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2018 Jun 24, 10:21am
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I won’t waste more than this sentence in arguing that official policy for the treatment of juvenile illegal immigrants is exactly what it was under Mr. Obama, and Mr. Bush before him. I didn’t hear Paul Krugman of The New York Times hollering about the various federal agencies acting “like Nazis” back in 2014, or 2006. You’d think that ICE officers were taking these kids out behind the dumpster and shooting them in the head.
Krugman of The Times really hit the ball out of the park today with his diatribe comparing US Immigration enforcement to the Nazis treatment of the Jews. As a person of the Hebrew persuasion myself, I rather resent the reckless hijacking of this bit of history for the purpose of aggrandizing the sentimentally fake moral righteousness of the Resistance. It actually diminishes the enormity of the Nazi campaign against European Jews. I daresay that commentary like Krugman’s will only serve to amplify a growing resentment of Jewish intellectuals in this country — including myself, increasingly the target of anti-Jewish calumnies and objurgations. You’d think that Mr. Trump had offered to blow up Ellis Island the way the Resistance is clamoring to pull down statues of Thomas Jefferson.
What is the law regarding the treatment of migrant children? A two-decade-old court settlement, the Flores settlement, and a law called the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act both specify how the government must treat migrant children.They require that migrant children be placed in "the least restrictive environment" or sent to live with family members. They also limit how long families with children can be detained; courts have interpreted that limit as 20 days.Previous administrations have released families to meet these requirements. President Trump has said the law requires him to separate families, which is not true. His advisers have presented a more complicated argument for how the law requires family separation."The laws prohibit us from detaining families while they go through prosecution," Nielsen said on Monday — a reference to the 20-day limits on how long children can be detained. Therefore, she says, "we cannot detain families together."She argues that that leaves the administration with the options of not enforcing the law, which it rejects, or separating families. But immigration advocates and legal experts say that there are other options, including those that previous administrations have chosen. What was the policy under President Obama? The Obama administration established family detention centers that kept families together while their cases were processed. Trump's executive order appears to effectively revive this policy.The Obama-era centers were sharply criticized for keeping children detained even if they were still with their parents. A court ruled that those detention centers violated the Flores agreement and that families should be released together.The Obama White House also had a policy of releasing families through a program called Alternatives to Detention that still allowed them to be closely supervised — for instance, by giving mothers ankle monitors before releasing them.The ACLU welcomed the Alternatives to Detention program, but other immigrant-rights groups had reservations.
What the hell does feminism have to do with some idiot restaurant owners mistreatment of a customer, that happened to be a woman ?Wtf ?
I'm sorry I don't seem to recall the Feminist movement picking and choosing who qualifies as Women.
In our polarized world these days, the thing that's so different, is that people can't even agree on the facts.
The list of all the feminists who defended Sarah Huckabee Sanders today...22.214.171.124.Thought feminism was about "empowering" strong women? What a damn joke.
If it's printed on Fox News or Breitbart, it's absolutely false!!How's that?
Continuing the failed policies of previous administrations doesn't change anything. What would you recommend as a solution?
The Border Patrol’s budget has expanded from $5.9 billion 2003 to $11.9 billion in 2013, while ICE’s grew from $3.3 billion to $5.9 billion. As of 2013, the two agencies had a total budget of nearly $18 billion, and that number increased to nearly $20 billion in 2016.
So your solution is to continue the failed policies?
Also, by doing cash work that pretty much excludes funds going into social security because there is no electronic transfer.
doing cash work and or working and paying in to SS they may never get.
You and many others, even Patrick, apparently want to believe that policies regarding treatment of children (re: tendencies to separate them from their parents) at the border were the same under Obama.
Strange Hypocritical Liberal Logic??
Talia Lavin, whose tweet about a veteran’s tattoo implied he was a Nazi, has apologized to him and resigned from her position as a fact-checker at the New Yorker magazine.
Sniper saysStrange Hypocritical Liberal Logic??Here's some logic that even you should understand. Being concerned with one thing doesn't speak to the degree to which someone is concerned about something else.
You're right that it's a fringe issue. But you're wrong that it's a big deal or took up a lot of time or energy or was high on the priority list for liberals. To liberals it's a trivial matter. It's a fringe issue that's blown out of proportion by right wingers, for obvious reasons. IT sells their dishonest message that this type of thing is a priority on the left.Your ideology is driven by lies.
Tenpoundbass saysTalia Lavin, whose tweet about a veteran’s tattoo implied he was a Nazi, has apologized to him and resigned from her position as a fact-checker at the New Yorker magazine.My respect goes out to her, and especially to the New Yorker. I won't be holding my breath until someone from Brietbart has to apologize and resign for a similar (or worse level) error of judgement. This speaks perfectly to the difference between the integrity of left leaning media versus Brietbart, Fox, Infowars or talk radio. I doubt that even Ben Shapiro is going to be elaborating/correcting and refining his defense of Trumps recent border policies regarding children being separated from parents more often than necessary.
To think there are kids in a classroom exposed to...... extremely scary...