‘We will not apologize’: Trump DHS chief defends immigration policy
COMMENT: YOU CRIMINAL BASTARDS ARE COMMITTING CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY; CRIMES AGAINST THE INTERNATIONAL LAWS AND AGAINST THE GENEVA CONVENTION. YOU HAVE GONE TOO FAR AND DAMNED CONGRESS AND THE JUDICIAL BRANCH IF THEY DO NOT STOP YOU. I AM EXPATRIATE ASHAMED AMERICAN DR. SABRI G. BEBAWI, A SOCIAL SCIENTIST WHO IS SICK OF AMERICA AND ITS BREAH OF EVERY LAW KNOWN TO MODERN MAN.
“We will not apologize for the job we do or for the job law enforcement does for doing the job that the American people expect us to do,” she said, speaking in front of a friendly audience of the National Sheriffs’ Association about the administration’s policies resulting in family separations. “Illegal actions have and must have consequences. No more free passes, no more get out of jail free cards.”
She claimed “misinformation” was being spread about the policy, which is that all people caught crossing the border illegally are prosecuted and thus families are separated.
Critics have lambasted the policy calling it cruel, inhumane to unnecessary. Outcry has come from Democratic and Republican lawmakers as well as the United Nations and religious leaders. Many have said the idea of separating children from their parents defies American and human values, as well as not needed when there are pilot programs that have shown that families with the right release conditions do show up for their court proceedings in the vast majority of cases.
Nielsen noted that it is common in all criminal matters that children do not go to jail with their parents, without noting that in most cases, those parents do not return from jail to find their kids transferred to the custody of another government agency and have to figure out how to get those kids back.
President Donald Trump squarely — and misleadingly — blamed Democrats for the unfolding crisis in opening remarks at a space policy event.
“I say it’s very strongly the Democrats’ fault, their obstruction, they’re really obstructionist and they’re really obstructing,” he said.
“The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility, it won’t be,” Trump said. “We want safety and we want security for our country. If the Democrats would sit down, instead of obstructing, we could have something done very quickly, good for the children, good for the country, good for the world. It could take place quickly.”
Earlier Monday he tweeted: “It is the Democrats fault for being weak and ineffective with Boarder Security and Crime. Tell them to start thinking about the people devastated by Crime coming from illegal immigration. Change the laws!”
Though she was not as explicit as the President in characterizing the policy as a negotiating tactic, Nielsen clearly linked the effort with the demands the administration has made on Congress, which include passing laws that even some Republicans don’t support.
“We are enforcing the laws passed by Congress, and we are doing all that we can in the executive branch to protect our communities. It is now time that Congress act to fix our broken immigration system,” Nielsen said. “Surely it is the beginning of the unraveling of democracy when the body who makes the laws, rather than changing them, asks the body who enforces the laws not to enforce the laws. That cannot be the answer.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking at the same event as Nielsen, also defended the Trump administration’s immigration practices Monday morning.
“These children are not entering at points of entry, but dangerous places,” Sessions said. “They can go to our ports of entry if they want to claim asylum.”
Sessions said the children “are taken care of,” at an “enormous cost.” Sessions called the system “generous.” He also emphasized most children have come here unaccompanied and said the Department of Health and Human Services takes custody of them at a cost of more than $1 billion a year.
Nielsen called a 2015 court settlement — dating back to a court ruling in 1997 that requires children not be detained longer than 20 days — a “historic get out of jail free practice of the past administration.”
No previous administration has interpreted this as requiring the separation of parents from their children, instead releasing families with court dates for immigration proceedings and various monitoring tactics.
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“It is important to note that these minors are very well taken care of — don’t believe the press — they are very well taken care of,” Nielsen said. But, she added: “If you cross the border illegally. If you make a false immigration claim, we will prosecute you. If you smuggle aliens … we will prosecute you.”
And once again, she told asylum seekers to show up at a legal port of entry. CNN is looking into reports that these individuals are being turned away there, as well.
