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Some young children reunited with parents donít recognize them: report
The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen

Posted on 07/11/2018 6:16:24 AM PDT by yesthatjallen

Some migrant parents who have been reunited with their young children say the children no longer recognize them, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

The parents told the newspaper that after waiting months to see their children again, the kids cried and didn’t recognize them.

“He didn’t recognize me,” one parent, Mirce Alba Lopez, told The Times of her 3-year-old son. “My joy turned temporarily to sadness.”

The parents also said the children believed that the other children they were detained with were their siblings.

The families who spoke with the Times were reunited Tuesday after a court ordered the Trump administration to reunify the families separated at the border under a since-ended administration policy.

Officials had until Tuesday to reunite immigrant children under the age of 5 with their families. The administration earlier this week said it would not meet this deadline, and in a court filing Tuesday revealed that 38 out of the 102 identified children would be reunited on time.

The administration on Tuesday essentially returned to its “catch and release” policy for immigrants, releasing migrant families wearing ankle monitors into the U.S. after courts prevented officials from holding the families detained at the border.

A top Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official also said Tuesday that the administration had paused referring immigrant adults with children for prosecution and had also equipped them with ankle bracelets before releasing them.

Trump has railed against the "catch and release" policy. His administration imposed a "zero tolerance" policy at the border earlier this year, mandating that all immigrants caught illegally crossing the border face prosecution.

That led to the separations of families and a political controversy that eventually forced Trump to issue an executive order ending the family separations.

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KEYWORDS: commiepropaganda; immigration
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To: yesthatjallen

I’m assuming there’s some way we are certain these are in fact their real parents. Otherwise, blood test time!

41 posted on 07/11/2018 7:19:47 AM PDT by Vesparado (The American people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard --- HL Mencken)
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To: gathersnomoss

Most people south of the border do not understand (nor care) about rules and laws. Everything is pushed to the limit before some policeman pulls them over and demands a “mordidita” payment in the palm for their inconvenience.

Case in point... Do you think a stop sign means stop to them? No, they will casually observe and coast through. Speed limits ????? Ha.

So, when it comes to concept of what being illegal is... they don’t care. They will continue do it as long as they can get away with it...

42 posted on 07/11/2018 7:25:45 AM PDT by Man from Oz
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To: ScottinVA

BINGO they pull every scam to get in parasites.

43 posted on 07/11/2018 7:27:38 AM PDT by Vaduz (women and children to be impacIQ of chimpsted the most.)
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To: Wiser now
So you're saying either Robert Mueller or the neutered congress are the de facto APPOINTED president, dictating what the ELECTED president will or won't do? Since when is exercising the authority of the office of the presidency an "impeachable offense"?

Exercising the constitutionally mandated authority of the executive branch is part of the checks and balances intended by the framers. Many presidents have invoked executive authority to overrule lower court judicial decisions. There is much precedent for doing so. The president is not a private citizen like you or I.

I'd like to know who the Repub lawyers are who are advising this White House to take such a very dangerous path, the net effect of which is to TRANSFER AUTHORITY FROM THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH WHERE IT BELONGS, OVER TO AN INCREASINGLY ACTIVIST JUDICIARY.

In short, it's the weak and feckless Pubbies backing off and slinking away like they always do.

44 posted on 07/11/2018 7:38:24 AM PDT by 4Runner
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To: mykroar
I do not believe this for one minute.

I do.

Some goodly fraction of these kids barely met those "parents" before their real parents turned them over to be smuggled into America.

45 posted on 07/11/2018 7:38:40 AM PDT by null and void (Freedom is in our blood, we don't pass it down genetically, but through the blood we spill.)
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To: richardtavor
except that they probably weren’t their kids.

Surprised it took 21 replies to point out the obvious.

46 posted on 07/11/2018 7:43:06 AM PDT by WASCWatch
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To: Man from Oz

Will PDJT ever fully secure our border with the lawlessness Mexicans?

