Donald Trump is at it again today, lying about the separation of children and their families at the border.
The Democrats are forcing the breakup of families at the Border with their horrible and cruel legislative agenda. Any Immigration Bill MUST HAVE full funding for the Wall, end Catch & Release, Visa Lottery and Chain, and go to Merit Based Immigration. Go for it! WIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2018
Trump can play the blame game, but in the end, he has no one to blame but himself. Let’s make it very clear, this is a policy created by the Trump administration and no one else.
“…on Friday, President Trump insisted he’s not the one separating families.
‘The Democrats forced that law upon our nation. I hate it,’ he said.
The fact that there is no such law did not stop the president from repeating his assertion half a dozen times.”
Sure we know that Trump’s lies, but most of his lies don’t get the kind of blowback that this one has.
“The pictures and descriptions of terrified children and anguished parents have produced a rising backlash, to which the president, the attorney general and other officials have responded by essentially arguing that they have almost nothing to do with their own policy.”
“The only thing worse than the nauseating cruelty of President Trump’s immigration policy — captured perfectly by the agonizing stories of young children forcefully being separated from their parents at the border — is the craven dishonesty with which he attempts to sell it to the American people.”
This is a disgusting lie by a disgusting man. https://t.co/DQP7pAvAnX
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) June 16, 2018
And Trump’s enablers in Congress are doing their usual silence routine. No one will stand up to the president or his policy.
When will our Congress recognize that the border detention of immigrants and concurrent separation of their infant and young children is a crime against humanity under international law? Is the UN going to stop this before our legislators??? https://t.co/MZalEMos3V
— Daniel S. Goldman (@danielsgoldman) June 15, 2018
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) June 16, 2018
LIES. Previous admins detained only unaccompanied children. First time crossers were generally sent back, not prosecuted, causing no need to separate families. Asylum seekers weren't prosecuted. Their stories were checked; kids were not taken away. THIS CRUELTY IS YOU. END IT. https://t.co/KFLEbMRDWs
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) June 15, 2018
.@realDonaldTrump, you say “I hate the children being taken away.” But YOU ended the Family Case Mgmt Program that kept families together. YOU are intentionally ripping families apart. YOU created this problem. YOU can resolve it. #KeepFamiliesTogetherAct https://t.co/sJMjaixMjh
— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) June 15, 2018
UPDATE: 43 senators now support our bill to bar children from being taken from their parents at the border. We still need a Republican senator to join. If you’re represented by a Republican senator, please ask them to cosponsor S.3036. #FamiliesBelongTogether
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) June 15, 2018
It’s simple: this Administration is committing a human rights abuse along our southern border. Call your representatives and demand they tell the Administration to end this policy or pass our #KeepFamiliesTogether Act before thousands more children are separated. pic.twitter.com/udoHnoNzqP
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 16, 2018