Undocumented Americans

If that isn’t a bait and switch if I ever saw one. Legal status, but not citizenship?

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Any Dem who collaborates with this bastardry will be remembered by history as a traitor to humanity.

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Manus and Nauru are the two current Oz offshore internment camps.

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BTW: how we managed the breakout.

The camp is on a flat, featureless plain in the middle of the desert. Red dust and stones.

Around the camp was a heavy spiked steel fence. Around that was a chainlink fence topped with razorwire.

Outside the two rings of fencing, there was a third fence. But this fence was not continuous; it had gaps. It was designed to force protestors into easily-controlled chokepoints.

When the crowd charged for the camp, the cops all moved to the gaps, nightsticks at the ready. But the protestors, instead of going for the gaps, just went straight at the fence and tore it down.

By the time the cops got their shit together, we [1] already had the inner chainlink fence down as well.

The people inside the camp knew we were coming, so they’d worked a couple of bars loose on the inner steel fence. A few of them made a show of climbing on the roof as a distraction while others snuck through the inner fence one at a time.

The cops sent the riot squad hard at our camp afterwards, and after some skirmishes a scene arose where a few hundred people were standing tightly-packed around a tent that supposedly held one of the escapees. We kept that going as a standoff with the cops for about forty minutes.

However, there was nobody in the tent. The people who wanted to run were already scattering across the desert in all directions in a variety of vehicles. Some got away, some got nabbed at roadblocks and so on.

I think a few may have been snuck over to the journalists before voluntarily returning to their families in the camp, but I’m not sure. It was a long time ago.

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[1] Using the term “we” rather loosely here. I was a fairly peripheral part of this bit of the protest.

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Racing towards genocide.

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