Skip to comments.Trump Moves to Obama’s Position on Family Detention, Democrats Outraged
Posted on 06/22/2018 6:20:19 AM PDT by reaganaut1
Is a policy child abuse simply because Trump is executing it?
Family separation is over, for now. The executive order President Trump signed yesterday fits within his statutory authority, complies with existing law, and directs his attorney general to petition federal courts to grant him greater authority to detain alien families together. The title of the order, Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation, contains its own plea that the legislative branch step up and exercise its constitutional authority.
This is all good. Families shouldnt be separated merely to prosecute misdemeanors or during asylum proceedings. The administration should pursue lawful changes to legal rules that functionally require catch-and-release, rules that incentivize families to make a sometimes extraordinarily dangerous trip across the border with young children.
But despite this victory, Democrats are still furious. Its not enough to stop child separation. Now, they want to prevent family detention entirely. Immigration activists refer to family detention centers as family gulags. Nancy Pelosi calls family detention a form of child abuse and a violation of childrens human rights. Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer signed a joint letter demanding that Trump quickly present alternatives to family detention. MSNBCs Chris Hayes has been waging an online battle against the very concept of family detention.
But those of us with a trace of historical memory know that the Trump administration is merely asking the courts and Congress to adopt the Obama administrations legal position.
Yes, you read that correctly. As the Trump administration seeks to modify the Flores consent decree to allow for family detention past 20 days and as GOP members of the House and Senate introduce bills that would overrule Flores they are following in Obamas footsteps.
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Trump will soon have the Dims calling for their own incarceration, and they won’t have a clue.
Trump would never stoop to an Obama policy.
Of course they don't want to tells us what theirs is.
Why are these immigration activists referring to places equivalent to Boy Scout Camps or Girl Scout camps as gulags? Are they hysterical and insane both?
Trump should present them with his alternative: WALL
This is all because the IG report was starting to get traction.
“Now, they want to prevent family detention entirely.”
Ok then, if we catch illegals with children, we’ll just put them on a plane back home immediately.
This is all because the IG report was starting to get traction
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