Authorities are now separating children from their parents at the U.S. border. Some unaccompanied minors are being detained on their own. Some are placed in foster homes throughout the country. Some are placed in an abandoned Wall-Mart warehouse. A reporter who recently toured the facility noted it was pretty nice as far as it goes. Kids get beds (they are apparently taught how to make hospital corners), meals, and are allowed outside a couple of hours a day. What more could they want? Well, to be reunited with their parents for starters.
Donald J. Trump says he hates to see children taken from their parents, but the policy is the Democrat’s fault. Not sure how he comes to that conclusion, maybe because some laws that were enacted during Democratic administrations. Why, then, during previous administrations families were allowed to remain together? How is it that his administration is not accountable for implementing this policy?
Justifying the family separation policy, Attorney General Jeff Sessions quotes the Bible:
“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes,” Sessions said during a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves. Consistent and fair application of the law is in itself a good and moral thing, and that protects the weak and protects the lawful.”
So we are to obey the laws of government regardless? Proving that you can cite scripture to justify anything, what about the following?
“The Bible teaches that God ‘loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt’ (Deuteronomy 10:18-19).”
Even during the detention camps for the Japanese during WWII families were allowed to stay together. Now people who come to this country seeking asylum have their children taken from them, and are put in jail. Further, escaping from domestic abuse or gang activity are not grounds for asylum, according to Sessions.
Paul Ryan doesn’t like family separation either and has supported a provision in immigration legislation prohibiting that practice. Problem is the odds of passing comprehensive immigration legislation are slim to none. Bottom line is the Trump administration, if it wanted to, could end the practice and find a way to keep families together pending a hearing.
In the meantime, children learn how to make hospital corners on their beds in Wall-Mart warehouses, are fed, clothed, and monitored. The only thing lacking—being together with the love and support of a family. Worse, not knowing when, or even whether they will be reunited. I wonder what they will think of America when they grow up?
Speaking of America, a White House Official was asked about the Trump doctrine. His response: We’re America, bitch!
Yeah, America sure is a bitch.