Hysteria Aside, Losing Track of Immigrant Kids Nothing New


Ivanka Trump tweets 'tone deaf' picture cuddling son after US agents take children from families

Ms Trump, who serves as an adviser to her father Donald Trump, has so far not responded to the criticism of the photo or the United States government's stance on immigration.

US President Donald Trump: "Democrats mistakenly tweet 2014 pictures from Obama's term showing children from the Border in steel cages".

But, as long as his president thinks he can win more votes by bashing immigrants than helping them, we probably can expect more policies from his administration that he wants to run away from later.

Jon Favreau, who worked as a speechwriter for former President Barack Obama, tweeted, "This is happening right now, and the only debate that matters is how we force our government to get these kids back to their families as fast as humanly possible". Ironically, liberals who claim to champion all minority groups will all quickly delete their tweets in defense of illegal immigrants, once they figure out that President Trump is not to blame.

The Trump administration is pushing back against news reports that it has lost track of nearly 1,500 immigrant children who came to the United States as unaccompanied minors. In some cases, sponsors simply didn't respond to the follow-up phone call, not surprising because many are themselves in the USA illegally and reluctant to speak to authorities. "This is the most aggressive response to Central American migration we've seen to date".

The same agreement would make it easier to prevent unaccompanied minors from entering the "general population", in Wagner's words, if they had a known gang affiliation.

For the last decade, the little-known Alien Transfer Exit Program has transported adult male immigrants thousands of miles from the place they were caught at the USA border before releasing them back into Mexico.

As if to emphasize the pettiness of the attack, Westwood remarked that "it's not the first time that Ivanka Trump has been accused of insensitivity on social media". It's more accurate to say the government lost track of them, as Bharara put it.

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Jonathan Rath Hoffman, chief spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, described the Trump administration's determination to prosecute parents as a continuation of Obama-era measures. During those two months a total of about 8,400 unaccompanied minors were caught on the southwest border.

The government reportedly places the separated children in foster homes. More children are expected to be separated from their parents as a result.

"If you cross the border unlawfully ... we will prosecute you", he said.

We need to face the complicated issue of immigration with sobriety, a keen understanding of current laws, history, economics, labor flows, supply and demand, demographics and what has actually made America great - its immigrant roots and its welcoming philosophy.

According to the Bipartisan Policy Center, prior to the Trump administration, "family units were hardly ever detained, but rather processed and released with a notice to appear at immigration court".

But there's no law mandating that parents must be separated from their children, and it's not a policy Democrats have pushed or can change alone as the minority in Congress. Critics are conflating those children with others, who came to the border with their parents, only to be separated there.

"Trump called the practice 'horrible, ' so if he thinks it's so disgusting he ought to end it and not make children pawns as a negotiating tool", said Lee Gelernt, an immigration attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, which has filed a class-action lawsuit to force the government to stop separating families at the border. "HHS's primary legal responsibility is to temporarily house and then release the UAC", Steven Wagner, acting assistant assistant secretary at the Administration for Children and Families, told reporters in a Tuesday briefing.

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