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Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Trump administration separated thousands more migrant children at the US-Mexico border than previously acknowledged, according to a new federal audit. "More children over a longer period of time" were separated from their family at the border than were previously known, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) inspector general told reporters on Thursday. "How many more children were separated is unknown, by us and the HHS."

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How many more migrant children is the rancid orange pustule fixing to kill?

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-01-17 05:24 PM | Reply

It's always worse than we know.

And we know more than ever.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-17 07:32 PM | Reply

This is a horror story.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-01-18 12:40 AM | Reply

Trump would make Rudolf Hess proud.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-18 01:55 AM | Reply

"thousands" of children had been taken into HHS care before the order and it is unclear how many of those thousands were then reunified.

They don't know how many "thousands" of children there were, who they are or what happened to them? No idea? And the Trump administration couldn't care less.

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-18 06:45 AM | Reply

And his feral supporters will cheer it on because they are brown.

#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-01-18 07:26 AM | Reply

F uckin' Monsters

#7 | Posted by ABlock at 2019-01-18 07:51 AM | Reply

Secretary of DHS denied it was a DHS and U.S. policy to separate children from their parents ...

Memos were leaked showing it was exactly that.

No surprise there. Whatever this Trump crew says, it's more than likely the opposite.

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-01-18 08:25 AM | Reply

Secretary of DHS denied it was a DHS and U.S. policy to separate children from their parents ...
Memos were leaked showing it was exactly that.

Trump admin weighed targeting migrant families, speeding up deportation of children

A draft plan obtained by NBC News also shows officials wanted to specifically target parents in migrant families for increased prosecutions.

www.nbcnews.com

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-18 09:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

After Trump leaves office he may find that he can't travel the world without being worried about being arrested and charged with crimes against humanity. Probably Pence, Sessions, Whitaker too.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-18 09:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

OK OK OK...all partisanship hate and arguing a side. I'm very saddened for the comments already on this board. Goes to show this country has no hope.

This report makes a claim that it never substantiates. The report says ""How many more children were separated is unknown, by us and the HHS."" So they make a claim that they can't even provide proof of. Then they say:

"The report also found that the Trump administration repeatedly changed its estimate of the number of children in its care, and who had been separated for their families while trying to enter the US.

In June 2018, for instance, the US government said that there were 2,053 separated children in HHS custody. By October, there were 2,668 -- a sharp increase."

So, and this is just freaking hilarious that other people fell for this crap reporting, the only conclusion that can be inferred is that, over time, the numbers changed. Now, I know some critical thinking is harder to do at times than others based on the source content. But this is just 2nd grade logic here. The number of immigrants at the border changes every single day. The numbers change daily, hell, probably even hourly. So OF COURSE the numbers are going to be different over time. Is this is how bad reader logic has become? The article never states that the numbers differ from what has already been reported. It does state:

"While most of those children were reportedly reunified, the new inspector general report finds that "thousands" of children had been taken into HHS care before the order and it is unclear how many of those thousands were then reunified."

But it never states in any context that the number of children taken is any higher or lower than what was reported. It just says thousands were taken in 2018.

What the article IS saying is that the number of kids reunified is not 100%, which isn't surprising at all. So the ridiculous headline is just more partisan hate throwing with no backing whatsoever.

#11 | Posted by humtake at 2019-01-18 12:56 PM | Reply

President Donald J. Trump and the United States of America are engaged in child trafficking.

#MAGA

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-18 01:35 PM | Reply

@Humtake, go back to Russia you commie pinko!

Anyone involved in this situation needs to go to prison for the rest of their miserable lives. Time to fill the prisons with alt-right subhuman parasites.

#13 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-01-18 03:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Alright, now that Humtake has blown our minds with his "numbers change" analysis:

Toss a few more on the vast pile of lies we know the Trump administration has told about its cruel family separation policy. Sen. Jeff Merkley released a draft memo, leaked by a whistleblower, showing that the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security thoroughly gamed out different ways they could tear children from their parents and use it as a deterrent to keep migrants from seeking asylum at the border.

The memo dates to December 2017, when border crossings were dramatically lower than in December 2016, yet is titled "Policy Options to Respond to Border Surge of Illegal Immigration." In the memo and in comments on it, Trump administration officials floated the possibility of taking children from their parents but then denying them a hearing before an immigration judge and deporting the whole family -- without necessarily reunifying them first. "It appears that they wanted to have it both ways," ACLU lawyer Lee Gelernt said. "To separate children from their parents but deny them the full protections generally awarded to unaccompanied children."

The draft memo also considered restricting green cards available to abused, abandoned, or neglected children, as well as previewing the policy of intensive background checks of people who agreed to sponsor unaccompanied migrant children. Publicly, the Trump administration claims that this is for the safety of the children -- children they held in detention camps -- but the memo acknowledged that the policy would lead to kids being held longer.

Raw Story

#14 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-01-18 06:33 PM | Reply

all we need is a new bleeding heart photo for the cover of Time, hopefully genuine this time, and then the left can be really outraged!

#15 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2019-01-19 12:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

all we need is a real president.

#16 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-01-19 12:48 PM | Reply

LOL this is getting to the point where you should just stop ....

stupid is what stupid does.

After Trump leaves office he may find that he can't travel the world without being worried about being arrested and charged with crimes against humanity. Probably Pence, Sessions, Whitaker too.

#10 | POSTED BY DANNI

Well you mean Hillary, and her voters right?

HellHoleHillary "forced" these families to leave their country (ask Dirk), and others like Libya, Syria et al....

Its hilarious that Democrats make messes across the globe .... then blame Trump ...

Democrats display nothing more than self-hatred directed outwardly to avoid ego damage. The people democrats put in charge caused chaos across the globe ...

They released the proverbial clowns and now cry its a circus.

#17 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-01-19 01:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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