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Monday, December 10, 2018

Trump Still Separating Families At Border

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica.

The Trump administration has quietly resumed separating immigrant families at the border, in some cases using vague or unsubstantiated allegations of wrongdoing or minor violations against the parents, including charges of illegally re-entering the country, as justification.

Over the last three months, lawyers at Catholic Charities, which provides legal services to immigrant children in government custody in New York, have discovered at least 16 new separation cases. They say they have come across such instances by chance and via their own sleuthing after children were put into temporary foster care and shelters with little or no indication that they arrived at the border with their parents.



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To Trump, Tear-Gassed Toddlers At Border Are ‘Stone Cold Criminals’

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Trump justified the use of tear gas against desperate migrant children by describing them as “stone cold criminals.”

Migrants seeking refuge from Honduran violence and chaos in the United States were tear-gassed at the U.S.-Mexico border by agents of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Photographs showed that many of those on the receiving end of the gas were young children, some of them barefoot and wearing diapers.

Once again showing his ignorance of reality, and support for naked cruelty, Trump justified the action.

He wrote, “Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries.”

“Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A.…

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Danziger: Prepare For The Wurst

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.