The Facts About Separating Illegal Immigrants and Their Children

For the past few weeks President Trump has insisted that his administration is bound by law to separate children from their parents when those parents are arrested for crossing illegally into the U.S.

It’s not. He’s lying.

He says separating parents from their children is required by law.

It’s not. He’s lying.  It’s a choice he and his administration made. They don’t have to do it if they don’t want to do it.

But he says it’s the law.

It’s not. He’s lying.

He says it’s a law that was given to him by Democrats.

It’s not. He’s lying.

He says only Democrats can fix this.

He’s lying – first because there’s no such law, and second, if congressional intervention can fix this problem, Republicans don’t need any help from Democrats:  as the majority in both the House and Senate, they could change any current law without the support of a single Democrat.

Although 100 percent of Democrats in Congress would support such an effort.

So again, he’s lying.

The truth is that this policy is the brainchild of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his evil sidekick, Stephen Miller.  They reason that the threat of separation will cause people accompanied by kids to think twice before illegally crossing the border out of fear of being separated from their kids.

Which the growing numbers of separated parents and children suggest isn’t working.

And Sessions’ claim that enforcing this law is mandated by the bible?

Sessions is sworn to protect the constitution, not the bible.

He’s a law enforcement official, not a minister.

And nowhere does the bible tell countries to forcibly separate parents from their children.

And house those children in cage and tents.

It hurts to be ashamed of your own country, doesn’t it?

 

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Comments

  • Peaches Shimmerdeep.  On June 20, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    It does hurt. And it is not only horrific but surreal. I realize I had a naive view of the country I live in.

    • foureyedcurmudgeon  On June 20, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      It also makes it more difficult for us to take the high moral ground on conflicts on foreign soil – not that we’re in any danger of that happening anytime soon.

  • barbelaine421@mail.com  On June 21, 2018 at 10:28 am

    I always knew that questionable things went on behind closed doors. But, I always thought our government officials at least wanted to appear like they cared for the people who elected them. Sessions, Miller, and 45 need to be stopped. The sooner the better.

    • foureyedcurmudgeon  On June 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm

      Only congressional Republicans can stop these folks and at least so far, they – and especially their leaders – have proven to be invertebrates when it comes to resisting him.

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