"Children were taken from them by Border Patrol agents who said they were going to give them a bath." They never came back.
Boston Globe and Washington Post articles this weekend have enraged many who are rightly targeting their anger at U.S. Border Patrol agents for not only separating migrant children from their parents – as a warning to others thinking of coming to America undocumented – but for the despicable method they have decided to use.
At least 1500 children who traveled from Central America – one of the most violent places on earth – with their children to seek asylum have been taken from their parents and lost by the Trump administration. Some have been handed over to human traffickers. And since Trump's Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Homeland Security agents – all of whom report to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (photo) – began implementing the new policy in May, already 650 children have been ripped from their parents, many with no possibility of ever seeing them again.
Now that number is 500 per week, according to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Under new policies invoked by the Trump administration – policies which the President repeatedly lies about, claiming they are laws created by Democrats, which his false – migrant children coming into the U.S. are taken from their parents and then treated as unaccompanied minors.
"The Trump administration says the goal is simple: to punish people trying to enter the country illegally, and that means immediately arresting adults and placing them in detention without their children," The Boston Globe reports. It does not mention that many of these families are being denied the legal right to request asylum.
Not only is the policy of intentionally stripping children away from their parents causing outrage, the methods used by Border Patrol agents are eliciting comparisons to the Nazis.
It's not hyperbole.
"Aleman-Bendiks, the public defender," a paragraph hidden near the end of The Boston Globe's devastating article begins, "said several of her clients have told her their children were taken from them by Border Patrol agents who said they were going to give them a bath. As the hours passed, it dawned on the mothers the kids were not coming back."
It gets worse.
"Last month a Honduran father separated from his wife and 3-year-old son killed himself in a Texas jail cell," The Washington Post notes.
One of the judges mass-processing cases of people crossing the border illegally - which is a misdemeanor, had little empathy for the families. Immigration courts are not like the courts Americans are used to. There are few rights extended to those being prosecuted, for starters.
“I trust and hope that you will be reunited with your family members,” federal magistrate Peter Ormsby told parents desperate to be reunited with their children. “But I also hope you understand that the reason there was a separation is that you violated the laws here of the United States.”
Most likely will never see their children again.
SEPARATING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES: With hundreds of children separated from their parents amid an immigration border crackdown, @TomLlamasABC interviews one mother whose son was taken from her 8 months ago after they crossed into the United States illegally. https://t.co/x9MRGYiO0g pic.twitter.com/ejKkAVJuxp
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) June 1, 2018
Here's some of the reaction via Twitter:
The Nazi's took children to "bathe" in the gas chambers
— c.anne Reed (@24baseballReed) June 10, 2018
“America first” “stabbed in the back” the constant lying and bow kids being sent to “bathe” They just can’t help themselves from recycling Nazi techniques. 🤔🇺🇸
— DK Fulton (@dkfulton) June 10, 2018
Jews were told they needed fumigation. Then they were gassed to death. Yes, you must say this out loud, because far too many people do not know history or its parallels.
Taking children from their parents at our border is wrong. No amount of excuses can ever make this correct
— GzG (@therealgloria) June 10, 2018
You read some of the stories about what ICE Is doing to people trying to cross the border and tell me that Nazi parallels aren’t apt. And don’t give me any bullshit about “law and order”. This is xenophobia pure and simple. I can’t believe Americans are doing this.
— (((Howard West))) (@hwestiii) June 10, 2018
Don't forget the Nazi behavior that is happeningwith the border children! This is the worst situation we have been in! https://t.co/d98U6qEbo5
— AG (@Dalilover1904) June 10, 2018
Ivanka supports WH policy of taking migrant children from their mothers.@nycsouthpaw
— Maureen Antonio (@santamonicamoe) June 10, 2018
Border Patrol and ICE agents don't deserve anyone's sympathy, empathy, or friendship. They should all be publicly shamed and tried in court (and preferably spat on every day for the rest of their miserable lives) for taking part in these nazi-inspired tactics. https://t.co/yMBlg89rFN
— If Naf Now 🌹🔥 (@naftibaby) June 10, 2018
This is straight out of every book I've ever read about Nazi Germany. https://t.co/OEDMHNSwaV
— Rebecca McHood (@RebeccaforAZ) June 10, 2018
Border Patrol reportedly using Nazi deception tactics to separate kids from their mothers. https://t.co/41fffaomez
— This Is Not Normal (@dailyhatereport) June 10, 2018
— Bruce Hartman (@madcow455) June 10, 2018
My God. This, to me, sounds like Nazi Germany.
‘They just took them?’ Frantic parents separated from their kids fill courts on the borderhttps://t.co/jPXJmbmLfM
— Cindy Berry (@CindyBerry2405) June 10, 2018
straight out of Nazi Germany, parents told their children were going for baths, food, to be tended to while their parents did paperwork
— Kathy Byrne (@kab_fair) June 10, 2018
And let’s not forget the the use of the Nazi style of segregating, traumatizing, and “ethnic cleansing” by separating mothers and children at the border. This is the kind of stuff that makes @SenateMajLdr smile. That’s so creepy. #BlessedDay
— Therese W Nelligan (@theresenelligan) June 10, 2018
This is heartless and cruel. Separating children from their parents is Nazi stuff! https://t.co/zXjEwQ9IEi
— Jesse Simpson (@MrSimpsonNBCT) June 10, 2018
Hey in case anyone still denies that we live in Nazi America with concentration camps and that ICE is the gestapo, saying that the children would just be bathed before they disappear forever was the exact playbook of...
wait for it...
Gas chambers in Auschwitz. https://t.co/VGgsdFtMYp
— 🌈Wings & Strings (@TomColetti) June 10, 2018
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