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Almost 2000 children separated from families at US border following Trump administration 'zero tolerance' policy

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Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the US border since the start of the Trump administration's new “zero tolerance” policy on illegal immigration, according to new figures from the Department of Homeland Security.


Source: https://www.independent.c...01526.html

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Certainly, the cruelties of immigration control are nothing new, and nor are they exclusive to Republican Presidents. The inhumanity of this latest drive still deserves condemnation, nonetheless, especially given the chilling 'God on our side' defence offered by Sessions and Huckabee Sanders. What a scary bunch of bastards.

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Reply #1 posted 06/16/18 4:45am

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That's odd. The other day there were 10,000+. Is this Trump math?

They want to put up tent cities in old military bases for up to 5000 more. They showed some of them being held at an old Wal-Mart. They only let media photograph their legs.


http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/391923-trump-administration-considering-using-tent-cities-to-house

The number of migrant children without their parents being held by the federal government has grown by more than 20 percent since the administration began to strongly enforce a policy that separates migrant parents and children who are apprehended by authorities, McClatchy reported.

According to the report, more than 10,000 migrant children are currently being held in HHS shelters, putting the shelters at 95 percent capacity.


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That's odd. The other day there were 10,000+. Is this Trump math?

They want to put up tent cities in old military bases for up to 5000 more. They showed some of them being held at an old Wal-Mart. They only let media photograph their legs.


http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/391923-trump-administration-considering-using-tent-cities-to-house

The number of migrant children without their parents being held by the federal government has grown by more than 20 percent since the administration began to strongly enforce a policy that separates migrant parents and children who are apprehended by authorities, McClatchy reported.

According to the report, more than 10,000 migrant children are currently being held in HHS shelters, putting the shelters at 95 percent capacity.


Good point. Just been looking and I think the 10,000+ figure is the total number of unaccompanied children being held in immigration detention, and the 1,995 figure represents those added between 19th April and 31st May, owing to the introduction of the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy. It shows that the policy has led to an increase in the rate of detention of unaccompanied children.

Apparently, the total number is in excess of 11,200 children - which is mind-boggling!

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Reply #3 posted 06/16/18 6:25am

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So disheartening.
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Reply #4 posted 06/16/18 6:37am

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Since that piece of shit Jeff Sessions likes to quote the bible.....

Leviticus 19:33-34 “When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.”

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Reply #5 posted 06/16/18 9:56am

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deebee said:

poppys said:


That's odd. The other day there were 10,000+. Is this Trump math?

They want to put up tent cities in old military bases for up to 5000 more. They showed some of them being held at an old Wal-Mart. They only let media photograph their legs.


http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/391923-trump-administration-considering-using-tent-cities-to-house

The number of migrant children without their parents being held by the federal government has grown by more than 20 percent since the administration began to strongly enforce a policy that separates migrant parents and children who are apprehended by authorities, McClatchy reported.

According to the report, more than 10,000 migrant children are currently being held in HHS shelters, putting the shelters at 95 percent capacity.


Good point. Just been looking and I think the 10,000+ figure is the total number of unaccompanied children being held in immigration detention, and the 1,995 figure represents those added between 19th April and 31st May, owing to the introduction of the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy. It shows that the policy has led to an increase in the rate of detention of unaccompanied children.

Apparently, the total number is in excess of 11,200 children - which is mind-boggling!


Disgusting isn't it? My guess is that they thought the huge number would make people accept the tent cities more. It costs extra to house those poor children separately and the little ones need caregivers - or do they keep them locked up too? They are allowed out of their "rooms" at the Walmart facility for 2 hours a day. The video showed them marching single file through a labyrinth of temporary hallways for excercise. disbelief

People freaked out so now they are playing with the numbers and have buried the 11,000 as much as possible. It was stated verbally on the news too - that's what made me look it up. I posted that link on the Sam Bee thread the other day so I snagged it from there this morning. I was unable to find it with just a keyword search today. This really is getting into Third Reich territory imo.

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Concentration camps in America. These are the FEMA camps Alex Jones worried about. He is mute

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Reply #7 posted 06/16/18 12:54pm

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It is brutal, and how anyone can seek to justify over 11,000 detainees is mind-blowing. I was reminded of a talk given at a geography conference I attended a few years ago regarding migrant children/families in British detention centres. The talk was particularly damning of the charity Barnardo's, who I have never supported since. What was most striking was the 'business' side of detention centres. To quote from the speaker's paper:

Detention is a business, and the profits to be made are key determinants of both

state-level policy formation and everyday detention practices. As Webber notes,

‘Immigration detention, for asylum seekers and others, has become a growth industry,

with the convergence of interests between politicians seeking policies of containment,

electoral imperatives and private companies seeking profits’.15 Indeed,

immigration detention is more attractive than prison from the perspective of investors,

since, ‘[u]nlike prison contracts, immigrant detention contracts only require

housing, food and medical services, not rehabilitation … services’.16 Unlike migrant detention systems in some other European countries (such as Sweden), immigration detention in Britain means being housed in secure prisonlike facilities with intensive internal surveillance, networks of corridors and locked rooms, razor-wired security fences and radically curtailed freedoms of communication

with the outside world. Furthermore, Britain has no legal limit on the administrative

detention of non-citizens.


