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6/20/2018 Public Pressures President to End Family Separations Washington, DC - The League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued a statement following President Trump’s Executive Order. “At first glance, it appears that the President is working to end the current practice of separating f...
Trump made the mess and he had plenty of help from his extremist staff and the cowards in Congress. He will never acknowledge the separation of families as a mistake, let alone the cruel and inhumane action it really was. His reversal does not signify empathy, character, or decency--only political calculation to prevent the laggard Congress from taking action, an image he could not abide.
"Trump said he didn't like the sight of families being separated, according to a pool report. He said the 'zero tolerance' policy of prosecuting everyone who tries to cross the border illegally would continue.
'It's about keeping families together,' Trump said, 'while ensuring we have a powerful, very strong border.' ...
President Donald Trump, under growing pressure to act unilaterally to address the immigration crisis, Wednesday signed an exeutive order that he said would keep immigrant families at the border together. Trump said he didn't like the sight of families being separated, according to a pool report. He....
He’s the one who enacted the policy! Lol. He didn’t like his own policy.
As we know, trump has zero core ethics or values. So he is completely at ease saying one thing as an absolute truth one day....and the exact opposite thing the next day, with equal certainty. Just remember he can also reverse this decision tomorrow if he feels like it.
But he did take away Congress’ picnic. I guess he showed them!
He knows exactly what he just did, and so do we. He showed all of us he’s callous enough to use children as pawns, and he once again took the opportunity to otherize not only immigrants, but democrats as well, pitting us all against one another.
The Executive order signed today regarding keeping immigrant families together is a hollow gesture if Congress does not stand up and pass a narrow, veto-proof law on the subject. And by narrow, I mean one which does not also advance the President's immigration agenda. He has been holding thousands of children hostage, first the DACA kids and now the immigrant children, to get his way. He's no better than a terrorist and these tactics must not be rewarded, I support the Keep Families Together Act as the best alternative now pending.
It was not because of empathy, character, or decency; Congress was finally going to act to rein him in and he couldn't take that image.
Zero tolerance = kids separated from parents. He's lying.
Congress will vote on two bills this week: the Securing America’s Future Act by Rep. Goodlatte, and the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 by Speaker Ryan. These bills only further criminalize immigrants and once again fail to bring forward a clean DREAM Act. Visit the link below to get in touch with your Representative and ask they vote no on these bills. ...
Rooted in the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government by working to educate voters and to increase understanding of major public policy issues, including pro...
This is tough stuff but we must do it. Make no mistake about it: T**** is holding thousands of children hostage, blackmailing Congress to pay for his stupid, ineffective wall. And anybody who's watched TV knows what happens when you give in to blackmailers: they come back for MORE.
The company running the federal immigration detention facility that is housing some migrant children who have been separated from their parents received a $600,000 incentive bonus to expand its operations in Florida.