47 posted on 07/11/2018 7:44:00 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (Regressive Swamp Dwellers)
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To: yesthatjallen

The kids are staying in the nicest place they have ever seen, with air conditioning, beds, food, bathrooms(clean ones!) and supervised recreation with other kids their age(hopefully). I’m not surprised that there would be a few that are resisting reunification with their handlers.

48 posted on 07/11/2018 7:51:22 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
I've had young nieces and nephews I saw infrequently and they recognized me.

Military men and women are gone longer and their kids recognize them.

49 posted on 07/11/2018 7:52:51 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: 4Runner

I believe my response is based on the judge’s ruling on immigration, and has nothing to do with Mueller at this point.
Yes, some federal judges are wielding too much power. Wisdom chooses when and how to challenge them.
The Democrats are hanging themselves with their handling of immigration. Remember that old advice, “never interfere when your enemies are in the process of destroying themselves”?

50 posted on 07/11/2018 8:10:53 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: yesthatjallen

OH my goodness -— their children are that stupid? They can’t recognize their own parents? What chance do these kids have in a modern society when they can’t even handle the innate survival instinct of recognizing their parents for nurture?

OR -— were they simply purchased along the way to make entry into the US easier??? Maybe the kids are smart enough to know that their “owners” aren’t their parents after all!!!

51 posted on 07/11/2018 8:29:18 AM PDT by LTC.Ret
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To: gathersnomoss

We know what our President’s desire is when it comes to the border.

It all boils down to the political will of the house and senate.

I pray for a continuation of President’s Trumps successes both nationally and on the international scene. These accomplishments will only increase his stature and political clout with the Pubs and the general public. I pray for a positive outcome in the midterms. If the Pubs continue to gain numbers in the house and senate, then this process can be more easily effected.

I am fearful of the new leadership in Mexico. With his socialist leaning, the clock is ticking as we will see something similar to Venezuela.

52 posted on 07/11/2018 8:36:16 AM PDT by Man from Oz
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To: yesthatjallen

Military men and women are gone longer and their kids recognize them.

My son worried about what the reaction would be from his childen when he would come home from a six or seven month deployment on a submarine. They always greeted him with smiles and hugs. Even his nine month old son who was only two months when my son left seemed to recognize him.

53 posted on 07/11/2018 8:49:34 AM PDT by rwa265
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To: 1Old Pro

Probably because they never saw their “parents” when then were living in their home country.
That’s my suspicion.

54 posted on 07/11/2018 8:52:32 AM PDT by KittyKares (Drain the Swamp)
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To: yesthatjallen

Probably NOT their parents!!

55 posted on 07/11/2018 9:01:45 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: WASCWatch

first thought that I had. I guess that I don’t trust the media (ha ha ha).

56 posted on 07/11/2018 9:08:14 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: mykroar
I do not believe this for one minute.

My three-year-old daughter once accompanied my wife (her mother) to my wife's homeland for four weeks. Upon returning, she at first acted as though she didn't recognize me. She was distant and cautious, and reluctant to speak English. So this is possible.

Nevertheless, there's one simple solution: Don't enter illegally!


57 posted on 07/11/2018 9:17:42 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: yesthatjallen

BS. An infant let alone a three year old child certainly recognizes his parents. Some hesitation is normal after not seeing a parent for sometime. It does not have to be lengthy. Witness how some children react when being picked up at daycare.

58 posted on 07/11/2018 9:18:00 AM PDT by lastchance (Credo.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Then those children probably have a developmental deficit. It’s not like it’s been years. Perhaps it’s the first time they have seen their parent clean.

59 posted on 07/11/2018 1:45:10 PM PDT by Vermont Lt
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To: yesthatjallen

Probably because your not the true parent!

60 posted on 07/11/2018 8:19:58 PM PDT by Bommer (Jesus is God! Deal with it.)
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