It’s called politics, folks.
According to research released Tuesday, the Obama administration deleted 190 speeches related to America’s immigration crisis from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement website just hours before Donald Trump officially took office.
The speeches — in transcript form — concerned topics from sanctuary cities (here’s a poop map) to E-Verify to the treatment of detainees.
The erasure was reported by government transparency advocacy group the Sunlight Foundation.
Given that when stuff gets deleted, that usually means they don’t want you to know it existed, we can all give a big “Well, well, WELL” to someone on the left side of the aisle.
Prior to this age of Donald Trump being the most racist, white supremacist, brown-skin-hatin’ son of a gun west of Jupiter (see here, and if Jupiter’s to the west, forgive me), could it be that other leaders and officials — dare I say, Democrats, even — wanted border security??
Well, it could. Here’s somethin’ right up that alley from a man who — though called America’s first black president — was actually as white as the Quaker Oats dude:
Geez Louise! Hitler!!!!
From the report:
With a couple of clicks of a mouse, access to a federal government web resource containing 12 years of primary source materials on ICE’s history was lost.
The deletion occurred on January 18th and 19th of the first Year of Trump — which may or may not, as per MSNBC, have put the ball into motion for a “thousand-year reich” (here).
So watch that Star of David of yours — if you haven’t already thrown it away, attempting to attend the Dyke March (here).
Among those whose speeches were given the dump is former acting ICE Director Thomas Homan — a public supporter of Trump’s Immigration policies.
In February 2016, as executive associate director of Enforcement and Removal Operations, Thomas delivered a speech to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the “Unaccompanied Minor Crisis” — a massive problem of illegal young children at the border.
“The public at risk” was how he characterized sanctuary cities in May of 2016.
But ya’ll can’t read about it — it got deleted.
So why’d all this valuable information get 86’d?
Here’s the Sunlight Foundation’s shot at it:
It is not inconceivable that an outgoing Democratic administration might want to avoid preserving these public stances for future scrutiny. The removal of the ICE speeches collection represents the loss of a primary source history of the early days of ICE, dating back to its creation during the George W. Bush administration in 2003.
Like I said, it’s called politics.
At least we’ll find out more, thanks to impending comprehensive mainstream media coverage. My cookies need to be taken out of the oven right now, but I’ll wait ’til I see this story pop up on MSNBC in a meaningful way before I get ’em. Standing by and hungry…