Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hartzler: I am glad Trump addressed issue of children being separated from their parents; Obama did it, too

(From Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler)

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) made the following statement about the executive order President Trump signed today on immigration:

“I’m pleased that President Trump has addressed the upsetting issue of children being separated from their parents at the border. Although this practice has been going on since the Obama Administration and was put in place with the intent of keeping children out of adult detention areas for extended periods of time, it is clear we need to modify this policy.

“For decades, America has felt the repercussions of a failed, outdated immigration system that has rewarded those who enter this country illegally at the expense of those who have followed the law. It has been over thirty years since meaningful immigration reform has been signed into law and now is the time to fix this system. I am hopeful we can come together on legislation that fixes the problem and that is just and fair.”


Anonymous said...

From Politifact - "The Trump administration's current approach is modeled after Operation Streamline, a 2005 program under the administration of George W. Bush, according to Obama spokesman Eric Schultz. The key difference, he said, is that while the 2005 program referred all illegal immigrants for prosecution, it made exceptions for adults traveling with children."

"Obama generally refrained from prosecution in cases involving adults who crossed the border with their kids," said Peter Margulies, an immigration law and national security law professor at Roger Williams University School of Law. "In contrast, the current administration has chosen to prosecute adult border-crossers, even when they have kids. That's a choice — one fundamentally different from the choice made by both Obama and previous presidents of both parties."

"Denise Gilman, a law professor who directs the immigration clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, said immigration attorneys "occasionally" saw separated families under the Obama administration."

"However, these families were usually reunited quite quickly once identified," she said, "even if that meant release of a parent from adult detention."

In Trump’s case, family separations are a feature, not a bug, of the administration’s border policies, said David Fitzgerald, who co-directs the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies.

"The family separations are not the small-scale collateral consequences of a border policy, but rather, a deliberate initiative," he added.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions in April announced a "zero-tolerance" policy, meaning every person caught crossing the border illegally would be referred for federal prosecution.

The moron you call president initiated taking the children from their parents to begin with. Because of the outrage from both parties, world leaders and your republican fear of being on the wrong side of this for the upcoming elections, Trump was forced to revoke his ignorant order.

Anonymous said...

6:44 - Truth!

Unknown said...

Not the truth free m anonymous ( coward to reveal name)6:44 am and the other coward at 4:24pm.

10,000/12,000 of those children are sent up there to die in the desert. Our great Border Patrol rescued them, and the facility is better than they had in Central America.

The separation is done in Central America. It’s actually abandonment. There are 10 Consulates and am Embassy in Mexico they could apply legally for a
Asylum, or apply to Mexico

The previous presidents, especially lying Obsma just kicked the can down the road, now we have a great president willing to take it on.
No Congress help, scumbag Schumer swears to obstruct Every bill.

Harvey HUTCHINSON 303-522-6622 voice&text

Anonymous said...

Oh poor liddle Harvey. Spewing Faux News and National Enquirer. Tiny minds can't handle reality so they live in the alternative reality. Some of us have jobs that we wouldn't have if we posted our names Harvey. That is how your republican hypocrisy works. So we will have to voice our opinions anonymously. Show links to your lies so we can look them up and try not to use some right wing radical conspiracy theorist rags that you normally read. Show me links to reputable sites. Your hypocrite right wing radicals were obstructionists for 8 years. Now your right wing nut jobs control the house, senate and the outhouse. Why can't they get anything done? Lying Trump is a racist bigot and his lying rhetoric is destroying this country. Try your lies somewhere else or give links to your so called facts.