"The American people are a welcoming and generous people. But those who enter our country illegally, and those who employ them, disrespect the rule of law. And because we live in an age where terrorists are challenging our borders, we simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, and unchecked. Americans are right to demand better border security and better enforcement of the immigration laws." - Obama 2006
So funny, the liberals didnt say a word when Obama put children in cages.
I'd say "nice try", but it wasn't.
Obama didn't instruct the Border Patrol, and ICE, to lie to people and forcibly separate children from their parents, and put kids in cages.
His immigration policies weren't great, his 'plan' was flawed, too, BUT, no one has fucked this situation up worse than 45. Not by any stretch of the imagination.
His boy, Stephen Miller, came up with this bullshit. Miller is a degenerate sociopath.
Further, they haven't kept accurate records, in some cases, they didn't keep any at all.
A lot of the records that they did keep, they've since destroyed. ALL FACT.
THAT'S why they're having to do DNA tests. They have NO fucking idea where most of these kids are, and where/who their parents are.
Homeland Security's own numbers don't support the story about traffickers and drugs mules either. So that bullshit story is bullshit, too.
Stop trying to defend the indefensible.
45 is scumbag piece of shit, and quit bringing up Obama. He's not President anymore.
Oh, last thing, it's not just liberals, or even democrats, who hate 45.
There are libertarians, Independents, and even republicans, who detest his miserable, lying ass.
So don't try that bullshit. There are plenty of people, NOT liberals, who are willing and able to counter your lies with facts.
45 is scum. You got conned.
Like most right-wingers, you twist the truth terribly. Under Obama, the vast majority of children who came into the country by other than legal means were released with their parents pending their hearing. The problem today is legitimate asylum seekers are being labeled criminals and their children taken away from them. That is nothing less than an unconstitutional action and a human rights violation. Anyone who defends such action is a bigoted ethnocentric moral idiot.
There was no widespread Obama-era policy of separating parents and children — but it's a common talking point for Republicans.
One other thing to note is that many of the people crossing the border are seeking asylum from incredibly violent situations in their home countries. U.S policies in places like El Salvador and Guatemala have contributed greatly to violence and instability. I drives me crazy that very few people consider this.
Ya know, folks, trying to present facts or logically explain anything to the OP is useless. This isn't to open up a dialog of give and take: it is trolling to make the OP feel superior to the libtards. And "libtards" is anyone who disagrees with him.
Some comments have been made here about US intrusions into other countries and the damage caused by US foreign policy. I totally agree. With great respect to the people in America, there is indeed a need for some balance to this ledger. US invasions, interference in other countries and their politics, unimaginable deaths and injuries, propping up always right wing regimes, and on it goes, all carefully crafted by mainstream media and political parties to conform to the "we're the good guys" image. On the big scale of things you are the good guys, but you are betrayed by the ruling military industrial corporate class who rule over the people of America with the same distain that they show the rest of us. The American outrage over Russian meddling into its politics is hypocrisy writ large. You wrote the rule book, now used against you. Intrusions into your sovereignty and borders? The borders of other countries mean little to you when it suits you. Americans need to take Morpheus' pill and wake up and see the matrix being fed to you. You need a reality check more than a border wall.
I don't think the American people have shown themselves welcoming and generous. But how did it ever happen that immigration laws could be flouted to this extent? Was it because ordinary American employers could benefit from the lower cost of labour with illegals?
In defending its “zero tolerance” border policy that has caused the separation of families, the Trump administration has argued that the Obama and Bush administrations did this too. That’s misleading. Experts say there were some separations under previous administrations, but no blanket policy to prosecute parents and, therefore, separate them from their children.
“Bush and Obama did not have policies that resulted in the mass separation of parents and children like we’re seeing under the current administration,” Sarah Pierce, a policy analyst with the Migration Policy Institute, told us.