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originally posted by: dawnstar
Tell me, so when they arrest someone for dwi and there's a child in the car, how long do you reckon that child spends locked up in a cell?
You are probably just as unlikely to be shooting up a school as traffickers are to be swiping babies, transporting them through Mexico, and to top it off, have on hand lactating women to pretend to be mommy and breastfeed them!!
We do have laws that dictate the quality of care out govt is to provide minors In their care also, including illegal immigrants, so, it seems we are already breaking the laws according to the reports I've been reading.
No, I am reacting based on emotions.
We seem to be either unable or unwilling to provide adequate care for these people when they are in out custody. I don't really care which it is, or who is to blame for the mess. And when we have people going around screaming at our own citizens (sometimes native Americans who have more right to be here than most of us) to go back to their own country, I really don't think we are doing them much of a favor by taking them in.
And by the way, children as young as some of these kids are aren't "bad" and they didn't knowingly commit any crime. Nor did they have the power to avoid being brought here.
Locking them and keeping them in the conditions that are being described for weeks, to months, is the worst possible option there is! Just giving then transport back to their country would not only be more humane but also probably cheaper. And, would probably be reduce the number making the journey here dwindle to nothing.
Read my statement again, you seem to be confused.
And yes, breast feeding babies have been separated from their lactating mothers.
I agree. We should have all the children be held in the offices of all members of Congress and maybe they will see the scope of their idiotic decisions.
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: whosWatchingyou
Border patrol is not only not funded or equipped to deal with the children, they aren't really trained either. They signed up to patrol the border not play jailer to a bunch of kids. And, the more they are pushed into playing that role, the more reports of children being mistreated we are gonna see simply due to the growing frustration of trying to do a job they aren't equipped to do.
I am suggesting we drop them off with the adults they came with, might be a good idea to alert the officials they're on their way and ask them where they would like to recieve them.
No I didn't and no I won't apologize or admit that I did.
The chances of either condition is next to nill!
Children as young as 7 and 8, many of them wearing clothes caked with snot and tears, are caring for infants they’ve just met, the lawyers said. Toddlers without diapers are relieving themselves in their pants. Teenage mothers are wearing clothes stained with breast milk.