June 1, 2018: Hillary weighs in on tearing apart families

BDBoop

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Good thread by Hillary;

Like so many others, I am horrified and heartbroken by what is happening to immigrant kids and families because of this administration’s disastrous policies.

We now know that more than 700 kids were separated from their parents between October 2017 and April 2018. As a mother and a grandmother, it’s devastating to even imagine.

Not only that - this administration built on their "zero tolerance" policy earlier this month. The result? Nearly 700 more kids were separated from their families in the first two weeks of the new program. Think about that. Hundreds of families torn apart in two weeks.

Muzaffar Chishti of @MigrationPolicy said something that has stuck with me.

He said that “In the immigration context, the government has never taken a stand against the protection of kids in this country. For the first time, it is now formally taking a position that explicitly goes against the best interests of kids.”

It is now the official policy of the US government - a nation of immigrants - to separate children from their families. That is an absolute disgrace. #FamiliesBelongTogether.

If you’re like me, there’s nothing worse than feeling helpless. So on this National Day of Action for Children (supported by groups from @ACLU to @WomenBelong to @UnitedWeDream to @MomsRising, @DomesticWorkers), visit https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org to see what you can do to help.

There is no more important test of our country than the way we treat the most vulnerable among us, especially children. We cannot turn away from what’s happening on our watch - we have to act.

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Just another reason it is patently obvious they were not equally bad choices.
 
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The bad choice was made by the parents in bringing their children here illegally.
 

BDBoop

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Wrong. Educate yourself. They are coming here through legal channels, seeking sanctuary, with the same end result.
 
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Wrong. If they came through "legal" channels they wouldn't be picked up for illegal immigration.
 
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so, can you please walk us through the process of what happens to these children?
Foster homes until the parents are reviewed for either asylum or deportation. The parents have no money, no means of caring for the child. You all don't seem to understand what detention centers are. You seem to think that putting the children in a detention center with adults, some of whom may be violent is appropriate.
 

BDBoop

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Wrong. If they came through "legal" channels they wouldn't be picked up for illegal immigration.
Wrong again. They aren't being picked up for illegal immigration, and they are being separated from their children.
 

BDBoop

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Foster homes until the parents are reviewed for either asylum or deportation. The parents have no money, no means of caring for the child. You all don't seem to understand what detention centers are. You seem to think that putting the children in a detention center with adults, some of whom may be violent is appropriate.
You don't seem to have any idea what is actually happening.
 
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