“If you are seeking asylum, go to a port of entry,” Nielsen said.
After that, Nielsen once again walked through the administration’s wishlist for changing immigration laws — including targeting sanctuary city policies, changing the threshold for qualifying for asylum to be much higher, and reversing many protections for children allowing them to be detained for longer or deported immediately.
Nielsen also addressed some of her remarks directly at lawmakers as they are expected to vote on immigration legislation in the House this week. She framed the issue as anyone who votes against their preferred policy is voting against the “rule of law.”
“My message to members is clear: You have a chance. If you want to secure our borders, if you want to keep gangs such as MS-13 out of our communities, if you want to address … if you want to restore the rule of law, you must close the legal loopholes,” Nielsen said, referring to the pieces of law that the administration wants to change.
“However, if you want to support a broken immigration system that harms the interest of Americans and our security, that rewards those who thumb their noses at our laws … then don’t vote to fix the problem. It’s a simple choice,” she said.
Nielsen said “those who have complained” about the policies now have an “opportunity” to work with the administration on the issue.
“As (GOP Rep. Steve Scalise) said, it is an issue that every one of the last four administration has faced. It is time to fix it,” Nielsen said.
Majority oppose policy that causes family separation, but Republicans approve
(CNN)Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of the Trump administration’s practice of taking undocumented immigrant children from their families and putting them in government facilities on US borders, according to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS. Only 28% approve.
But among Republicans, there is majority support for the policy that has resulted in an uptick of children being separated from their families.
The separations are the end result of the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of criminally charging people who cross the border illegally.
The new poll numbers follow harsh criticism that President Donald Trump and the Republican Party are receiving after implementing the new policy.
“The United States will not be a migrant camp and it won’t be a refugee holding facility,” Trump said Monday.
The President was meeting with House Republicans at a conference to discuss this policy. Trump has suggested it may be a bargaining tool to get Democrats to cave on immigration demands and has placed the blame on the opposing party for not doing something rather than on himself or his administration for enacting the “zero tolerance” policy.
The controversial policy does have support in subgroups, particularly among Republicans, 58% of whom approve of it. Outside the GOP there is much less support. Just 5% of Democrats and 27% of independents approve. Sixty-two percent of the people who approve of the job Trump is doing as President also approve of the immigration policy and so do 51% of self-described conservatives.
39% approve of Trump
The President’s approval has ticked slightly downward, to 39%, compared with 41% in May and 42% in March. His lowest rating in CNN polls was the 35% he reached in December 2017. The number of those who approve of his job performance strongly (28%) remains the same as in the poll in March.
Approval for the President on the issue of immigration specifically is at an all-time low in CNN polling. Only 35% approve of the way Trump is handling immigration, down from 40% in March, and 59% disapprove, up from 55%. Disapproval is highest among Democrats, liberals, those who disapprove of the job Trump is doing and nonwhite residents.
Immigration is one of the issues where Americans rate the President the poorest, with his approval on the economy at 49% and on foreign affairs and foreign trade tied at 39%, and only a third of people approving how he is handling health care policy. Out of these, immigration is the second lowest, next to health care, an issue where Democrats have historically had an advantage in polling.
More people disapprove of his handling of immigration (59%) than of any other issue.
The continuation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — the Obama-era program that defers deportation for some people brought to the country illegally as children — is an issue that every group can agree on, with 8-in-10 saying the US should continue the policy that Trump has sought to end and allow immigrants who meet the qualifications to remain in the US. Sixty-seven percent of Republicans say the policy should continue, and so do 63% of those who approve of the job Trump is doing as President.
The CNN Poll was conducted June 14-17 by SSRS among a random national sample of 1,012 adults reached on landlines or cellphones by a live interviewer. Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points; it is larger for subgroups.
This expatriate American writer Dr. Sabri g. Bebawi wishes the gangster who bought the white house a very happy Godfather’s Day. As in Don Corlione family, I am sincerely sure the M-13 Gang present their respect and kiss your hand.
