearly every night.

awteam2000

Trump is calling on unwanted raids in cities where the local communities will protect their neighbors. Many churches of worship are opening their doors tomorrow to prevent families from being torn apart. For more information see: https://cwsglobal.org/ What is it with ' Trumpsters'? Bothering communities who don't want ICE interference in tearing up families who are causing no trouble in their communities? They are welcomed neighborhoods. Just leave them alone.

KR999

So you’re saying the hell with the judicial system that denied these people to remain in this country? If so, then why not get rid of all courts, judges, lawyers, etc.? Yeah, total anarchy is the way of the left today, huh?

awteam2000

KR999 I find it unjust, cruel and inhumane to separate families who are causing no harm. I would rather have all the courts, judges, lawyers, etc. focused on those that do harm to others like all Trump’s sexual assaults and all his other criminal activities.

thump1202

awteam, do you know why families are separated? Many are not actually related. There is a child rental service used to get illegal migrants admitted, they then send the same child back for the next group. One 10 year old girl was found with 20 different semen samples in her. Do you support that?

Samanthapowers

thumpy - that rag you quote from is a far right daily stormer type website for loons. zero credibility. they also state aliens are in charge. gonna start regurgitating that?

awteam2000

Thump 1202, you’re confessing the thousands of undocumented families living peacefully amongst use and human trafficking. ICE is not going after human traffickers or sex traffickers . Instead the raids are targeting undocumented folks who missed a hearing date who have done no harm to anyone. Easy targets... Many who have lived here for years, and their children were born here, Americans and attend schools with your kids... Do you really believe the Mayors of Miami, Houston, Chicago, New York, Baltimore, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans and Atlanta all are oppose to these raids because they are trying to protect human traffickers? Get real.

awteam2000

If you’re referring to the wave of recent asylum seekers the vast majority are family units. I’ve heard the anecdotal stories though, and wish ICE was targeting human traffickers, that’s horrible, but they don’t. The underfunded PITF Task Force monitors and combats trafficking. The child who drowned in the arms of her dad wasn’t a mule.

thump1202

It's appropriate to say shut up when people are flat out wrong. It's also appropriate to say that ICE is doing the best they can, aw is lambasting ICE for having the wrong targets. With your enlightened progressive knowledge, tell ICE how to do their job properly, if what you say is correct I'm sure it will be integrated into their policies.

awteam2000

No, just saying that’s not the ICE agenda nor a priority under the Trump administration. ICE get their marching orders from the guy in the White House. Here’s the HHS website regarding efforts to combat human traffickers, policies established in 2000... https://www.acf.hhs.gov/otip/resources/federal-efforts ... Also here a creditable source regarding the vast numbers of families seeking asylum... https://www.npr.org/2018/10/23/660010173/u-s-apprehended-record-number-of-migrant-families-at-southwest-border

hayduke2

thump - come on bro. Your source is a FAR right quasia news source at best. It is questionable as to accuracy and offers little support. See https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/big-league-politics/

hayduke2

Like the president ignoring the courts! 😀😀😀

FCPS-Principal

Somehow I don't think ICE will be raiding Money-a-lago and arresting it's owners and hiring managers for their past crimes of illegally hiring workers who were not allowed to work here, and housing them in newly constructed housing (constructed by the same illegal workers) under squalid conditions that violated every zoning ordinance in the land. Do you?

jsklinelga

awteam2000 I am glad that churches are opening the doors. That will ensure fair treatment and precautionary considerations for humane treatment when leaving the sanctuary. But you must understand that churches, by their doctrine, are required to follow the law. Under extreme circumstances the churches could extend the sanctuary. But these are not extreme circumstances. The law is clear. Every precaution has been written into the law considering humane treatment. These are not storm troopers and this is not Nazi Germany. Any church sanctuary will only be temporary..

Samanthapowers

per the usual, and unfortunately for the rest of us (except his ilk) kfc bucket is very active on this article. no surprise. his vitriol (big word for you, kfc) is only overshadowed by his glaring hatred and ignorance of anyone/anything that is different than his plain white toast beliefs. ugh. it was better when you were not around, kfc.

KR999

“KFC bucket,” Sampo? Are you saying you want something to eat?

Thewheelone

Oh but he was around,Samantha; once again you are getting under CD's (KR999) skin again. He simply cannot ignore your comments. If he is Glen Shiel, then this is his 3rd time on this merry go round.

