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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/19/2018 09:21 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/19/2018 09:21 AM
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AG Becerra: Forcibly Separating Children from Their Parents Is Inhumane and Unnecessary

Sacramento, CA...California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined New Mexico Attorney General Hector H. Balderas and 19 attorneys general in demanding the U.S. Department of Justice immediately end its new “zero tolerance” immigration policy which separates children from their parents. In their letter, the attorneys general explain how these compulsory separations create serious concerns regarding the violation of children’s rights, constitutional principles of due process and equal protection.





“As a father, it is unthinkable that our government would forcibly and unnecessarily pull children away from their parents,” said Attorney General Becerra. “This policy, devised by the Trump Administration, is wrong, inhumane, and traumatic for thousands of children. It is horrifying that an American President would direct this cruel ‘zero tolerance’ policy that contradicts our American values. This is a new low for President Trump. We must do everything in our power to uphold America’s values and the rights of children not to be forcibly separated from their parents.”

On April 6, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the new policy, which called for the criminal prosecution of every individual who enters the United States without inspection or authorization. This has been compounded by subsequent policies making asylum protection unavailable to victims of domestic and gang violence, even to those who properly request asylum at U.S. ports of entry. According to this policy, adults who enter the United States may be taken to federal prisons as opposed to immigrant detention centers while their children become “unaccompanied minors” who are placed into the care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement. Adults seeking asylum are sometimes not informed of the whereabouts of their children.

Joining Attorney General Balderas and Attorney General Becerra in sending the letter are the Attorneys General of: Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawai’i, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-19 09:26:36   By: Anonymous
 
BULL SHI+

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-06-19 09:37:41   By: Anonymous
     
    remember he has that "little d" after his name.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-06-19 12:27:52   By: Anonymous
       
      Separate his head from his shoulders!

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        Posted on: 2018-06-19 15:06:24   By: Anonymous
         
        Thank you Trump for getting rid of these criminals. Maybe kill a few so the others know not to come here.

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        Posted on: 2018-06-19 22:05:47   By: Anonymous
         
        Fooking maggot, eat your own brain, what’s left of it.

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      Re: Build the Wall and this won't happen. Come across legally, and this won't happen.
      Posted on: 2018-06-20 07:14:41   By: Anonymous
       
      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!TEMPER TANTRUM THROWING, IGNORANT DEMOCRATS!!!AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

      People across the Nation are voting in Republicans and Democrats are being tossed to the gutter!!!

      How come when criminals are put in jail and their children are put in Child Care Services people are not in an uproar too? That's the other side of the coin, isn't it?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-19 09:43:55   By: Anonymous
 
Breaking the law of America is the problem, take over Mexico and do for their people what their government won't do! Kill the drug Lord's and kick all of their politicians out of office, they are incompetent, to say the least! Mexico needs to wake up, if the word S hole refers to a country, that is one of them! Get it together, or suffer the consequences! By the way, quit going on vacation to Mexico, they need our tourist dollars and you dummies play right into their dirty hands!

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    Posted on: 2018-06-19 09:51:19   By: Anonymous
     
    previous admins did same thing. Media just buried it. Is this now so in our face as another ploy to distract and ensure Dems get photo opportunity?

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      Re: separation of kids and moms
      Posted on: 2018-06-19 10:09:22   By: Anonymous
       
      TRUMP is a piece work. Own worst enemy and wont be around much longer just like the garbage soon to removed name Dennis Mills

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        Re: separation of kids and moms
        Posted on: 2018-06-19 10:58:53   By: Anonymous
         
        Don't hold your breath snowflake.

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      Posted on: 2018-06-19 10:22:08   By: Anonymous
       
      Not true. Obama and W administrations did not separate children from parents.

      There has been no change in the law. Trump has simply changed the policy of how law is enforced. Trump is causing the separations and Trump could end them by just telling his Justice Department not to separate the children from their parents.

      You need to do your own research on this. Trump is lying as usual.

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        Posted on: 2018-06-19 11:02:02   By: Anonymous
         
        Not true at all.
        This law was set in place by Bill Clinton and enforced by GW Bush and Obama. The difference is the media attention.
        The biggest separator of children from families is the Democrat party, via welfare state replacing husbands and abortion removing children.

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          Posted on: 2018-06-19 12:05:46   By: Anonymous
           
          Wrong. Trump and FOX is lying to you. Separation of families was never part of the mandated language. This is Trump's tweak. Please do your research.

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            Posted on: 2018-06-19 12:29:12   By: Anonymous
             
            THEY'RE CRIMINALS, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?? PERHAPS MILK & COOKIES TOO?

