Skip to comments.For Migrant Families in Mexico, Threat of Separation Puts Plans in Doubt
Posted on 06/19/2018 7:54:08 PM PDT by reaganaut1
Word of the Trump administrations new zero tolerance policy, which calls for prosecuting everyone who crosses the border illegally, has been traveling along the migrant trail that winds through Mexico and Central America. People learn of it by television, by social media and, mostly, by word of mouth.
While the policy has stirred controversy in the United States, with lawmakers from both parties calling for its end in the face of defiance from the Trump administration, it has sowed confusion for the migrants bound for the United States, who are struggling to make sense of what it means for the rest of their journey.
Some, like Ms. Flores, are now considering staying in Mexico.
Some are pausing their trips to see if the separation policy is reversed; on Tuesday evening, Republican senators in Washington moved to try to defuse the crisis and find a way to end the policy.
Others are weighing the risks of an illegal crossing against the chances of success with an asylum petition.
Until the announcement of the zero tolerance policy, and under previous administrations, adults traveling with their minor children were generally exempted from criminal prosecutions.
This was a well-known policy throughout Mexico and Central America, and was often part of the calculus for migrants: Those traveling with their children knew that if they were detained and put into deportation proceedings, they would most likely be released quickly, sometimes with an ankle monitor, to await their day in court.
That was what Ms. Flores understood, until she was told of the new approach.
I had thought that if a mother like me had gone to the border with a child, Id be allowed to leave detention, she said
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Yes, this article was actually in the NYT.
who are struggling to make sense of what it means for the rest of their journey.
IT MEANS, DON’T BREAK INTO OTHER COUNTRIES!
The invaders may include children, but it is an invasion nonetheless.
Poor things are confused... shouldn’t be... don’t come!
Did anyone see Geraldo on Hannity? I thought he was going to have a heart attack he was so hysterical. Crazy. Where is the concern for American children?
“me, like Ms. Flores, are now considering staying in Mexico. “
I saw Geraldo-——he was positively apoplectic——I thought he would have a stroke on air.
Good, I want their plans put in serious doubt.
Haha, I did too. His eyes were bulging out of his head.
“Some, like Ms. Flores, are now considering staying in Mexico.”
No wonder the Dems are freaking out - all there dreams of domination depend on importing socialist voters, because they abort so many of their own kids, or have trouble conceiving homosexually.
As the title suggest, so it should
(cast doubt). Just knowing there’s
a possibility that parent/child
separation could occur would be a
normal parents worry. Those that
try to cross illegally, pretending
to be a family unit will be
scrutinized more fully.
BUILD THE WALL!
“plans” = conspiracy to violate U.S. law
too bad he didnt..he is such a douche bag
I saw Geraldo-he was positively apoplecticI thought he would have a stroke on air.
The country would be a markedly better place if he did have a stroke - a very big one.
Precisely why Trump is doing what he’s doing.
Republican senators in Washington moved to try to defuse the crisis and find a way to end the policy.
Of course they are, because most of the GOP Senators are Bush League Republicans hell bent on turning the USA into North Mexico.
Trump needs to TWEET this article.
It basically says that HIS POLICY is resulting in bringing control to the southern border.
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