"I am proud to shut down the government for border security ... I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it." –Donald Trump
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Brutish Trump Regime Separates Children From Their Parents
Can you think of a more barbarous treatment than ripping children from their families and putting them in detention camps? That treatment is the very definition of state terrorism -- separating children from their families.
That's what the Trump regime is doing. Right now. In America.
And his supporters are fine with it.
via Daily Kos:\
In one of several misleading tweets during the holiday weekend, Trump pushed Democrats to change a “horrible law” that the president said mandated separating children from parents who enter the country illegally.
But there is no law specifically requiring the government to take such action, and it’s also the policies of his own administration that have caused the family separation that advocacy groups and Democrats say is a crisis. Some might call “misleading” a “lie,” and in this case the lie is Trump trying to pin barbaric actions on a nonexistent law.
This policy of taking children away from their parents and then rubbing salt on the wounds by prosecuting them is the creation of the Trump administration, and absolutely no one else despite his frantic tweeting.
As he detailed the “zero-tolerance” policy during a pair of appearances May 7, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stressed:
“If you don’t want your child separated, then don’t bring them across the border illegally. It’s not our fault that somebody does that.” “My decision has been that anyone who breaks the law will be prosecuted,”
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in Senate testimony earlier this month. “If you’re a parent, or you’re a single person, or you happen to have a family, if you cross between the ports of entry, we will refer you for prosecution. You’ve broken U.S. law.”
Fact check: the administration is also separating families who have followed U.S. law by seeking asylum at U.S. ports of entry. One asylum-seeker identified as “Mr. U” entered with his 13-year-old son at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, only to be detained in California as his son was shipped off to Illinois.
“All I can remember is how much my son and I were both crying when they took him away,”