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originally posted by: JBurns
a reply to: Xcalibur254
My *only* issue are those who do so unlawfully. Admittedly, in their position I'd probably do the exact same damn thing for my wife/children. Not probably, I would without question. But our laws have to be enforced as well, otherwise our entire system demonstrates just how illegitimate it really is (double standards, etc)
But it isn't a Trump administration policy. Zero tolerance is the policy, just like zero tolerance for drug dealers.
The administration's policy is ZERO TOLERANCE of arresting all law breakers.
If two parents are drug dealers (or any kind of criminal) and are taken to jail, the kids can't just stay at home by themselves. They *have* to be placed with family/guardians OR the State has to look after them (young children, especially)
What other choice is their RE: the children? For ANY arrest, not just for immigration violation related arrests.
The false statement is claiming this is new to Trump. Remember the pictures the left circulated a few weeks ago? And blamed Trump yet they turned out to be from Obama-era? Yeah, claiming SEPARATIONS only happen under Trump is the real lie The truth is that SEPARATION happens any time a child's caregiver(s) are arrested. Zero tolerance simply means the law is fully enforced, without discretion from individual officers. And in reality, officers *still* have personal discretion regardless of policy - if you want to be realistic.
Damnit, I've made that clear. The POLICY is zero tolerance (ie: actually enforce the law 100% of the time). The POLICY is NOT separation of children, it is an INEVITABLE CONCLUSION when all a child's caregivers are INCARCERATED and when that child's family members can't/won't step up to take care of him/her
Again, where was your outrage when Obama admin was doing the same BS? When those pictures of kids in cages you all circulated around and lied about it happening under Trump admin. THOSE photos were from Obama-era policies that also separated young children from their parents, so where was the outrage?
I'm not saying a solution is not needed. Only exposing the LIE that this is exclusive to Trump. Obama did the same BS, but as usual you try to give him a free pass (by ignoring everything he's done) and focusing solely on Trump.
The FALSE narrative is that this is a POLICY vs. an outcome/consequence of arrest. The FALSE narrative is that this outcome is exclusive to President Trump's administration, which clearly it is not.
Remember the fake-news photos everyone circulated of kids in cages? And they falsely claimed it was Trump's doing? Then it was discovered those pictures had actually been taken of OBAMA'S ICE child housing facilities. THAT is the false narrative.
Not the fact that it is going on OR that it is entirely wrong. Because both those statements are true. The false claim comes in when you use it as an attack against Trump while giving loser Obama/Bush/Clinton/et al. a free pass.
You know all those far-left "heros" have spoken in similar terms RE: illegal immigration, right? Even Chuck Schumer.
The narrative: "Trump is evil, he's doing this new thing that you should all be enraged about. No, don't look at the hearings on Capital Hill....look at the border" That is what the media is doing.
Selectively choosing when and what to lead their army of audience into battle against.