Migrant children won't be reunited with parents who are still in custody, top official says

Yes… The administrations bungling of this means exactly that… To be sure, they will all be found eventually but this is the result of an inept policy decision without any real consideration for the long term effects… As the judge said yesterday in his ruling in San Diego…

Second, the practice of separating these families was implemented without any
effective system or procedure for (1) tracking the children after they were separated from
their parents, (2) enabling communication between the parents and their children after
separation, and (3) reuniting the parents and children after the parents are returned to
immigration custody following completion of their criminal sentence. This is a startling
reality. The government readily keeps track of personal property of detainees in criminal
and immigration proceedings. Money, important documents, and automobiles, to name a
few, are routinely catalogued, stored, tracked and produced upon a detainees’ release, at
all levels—state and federal, citizen and alien. Yet, the government has no system in place
to keep track of, provide effective communication with, and promptly produce alien
children. **The unfortunate reality is that under the present system migrant children are not **
accounted for with the same efficiency and accuracy as property.


That’s sickening. We give them back their jacket but not their kids.

Hey…I’ve got an idea that will fix all of this? Let’s build a wall? The money “we” save from not needing the system dealing with illegal immigration, that has so many upset, will pay for it. Surely “we” can all agree?

I know, crazy that prosecutorial discretion was used to not be repugnant human beings and separate children from their parents.

You’re delusional for actually thinking a wall would solve illegal immigration.

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Even in the most optimistic of cases, a wall would take YEARS to build… This is an immediate crisis THIS ADMINISTRATION created that the courts are addressing…

What law requires children to be separated from their parents?

Why would a wall not work? It works in many areas around the world.

If we all united to fund the wall, I’d wager you’d also unite many who are less sensitive to this issue?

Trump Supporters: Acting punitively and separating children from their families is more important than acting in an administrative manner and either deporting the family together or allowing their asylum case to move forward.

Must be because of the high crime they bring. Wait, nope, they commit crimes at a lower rate than natives.
Must be because of all the public money they cost. Wait, nope, they require less public spending than natives.
Must be because of the economic drain they cause. Wait, nope, they result in a higher labor participation rate, lower unemployment rate, marginal effects on wages, and their second generation has higher college grad rates, lower poverty rates, and similar income and home ownership rates as natives.

…spoken like a true indoctrinated sheeple.

Well, besides the fact that half or more illegal immigrants are a result of entering through a port of entry, where in the world does a wall work with a 2000 mile border?

You just named 2000 spots where it would work.

Do you support increasing the legal immigration numbers significantly and streamlining the system to make it easier for them to come legally?

Hint: They know about ladders down south.

I support immigration that vets the potential citizen, that can have an accurate determination of whether or not the country will benefit from the decision.

K…so now they have to bring a huge ladder. That should slow things down? Then they must get over the wall…and then back down on the other side. What percent of those coming across would have the physical capability to do so? As border patrols are constantly patrolling, how many could make it before the ladder was discovered and destroyed?

Well, as a whole, less likely to commit crimes and requiring less public money than natives. Seems like a pretty positive basis to go off of. Unless there’s connection to criminal activity (e.g. gangs, cartels, etc) or some type of other public safety issue, seems like a positive thing to be pretty welcoming.

…And you’ve been drinking the koolaid.

Data is koolaid?