I feel very fortunate that I do not belong to your criminal family and I am so very sorry for your wife and all your children and relatives if you have any.
It is very possible that today in the oval office you shall not be very happy because someone said or did something you do not like
Dodo, take it easy today for the sake of America. And if talk about the sake of America, do not talk at all until you sign your resignation and tell the people the same lies Nixon told the Americans – Do not worry; they have no brains to remember anything.
Well!! This expatriate writer has the answers. The Answer is NO.
Allow me to debunk the Republican ideology as I had done with the Abraham Lincoln’s Myth. Republicans run on the platform “Less Government,” and “Small Government.” Right?
Little do unintelligent Republicans know that what the party means by less and small government is that the government will not interfere when big fat pigs, corporations and mega banks screw the people, use and abuse them. However, as for people’s own lives, NO. Republican will surely interfere, dictate and take control.
Who demands that people’s sexual orientation must be heterosexual? (REPUBLICANS).
Who demand that women should have no control over their bodies? (REPUBLICANS)
Who demand that schools must adapt praying? (REPUBLICANS)
Who demand that schools take sex education from schools? (REPUBLICANS)
Who demand that schools teach the stupid, stupid, stupid creation idea? (REPUBLICANS)
Who constantly depict SCIENTISTS as ignorant people? (REPUBLICANS)
Who tries to debunk the scientific fact of Global Warming? (REPUBLICANS)
Who takes immoral sexual treatment of women lightly? (REPUBLICANS)
Who taxes the poor more and deprive them for basic needs? (REPUBLICANS)
Who spreads hate, racism and bigotry? (REPUBLICANS)
Who shows complete disrespect for those who built America? (REPUBLICANS)
Who deprives people from basic health care? (REPUBLICANS)
Who blacklist people who disagree with them? (REPUBLICANS)
Who lies, cheats and deceives the public openly (REPUBLICANS)
The list goes on and on and on and on
Shouldn’t Republicans be banned?
Expatriate Sick American Writer Dr. Sabri g. Bebawi
Trump Again Falsely Blames Democrats for His Separation Tactic
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Saturday repeated his false assertion that Democrats were responsible for his administration’s policy of separating migrant families apprehended at the border, sticking to a weekslong refusal to publicly accept responsibility for a widely condemned practice that has become a symbol of his crackdown on illegal immigration.
“Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change!” Mr. Trump said in a morning post on Twitter.
The White House defended the practice this week, saying the president was merely enforcing the law. And in recent speeches around the country, Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, has made a spirited case for it, arguing that a strict approach is a vital tool for deterrence.
But Mr. Trump has steadfastly tried to deflect blame for the separation of children from their parents, consistently dissembling about why it is occurring. His comments are the latest example of his asking the public to discount what it sees with its own eyes and instead believe his own self-serving version of reality. They also reflect how politically poisonous the issue has become, as photographs and news articles circulate about the effects of the practice.
“I hate the children being taken away,” Mr. Trump told reporters on Friday in front of the White House during a 45-minute impromptu question-and-answer session on a wide range of topics. “The Democrats have to change their law — that’s their law.”
In fact, there is no law that requires families to be separated at the border. There is a law against “improper entry” at the border, as well as a consent decree known as the Flores settlement that limits to 20 days the amount of time that migrant children may be held in immigration detention, which a federal judge ruled in 2016 also applies to families. A 2008 anti-trafficking statute — signed into law by a Republican president, George W. Bush — also requires that certain unaccompanied alien minors be transferred out of immigration detention in 72 hours. None of those laws or precedents mean that children must be taken away from their parents.
It is the Trump administration’s decision this year to prosecute all unlawful immigrants as criminals that has forced the breakup of families; the children are removed when the parents are taken into federal custody. While previous administrations have made exceptions to such prosecutions for adults traveling with their minor children, the Trump administration has said it will not do so.
An official from the Department of Homeland Security who insisted on anonymity to discuss the policy said on Friday that there are, in fact, exceptions for babies, but could not provide an age cutoff above which a child may be taken from his or her parent. Data reviewed by The New York Times in April indicated that of more than 700 children separated from their parents since October, over 100 had been under the age of 4.
