40 Democratic Senators demand that Trump stop separating children from families at the border.

By | 2018-06-08T16:04:59+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

Courtesy of Mother Jones:

Forty Democratic senators are calling on President Donald Trump to end his administration’s “inhumane decision” to separate children from their parents at the border. The senators write that the using family separation to deter migrants “is not only frighteningly callous, but demonstrates willful ignorance of the violence and unlivable circumstances many families are risking their lives to escape.”

The letter, organized by Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and sent to Trump on Thursday, comes after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last month that the Justice Department will try to prosecute everyone who crosses the US-Mexico border without authorization, regardless of whether those people are seeking asylum from persecution.

The new policy splits up families by placing parents in jails, forcing children to be transferred to the care of the Department of Health and Human Services. After parents are released from jail, immigrant advocates complain that they are transferred to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers and still prevented from reuniting with their children.

The Democratic senators say the Trump administration is exacerbating the trauma that child migrants experience in their home countries and while traveling to the United States. Colleen Kraft, the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said in a statement last month that she was “appalled” by the move to separate families, adding that “highly stressful experiences, like family separation, can cause irreparable harm” to children.

Good for them!

I mean Trump is definitely going to ignore this, or perhaps even mock it, but it needs to be done. 

In my job, I work with kids who have been separated from their families at an early age, and the trauma that results from that can last the rest of their lives. 

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4 Comments

  1. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 4:21 am

    the media should really broadcast this disgusting policy. trump is terrorizing children for no reason.And I still want to know who is taking care of these kids, pedophiles for all we know.

    • Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 6:05 am

      “rump TERRORizing children for no reason.” The reason is he ENJOYS ~IT~.

  2. Anonymous June 8, 2018 at 6:18 am

    OT:”Led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, the lawsuit said that without the individual mandate, Obamacare in its entirety was unlawful.”
    “Sessions said in his letter that the Justice Department was not arguing that the entire law does not pass constitutional muster. He said the department only refused to defend the pre-existing conditions provision as well as one forbidding insurers from charging people in the same community different rates based on gender, age, health status or other factors.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/06/08/u-s-justice-department-says-obamacare-individual-mandate-unconstitutional.html

  3. anonymous June 8, 2018 at 7:35 am

    OT: ““The anger and frustration has lasted,” said one Senate Democratic aide. “It has not subsided.””
    Up for re-election this fall in deep-red North Dakota, Heitkamp is one of only a few sitting Democrats who believe a photo op with Trump will boost her prospects in November. supporting the bill were 16 other Senate Democrats, several of whom are also up for re-election this year in states Trump won.” “These self-described moderates all hail from red or swing states. Both parties view a seat on the banking committee as a fundraising opportunity. It’s a place where vulnerable senators can advocate for corporate interests, hoping that companies will return the favor by contributing to their campaigns.”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/senate-democrats-banking-fight_us_5b188c89e4b09578259ed910

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