The news that the Department of Refugee Resettlement had somehow “lost track” of 1,475 immigrant children, some of whom were released directly into the hands of human traffickers, is a monstrous scandal that deserves to bring down this administration and everyone in it far more than any of the other myriad investigations into the president and his coven of racist ghouls.
To learn of this appalling neglect and abuse of children at the same time that the White House and the sadistic thugs at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) are implementing a horrifying new policy of taking children away from their mothers, some as young as 53 weeks, to be placed in “foster care or whatever,” has prompted a swell of outrage from citizen and official alike.
Congressman Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) responded to the news with a simple yet powerful condemnation that quickly took off on social media.
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There are many ways to describe the @realDonaldTrump policy of ripping children away from their parents at the border.
-It violates human rights laws.
-It is unAmerican.
-It would shock Jesus.
But I think the most appropriate way to describe it is this:
-The policy is evil. https://t.co/RQ3x7ZGhUx
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 26, 2018
He’s absolutely right. This policy is nothing but sadistic and spiteful cruelty from an administration that is implementing a policy of white supremacy-inspired soft ethnic cleansing with the eager complicity of law enforcement.
It’s far past time Americans began discussing the cruelty and suffering that our nation has been inflicting on undocumented migrants for decades – it’s just depressing that it had to get to this point in order to do it.