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Wed Oct 21, 2020, 08:30 PM

Let's not mince words. The Trump administration kidnapped children.

Opinion by Editorial Board

THE TRUMP administrationís immorality, cruelty and bureaucratic malpractice in tearing migrant toddlers, tweens and teens away from their parents in 2017 and 2018 were the work of many co-conspirators, most of them faithfully carrying out the wishes of the president himself. A draft report by the Justice Departmentís inspector general has made that clear. Perhaps even more shocking is that policyís present-day legacy: More than 500 children who, having been wrenched from their families by U.S. government officials with no plan or mechanism ever to reunite them, remain separated.

That is the case despite years of efforts to track down parents who were, in many cases, deported after their children were seized and placed with family sponsors in the United States. For all intents and purposes, these children were kidnapped by the U.S. government.

In fact, it has not even been the U.S. government that has tried to reunite these sundered families. That has been the work of a court-appointed body organized by the American Civil Liberties Union, a nongovernmental organization. The ACLU, in effect, was put in charge of trying to fix what the Trump administration shattered ó the lives of hundreds of children and families. Even now, the parents of 545 separated children cannot be located, despite the efforts of lawyers and advocates, according to a new court filing.

To its authors in the Trump administration, the child separation policy was justified in the name of inflicting such emotional trauma on migrant families that further illegal crossing of the southern border would be deterred.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/lets-not-mince-words-the-trump-administration-kidnapped-children/2020/10/21/9edf2e20-13b0-11eb-ba42-ec6a580836ed_story.html

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Reply Let's not mince words. The Trump administration kidnapped children. (Original post)
Zorro Oct 21 OP
Eliot Rosewater Oct 21 #1
Clearly fogged in Oct 21 #5
StClone Oct 21 #2
Enterstageleft Oct 21 #3
Best_man23 Oct 21 #6
fierywoman Oct 21 #4
Ferrets are Cool Oct 21 #7
Blue Owl Oct 21 #8
world wide wally Oct 21 #9
KT2000 Oct 21 #10
Solly Mack Oct 22 #11
Stuart G Oct 22 #12
McKim Oct 22 #13
The Wizard Oct 22 #14
RussBLib Oct 22 #15

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 08:35 PM

1. Watch how few responses this thread gets

Not Because people here donít care.

Because the crimes by the Trump administration and the Republican party are so many and so bad that we have become numb to them.

And for those who havenít become numb weíve just become overwhelmed with the number keeping up with the number of crimes and severity.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 08:58 PM

5. Or they have never heard the truth.

Below is a text copy of what my rw sister sent. You know any progress with this mindset is an illusion, gone as soon as they get back to the herd. She says yesterday was the first time she's heard of it?

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Her texts:
Omg yesterday I saw the children in cages for the 1st time. I'd heard about it but also heard it was made up and didn't look online because who could believe it works be real!!

But there they were with intimidating guards in there with them 😨 I can't believe it was permitted!!! That's like something from prisoners of war
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My replies:
The story behind the news isn't who puts them in cages, we've been doing it for quite a while. The real story is that before, before now, it was only kids by themselves that got locked in cages. Now we take them away from the parent and lock them up.

So, one side says 'you did it too' - talking about putting them in cages. The other side says 'you're taking children from their parents and putting them in '

We think we all hear the same message
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eta - I need to choose words very carefully with her

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 08:37 PM

2. Kidnapped and Serious Crimes against humanity

Trump with Quisling Stevie MENTALLY ABUSED and tortured these now "orphaned" kids. The life-long damage is done and the trauma and PTS will be hard to undo. I can see terrorists later in life inflicting attacks on US for this. It is despicable what these desensitized freaks and sadistic racists have done.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 08:45 PM

3. I was yuust following order....Herr tRump!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 08:56 PM

4. And who will be found to be the pedophiles and sex traffickers?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 09:26 PM

7. K and R

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 09:36 PM

8. I wanna see the GOP DESTROYED on Nov 3rd

Fuck 'em all to hell

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 10:00 PM

9. Yes, they did

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 10:25 PM

10. hope this gets into the debate

Anyone who votes for trump accepts kidnapping children along with their other failings. And where are they now? Did a bunch of religious nuts get hold of them? Have some been trafficked?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 01:39 AM

11. K&R

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 10:07 AM

12. K and R Thank You for posting...Outstanding post...

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 12:01 PM

13. This Retired Migrant Teacher is Enraged!!!!

This retired Migrant Teacher is enraged. I spent 20 years teaching immigrant children and translating for their families. These are my people. And I cannot express the rage and sadness I feel at watching my students behind bars and deprived of normal lives. I want jail time for Stephen Miller and his gang of kidnappers and for the jailers and emotional torturers as well.
Last time Democrats did not prosecute the wrongdoer who lied us into a war on Iraq. This time we must put these people in jail or it can happen to anyone's children anytime!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 07:46 PM

14. There was a time when kidnapping was acapital crime

The law all but ensured the death of the victim as kidnappers had no other way out.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 11:00 PM

15. Even some who were breast-feeding

As some have said, "The cruelty was the message."

What I would like to hear is how many children have been reunited with their families.

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