Trump's Cruelty Reaches New Level
While this blog is focused on San Leandro, I must express my outrage that President Trump is elevating cruelty to a mass level in America to serve his perceived political interests. His policy of separating children from their parents who have been detained for entering the US without documentation is causing irreparable harm to these children and extreme stress and anxiety to the parents. He combines this cruelty with outright lying and deception by claiming this new policy was forced upon him by the Democrats.
Walter Shaub had aptly stated: “Citing deterrence as a basis for the atrocities at the border is an admission that the goal is terror. Citing Romans 13 is to emulate the German Nazis, slaveholders and South Africa’s supporters of apartheid. This is reminiscent of the Japanese internment camps we set up in WWII.”
For context: “President Trump has calculated that he will gain political leverage in congressional negotiations by continuing to enforce a policy he claims to hate — separating immigrant parents from their young children at the southern border, according to White House officials.” https://www.washingtonpost.
com/politics/trump-cites-as-a- negotiating-tool-his-policy- of-separating-immigrant- children-from-their-parents/ 2018/06/15/ade82b80-70b3-11e8- bf86-a2351b5ece99_story.html