I have written about ICE – the horrors of their private prison detention facilities, their out of control enforcement policies – for years. Gave a talk about it at a rally in Wilmington a couple of years ago which opened a lot of eyes. The fact is that this administration, the President of a nation built by immigrants, is at war with immigrants!
Read also: Ice agents arrest more non-criminal immigrants. The FACTS cannot be denied!
And that idiot John Kelly has the nerve to say this! The White House chief of staff, John Kelly, defended the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy toward immigrants who cross the border illegally, telling NPR that separating parents from their children could be a “tough deterrent.” *
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It’s a little horrifying to write this on Mother’s Day, but I can’t imagine a more apt metaphor for the horror that is the Trump administration’s xenophobic immigration policies.
After John Kelly said that they were treating the immigrant children being taken away from their parents well…or whatever. (He literally said, “…or whatever.”), we get news from ICE that they have lost track of 1500 of those children ripped away from their parents who were merely seeking a safer refuge for them.
What do you say to this? Oops?
A Senate subcommittee has found that federal officials lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children last year after a government agency placed the minors in the custody of adult sponsors in communities nationwide.
The Health and Human Services Department says it uses its limited funds to track the safety of at-risk children, and could not determine where 1,475 missing minors had gone.
The Health and Human Services Department came under fire two years ago for rolling back child welfare policies meant to protect unaccompanied minors fleeing violence in Central America. An Associated Press investigation found that more than two dozen were placed in homes where they were sexually assaulted, starved or forced to work.