KR999

I only lower myself to Sampo’s level because she isn’t capable of rising to mine.

thump1202

The rest of us? You must live in quite the bubble. Every single person I know wants the law enforced and illegal aliens out of here. And not painting myself into an ideological corner I'm quite certain I know and regularly interact with far more people than you, who has to go on social media to meet like minded people.

awteam2000

And now it’s Mike Pence’s turn. Doesn’t he claim to be a Christian? A man of faith? God, ‘who gave his only son’ has placed Pence in the middle of the crisis created by Trump. Will Pence’s faith find him wanting? He will be judged. “Passing blame to others on your watch is an insult to your belief in me”, God - Proverbs 22, Proverbs 23 & Proverbs 24.

KR999

What does Pence and his faith have to do with this? The ones being rounded up for deportation have been judged by our legal system, religion has absolutely nothing to do with it.

Samanthapowers

This is about the inhumane conditions children are experiencing. your ignorance to their suffering reveals way too much about you. God help us.

User1

WRONG!!! It’s about ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS? Immigrants are welcome but come here legally! And your crying about “the children”? Messiah Obummer started it and the federal courts declared, in the FLORES case, you cannot keep children in the same detention facilities as adults...for their own safety! Look it up instead of being so ignorant with your TDS!

thump1202

How many of these children are you hosting? Zero? Then shut up, you aren't doing anything to alleviate the problem.

Samanthapowers

this article is about the current administrations inhumane policy towards warehousing children in camps. you do not seem to have a problem with children in these situations that are subject to abuse, lack of adequate care or basic facilities. shame on you, ye with out a soul.

thump1202

The same conditions as every administration for decades, what's your point and why do you only care now?

KR999

“ye with out a soul.” Oh puleeeease.[lol][lol][lol]

Samanthapowers

too hard to understand, kfc? sad to see your lifelong intolerant, bullying, racist dogma's still dominate your sloping forehead.

thump1202

Sam was that personal attack? These boards don't allow that. I won't report, because I want everyone to see what you are.

jsklinelga

awteam2000 Your allusions to Christianity is a bit disgraceful. Sorry. The objectives of the new socialist, Democratic party are quite clear. Make whites a minority in this country. And this goes hand and hand with the less spoken agenda: make the Christian majority a minority. This allows for progressive agendas like same-sex marriage, sanctioned by executive order then a progressive court against the will of 4/5's of the States and many other socialist policies. In reality the illegal immigrants are merely pawns to the new progressive socialists and the crocodile tears and manufactured empathy are disgraceful.

hayduke2

Know what the antonyms for progressive are : antediluvian, antiquated, antique, dated, fusty, hoary, musty, Neanderthal (or Neandertal), obsolete, old, oldfangled, old-fashioned, old-time, out-of-date, outworn, passé, past Kind of telling, No???

thump1202

Know what the synonyms for radical are? agitator anarchist extremist fanatic firebrand insurgent leftist militant progressive rebel reformer renegade revolutionary rioter subversive iconoclast insurrectionist left-winger mutineer nihilist objector pacifist secessionist revolter ultraist

hayduke2

thanks thump - you can add those terms to the radical right..

DickD

Jim, you are worried about white's being a minority? That explains a lot. Treat everyone with respect and you will have no problem. As far as aw having illusions about Christianity, he does not, you do. And why do you care about same sex marriages? You want to control their life because they are different, don't you. You can't just allow them their ways. You don't have to agree with their ways, just give them respect and allow them to be different. Arguing about states rights, based on number makes no sense. We are a government of people, not dirt.

MRS M

jsk, how confounding that your deepest and truest fears are rooted in what you erroneously believe is a democratic party having objectives of "making whites a minority and making the Chrisitan majority a minority". With those "ideas", you and your fellow worriers would be well-served to welcome with open arms the Hispanic population of America, since they are one of the very greatest active and devout supporters of membership in the churches of their faith and upbringing, predominately the Roman Catholic Church. You want more Christians to allay your fears and boost Church membership?.....welcome your Hispanic neighbors to your communities. BUT, caution!!, don't look to the good ole' Protestant churches of all denominations and the Evangelicals, because their membership is dropping precipitously across our country. Now, who would you choose to blame that on???

hayduke2

Nailed it Mrs M. Jsk lives in fear of many things, especially those that impact his narrow value system.

