March 3, 2017

Trump Administration Considering Separating Women, Children at U.S.-Mexico Border

Julia Edwards Ainsley - Reuters:

Women and children crossing together illegally into the United States could be separated by U.S. authorities under a proposal being considered by the Department of Homeland Security, according to three government officials.

Part of the reason for the proposal is to deter mothers from migrating to the United States with their children, said the officials, who have been briefed on the proposal.

The policy shift would allow the government to keep parents in custody while they contest deportation or wait for asylum hearings. Children would be put into protective custody with the Department of Health and Human Services, in the “least restrictive setting” while until they can be taken into the care of a U.S. relative or state-sponsored guardian.

After a day perusing the latest prevarication from DC, this story struck me as the most inhumane, immoral item of the bunch. The Trump administration is going out of its way to handle immigrants, illegal or otherwise, as offensively as possible.

I know this particular vein of Trump’s vulgarity comes from Steve Bannon, but the two came as a package. Have these people not a shred of decency?

#Trump #GOP #fraud #indecent #inhumane #immoral

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