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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Indeed. And we can do our part by posting about this inhumane Trump policy closer to the 2020 election. We need to remind members and our internet visitors about this.
    And it's still an ongoing issue.

    A failed policy that is having lasting effects that is going to cost so much more in the long run in money and resources on these children then just doing the right thing in the beginning and keeping the children with the people they came in with while their situation gets sorted out.

    U.S. Says It Could Take 2 Years to Identify Up to Thousands of Separated Immigrant Families - The New York Times

    It may take federal officials two years to identify what could be thousands of immigrant children who were separated from their families at the southern United States border, the government said in court documents filed on Friday.

    A federal judge had asked for a plan to identify these children and their families after a report from government inspectors in January revealed that the Trump administration most likely separated thousands more children from their parents than was previously believed.

    These families were separated before the administration unveiled its “zero-tolerance” immigration policy in the spring of 2018, when nearly all adults entering the country illegally were prosecuted and any children accompanying them were put into shelters or foster care.

    To identify these families, the government said it would apply a statistical analysis to about 47,000 children who were referred to the Office of Refugee Resettlement and subsequently discharged, according to the court filing. From there, the government said it would manually review the case records of the children who appeared to have the highest probability of being part of the separated families.
    And before anyone comes at me with "trafficking" and "child kidnappers" the policy of separating the children actually increases the risk of that.

    Human Trafficking And The Southern Border : NPR

    Experts cast doubt on DHS claim that traffickers are posing as families at the border
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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    It's not a popular opinion but you make a point. We think we are better and we act like we are better but when you really think of some of our policies, like this one on topic of tearing away children from their parents, it sways the argument your way.
    I think we can be better than this which is why im not full blown cynic about this but realistically we are not now better than this.

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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by j brown's body View Post
    It wasn't policy at all under Obama. It was done in the event of an emergency, and only then.
    Even then unaccompanied minors were at least handled through ORR to find their closest kin in the US.

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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    If these kids sneaked into America illegally, what exactly do you want us to do with them?
    We already had agencies like the ORR to handle this.

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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    If the law is inadequate, and I believe it is, then the law should be changed. Fussing around the edges of it because itís too hard to do really isnít an answer any of us should accept. I like immigrants, but I want them here with legal status, and hopefully with the desire to become citizens.
    We as a nation need to take a hard look at our immigration policies. As long as the Congress is rendered dysfunctional by hyper partisanship, no rational changes in the law will be made.

    Taking people's children from them and putting them in detention centers is simply not a valid immigration policy.
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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    It's not a popular opinion but you make a point. We think we are better and we act like we are better but when you really think of some of our policies, like this one on topic of tearing away children from their parents, it sways the argument your way.
    If we continue to elect men like Trump to lead us, then this nation isn't better than a cruel and inhumane policy. The sooner we put the Trump era behind us, the better.
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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    That is, after all, the reason why people on the left post so many lies and distortions. It's about the propaganda, not the facts.

    Explains why the boiler rooms send so many new people here every time elections get near.

    You think rational people don't notice?
    Donald Trump initiated the policy of separating children from their parents as a way of discouraging asylum seekers. That's a fact.
    There still are thousands of children separated from parents. That's a fact.
    "Those on the left" simply means those of us not taken in by a conman.
    Where are the "lies and distortions?"
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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Agreed that neither party really has addressed the root causes of the problem of asylum seekers from Central America, nor the problem of illegal immigration. Instead, they have made the issues into political footballs.

    This thread is about removing children from their parents as a way of discouraging asylum seekers. The Trump sycophants seem to think that's OK, because it was a policy initiated by Trump. They also seem to think that Trump was telling the truth when he said the policy was that of Obama, and that he ended it.

    How anyone can continue to believe anything Trump says is a mystery.
    Most of them are not legitimate asylum seekers but are economic migrants and/or people looking for free ride off the US taxpayer..

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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Cynical View Post
    Most of them are not legitimate asylum seekers but are economic migrants and/or people looking for free ride off the US taxpayer..
    That is your opinion, and you're entitled to it.

    If your opinion is correct, does that mean a policy of separating children from their families as a way of discouraging them from coming here was justified?
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    Re: US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    We as a nation need to take a hard look at our immigration policies. As long as the Congress is rendered dysfunctional by hyper partisanship, no rational changes in the law will be made.

    Taking people's children from them and putting them in detention centers is simply not a valid immigration policy.
    Obama's Juvenile Referral Program did just that. Trump would be pilloried if he even tried this.
    And have you read the ACLU's report, informed by the Obama Administration's tenure?

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