MRS M

you know, hay, the fear and the disordered thinking of many of the conservative posters here is pretty sad, if it weren't so frightening. Makes you wonder where they get their "ideas"...........though I've got a pretty good idea. At least when Trump loses and can start his very own national propaganda network (instead of having to rely on those marginal low-lifes at FOX) the great conservative thinkers of Frederick can have unlimited access to all manner of Trump's fake news, bad science, irreproducible facts, lies, and enough conspiracy theories to fuel their lack of insight and understanding.....until 2024. Til then, they're back to their best Facebook friends and fans.

hayduke2

Mrs M - it is frightening and to me, the blind allegience and unwillingness to question or consider other possibilites, is hard to fathom

awteam2000

JSK, don’t look now but your ‘white nationalist ’ fear is showing - “The objectives of the new socialist, Democratic party are quite clear. Make whites a minority in this country.”

rikkitikkitavvi

I don't think "Nationalist" means what you think it means awwww. It means being proud and devoted to your country. But the left has corrupted the word to mean something totally different and evil because the true meaning doesn't fit the liberal narrative. Try again. Better yet, do not speak about something you have no knowledge of.

awteam2000

Rik, JSK knows what I mean and he knows I know what I mean. White nationalism is a type of nationalism or pan-nationalism (Whites beyond our border) which espouses the belief that white people are a race and seeks to develop and maintain a white national identity. Its proponents believes there is an all out effort to attack their concept, there vision of the world under white White nationalism is a type of nationalism or pan-nationalism (Whites beyond our border) which espouses the belief that white people are a race and seeks to develop and maintain a white national identity. Its proponents believes there is an all out attack on their concepts, there vision of nationalist, one where being white is preferable, for the best of all. (Europeans) whites created and are responsible for the success of western civilization and western civilization will fail without white leadership. It’s in the best interest of all. That’s the fear and anger he expressed. Ask JSK, he’ll tell you.

User1

Still makes an illegal illegal! Blame the courts and blame your Dimocratic congresspersons. They only see a warm voting body. Funny how 90% of all the caravan pictures show able bodied males marching towards our border and NOT willing to make their own country a better place.

FCPS-Principal

Like most "Christians", Pence is a cafeteria Christian. There are darned few genuine Christians around, and none in the Republican Party.

DickD

[thumbup][thumbup] And we see that here, FP!

thump1202

Real Christians don't believe in law and order or a functioning society. Just look at the 10 commandments, surely, your view doesn't violate them, does it?

mr_twist27

70,000 residents in Frederick City and less then 100 show up. That's all you need to know.

KR999

I’d say that pretty much sums it up. [thumbup]

jsklinelga

A comment from this week surmised that many people in this area who get their news from the FNP, WaPo, MSNBC, CNN etc. are clueless to the real mood of the country. Articles like this one lends credence to that observation. The cameraman must have worked hard to try to get the picture filled with people without showing the large number of empty seats. Before 2016 people throughout this country were angry. They were tired of being called racists. They were tired of themselves and their parents grandparents and great grandparents being called white nationalist racists and deplorable They were tired of their country and culture being attacked daily.They were tired of police being constantly attacked. They were tired of their government being attacked from within. Unfortunately this anger is being rekindled and growing. And demonstrations like this with accounts in bold type only fuels that anger.

KR999

And that anger is what will help Trump win a second term.

awteam2000

“parents grandparents and great grandparents being called white nationalist racists and deplorable“ will get Trump re-elected? Sounds like a threat of more inhumanity. 🤷‍♂️

User1

Don’t like it...then move to Mexico or El Salvador.

KR999

aw, the right is getting more and more disgusted with the behavior of the left ever since Trump beat Hilarity. And I believe that behavior is going to come back on them a year from November.

hayduke2

Wow, way to add reasoned responses and thoughts to the conversation.

BunnyLou

A comment from the anti-american crowd who continue to bash america.

Samanthapowers

the truth can be painful for you, jsk. change comes from within.

drewboy44

"The event occurred as immigrants in the U.S. illegally brace for large-scale raids". To be clear, these immigrants where given a court date, where denied the ability to stay in the US and given an order to leave our county. Now we are removing them. Why is this a problem?

marinick1

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User1

More FAKE news!!! Funny how they report “immigrants” and not the correct term “undocumented immigrants”. Anything to stir the pot.

