Trump blames Democrats for how his administration handles separated immigrant children
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday pushed back on criticism that federal agents are separating immigrant children from their parents at the border with increased frequency, blaming Democrats for loopholes in immigration law. “The loopholes that they fight so hard to protect are the source, cause and reason for the humanitarian conditions,” said White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller. Following through on a theme of his campaign, the Trump administration this month began stepping up criminal prosecutions of people crossing the border illegally. By doing so, under current law, children entering the U.S. alongside adults fall under the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement while those criminal cases are pursued.
Trump officials, speaking to reporters Tuesday, said human smugglers are abusing current the law on asylum as well as policies on how to handle families crossing the border together. Because of that, they said, Congress must change the law in order to reduce illegal immigration and child smuggling. “The children smuggling trade would be shut down if we could close these loopholes,” Miller said .”We need to change the law so that families arriving illegally can be:
There wouldn’t be an immigrant problem if the past administrations hadn’t bombed the nations of those who are wanting to enter the U.S. and other countries. Trump has been in office long enough to be blamed for the damage that took decades to do. The U.S. border is having a problem more with corruption from within, than the immigrants that just want to cross. Those problems, when investigations go further will will show that everything is being created for a dollar and profit for a few and not for the people it was intended for. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders reacted to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ comments on border policy, telling reporters “it is biblical to enforce the law” when explaining the separation of families at border crossings.
Who is Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and what has he done for the nation and the people?
Sessions was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama beginning in 1975. In 1981, President Reagan nominated him to be the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. The Senate confirmed him and he held that position for 12 years until Bill Clinton’s Attorney General, Janet Reno, asked for his resignation. In 1985, Sessions prosecuted three African American community organizers in the Black Belt of Alabama, including Martin Luther King Jr.’s former aide Albert Turner, for voter fraud, alleging tampering with 14 absentee ballots. (Black voter fraud jail, White voter fraud…Hillary/Bernie)
In 1986, Reagan nominated Sessions to be a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. His nomination was opposed by the NAACP, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and People for the American Way. Thomas Figures, a black Assistant U.S. Attorney, testified that Sessions said he thought the Ku Klux Klan was “OK until I found out they smoked pot”. Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. wrote to the Senate Judiciary Committee to oppose the nomination. In her letter, she wrote that “Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters.”
List of committees below, shows that the Attorney General may be a little overwhelmed or focused on to many other things to see what is going on with the children on the border. No committee for kids.
Committee on Armed Services
Subcommittee on Airland
Subcommittee on Seapower
Subcommittee on Strategic Forces (Chairman)
Committee on the Budget
Committee on Environment and Public Works
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy
Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife
Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts
Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs
Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Refugees (Chairman)
Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security
International Narcotics Control Caucus
GETTING RID OF ALL THE EVIDENCE, BECAUSE HILLARY DIDN’T WIN?
On March 10, 2017, Sessions oversaw the firing of 46 United States Attorneys, leaving only his acting Deputy Dana Boente and nominated Deputy Rod Rosenstein in place. On April 10, 2017, Sessions disbanded the National Commission on Forensic Science and ended the Department’s review of the forensic accuracy in closed cases. Sessions imposed a hiring freeze on most of the United States Department of Justice Criminal Division and U.S. Attorneys’ offices, and a total freeze on the Department’s Fraud Section. On June 5, 2017, Sessions issued a memo preventing the Justice Department’s future lawsuit settlements from including funding for third-parties, such as had been included for the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
LIES HAVE BECOME THE BETTER PART OF THE US GOVERNMENT/ WHY CAN’T ANYONE TELL THE TRUTH ANYMORE?
Because most Americans seem to only care about booze, women, sports, gambling, and best of all going to the doctors! No time to see who is lying, cheating, or stealing their money.
On March 1, 2017, Sessions came under scrutiny after reports surfaced that he had contact with Russian government officials during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, even though during his confirmation hearings he denied he had any discussions with representatives of the Russian government. News reports revealed that Sessions had spoken twice with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak. Democratic representatives asked Sessions to resign his post as United States Attorney General. Senator Lindsey Graham called for Sessions to recuse himself from any investigations into the connections between Russia and the Trump campaign. Representative Nancy Pelosi stated that Sessions had “lied under oath” and called for his resignation. Representative Elijah Cummings said that “when Senator Sessions testified under oath that ‘I did not have communications with the Russians,’ his statement was demonstrably false, yet he let it stand for weeks – and he continued to let it stand even as he watched the President tell the entire nation he didn’t know anything about anyone advising his campaign talking to the Russians”. Cummings also called for Sessions’s resignation. Senator Franken commented that he believes that Sessions perjured himself in his confirmation hearing.
Who knows the history of the politician and the content of their character before voting for them? Do not our actions judge for the content of our character? Don’t our words describe the feeling within our hearts? Knowing your politicians is important. A look at the terrible things Jeff Sessions did as attorney general of Alabama, that Trump wasn’t furnished a memo of. In 1995, Alabama Prison Commissioner Ron Jones announced his plan to revive the use of chain gangs in the state prison system. “With leg shackles, we can put higher-risk inmates to work,” Jones said. The Alabama NAACP responded that chain gangs “will take us backward in time in terms of racial image and relations for all black men.” James denied this charge, saying, “The idea of inmates having to work has nothing to do with race at all.” When he was asked if the sight of black people back working in chains would give the state a black eye, James responded, “Of course not.”
For his part, speaking at a banquet where he announced his intention to run for the U.S. Senate, Sessions endorsed the chain gang proposal and promised to “aggressively defend any legal challenge against it.” Sessions went on to say, “I believe it’s constitutional and proper … and I don’t think it’s hurt the state’s image at all.” One month after his election to the U.S. Senate, in one of his final acts as attorney general, Sessions issued an opinion to Marshall County Sheriff “Mac” Holcomb providing formal legal support for the sheriff’s desire to use chain gangs, as long as they were “voluntary.” Years later, an Alabama inmate—who was chained for hours to a hitching post as punishment for fighting while forced to work on a chain gang—won his case at the U.S. Supreme Court, which found such punishment unconstitutional.