Trump Administration claims it would be destabilizing to give immigrant children back to their actual families.

By |2019-02-05T05:22:44-08:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Wait, what?

Courtesy of the AP:

The Trump administration says it would require extraordinary effort to reunite what may be thousands of migrant children who have been separated from their parents and, even if it could, the children would likely be emotionally harmed.

Jonathan White, who leads the Health and Human Services Department’s efforts to reunite migrant children with their parents, said removing children from “sponsor” homes to rejoin their parents “would present grave child welfare concerns.” He said the government should focus on reuniting children currently in its custody, not those who have already been released to sponsors.

“It would destabilize the permanency of their existing home environment, and could be traumatic to the children,” White said in a court filing late Friday, citing his years of experience working with unaccompanied migrant children and background as a social worker.

The administration outlined its position in a court-ordered response to a government watchdog report last month that found many more migrant children may have been split from their families than previously reported. The government didn’t adequately track separated children before a federal judge in San Diego ruled in June that children in its custody be reunited with their parents.

He cited his background as a social worker?

Give me a break!

Any social worker worth their salt would realize that the removal of these children from their biological families was the destabilizing factor and that getting them back into the loving embrace of their mothers and fathers is the first step toward healing the emotional impact of that policy.

Also, keep in mind that these foster families are being paid to care for these children and that their continued placement in those homes is at taxpayer expense. 

It would seem to me that fiscally conservative Republicans would support reunifying these immigrant families just as soon as possible. 

Besides keeping them apart is essentially state-sponsored mass kidnapping. 

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4 Comments

  1. Anonymous February 5, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    I read somewhere that trump or trump admin talking head said it would be “traumatizing” to return the kids to their families..in other words they don’t know who or where the parents are.

    Glad the Democrats are looking into this human rights fiasco and some heads roll, like the head of DHS.

    • Beaglemom February 5, 2019 at 3:53 pm

      I’ve read in a couple of places that the administration is unable to find either the kids or the parents. Didn’t they get names and vital information before they grabbed the kids? God help us. I hate to write this but even the Nazis kept “very good” records of who got sent where. Leave it to the present administration to be so incompetent that they never tried to keep any kind of records. That means one of two things: either they’re really stupid which is very possible or, for some bizarre reason, they never intended to reunite the kids with their families. The question remains; why not? Was permanent separation to be a punishment for the parents for trying to seek a better and safer life for themselves and their families? If this situation goes on much longer, there will be a few thousand Central American kids who will hate us all (with good reason) because they were stolen from their parents, from their extended families, from their culture and their language.

  2. Anonymous February 5, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Sooo, trump is a disorganized hitler. May he and his regime go to hell.

  3. Anonymous February 8, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    It would be too hard because they don’t know where these kids are, who has them, where their parents are. This entire thing is a shit storm. It’s government sanctioned kidnapping and extortion. Every one of these parents needs to sue the U S government and Dullard Drumpf.

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