Day 516 Part IV
It’s still Tuesday June 19, 2018
There are still 1,062 Days to Go
Welcome to America! Let’s have your kids.
For some reason this whole immigration thing has people excited. For me, when I sit back and think about Jeff Sessions, and Stephen Miller being in charge of all this, I can only draw one conclusion, “What did we expect?”
Jeff Sessions last night when asked by Laura Ingraham on Fox how this was different than what happened in Nazi Germany, Jeff straightened her right out. You see in Nazi Germany they were trying to keep the Jews in. Which brings me to the question of, “what are we trying to do?” Keep people out? I don’t know. Whatever it is, many people think it is unamerican.
Fortunately, the Republicans in Congress are thinking about maybe really thinking about it. Susan Collins, always put forth as the one reasonable Republican, says she can’t support Diana Fienstein’s bill because it’s too broad. It says you can’t arrest anyone within one hundred miles of the border. Whether it really says that I don’t know. Fienstien said, “Fine, I’ll take it out.” Ball is in your court Susie.
Orin Hatch doesn’t like it, but has no real solution. John McCain says it’s not who we are. But John, it is who we are – now. So far not one Republican Senator is willing to sign on to the Feinstein bill to stop this. But don’t worry Ted Cruz to the rescue! Ted, ever the sympathetic one (I’m kidding of course), is going to introduce legislation to fix it all. Yeah, he wants to speed up the deportation process! But here’s the compassionate part: the kids get to stay with their parents until they are sent back. What a guy! Go Ted. You idiot.
Meanwhile his Democratic opponent, Representative Beto O’Rourke, has been speaking out, going to the border and holding protest rallies. He’s young. He’s passionate. He’s good looking. He seems like a decent guy. All the qualities Ted lacks. There’s a good chance Beto will defeat Ted. wouldn’t that be a pity? No more Mr. Green Eggs and Ham in the Senate chamber. Frankly, I never understood why he wasn’t arrested for trespassing when he shutdown the government and then trespassed on the closed WWII Memorial.
All the living First Ladies have come out against this policy. Melania said a little. She should go on Fox and Friends and speak out so her husband would hear her.
I like Chris Hayes’ idea that Donald and Jeff should go down to the border and help the authorities rip kids out of their parents arms. They’re a little short handed down there. Two governors, one Republican and one Democrat, have pulled their troops off the border. No wait, the Democrat said he wasn’t sending any; the Republican governor forbade his troops from helping in the ripping of babies out of the arms of their mothers.
Yesterday, as the news crew was waiting for Sarah Sanders to come out and lie to them they all got a text message. It was audio tape of children crying, begging for their fathers or mothers. One little girl had the number of her aunt memorized, which is a good thing because if all they had was a piece of paper with the number on it, that got taken away. The little girl was begging to call her aunt. She was being ignored. The people in charge were casually talking bout the crying being an orchestra and about mundane and routine tasks they needed to get done. The tape is really really bad. It brings home how terrible this policy is. The news people all got it just before the news conference. Guess what? Sanders never showed. Not even she was willing to take those slings and arrows. For that job they flew in Nielsen the DHS Secretary to explain, and clarify. And she lied. But let’s skip the lying, let’s go to the question she was asked, Where are the girls and the little children? (Because all we’ve seen are the older boys.)
She didn’t know.
When asked how the children would be reunited with their parents she explained that each child and each parent get a number. DHS keeps a file on the connections. After they “process” the children they get sent to HHS, the parents get arrested and sent into the criminal justice system. So the next question asked was do the kids and parents keep the numbers when they go into their respective internment process? The answer? She doesn’t know.
Now we have reports that parents are being presented with kids or given numbers to kids that aren’t theirs.
Some parents are being deported, but their kids remain here.
Do the parents know where their kids are?
Do the kids know how to get hold of their parents?
The kids are given an 800 number.
It doesn’t work.
WELCOME TO AMERICA.
THIS IS WHO WE ARE.
THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE BECOME.
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