The Trump administration's complete lack of compassion

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The lack of compassion and concern demonstrated by the tRump administration and GOP congress is astounding.

Abbreviated pundit roundup: The Trump administration's complete lack of compassion


Paul Krugman:

The speed of America’s moral descent under Donald Trump is breathtaking. In a matter of months we’ve gone from a nation that stood for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to a nation that tears children from their parents and puts them in cages.


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New York Times columnist Paul Krugman argued Thursday evening that President Donald Trump's rhetoric and policies toward immigrants mirror some of the darkest elements of historical anti-Semitism.

"What’s almost equally remarkable about this plunge into barbarism is that it’s not a response to any actual problem," he writes in a column titled "Return of the Blood Libel." "The mass influx of murderers and rapists that Trump talks about, the wave of crime committed by immigrants here (and, in his mind, refugees in Germany), are things that simply aren’t happening. They’re just sick fantasies being used to justify real atrocities."

He continued: "And you know what this reminds me of? The history of anti-Semitism, a tale of prejudice fueled by myths and hoaxes that ended in genocide."

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The Trump administration changed its story on family separation no fewer than 14 times before ending the policy
First it was a deterrent. Then it wasn’t.
It was a new Justice Department policy. Then it wasn’t.
The Trump administration was simply following the law. Then it said separations weren’t required by law.
It could not be reversed by executive order. Then it was.

President Trump’s political gambit to force an immigration bill through Congress backfired Wednesday amid a series of wildly contradictory statements — which you can see for yourself in the video above — from a White House that has been without a communications director since Hope Hicks left in March.

As outrage grew over Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy on migrant family separations, White House officials could not even agree on what was happening at the southern border.
“This administration did not create a policy of separating families at the border,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday.

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Far from Southwest, children of workplace raids await fate
Two of the largest workplace immigration raids yet under the Trump administration, carried out just weeks apart in Ohio, have upended the lives of hundreds of children caught in the middle.

Unlike the migrant children removed from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, many of these young people were born in the U.S. and are therefore citizens, and most haven't been separated from their families entirely. What they face, though, is a future that is just as uncertain as they wait to find out whether their mothers and fathers will be deported.

Some families will be forced to decide whether to keep themselves together by moving everyone back to their home country, in most cases Mexico or Guatemala, or face being split apart if one parent stays with the children or parents let relatives or friends keep them.

"What's happening on the southern border is happening on the northern border in a different way," said Veronica Dahlberg, leader of Hola, a Hispanic advocacy group in Ohio. "But these children are going to suffer for many years from the trauma, the uncertainty, the fear."

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