It does make me question what is at the heart of detaining migrants, indeed separating them from their families. Time and time again we see that detaining, even deporting people, especially children, does little to reduce migrant numbers. And people are getting very rich over the morally questionable incarceration of children. I agree with this quote, taken from the same paper:



for many other activists the imprisonment of children without trial and for reasons

of citizenship status is fundamentally wrong. The case of child detention is

particularly pointed in this regard, as children clearly have limited agency as

regards migration choices.




[Edited 6/16/18 12:57pm]

It never ceases to amaze me how cruel humans can be against fellow humans and animals, especially when in the pursuit of money and power.
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2freaky4church1 said:

Concentration camps in America. These are the FEMA camps Alex Jones worried about. He is mute



He's mute because these are [Racial slur no no no! snip - luv4u] and he doesn't give a fuck about them

https://en.wikipedia.org/...ack_(slur)
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Reply #9 posted 06/16/18 8:03pm

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June 2018

the separation of children from their parents is a part of the u s fabric.
one can say the separating families is a weapon to demoralize both adults and children.
starting with:

The history of separating slave and Indian children from their parents ...
Washington Post › 2018/05/31
: https://www.google.com/am...r-parents/
and:
May 31, 2018 · 'Barbaric': America's cruel history of separating children from their ... of American Indian children were sent to government-run or ...
American Indian boarding schools - ...
Wikipedia › wiki › American_Indian_bo...
The government paid religious orders to provide basic education to Native American children on reservations.
: https://en.m.wikipedia.or...ng_schools


many are aware
one of the first things the nazi camp directive instructions was to separate children from parents and guardians as soon as the transport trains arrived at the various concentration camp locations.
thus anxiety fear, inner turmoil and hopelessness set upon the jewish transpotees.
one can only imagine the psycho-horror put upon these children as they were torn away from their families and loved ones.
is
this current suffering put upon these subject related children imo a cruel tactic.
federal judge says, "there is evidence." : https://www.yahoo.com/new...itics.html
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free2bFreeda2 said:

June 2018 》 the separation of children from their parents is a part of the u s fabric. one can say the separating families is a weapon to demoralize both adults and children. starting with: The history of separating slave and Indian children from their parents ... Washington Post › 2018/05/31 : https://www.google.com/am...r-parents/ and: May 31, 2018 · 'Barbaric': America's cruel history of separating children from their ... of American Indian children were sent to government-run or ... American Indian boarding schools - ... Wikipedia › wiki › American_Indian_bo... The government paid religious orders to provide basic education to Native American children on reservations. : https://en.m.wikipedia.or...ng_schools 》 many are aware one of the first things the nazi camp directive instructions was to separate children from parents and guardians as soon as the transport trains arrived at the various concentration camp locations. thus anxiety fear, inner turmoil and hopelessness set upon the jewish transpotees. one can only imagine the psycho-horror put upon these children as they were torn away from their families and loved ones. is this current suffering put upon these subject related children imo a cruel tactic.

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Apparantly, it is a way to make children stronger:

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Look at the mural in a child detention centre!!

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The Stalineque artwork and slogans are fitting.

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jjhunsecker said:

2freaky4church1 said:

Concentration camps in America. These are the FEMA camps Alex Jones worried about. He is mute

He's mute because these are [Racial slur no no no! snip - luv4u] and he doesn't give a fuck about them https://en.wikipedia.org/...ack_(slur)

[Bait snip - luv4u]

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Reply #12 posted 06/16/18 9:19pm

free2bFreeda2

IanRG said:



free2bFreeda2 said:


June 2018 》 the separation of children from their parents is a part of the fabric

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Apparantly, it is a way to make children stronger:


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Look at the mural in a child detention centre!!


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The Stalineque artwork and slogans are fitting.


so them being visually programmed will make them stronger?
federal judge says, "there is evidence." : https://www.yahoo.com/new...itics.html
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Reply #13 posted 06/16/18 10:21pm

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free2bFreeda2 said:

IanRG said:

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Apparantly, it is a way to make children stronger:

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Look at the mural in a child detention centre!!

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The Stalineque artwork and slogans are fitting.

so them being visually programmed will make them stronger?

