There is no doubt the subject of immigration is a very tough one. On one side, the Trump administration is doing all they can to combat the growing illegal immigration coming into our country, on the other side the Trump administration has failed to act with compassion and care for the thousands of immigrants fleeing the persecution in their countries. Many of the illegal immigrants trying to enter the United States have been granted asylum as they try to run from their country’s atrocities but news has shown that even with them being granted asylum they are being separated from their children.
The Trump Administration has said time and time again that they have zero tolerance for people coming into the United States illegally but why do we have to separate parents from their children? What does this accomplish but give these children a traumatizing experience that will affect them for the rest of their lives.
Jeff (I want to kick him in the face) Sessions, said, “If you cross the border unlawfully, then we will prosecute you. It’s that simple.”
New York Democrat governor Jerry Nadler went down to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Elizabeth, N.J., where they were not allowed past the lobby area. Another representative for New York’s 12th District tweeted that, “After having to deal with local PD. After banging on the door and making it clear that we WILL NOT MOVE until we’re allowed in, ICE is finally granting us access to see individuals who have been separated from their families.
Once inside they said the scene was incredibly sad, “parents are being held prisoner inside, literally crying to us to be reunited with their families,” the lawmakers said in a statement. “Trump and Sessions say they are following laws. That is a lie. There are no laws requiring families to be ripped apart. Trump claims Democrats are to blame for families being broken up. That is a lie. Republicans control every branch of the government.”
What is really happening in the White House one lawmaker says is that Trump is hoping to use the harsh policy as leverage to force Democrats to cave to his other immigration demands, like funding a wall and lessening the number of people allowed to immigrate to the US legally.
So what will happen to the 2,000 plus families that have been separated from each other? At what point will they be reunited with their children?
Everyone agrees that we have an issue of immigration that desperately needs to be addressed but not like this. Remember if you don’t agree with Trump’s decision on how to deal with the immigration crises make sure you get out and vote this November.