Wrong headed cruelty defines the immigration policy fiasco created by the Trump White House, and politicized an evil and inhumane policy of jailing and hiding innocent children in four corners of the country.
The Trump Administration stepped on each others’ message, clearly contradicting their abhorrent policy agurably, or inagurably, from my perspective, is child abuse by government. If a parent took a child from his estranged spouse without permission, police would arrest and charge him or her with kidnap. The country has flipped the script with a new policy and lied about it.
Six weeks ago, I witnessed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who didn’t hesitate, spew out the new zero tolerance policy. ” If you cross the border unlawfully, and if you smother a child, we will prosecute you and may separate your children from you. ”
After gasping, my anger swelled then I yelled, “That’s Godawful. You can’t be serious.” I was flabbergasted by his denial. He flat out lied. “We didn’t intend to separate children.” Who’s going to heal these hearts and minds after being dehumanized in a Democracy that apparently has returned to the nation’s outrageous and shameful slavery, reconstruction, civil rights era and Japanese interment camps.
He switched to lying in a policy reshaping. Did he mean they didn’t mean to take the children as hostages and lock parentless children sitting in cages, in camping tents, on the floor in warehousing innocent, emigrant children?” Just as disgusting is that we’re still watching the “unintended process” after Trump’s executive order to keep families together? Where is the due process guaranteed by the criminal justice system? Under this policy, the justice system, everyone should have equal justice, but that isn’t guarantee because continuing infractions.
Trump’s executive order to put parents and family isn’t believable to the strong protestors. Did he mean they will take parents and children as hostages? What will happen to children in custody now? Where is the clarity? It’s discriminatory and amoral to harshly and inaccurately typecast all immigrants as criminals. I cringed about a woman being frisked with her young child standing beside her mother and wailing. My heart broke.
People who jaywalk or get a ticket aren’t treated as poorly. Why the double standards? And why are refugees kept in jail, too? Why is this new policy to arrest and charge asylum seekers? Who determines the asylum seekers from the false claims? Who would tell the truth?
And Trump’s irresponsible tactic of blaming Democrats shows that he’s using the immigration issue, using children as political pawns, branding him a weak leader without intelligent strategies and fair elections, resembling authoritarian governments. Strong men or presidents with morals and principles don’t need people control and race baiting to appeal to his supporters. Authoritarianism does. There’s so strength in playing to voters’ fear, racial animus, and emotional appeal.