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Only in the minds of whoever put this up and allowed it to stay

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Reply #14 posted 06/16/18 10:39pm

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IanRG said:



free2bFreeda2 said:


IanRG said:


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Apparantly, it is a way to make children stronger:


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Look at the mural in a child detention centre!!


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The Stalineque artwork and slogans are fitting.



so them being visually programmed will make them stronger?

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Only in the minds of whoever put this up and allowed it to stay


Thank you for posting this. Almost all the worlds dictators have pictures of themselves as a reminder of their power. I think I'm right in saying that every household in North Korea must have a hung picture of Kim, certainly they could be killed for not having one of his father when he ruled. Of all the things Trump has done, for me this is the one that strikes me with the most fear. Sickening.
It never ceases to amaze me how cruel humans can be against fellow humans and animals, especially when in the pursuit of money and power.
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Reply #15 posted 06/16/18 11:48pm

maplenpg

free2bFreeda2 said:

June 2018 》 the separation of children from their parents is a part of the u s fabric. one can say the separating families is a weapon to demoralize both adults and children. starting with: The history of separating slave and Indian children from their parents ... Washington Post › 2018/05/31 : https://www.google.com/am...r-parents/ and: May 31, 2018 · 'Barbaric': America's cruel history of separating children from their ... of American Indian children were sent to government-run or ... American Indian boarding schools - ... Wikipedia › wiki › American_Indian_bo... The government paid religious orders to provide basic education to Native American children on reservations. : https://en.m.wikipedia.or...ng_schools 》 many are aware one of the first things the nazi camp directive instructions was to separate children from parents and guardians as soon as the transport trains arrived at the various concentration camp locations. thus anxiety fear, inner turmoil and hopelessness set upon the jewish transpotees. one can only imagine the psycho-horror put upon these children as they were torn away from their families and loved ones. is this current suffering put upon these subject related children imo a cruel tactic.

Yup (especially the bolded parts). The problem is that they (the government) start where there is support. For example, they use family prison visits as a tool to motivate prisoners to behave. The prisoner doesn't behave, he has his rights to see his family stripped. Society, on the whole, doesn't have a problem with this saying stuff like 'Well, they should behave then' etc... Same with this, there will be plenty saying 'Well, they should have tried to enter the country illegally' etc...

Using children and families as a means of preventing something just doesn't work. It is very simply much more complicated than it is made to seem. Also, the psychological effect on the children/families is not taken into account, leading to the fear and mistrust that you talk about in your excellent post.

It never ceases to amaze me how cruel humans can be against fellow humans and animals, especially when in the pursuit of money and power.
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Reply #16 posted 06/17/18 6:47am

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Strength Through Joy

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My Dad used this slogan sarcastically when I was a kid - whenever something awful happened. Happy Father's Day Dad! It's happening again, almost daily abuses of power are a runaway train here in the good ol' USA.

Hitler Youth

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[Edited 6/17/18 7:08am]

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Reply #18 posted 06/17/18 7:24am

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https://www.cnn.com/2018/...index.html


Trump again falsely blames the Democrats for his administration's family separations

"The Democrats forced that law upon our nation," Trump told reporters at the White House. "I hate it. I hate to see separation of parents and children. The Democrats can come to us as they actually are in all fairness, we are talking to them, and they can change the whole border security. We need a wall. We need border security. We've got to get rid of catch and release."

Is this the fault of Democrats, as Trump has continued to claim falsely for weeks?

No. This was a deliberate policy shift by the Trump administration. They have the power to unilaterally reverse it. It's legal, no question, but it's purely the administration's decision.

Bottom line: The Trump administration implemented the current separation policy.
While it's designed, as Attorney General Jeff Sessions describes it, to have a deterrent effect, it's also a negotiating play to try and force Democrats to the table on immigration legislation the President favors.

But Democrats aren't in the room on those legislative efforts and the President just nuked the lone House GOP effort that had a shot at passage. And the Senate wants no part of this.
So its prospects -- and any effort in the near future to prevent families from being separated at the border -- aren't looking good.




CBS news reported that Trump blamed Democrats for the separation SEVEN times yesterday. He could end this with one phone call.

Bannon was on Sunday Morning today. Disgusting, I turned it off. Why do they give him a platform? He looked drunk already and couldn't remember the words ZERO TOLERANCE for a few seconds, then repeated it over & over when he finally did. Along with The Wall, The Wall, The Wall...

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http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/392647-border-patrol-chief-number-of-migrant-parent-child-separations-could

Border Patrol chief: Number of migrant family separations could double

The number of migrant families being separated upon crossing into the U.S. along the Southern border could double, according to a Border Patrol chief for the Rio Grande Valley.

Manuel Padilla Jr., the chief in charge of enforcing the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy along the border's most-traveled segment, told The Washington Post on Saturday that the number will continue to increase as Border Patrol works to ramp up its prosecutions of those who cross into the U.S. illegally.

