Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Kidnapping children IS illegal. Arrest ICE, better yet Abolish ICE (but they're "just following orders" Hmmm where have we heard that before?

The stories of children separated from the families are excruciating. The psychological abuse being levied on an entire generation of young immigrants is appalling. Stories of babies in diapers, in immigration court, are passed alongside the pleas of mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, terrified they will never see their family again. These are the direct results of Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions’ racist and inhumane “zero tolerance’ policy on immigration. The Associated Press is reporting about a 1-year-old child brought in front of a Phoenix immigration judge.
“I’m embarrassed to ask it, because I don’t know who you would explain it to, unless you think that a 1-year-old could learn immigration law,” Judge John W. Richardson told the lawyer representing the 1-year-old boy.
While the child reportedly was calm through most of the hearing, he “cried hysterically” when he was handed to another adult for the few moments needed as the caregiver collected the child’s diaper bag. Highlighting how much of an absolute catastrophe having a government being run by narcissistic incompetent asshats was this exchange, when the Judge Richardson brought up the need to prioritize family reunification:
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  • Richardson repeatedly told the Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney who was acting as the prosecutor that he should make note of the cases involving young children because of the government’s obligation to meet the reunification deadline. The attorney said he wasn’t familiar with that deadline and that a different department within ICE handled such matters.
    ICE spokeswoman Jennifer Elzea said the attorney was familiar with the injunction but didn’t know the specifics of the timeline requirements off the top of his head “and did not want to misspeak about any timeline commitments without that knowledge.”
    Trump and Sessions seem to have really “streamlined” the process of violating human rights, but have zero ideas on how to streamline doing the bare basics in fixing their morally repugnant actions. The best that the Trump administration has been able to do is tell people that there are “under 3,000 children” detained away from their families, and with more and more children appearing in courts by themselves, the level of psychological child abuse being performed in the name of the United States is horrifying.
    Trump supporters will mutter something about “it’s the parents’ fault.” No, it’s your fault now. It’s all your fucking faults. If you’re one of those “evangelical” types that think God is working in “mysterious ways” through Trump, and you also believe in a heaven and a hell, I have some bad news for you. You’re not going to end up where you think you are.