19 June 2018

Interesting Insight into the Origins of Trump's Child Snatching Policy

Ian Welsh has come across how Barack Obama's truly horrific immigration policies led directly to Trump's even more contemptible child snatching:
So, you’ve all heard about this by now.

It is, obviously, a terrible crime. And yeah, evil.

It is an extension of Obama’s policy of holding families (without splitting them up, but still in terrible conditions). If you want to understand the link, read this Twitter thread.
It is rather telling that (read the whole tweet storm) it is clear from the exchange that putting families in detention was intended as a deterrent by the Obama administration, because they thought that no one but a few immigration lawyers would care.

Sounds familiar.

Trump's immigration policies are not an abberation, they are a natural progression from prior administrations.


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