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OMG that sick bastard.

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SNIP- OF4S

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yeahthat

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deebee said:

poppys said:


That's odd. The other day there were 10,000+. Is this Trump math?

They want to put up tent cities in old military bases for up to 5000 more. They showed some of them being held at an old Wal-Mart. They only let media photograph their legs.


http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/391923-trump-administration-considering-using-tent-cities-to-house

The number of migrant children without their parents being held by the federal government has grown by more than 20 percent since the administration began to strongly enforce a policy that separates migrant parents and children who are apprehended by authorities, McClatchy reported.

According to the report, more than 10,000 migrant children are currently being held in HHS shelters, putting the shelters at 95 percent capacity.


Good point. Just been looking and I think the 10,000+ figure is the total number of unaccompanied children being held in immigration detention, and the 1,995 figure represents those added between 19th April and 31st May, owing to the introduction of the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy. It shows that the policy has led to an increase in the rate of detention of unaccompanied children.

Apparently, the total number is in excess of 11,200 children - which is mind-boggling!


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Robert DeNiro is spot on.

"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’



On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents. In the six weeks between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 children to mass detention centers or foster care. More than 100 of these children are younger than 4 years old. The reason for these separations is a zero-tolerance policy for their parents, who are accused of illegally crossing our borders.

I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.

Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso. These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history.




https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/laura-bush-separating-children-from-their-parents-at-the-border-breaks-my-heart/2018/06/17/f2df517a-7287-11e8-9780-b1dd6a09b549_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.92c8bf55e282



WE HAVE THE SICKEST ADMINISTRATION IN RECENT AMERICAN HISTORY.

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*THIS* is the most important story happening right now! Children are being held in cages?


For the love of all that is human WTF is going on?

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*THIS* is the most important story happening right now! Children are being held in cages?


For the love of all that is human WTF is going on?


Exactly. Instead we waste a week flogging a female comedian trying to point that out - for saying cunt. It's an absolute disgrace with real consequences for these children.

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Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’



On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents. In the six weeks between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 children to mass detention centers or foster care. More than 100 of these children are younger than 4 years old. The reason for these separations is a zero-tolerance policy for their parents, who are accused of illegally crossing our borders.

I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.

Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso. These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history.




https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/laura-bush-separating-children-from-their-parents-at-the-border-breaks-my-heart/2018/06/17/f2df517a-7287-11e8-9780-b1dd6a09b549_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.92c8bf55e282



WE HAVE THE SICKEST ADMINISTRATION IN RECENT AMERICAN HISTORY.

But you'll have idiots saying "Thank God Hillary didn't win ...her emails...Benghazi ...Monica..."

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"If this isn't the White House policy, please tell the officials who I spoke with in Tornillo today who believe it is. Either own it or change it. Scratch that - just change it," Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) said.

"@secnielsen this isn't true. I just met with officials at Border Patrol Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, who told me 1,147 children have been separated from parents at their facility," Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) tweeted.

President Trump aimed to deflect criticism on Friday, laying blame on Democrats for the policy.

"The Democrats are forcing the breakup of families at the Border with their horrible and cruel legislative agenda. Any Immigration Bill MUST HAVE full funding for the Wall, end Catch & Release, Visa Lottery and Chain, and go to Merit Based Immigration. Go for it! WIN!" the president tweeted.


The Hill 6/17


Biatch won't even say they are doing it.

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It's good that people are going after the administration on this policy and trying to force change. I do, however, feel obliged to note that, like prisons, the aggressive policies of immigration detention and deportation have been very much a bipartisan affair. Trump's cranking the gears up, but previous administrations built the machine. It would have been better if Hillary had won, no doubt, but I'd say that that's because there's more scope to pressure a Democrat President for changes to existing policy in this area; and because, by contrast, there's little such scope with Trump, as his base laps this stuff up. But it does still seem like one of those areas where there's substantial convergence on the reality of the policy, if not the public rhetoric.


Thank Obama for Trump’s Child Detentions, Immigrant Advocates Say

“There’s very little difference between President Trump and President Obama with respect to the jailing of refugee children in deportation internment camps,” said Matt Kolken, a lawyer who also represents children seeking asylum in the U.S. “There’s been a systemic assault on the rights of immigrants by both President Obama and President Trump with respect to them using a detained setting as a way to dissuade people from coming to the United States.” [...]

“Like so much else in immigration, this administration has taken weapons that Obama’s folks loaded and left on the table on the way out and then they picked these weapons up and started firing, and that’s what’s happened here,” Free continued. “The previous administration created and stood up this infrastructure and refused to demand accountability from the people that were responsible for running it, and now you have its predictable consequence in the hands of this administration.”


https://www.thedailybeast...ocates-say

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