"We are responding to people that are coming from terrible situations, and they are being treated well." -Lloyd Smucker after his visit to the souther border with the self-proclaimed 'Problem Solvers Caucus.'
It's an absolute shame that Congressman Smucker cannot simply express the truth about the crisis at the border. Families are being separated and kept in unsanitary pens for weeks and weeks. Children and parents fleeing life-threatening dangers in Central America are not given nutritious food, soap, clothes, or access to legal council. Smucker and his caucus want to divide us by country of origin, but we know that America is for all of us. We will not fall prey to their shameless ploy. Send him a message demanding action to hold CBP accountable and to end the separation of children from their families: smucker.house.gov/contact... See MoreSee Less
Mr. Schmucker should offer more detail regarding his statement, "they are being treated well". As,.....what exactly does that mean.
C’mon. We all know Lloyd and if he says the border is ok it’s ok. That near a million people, including many children walked into a desert without a plan and almost all survived is a testament to how good a job Border Patrol is doing. When I lived in Arizona in 1980, border crossers died in big numbers. And how do we know the children being separated are not being trafficked. How many are being separated from families that could care for them and how many are being saved. If Lloyd says they are OK, they are OK. While I moved away 10 years ago I remember him as especially truthful
Why didn't he visit the centers in York and Reading, PA.? Much closer to home and just as bad, based on reports by officials who have, This group of Congressmen he is such a proud member of isn't about "solving problems." It's more about ignoring problems and doing nothing.
Der Fuhrer would be so proud of Smucker.
I truly hope y'all can get rid of this dumpster fire one day.
Which State helped to send a Trump to the WH ? That’s the Pennsyltucky I’m talking about !!
I know someone who is there right now. Posted a picture this morning saying she could go to jail for giving a child a juice box! Lloyd gave a political answer. This is disgusting and this man has no backbone. No mention of the round ups they are doing here in the US. Trump started ice raids with no plan of where to place the people they rounded up.
This is simply not true, they are not being held in unsanitary conditions nor are they being separated unless their relationship is in question. A 1/3 of children have been found not to be with their parents. Nor are they being kept in pens. Do not confused a processing center with a holding facility. They are two different things.
They are given everything that you claim they are not. Any delay in the past for those is the result of Congress failing to pass legislation and spending to provide them the needed resources.
You Pennsyltuckians elected him. This is what you get when you believe the dysfunctional GOP. Lies, deceit, lack of empathy, diversions. But they sure know how to treat those Oligarchs who own them.
Lloyd is a stain on our heritage.
Little Llyod the Liar! Subordinating Treason since 2016. There you have it folks, the local face of the spineless GOP sycophants.
Should have voted for Jess King like I did
Lying along with Trump & the rest of the administration.
I would have expected nothing less than a complete head up tRumps ass from him, and it is what we got !
Wow! Why are children being separated?
He is a liar plain and simple.
Another fake religious person.
Guess they aren’t the moral majority any longer. Their morals are bankrupt.
Smucker is an idiot that caters to the highest paying customer
He told a bold face lie and she knew he was a liar!
We are saddened and angered to hear that Reem Desouky was jailed in Egypt while visiting her family there. Reem is a passionate and involved citizen of our community who would often attend Lancaster Stands Up events and support our work to elect Jess King for Congress. Reem's son, who attends Reynolds Middle School, is still in Egypt waiting for her to be released.
Please call Senators Casey and Toomey to let them know how important it is that Reem be released and able to return home to Lancaster. ... See MoreSee Less
Reem Desouky was arrested at Cairo’s airport on July 7 and taken to a women’s prison after she and her teenaged son arrived to visit family.
Desouky immigrated to the United States in 2004 and became a U.S. citizen in 2011.
Authorities have not disclosed the reason for Desouky’s arrest, but friends said she sometimes posted Facebook commentary critical of Egypt’s leadership.
Rep. Lloyd Smucker’s office has been asked for help on Desouky’s behalf and was given a Privacy Act consent form for family to sign.
Zachary Peirson, Smucker’s deputy chief of staff, told LNP the office will ask the State Department and U.S. embassy for information once a signed consent form is returned.
LNP on Thursday emailed and called the State Department for comment on Desouky’s case, but did not receive a response by press time.
Source information: Jeff Hawkes - staff writer for LNP/LancasterOnline 7/19/2019
I would be happy to call. Can you please give more details? I am prevented access from the article. At least first and last name, her citizenship status, when she was imprisoned and what she's been accused of. Additional details would be helpful.
I PRAY THAT HE'LL BE RELEASED....
