Borders, laws, kids

I’ve gotten heartily tired of hearing the left’s mantra “they’re ripping kids from their parents’ arms at the border”. It’s an overstatement of what’s really going on, and is only an attempt to fuel a false narrative that the media and the left have been pushing.

So, here’s the thing. If someone is arrested for a crime, in any city, and in any state of our country, and particularly if their family (kids, spouse, whatever) is with them, you don’t arrest the whole family and “keep them together”. If both parents are arrested, the children usually go into Child Protective Services custody, unless a grandparent or other relative is available.

Translate that to a family crossing the border ILLEGALLY… which is a crime (first time, misdemeanor… subsequent times, felony). The parents are arrested, and the children are sent to the CBP version of Child Protective Services.

So, if you don’t want to be separated from your children, AND you want to apply for asylum, cross the border LEGALLY at a border crossing. OR, particularly if you are in Mexico, go to one of the multitude of US Consulates, or the US Embassy, and apply for asylum there… LEGALLY.

Another aspect that is being falsely portrayed is that this is somehow a new policy at the border. Actually, it has been around for a long time. I think it was instituted during Bill Clinton’s time as president.

It is also a misconception that most of the kids coming across the border are with their parents, or even with ANY family members. Many are being passed off as family by human traffickers who are physically abusing them, sexually and otherwise. I’ve heard that of roughly 20000 kids that have been held in protective custody in recent years, only 2000 of them actually came with family. The rest were with stranger adults, and the majority were being trafficked.

The fact that this is suddenly a major issue to liberals is because there is a mindless hatred of our current president. It’s called Trump Derangement Syndrome. It dictates that everything the President Trump does, says, stands for, must be hated and thwarted. It’s pretty much the textbook definition of mental illness!

While I wasn’t particularly behind Trump when he started his presidential campaign, he has proven to be an effective president, who has actually had the gall to fulfill as many of his campaign promises as possible. We now have record low unemployment, an economy that is being freed from the restraints of the ridiculous regulations imposed by liberals over the years, and is positively booming, and a return to the idea of American exceptionalism!

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