What a terrible scandal. Separating Mexican families who are trying to enter the US.. Keeping children from their parents for months at a time.
From Joshua Partlow’s article for the Washington Post:
LAREDO, Tex. — Last spring, as Central American children flooded into Texas in a way he had never seen in his three-decade career, Border Patrol agent Robert Harris decided to experiment.
His intelligence analysts estimated that 78 percent of the guides smuggling other migrants were Mexicans younger than 18 — teenagers often hired or conscripted by drug cartels that knew they would not be prosecuted if caught — and he wanted to attack this loophole.
“Why don’t we remove these juveniles from the smuggling cycle?” Harris, the outgoing commander of the Laredo sector of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, recalled thinking.
Now, as a result of that decision, young Mexicans are being held for months without charge in shelters across the United States, sometimes without their parents’ knowledge. Since the program began in May, 536 juveniles have been held — 248 of whom have been deported to Mexico after an average stay of 75 days, according to Border Patrol statistics. Mexican authorities say some of these repeat border-crossers have spent as much as six months in U.S. custody while they await an appearance before an immigration judge.
This is an outrage. A travesty. DAMN that Trum….
….uh, wait a minute here.
The article you just read a part of was published on February 11, 2015. Not 2018, but 2015.
Refresh my memory. Who was President then? Wasn’t it a fella named Obama?
And do you recall any furious condemnation about the policy then? Any comparison to concentration camps, like there were by an idiot brigade on MSNBC’s Morning Joe show two days ago?
Funny how essentially the same policy is treated so differently by our media, depending on who is in the Oval Office at the time.
And then these “journalists” wonder why fewer and fewer people trust them; why more and more people are receptive to President Trump’s accusations about “fake news”?
Time to wake up, guys.