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Today, while we celebrate fatherhood, our country is systematically ripping children from the arms of their parents. What will we allow our nation to become?— Sally Yates (@SallyQYates) June 17, 2018
On #FathersDay please remember all the fathers in Central America who are fleeing poverty and persecution in search of a safe life for their families. This is why parents come to the border with their children. Because they want a decent life for them. Because they love them. 1/ pic.twitter.com/dPoGGPIkci— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) June 17, 2018
“I was talking to one mother, and she said, “Don’t take my child away,” and the child started screaming and vomiting and crying hysterically, and she asked the officers, “Can I at least have five minutes to console her?” They said no.” https://t.co/ButtBCAQsl— Robbie Gramer (@RobbieGramer) June 17, 2018
From that article:
So the idea of zero tolerance under the stated policy is that we don’t care why you’re afraid. We don’t care if it’s religion, political, gangs, anything. For all asylum seekers, you are going to be put in jail, in a detention center, and you’re going to have your children taken away from you.
That’s the policy. They’re not 100 percent able to implement that because of a lot of reasons including just having enough judges on the border. And bed space. There’s a big logistical problem because this is a new policy. So the way they get to that policy of taking the kids away and keeping the adults in detention centers and the kids in a different federal facility is based on the legal rationale that we’re going to convict you, and since we’re going to convict you, you’re going to be in the custody of the U.S. Marshals, and when that happens, we’re taking your kid away.
So they’re not able to convict everybody of illegal entry right now just because there aren’t enough judges on the border right now to hear the number of cases that come over, and then they say if you have religious persecution or political persecution or persecution on something that our asylum definition recognizes, you can fight that case behind bars at an immigration detention center. And those cases take two, three, four, five, six months. And what happens to your child isn’t really our concern. That is, you have made the choice to bring your child over illegally. And this is what’s going to happen.
"Article 31 of the Refugee Convention clearly says that it is improper for any state to use criminal laws that could deter asylum seekers as long as that asylum seeker is asking for asylum within a reasonable amount of time."https://t.co/9fJdQBSDC7— Cstar1 (@Cstar1) June 17, 2018
So this, really, is why...
... we've withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council? Not because of some bogus nonsense about Israel, but because we're ourselves violating the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees: Non-penalization, Detention and Protection protocol?— Cstar1 (@Cstar1) June 17, 2018