“Our administration has had the same position since we started on Day 1 that we were going to enforce the law,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said on Thursday. “We’re a country of law and order, and we’re enforcing the law and protecting our borders.”
Mr. Trump’s advisers rationalize his statements by noting that Democrats have been opposed to the president’s immigration agenda, which they argue would eliminate the need to separate families. The measures include making it more difficult for migrants seeking refuge in the United States to qualify for asylum, overturning the Flores settlement so that immigrants could be detained indefinitely, and changing the 2008 anti-trafficking law. The president has also called for a giant wall on the southern border and cuts to legal immigration, including denying immigrants who gain legal status or citizenship the ability to bring members of their extended family to the United States.
“The loopholes, both legal and judicial, are now wholly owned and belong to Democrats,” Stephen Miller, the president’s senior policy adviser and top immigration hand, said in a recent interview, “because they alone oppose their changing.”
“No one in our government is willing to take moral lectures from people who support and perpetuate policies that grievously harm innocent Americans,” Mr. Miller added.
Mr. Trump, however, has not tried to justify the family separation policy, preferring to pretend that it is being forced upon him by his political rivals, and sometimes to ignore it altogether. While the president’s Saturday radio address was about the need to pass legislation — slated for votes in the House next week — that would overhaul immigration laws, he never mentioned the zero tolerance policy that has led to immigrant children being separated from their parents.
Instead, he focused on MS-13, the brutal transnational gang with roots in El Salvador, laying out in graphic detail the crimes its members have inflicted on American citizens and charging, with no basis, that Democrats “want them taken care of — they want them to be left alone.”
“Democrats in Congress have opposed every measure that would close these immigration loopholes and bring the slaughter to an end,” Mr. Trump said.
A Final Thought From This Expatriate Sick of America American Writer:
AMERICANS, DO UNDERSTAND, FOR CHANGE, THAT THIS IS AN ISSUE FOR ALL CITIZENS OF THE WASTELAND THE UNITED STATES. STAND UP IF YOU ARE HUMAN; SPEAK UP IF YOU ARE SUB-HUMAN; GO TO HELL IF YOU ARE NEITHER.
Expatriate Sick of America American Writer Dr. Sabri g. Bebawi
Democratic congressman: Family separation ‘on all of us’
Washington (CNN)Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke on Sunday railed against the Trump administration separating children from parents at the border, but said responsibility for what is happening is on everyone.
“This is inhumane,” O’Rourke said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I’d like to say it’s un-American, but it’s happening right now in America. And it is on all of us, not just the Trump administration. This is on all of us.”
The Department of Homeland Security said Friday that the government had separated about 2,000 children from parents at the border since implementing a policy that results in such family separations.
O’Rourke said he was planning to march to Tornillo, Texas, where the government is holdingunaccompanied immigrant children, and several other Democratic lawmakers are due to visitimmigration centers in South Texas.
O’Rourke said the march was an effort to drum up enough “outrage” and “public pressure” to change the policy, which Trump suggested is a negotiating tool and has falsely asserted is the fault of Democrats.
In his CNN interview, O’Rourke pledged to introduce a measure in the coming days to end family separation and predicted support from the public.
“I’m confident that the American people this time are going to get it right,” O’Rourke said.
O’Rourke also noted that the policy meant children would spend Father’s Day uncertain when they would next see their parents.
“At the moment that they finally thought they had reached safety, refuge, were going to petition for asylum, they were taken from their parents, and are now in Tornillo with no idea when or if they will see their mothers or their fathers on this Father’s Day again,” O’Rourke said.
Yes, believe it. There is a new page on Facebook that is called “Trump Supporters Against Robert De Nero.” If this is to say anything, it says that the United States has some real wacko citizens in the forsaken Wasteland the United Stated of America. They are nothing but feces whose Methane gas is a weapon of mass destruction.