KR999

Sorry User, but I disagree. I believe the correct term is “illegal aliens.”

FCPS-Principal

Actually it's not. They are not here illegally because it is not a crime to be here without documentation. Just ask Alabama's AG. He learned the hard way.

KR999

Once again FAUX, your ignorance shines through...…. https://www.heritage.org/immigration/commentary/undocumented-immigrant-made-term-ignores-the-law

Samanthapowers

well it gets your panties in a twist user so they're really getting to you. lol.

BunnyLou

undocumented criminal illegal alien invaders

FCPS-Principal

The are neither criminal, illegal, alien nor invaders.

BunnyLou

I proudly support the 287(g) program. Let the raids begin. A criminal illegal alien house cleaning is long overdue. Head’em up! Mooov’em out!

KR999

Agreed 100% Bunny! And it’s not the first time mass deportations have been held, either. It’s only because Trump is having it done that the bleeding hearts are whining about it.

hayduke2

KR ( or CD? ) - your posts do not show much in the way of "respect." Just saying.

KR999

And neither do yours a lot of the time. But the point of my comment was the respect illegals show for our laws and court system.

marylandmirage

People don’t need a wall to keep others out. They need a mirror to see what they have become.

marinick1

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KR999

Wheel, I’m guessing you don’t think it’s very respectful for Bunny to relate deportations to herding cattle. So, let me ask you; many of the illegal aliens in the country today simply melted across our border with no intention of claiming asylum. They knew full well they were entering illegally. How much respect do you think they showed for our legal entry process? The ones being targeted for deportation have been in court, with taxpayer funded legal representation, and have been ordered by the courts to leave the country, but have not done so. How much respect did they show for our judicial system? The answer to both questions, you know full well, is none. Respect can’t be bought or required, it has to be earned. And, as far as I’m concerned, these people have not earned it. The ones who have are the ones who respect our laws and come here legally, thousands do that every year. And there’s no reason why they all can’t.

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Samanthapowers

I don't know how much more is left to scrape out of the petri dish, wheel. she has revealed way too much already. it's an unfortunate sight.

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Thewheelone

They are not animals, CD. That was my point.

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KR999

Wheel, not everyone is as clueless as Sampo, we know they’re “not animals.” The point of my comment was about respect.

marylandmirage

Dehumanizing people is how it becomes justifiable to treat others without respect and common decency. When you treat others this way you are actually losing some of your own humanity.

thump1202

You mean like when leftists call everyone who doesn't agree with them nazi racist bigots and support violence against them?

marylandmirage

No. I mean when the rabid right calls everyone who disagrees with them “snowflakes” and thinks that treating other human beings in less than humane conditions is okay.

BunnyLou

Nothing in my post dehumanizes these invaders. We the people have fellow US citizens that actually need our help, both young and old. Too many of our public funds go to caring for the illegal aliens ($4.5 billion new dollars). My hope is for that money to be spent on our citizens, only. Think of the posibilities.

marylandmirage

Bunny, you are the perfect illustration of a person who doesn't need a wall to keep people out, but a mirror to see what you have become.

FCPS-Principal

You will find illegal immigrants on the job, not in houses.

drewboy44

"The event occurred as immigrants in the U.S. illegally brace for large-scale raids ". So to be clear these folks who will be part of the raid have had their day in court and given their final order to leave our country and have not. Yes or No?

ResUrbana

@drewboy44-correct. The raids are for people who’ve had their day in court, & have been ordered to leave, but have not.

drewboy44

Correct, so why are people against the raids and why the gathering yesterday?

KR999

It gives them a warm, fuzzy feeling.

ResUrbana

@drewboy44-most likely bc they only watch CNN & don’t realize these are people that have been ordered to leave, bc, the media won’t report on that part of it. These democratic politicians keep complaining about the facilities, yet, Border Patrol is only abiding by the laws that Congress passed. And the “cages” were actually put in place during the Obama years.

Dwasserba

You may want to try to catch a CNN documentary called "The Hidden Workforce," which is pretty explicit about the role(s) immigrants play in supporting industries like farming, as in, 10% of Minnesota farms failed last year and another 10% probably will this year. Farmers try to hire native-born and they don't show up and don't stay...businesses need workers.

marinick1

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User1

Correct! They have all gotten their day in court and given a deportation date. All have ignored it...just like they ignored the laws to come into this country.

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