I think it just shows the incompetence that reigns at the White House. I think Melaina probably didn’t think about it and just grabbed her jacket. The people around her should have pointed out the PR problem. Perhaps they didn’t because she disagreed with the Dumpster?
It isn’t just MSNBC, all of the news outlets are describing how it works and the fact that Trump/Sessions caused the problem by charging all the immigrants with a misdemeanor, sending them to jail and separating the children. It is also very clear they did this on purpose so they could cause this to happen. They admitted the policy was their way to get tough at the border.
His executive order did not solve the problem, it simply creates more problems and does not reunify the thousands of kids that have been ripped away from their families. Not a very satisfying solution for anybody. The immigrants who are seeking political asylum are not drug dealers, criminals or rapists. They are running for their lives from real threats to their lives. Trump wants to immediately deport them back so they can be murdered by the gangs they are running from. I can’t imagine how any Christian can support such a inhumane policy. We seem to have forgotten that we really are a nation of immigrants. Most of us would not be here if our forefathers and not immigrated to the US.
The problem is his executive order has set up a situation where another law will be violated in twenty days. His order causes the whole family to be incarcerated together. We have a law on the books that says you can’t jail children for more than twenty days. He also has already ripped thousands of kids away from their parents, some as young as one year. They have shipped them all over the country to facilities. In many cases, it will be very difficult or impossible to reunite these kids with their parents because they didn’t keep track of who they are or where they went. Of course, they can’t undo the trauma these kids have already been subjected to.
As usual you are wrong. The people seeking asylum have not committed felonies. They are being charged with a misdemeanor and sent to jail so they can send their children to a internment facility. The law has not changed, they do this so they can incarcerate the children in a care facility. It is Trump’s get tough policy. It was not done in the past. It is something a dictator would do. Now it has created so much outrage that Trump decided to reverse himself. Of course the way he did it causes a host of problems because if they now incarcerate the whole family, in twenty days, they will be violating a law that prohibits holding children in jail for more than twenty days. Trump doesn’t give a damn about anybody but himself and pumping up his base. He is simply stupid and disgusting and has a total lack of any common decency.
That is because Trump’s policy is charging illegal immigrants with a misdemeanor which triggers the law. Under Obama in most cases they were released until their court date. I also saw a new story that they are refusing to admit immigrants at the legal crossings which causes many to enter elsewhere. If they get caught they get charged with the misdemeanor and their kids get taken away. Basically they are making it impossible for immigrants to follow the law. Trump is a would be dictator who wants his minions to stand at attention when he is present. He is destroying our democracy bit by bit. We need to FIRE him.
It is “Trump’s Policy” because it is. The law did not change only the policy to charge parents with a misdemeanor, then throw them in jail until their court date and take their kids away. That is all Trump.
Clearly the law did not change, just the enforcement policy. Even if it was the law, does that justify the inhumane treatment of children? Would torture be ok as long as you passed a law to justify it? Is that the way you think children should be treated?
He is a prime example of the holier than thou christians who wrap themselves in the bible while justifying the inhumane treatment of their fellow man. They go to church on Sunday to show how religious they are and then spend the rest of the week doing evil to others. Their hypocrisy is simply stunning.
There is a remarkable similarity between how Hitler came to power and what is happening in the Trump administration. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler%27s_rise_to_power )The National Socialist German Workers’ Party was opposed to the democratic post-war governmentIt advanced extreme nationalism and Pan-Germanism (Make Germany great again)It promoted virulent anti-Semitism (anti-Muslim and Mexican vilification)Hitler was appointed as chancellor after a series of parliamentary elections and associate backroom intrigues. The passed the “Enabling Act” that assured Hitler could exercise dictatorial power without legal objection. (Trump can’t be indicted, be put on trial and can pardon himself) Hitler viciously suppressed anyone opposed to his regime. We are now ripping children from Mother’s at the border to “create a deterrent”. Thousands of very young children are put in cages deprived of contact to their families. What next, gas chambers? I beleive we are at a very dangerous point in our history and we simply cannot standby and let it happen.