What the great Godfather of the great Hollywood said is not actually enough. I hope he had said a lot more using some of the colorful American vocabulary that most Americans use on minute by minute basis. The Great Robert De Nero had been, actually, very kind.
To the idiot brainless Americans who did know and do not get De Nero’s message that Gangster Trump is a danger and the only threat to America and the world, I say this writer is very, very sad for you people.
How is it possible that saying Fuck Trump is worse than this:
How is it possible that those stupid motherfuckers think that De Nero’s comment is worse than this:
How is it possible that those motherfuckers think that De Nero’s comment was vulgar and worse than this:
And how they dare, those motherfuckers criticize what the Great Robert De Nero had said:
To Trump supporters and sympathizers, in the best common American language, FUCK YOU MOTHER FUCKERS.
TRUMP COMPARED TO NAZIS, TERRORISTS AND SLAVE PUSHERS WITH HANDLING OF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN
(Washington, DC) — The leader of New York City’s two-point-eight million Catholics says the Trump administration’s policy of separating kids and parents is “un-biblical.”
Cardinal Timothy Dolan says references to scripture by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to justify the practice is “un-American” and goes against human decency.
Dolan told CNN the Apostle Paul would not endorse the immigration policy. Sessions referenced the apostle in remarks last week, saying Paul preached to obey the laws of the government. Dolan said sessions might need a Sunday School refresher.
Sessions in fact needs Sunday School, Vacation bible school, bible study and quite frankly baptism to get himself straight. Omitting the most important parts of the scripture he quoted pulls on just how desperate the Trump administration is to push its agenda by any means necessary….even at the heartless bottom of all bottoms …act of separating children from their parents at the border and blaming democrats while at it.
The Department of Homeland Security says the Trump administration separated nearly two-thousand children from their parents or guardians at the border between April 19th and May 31st. And a more grave concern…where are they exactly?
Above all, the most disturbing part of the immigration debacle is the usage of these children and their families for leverage and getting a few bills passed and the wall built.
Bastard Trump, what have you done with the missing children? Come clean Dodo.
“We will immediately launch tariff measures that will match the scale and intensity of those launched by the United States.”
Beijing also said “all economic and trade agreements reached by previous negotiations will be nullified at the same time.” That includes a tentative deal to increase Chinese purchases of US energy and agricultural goods.
Like the US tariffs, China’s retaliatory tariffs will be rolled out in two waves, the Finance Ministry said. And they will start on the same day.
Beijing will impose tariffs on 545 US items worth $34 billion — including agricultural products, automobiles and seafood — starting on July 6.
Tariffs on the remaining 114 items, including chemicals, medical equipment and energy products, will start later.
The United States is targeting 800 Chinese exports, worth about $34 billion, starting July 6, and another 280 or so after a public comment period.
Trump has long complained about China’s huge trade surplus with the United States. In a statement Friday, he said trade with China “has been very unfair, for a very long time.”
The US president said the new tariffs were designed to punish China for the theft of American intellectual property and technology.
And he warned that any retaliation by Beijing would trigger another round of tariffs on Chinese goods.
Dear Readers, share this with me to the American Stupid Buyer of the White House,
This is an open message to the insane Donald Trump from expatriate American writer Dr. Sabri g. Bebawi. I must start my message using the comments of the great Robert De Nero at the Tony Award stating that I wish Mr. De Nero had used more overused American adjectives.
More proper adjectives besides “insane” “Psychopath” “Sociopath” and more street adjectives that Americans pretend them to be vulgar not realizing what vulgar is.
Mr. president-want-to-be Donald Trump, this is vulgar:
Mr. president-want-to-be Donald Trump, this is vulgar:
This expatriate American Writer requests that Donald Trump shut up. Every word that comes out of your mouth is stupid because you are brainless and stupid.
You are in a la la land. You do not know that the foreigners in your country are what makes it a country. Without those immigrants, your country would be a true “shithole.”
Please just listen to your whores and do what they ask you to do: