•At least five governors, including two Republicans, announced Tuesday that they would pull state troops from the southern border or cancel planned deployments in response to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
•The Republicans include Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland and Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts.
•Democratic governors from Virginia, Delaware, and North Carolina also announced that they would be canceling deployments or withdrawing troops.
At least five governors, including two Republicans, have announced that they will pull state troops from the southern border or cancel planned deployments in response to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
The announcements are evidence of further backlash to the controversial policy that has resulted in migrant families being separated at the border. The policy has already divided Republicans at the national level, with influential Republican senators, former first lady Laura Bush, and former Trump White House officials coming out in opposition.
“Until this policy of separating children from their families has been rescinded, Maryland will not deploy any National Guard resources to the border,” Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said in a post on Twitter Tuesday. Hogan announced that he ordered back a helicopter and four crew members.
The Trump administration’s court filings indicate otherwise. This is purposeful cruelty on the part of the Trump administration, and in a situation where they’re forced to tell the truth (i.e. the ACLU lawsuit against the family separation policy) they acknowledge that it’s all on them.
The president and top administration officials say U.S. laws or court rulings are forcing them to separate families that are caught trying to cross the southern border.
These claims are false. Immigrant families are being separated primarily because the Trump administration in April began to prosecute as many border-crossing offenses as possible. This “zero-tolerance policy” applies to all adults, regardless of whether they cross alone or with their children.
The Justice Department can’t prosecute children along with their parents, so the natural result of the zero-tolerance policy has been a sharp rise in family separations. Nearly 2,000 immigrant children were separated from parents during six weeks in April and May, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
The Trump administration implemented this policy by choice and could end it by choice. No law or court ruling mandates family separations. In fact, during its first 15 months, the Trump administration released nearly 100,000 immigrants who were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, a total that includes more than 37,500 unaccompanied minors and more than 61,000 family members.
funny how the media could have covered this story anytime in the ast 10 years, but for some reason they waited until now.
the democrats don’t care about children.
that is why they are pro-choice.
our country does not exist for the benefit of the democrat party.
snatching them from the womb is murder and permanent.
i believe the arrangements have been
temporary for the children separated from
their parents. in both cases, the children have been at the mercy of actions undertaken by their parents.
So your position is that what is being done to these children is ok as long as it doesn’t kill them on the spot? I stand with Cardinal Dolan, Laura Bush, and many other leaders who have a higher standard for how children should be treated in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.”
you seem to be missing the point. we want the immigration process to go by the laws set forth. that is why we are in this mess because people have been looking
the other way for decades. now we have this mess. as an American, i have a right to expect our borders to be secure. the way the ruling was put into place in 1997,
the children could only be held for 20 days.
no one has been complaining until this past week when children have been separated for a long time. so please get off your moral high horse. i wish families were not having to flee their home countries in the first place. why not leave your children with relatives while you try to seek asylum and then be reunited later.
i would say they have been dealing with this problem as humanely as possible.
many of you are coming here repeating
the talking points you are reading or hearing on CNN or MSNBC, but i don’t hear anyone offering any solutions.
the left’s tactics are loathsome how they create their hysteria and chaos and spread lies. they look for their latest victim to exploit for their own political gain.
the hypocrisy is sickening that this was all happening under Obama, but the phony media and the phony denocrats what until
now to be outraged.
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