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              Posted on: 2018-06-19 13:44:41   By: Anonymous
               
              If they cross at a point of entry and ask for asylum, then they are NOT criminals. If they cross elsewhere, then they have committed a misdemeanor, not a felony. Until they are convicted of even that, there is no excuse to separate them from their children.

              The children have committed NO CRIME. No excuse to punish them no matter how you fee4l about their parent.

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            Re: Fact Finder
            Posted on: 2018-06-19 19:14:40   By: Anonymous
             
            True. What is occurring did not occur under other presidencies. Let's talk about Obama specifically.

            He set an executive in place that protected woman and children, families crossing who could prove their family line, people with no criminal record. His order 'caught' those trying to sneak thru using unrelated children as a ploy. He sent back any with a criminal record.

            Trump reversed Obama's order and he and Sessions decided to classify any crossing the border without 'permission' was criminal under THEIR system. All were classified as criminals because trying to enter the US without previous permission is now automatically a misdemeanor and thus they are now classified as criminals. They don't have to have a criminal record. Trump and Sessions have created one for these people.

            I wish people read more than what Trump and Sessions say is fact. Just go to FactChecker. They provide a good assessment of what is real and what is hyperbole.


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    Re: Refugees Fleeing Violence
    Posted on: 2018-06-19 19:05:48   By: Anonymous
     
    Apparently you are unaware of the places these people are coming from. Maybe if you read a bit more unbiased news you'd know these are not Mexican nationals Trump and Sessions are incarcerating and separating parents (mothers) from their children.

    But then, possibly you like Sessions, place no value on human life. Woman fleeing gang violence and the threat of death by an abusive husband are no longer protected under US law.

    These policies and actions by Sessions and Trump are an abomination. They do not reflect Christian or US values. Neither of these men take responsibility for their actions. Its the name and blame game . . . everyone else is at fault and thus the justification for their horrendous treatment of other human beings.



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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-19 10:11:28   By: Anonymous
 
Separation of innocent children from their parents flies in the face of everything we used to stand for. In fact, it was America that would criticize inhumane treatment like this in other nations and often take the lead. Congratulations, Trump - you've now put us on par with dictators and military regimes.

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    Posted on: 2018-06-19 10:35:48   By: Anonymous
     
    It can be prevented. Don't break our laws, and don't bring the kids if you do

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      Posted on: 2018-06-19 11:12:19   By: Anonymous
       
      Pew poll shows that 2/3 of americans reject the separation of children from their parents. the remainder (28%) are nearly all self-identified hard-core republicans. which only goes to show that the hard-core right in this country are nothing but animals... even lower than reptiles and worms. we are witnessing evolution in reverse.

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    Re: VERY DIFFERENT
    Posted on: 2018-06-19 11:04:40   By: Anonymous
     
    What if those minors aren't the children of the adults they accompany?
    What if they are being used for human trafficking, slavery and prostitution?
    Don't you think they should be vetted and protected, or are you just that cruel and uncaring?

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      Re: VERY DIFFERENT
      Posted on: 2018-06-19 12:19:32   By: Anonymous
       
      They want to be treated BETTER than Americans, yets the 1st thing they do is break our Nations laws??

      This has got to come to a stop!
      Why does mexico just sit back & do nothing when these people are in it's borders?

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        No Subject
        Posted on: 2018-06-19 12:31:59   By: Anonymous
         
        They send their kids across numerous Countries on their own, or with a coyote, yet start whining about separation?
        These folks SHOULDN'T have children!

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      Re: VERY DIFFERENT
      Posted on: 2018-06-19 13:40:16   By: Anonymous
       
      Children with an adult who is not a parent or close family member are extremely rare. Less than 1 %. If suspected there are quick DNA tests to confirm.

      You are just parroting the Trump/Fox lies.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-19 13:36:25   By: Anonymous
 
Than they should have stayed where they came from. always looking for a free hand out turn them around and let them walk back we have enough TRASH here now

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    Posted on: 2018-06-19 13:41:02   By: Anonymous
     
    The trash is you. These people work harder than most native born Americans.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-19 18:10:48   By: Anonymous
 
Some snowflake got sand in their mangina again.

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    Trump will resign in disgrace... Mark my words.


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      Posted on: 2018-06-20 10:33:46   By: Anonymous
       
      Your words are marked. You will eat them.

      He will go down in History as memorable as Reagan. Reagan got much resistance and hate as well the first two years of his term. Trump has already surpassed Reagan in accomplishments.

      Trump 2020

      Then Nikki 2024

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        Re: WTG President Trump!!!
        Posted on: 2018-06-20 17:49:20   By: Anonymous
         
        Gotta love the guys (all libs) who post their nonsense and then scroll, re-post, scroll, re-post, etc, etc, etc............... President Trump is the first in a long time to stand up to the libs and it is driving them crazy (crazier).

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