Separating immigrant families is inhumane

Separating immigrant families is inhumane

Separating immigrant families is inhumane

Enraged by the rise of a shaky statistic (how many immigrants are apprehended at the border each month), Trump has convinced himself that wrenching apart families would serve as a disincentive to illegal crossings. "If you don't have the courage to own up to it, then reverse it. Dems must agree to Wall and new Border Protection for good of country.Bipartisan Bill!"

But with midterm elections approaching and the president preparing to campaign on his border crackdown, Nielsen and other Homeland Security officials do not appear to be satisfying his strict enforcement targets.

“If they were just separated for two days, that would be bad, but it wouldnt be almost as bad as what were seeing now, ” Lee Gelernt, the lead ACLU lawyer on this case, tells me.

Referring to a recent report by the ACLU alleging abuse against immigrant children by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents, organizers said: "Trump's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have torn babies from their mothers, run over, punched, and sexually abused children, and Health and Human Services has lost track of almost 1,500 children and youth in their custody", adding: "They are unfit to be in charge of children".

"What about the numerous children that were torn from their mothers' arms?" said one Twitter commentator @whiskyogi.

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Another agent said so many migrants were apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley in May that many were diverted to other sections of the border for processing.

Where does the 1,500 number come from? Democratic representative Pramila Jayapal, an immigrant herself, joins Mehdi Hasan to discuss the Trump administration's immigration policies and the unprecedented danger it poses to immigrants and people of color.

Many protesters on Friday also pointed to the cases of Claudia Patricia Gómez González, an Indigenous woman from Guatemala who was shot in the head and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent last week, and Roxsana Hernandez, a transgender asylum seeker from Honduras who recently died in ICE custody after being held in an "ice box" cell and denied access to medical care. "You're going to see a line that goes up all summer long".

A White House spokesman did not respond to an email and phone call seeking comment.

The Trump administration has been trying to tighten the rights of asylum seekers, a policy under worldwide law and U.S. law that says non-citizens who can show they are likely to be persecuted in their home countries can legally stay in the US.

Immigrant advocates are accusing the USA government of "effectively disappearing hundreds of minor children" in a new complaint to an worldwide human-rights agency. The agency's shelters are 95 percent full and HHS officials say they are preparing to add thousands of additional beds to cope with the increase.

In a tweet Saturday, Trump portrayed the family-separation measures as a tactic to arm-twist his opponents. Both the 1997 settlement and the 2008 law are simply created to manage how children are treated at the border, especially in cases in which they arrive unaccompanied by their parents.

Foschi is referencing the arrest of Yancarlos Mendoza, when previous year he purchased a soda from a vending machine.

The HHS statistics on children do not break down into minors taken into custody as they crossed the border unaccompanied or those who were separated from their parents as they crossed. "It goes back to his statement of making America great again", Christopher Enriquez, a protester in DC, said, referring to the USA president's campaign slogan.

The arrest numbers began shooting upward soon after that, from 36,682 in February to 50,296 in March. In the first seven months of fiscal year 2018, there have been 211,821 apprehensions, a pace that would slightly exceed last year's level. "And that is what all of us - Democrats and Republicans - should want changed as soon as humanly possible".

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said separations would be a "tough deterrent" for hopeful immigrants coming to the United States.

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