Politically Expedient Woke-ness

Separation of families is bad. Being asleep because your team was in power is bad too.

Some people conveniently became "woke" when Trump became president. But the convenience factor in regards to the immigration issue must be pointed out.

For the record, I don't agree with separating families. I don't agree with some of Trump's policies. But in order to begin to fix this issue, we're going to have to tone down the hyperbole and be "woke" longer than a presidential administration's tenure.

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Jon Saltzman
Jon Saltzman

Editor

Forgotten in this melee is that Trump was elected primarily because he wanted our borders secured. Also forgotten is that despite the hysteria, there are still places where people can cross the border and have their asylum cases decided with NO legal action (unless they have a record in the U.S.). There-families ARE NOT separated.

TheBoredObserver
TheBoredObserver

Editor

My skepticism leads me to believe that Republicans wanted cheap labor and Democrats wanted potential votes. Both ignored the laws for politically different reasons. Both immigrants and citizens paid the price.

wonderwall15
wonderwall15

Why did previous administrations not enforce that US code? Was it because US code is recent or only Trump had the gall to enforce it as it is despite the known backlash. I wish to know because this claim if true tells me that if code is not new then previous admins were spineless but moral for not traumatizing innocent children. What a confounding dilemma. Has anyone here discussed about reforms to our laws so our executive branch should never resort to these immoral policies while upholding our borders? Would you like to discuss that in detail for an article Patriot?

ThreePatriots
ThreePatriots

Editor

This is incorrect. The "policy" differences between the two administrations ONLY dealt with the prosecution of illegal aliens. No policy was every instituted that said, "you come here, we are taking your children from you." The Trump administration's policy was and is, "You break the law, we will prosecute you for it." Obama's administration policy was, "You break the law, we will slap your hand and let you go, but please don't run far." You get prosecuted for a federal offense, under current US code, you are punished and your children are removed from you.

Oh, and let's not put all blame on Trump and Republicans here... Chuck Schumer stated this week that he and his Democratic colleagues have no intention of coming to the table to work on a compromise bill. Please tell me again how it's just Trump that doesn't want to work with the Dems.

Philip Carino
Philip Carino

Obama or probably other presidents before him may have done the same thing but the severity is different which could probably explain how the media is only flaring up this much. Obama's policy only allowed separation IF and when there's absolute need so you don't hear about it because there's virtually 1 to 2 cases in months; Trump's stance on the other hand was more hardcore with thousands separated because no one is spared regardless of reason. I also understand enforcing our laws is paramount but at the expense of traumatizing children who were just dragged into this by their illegal parents? Adults who consent into doing this should be the ones suffering not the children. No child regardless of race, color, and immigration status should suffer for the mistakes of their parents. We are all better than that! Hopefully needed reform is initiated by Congress but right now Trump has already backpedaled and wants his congress minions to only do their jobs after midterms instead of compromising with the Dems. Good luck with his prophetic red wave.

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