Trump Administration wants to alter rule allowing them to detain immigrant children indefinitely.

By |2019-08-21T08:21:12-08:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

Just when you thought we could not be any more heartless.

Courtesy of The Independent

The Trump administration is reportedly set to announce a rule change which would allow the government to hold migrant families in detention camps indefinitely.

Currently, children crossing illegally into the US from Mexico can generally be held for a maximum of 20 days, a limit Donald Trump has blamed for encouraging undocumented families to arrive at the border.

Under the new rule, which would likely require court approval, the Department for Homeland Security (DHS) could hold children in detention for the entirety of their immigration proceedings, which can take months or even years.

The move could be made public on Wednesday, according to ABC News, which spoke to government officials on condition of anonymity.

The plan appears similar to a DHS proposal last year that would have scrapped some of the restrictions in a 1997 court settlement known as the Flores Settlement Agreement, which established among other things how long detained children can be held.

The proposal, which was not enacted at the time due to a surge of migrants arriving at the border, argued the government could terminate some of the restrictions, including the 20-day limit, if it could establish its own regulations.

I am unable to fathom what the long term goal is

The daily cost per detainee is $775.00, a cost which is being paid with taxpayer dollars. 

It does not take a math whiz to recognize how quickly that can add up to millions and even billions of dollars if we keep adding new immigrants and never releasing those already in custody. 

You might think that even Trump supporters who do not give a shit about the health and well being of the immigrants might care about the obscene amount of taxpayer money it takes to house and feed them. 

For the rest of us, well we are just horrified across the board at virtually everything this administration does.

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7 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 21, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    We’re paying vastly more taxpayer money already to hold them. It would be much cheaper to fit them with ankle monitors and let them go. But it isn’t about money. It’s about punishing people who dare to come here with their families for a better life. Trump and his followers are evil to the core.

  2. Anonymous August 21, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    I wonder how much this has to do with the fact, they don’t have a clue who the parents are.

    The people that should be deported are the trump crime family.

    • Anonymous August 21, 2019 at 6:55 pm

      They neglected to keep decent records hoping they would lose track of some kids. Especially teenagers who were 17. They held them because there was no guardian to release them to and waited months. Then they deport these newly turned adults the day they turn 18.

  3. Anonymous August 21, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    The daily cost per detainee is $775.00, a cost which is being paid with taxpayer dollars.
    ======================
    The actual cost is probable about $1.00/day the rest is profit for the concentration camp owners. It would be cheaper and cleaner to house them in the motel 6, at least they would get showers, soap and toothpaste.

    by the way trump and his gestapo do not plan on vaccinating any of the kids, so I am expecting an epidemic of some sort.

  4. ANÓNIMA August 22, 2019 at 8:02 am

    https://thinkprogress.org/kids-in-border-camps-are-9-times-likelier-to-die-of-flu-trumps-team-wont-vaccinate-them-edca48725469/

    Kids in border camps are 9 times likelier to die of flu. Trump’s team won’t vaccinate them.

    https://thinkprogress.org/trump-im-the-one-bringing-immigrant-families-together-in-cages-568a3314c8bc/

    Trump doubled down: “I am the one that kept the families together. You remember that right? Just remember I said it,” he insisted. His new policy, he explained, “will make it almost impossible for people to come into our country illegally.”

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