Skip to comments.Strictly enforcing the border law- another slick Trump action
Posted on 06/18/2018 4:42:09 PM PDT by Starman417
There is a great amount of bleeding heartism going on right now regarding the border policy of separating children from their families. Even Laura Bush has joined the chorus.
In an unusual break from her political retirement, former first lady Laura Bush condemned the Trump administrations practice of separating parents and children while their parents are prosecuted for illegally entering the country.As usual, this is an issue which is being misrepresented and thrust into the spotlight only because Trump is President and nothing else is sticking. The hysteria is rampant. Migrants are being separated for their own safety in areas divided by chain link fences which liberals refer to as "cages."
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, she wrote in a Washington Post article published on Sunday.
It was obama's "catch and release" program which fueled rising illegal immigration.
Border Patrol agents have seen their mission become more difficult over the past eight years, largely due to the Obama administrations policy of releasing illegal immigrants apprehended at the border into the U.S., according to the leader of the Border Patrol agents union. The single biggest factor driving our illegal immigration right now is our catch and release program, Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, explained in written testimony prepared for a hearing Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest.There is no sign of abatement. The number of illegals using children as the ruse for entry has skyrocketed:
When illegal immigrants are detained at or near the border, Border Patrol interviews them and, in many cases, must release them into the U.S. All the illegal immigrant must do, Judd wrote, is claim he or she has been in the U.S. since 2014, and agents release them.
If you are an unaccompanied minor we will not only release you, but will escort you to your final destination. If you are a family unit, we will release you. If you claim credible fear, we will release you. If you are a single male and we do not physically see you cross the border and you claim that you have been in this country since 2014, we will release you, he explained, adding that the illegal immigrants are not required to offer proof.
The number of illegal aliens at the U.S.-Mexico border who are using minors to gain entry to the country has increased more than 300 percent since last year, White House officials say. In a briefing to the media on Tuesday, White House officials including President Trumps senior adviser Stephen Miller revealed that the number of illegal aliens using children to enter the U.S. at the southern border has increased about 315 percent between October 2017 and February 2018.And at least 33% fail to show up at their hearings. ON one day in July 18 of 20 failed to show.
Through a series of legal loopholes, minors are smuggled through the southern border with illegal aliens posing as family units in order to eventually be released into the country through the Catch and Release program.
Catch and Release allows foreign nationals to be released into the U.S. while they await immigration and asylum hearings through these legal loopholes.
IMO failure to show for a court hearing should result in absolute forfeiture of remaining in the US and should lead to immediate deportation. This shows a total lack of respect for US laws and we need no more of that.
The current hysterics distract from some inconvenient facts about what the obama regime was doing- keeping it quiet.
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) claimed in an interview Saturday that the Obama administration tried to cover up the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the United States southern border. It was kept very quiet under the Obama Administration. There were large numbers of people coming in. The Obama administration was trying to keep this quiet, the Texas Democrat told CNNs Fredricka Whitfield on Saturday.And in 2014 hillary clinton wanted all those unaccompanied minors sent back:
According to data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, nearly 70,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the southern border in fiscal year (FY) 2014the period between October 1, 2013, to September 30, 2014.
Cuellars comments come after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed Friday that nearly 2,000 children had been separated from their guardians at the U.S. border in the past six weeks. The agency revealed the number of children being separated as the Trump administration began its zero tolerance policy in prosecuting illegal aliens.
We still see the numbers, Cuellar said. Not all of them are being separated. Some of them are coming alone.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in a massive influx over recent months should be sent back to their native countries, but also that they should be reunited with their families which sometimes requires them to stay in the United States.Who was it that separated all those kids from their families? That was so way back before Trump was President. No one cared because obama. Ironically, the obama regime separated kids from their families too:
They should be sent back as soon as it can be determined who responsible adults in their families are, because there are concerns about whether all of them should be sent back, the potential 2016 presidential candidate said in an interview with CNNs Christiane Amanpour. But I think all of them who can be should be reunited with their families.
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I think it was Lincoln who said that the best way to get rid of a bad law was to enforce it strictly.
Thomas Wictor is one of the most remarkably astute posters on Twitter. Here’s what he had to say on this issue: https://twitter.com/ThomasWictor/status/1008591939208245248
There was a bleeding heart liberal reporter asking where DHS is hiding the girls and toddlers as the media is showing the cages with just “boys” (mosty older teenagers 17-18 years old).
Wow. I used to respect Laura Bush. How embarrassing for her to align with Democrats and against the majority of people in this country. Most people want our laws enforced. The non-enforcement of laws that the Obama Admin didnt like, is what has put this country in the perilous place where we now reside.
Laura Bush is a Bush. That means a lying duplicitous harridan who is aligned with the enemies of the people of this nation. To Hell with Laura Bush, her kids and that backstabbing POS, Georgie Junior.
Isnt subjecting a child to commission of a felony child endangerment?
They are felons who are choosing to endanger children!
If they bring a child it is an additional felony charge!
I just went to CNN to see if their big story was on the “tearing kids away from their families” BS and sure enough the front and center story was “Cries for “mami” and “papi” from young children”. Liberal media doesn’t even try to hide that they are liberal anymore.
I have been in Christian Churches that use floor to ceiling Chain Link Fencing to divide up Children’s play area inside the Building. It keep the kids in there safe area and it’s easy to observe activities.
Laura Bush is big time for abortion. She’s a globalist lib.
The One Worlder's and open border people stick together like the good little Socialistas they are. The Bush family fits that description.
Enrolled in grammar school.......
At what point are any of them or their parents grateful? Cause I don't see it short or long run.....
Time to close the border crossings and make all asylum requests come thru the American Embassy in the country where the alien currently resides. Border jumpers, immediately rejected and sent back across the border with no need for court or ICE involvement. Otherwise the only other answer is that kids stay with their parent(s) in detention and separate centers for adult men and women and families. Put Arpaio on it, he knows how to handle tent complexes.
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