This is unconscionable 😡
Called Sen Casey and asked him to look into whether the State Dept is aware and involved. Called Smucker's local office. They are aware but begged off saying anything, not even if the State Dept is aware and involved. Claimed it's illegal to even admit if a federal agency has been advised. I hope there is family on this end that can ascertain at least that.
"Cynthia Fry is a stay-at-home mom turned school bus driver who is spearheading a vigil in Lancaster's Penn Square. She said the news of family separations, deaths, and poor conditions in immigrant holding facilities at the border has compelled her to take action.
'I would love to see people be productive and use this energy and this anger.'"
(Harrisburg) -- Demonstrators plan to gather in cities across the midstate and the country Friday night to protest conditions in migrant detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border. The vigils are organized through the national Lights For Liberty coalition, which is calling for an end to immigrant d...
I have been to Homestead 3 times, a week each time. I am headed back there tomorrow for a 10 day stint of witnessing. I can tell you from personal experience that THE BEST thing you can do is support the few people who show up to stand witness EVERY DAY. The heat and humidity of this place is grinding the witnesses down and they need help. I am going so one of the regulars can have a respite. If you cannot go to Homestead yourself then please, please, please make a donation to the GoFundMe. You might even consider fundraising for them. Thank you.
This is the first posting or any information on a vigil. I am from York and i habe friends in Harrisburg who would like to attend. The article says in Harrisburg, but not where or what time. I didnt know about Homestead or whete it is located. We need more information and sooner than night of to participate. Thank you for doing the vigils. I hope more of us can come soon.
Homestead is the largest FOR-PROFIT child internment camp in the country. It is located in Homestead, FL. You can join the FB page Witness Tornillo: Target Homestead for more info.
I lost everything to illegal immigration.I've done drywall for 40years and couldn't get a job after 1999 because of illegals. Company's such as Representative Lloyd Smucker's company was one of the biggest users of illegals. I had faith in my Country to get rid of these people but I was wrong. I lost my healthcare and long term healthcare because I couldn't pay for it after getting laid off, now I am in thousands of dollars in debt to doctors and surgeons. Two healthcare providers sent me letters telling me they could no longer treat me because I owed them money. SEND THE BASTARDS BACK HOME! Talk to the Priests and clergy men who have been there instead of the Democratic politicians.
On Monday, Lancaster Against Pipelines won a huge victory for their cause: the trespassing charges against seven activists who put their freedom on the line to protect our land from the carnage of fossil fuel pipelines were dropped. This victory would not have been possible without the legal team, featuring Hobie Crystle for District Attorney, that fought tirelessly pro-bono for our community's values and rights to peaceful protest and safe, livable land. We need a legal system and a District Attorney that puts the rights and values of the people above corporate profit and the status quo, and Hobie has been on the front lines of this fight for a very long time. Sign up to attend Camp Hobie, where you'll learn more about the campaign and how to get more Lancastrians excited about a justice system for all of us: www.mobilize.us/lancasterstandsup/event/97701/... See MoreSee Less
Trespassing charges against the Lancaster Against Pipelines were dropped this morning! These seven activists risked everything to protect farmland and sacred land from being destroyed by fossil fuels and greedy corporations, and now, they won't have to face trial for their work in fighting for our values. Tune into their press conference about their journey and triumph here:
Lancaster should be a place where working people can thrive. These union members have been negotiating with the company for over 20 months and are still willing to work without a contract while negotiations continue -- yet Armstrong *locked them out* when this round of negotiations came to a standstill.
We stand with Local 285 and all workers who are standing up for themselves and their communities. ... See MoreSee Less
Last month over a thousand people, including many from Lancaster, gathered in Harrisburg to demand the passage of PA House Bill 961 for fair education funding for our public schools. Pennsylvania is 1 of only 3 states that still does not distribute all public school education dollars fairly. Failing to distribute public school money benefits a few wealthy school districts and damages school districts that have a larger proportion of students of color and students from working or poor families. The education system in Pennsylvania needs to benefit all of us and every single child, regardless of their ZIP code. HB 961 is currently in the education committee in the PA state house and needs more co-sponsors. Please call our local representatives and ask them to co-sponsor HB 961 and join the movement for a fair and equitable education system for all of us. Rep. Brett Miller (PA-41): (717) 295-5050 Rep. Keith Greiner (PA-43): (717) 464-5285 Rep. Steven Mentzer (PA-97): (717) 626-1776 Rep. Bryan Cutler (PA-100): (717) 284-1965 ... See MoreSee Less