Former First Lady Laura Bush compares Trump’s child migrant camps to Japanese American internment camps of World War II in a scathing op-ed: “Our government shouldn’t be making plans” to place children in “tent cities in the desert.”
Yes, Mrs. Bush went there and told the truth….what Donald Trump and his lackeys are doing to these brown children is comparable to the Japanese American internment camps. And in 2018, no less.
I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.
Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso. These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history. We also know that this treatment inflicts trauma; interned Japanese have been two times as likely to suffer cardiovascular disease or die prematurely than those who were not interned.
People on all sides agree that our immigration system isn’t working, but the injustice of zero tolerance is not the answer. I moved away from Washington almost a decade ago, but I know there are good people at all levels of government who can do better to fix this. Source: Washington Post
DHS Secretary Kristjen Nielsen was eviscerated on Twitter for denying that the Trump administration has a policy of separating migrant children from their parents. Many compared her blatant lie to former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s claim that Trump’s inaugural crowd size was the biggest ever. That was a barefaced lie.
The fact that Laura Bush, who has remained relatively quiet, has more courage than Republicans in Congress is a testament for how far down the gaping black hole the party has fallen.
Jeb Bush also weighed in: “Children should not be used as a negotiating tool.” He said Donald Trump “should end this heartless policy and Congress should get an immigration deal done that provides asylum reform, border security and a path to citizenship for Dreamers.
Children shouldn’t be used as a negotiating tool. @realDonaldTrump should end this heartless policy and Congress should get an immigration deal done that provides for asylum reform, border security and a path to citizenship for Dreamers. https://t.co/OOjv0vNeVg
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) June 18, 2018