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Democrats and Media Are Lying: Behind the Phony ‘Family Separation’ Propaganda

Posted on | June 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Democrats and Media Are Lying: Behind the Phony ‘Family Separation’ Propaganda


The media headlines are deliberately misleading:

Nielsen becomes face
of Trump’s border separations


All four living former first ladies
condemn Trump border policy

NBC News

Less Than One-Third Of The Public
Supports Family Separations

Huffington Post

The myth being promoted by Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) is that the so-called “Trump border policy” is something new. This is a media-manufactured fiction — a hoax — ginned up for partisan political purposes. If the public opposes the current policy, this may be because the media have intentionally published disinformation about the policy. Here is a New York Times article from July 2014:

Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking
It was one of the final pieces of legislation signed into law by President George W. Bush, a measure that passed without controversy, along with a pension bill and another one calling for national parks to be commemorated on quarters.
“This is a piece of legislation we’re very proud to sign,” a White House spokesman, Tony Fratto, told reporters on Dec. 23, 2008, as the president put his pen to the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, named for a 19th-century British abolitionist. “This program has been very effective around the world in trying to stop trafficking in persons.”
Now the legislation, enacted quietly during the transition to the Obama administration, is at the root of the potentially calamitous flow of unaccompanied minors to the nation’s southern border.
Originally pushed by a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers as well as by evangelical groups to combat sex trafficking, the bill gave substantial new protections to children entering the country alone who were not from Mexico or Canada by prohibiting them from being quickly sent back to their country of origin.
Instead, it required that they be given an opportunity to appear at an immigration hearing and consult with an advocate, and it recommended that they have access to counsel. It also required that they be turned over to the care of the Department of Health and Human Services, and the agency was directed to place the minor “in the least restrictive setting that is in the best interest of the child” and to explore reuniting those children with family members.
The Obama administration says the law is partly responsible for tying its hands in dealing with the current influx of children. Officials have suggested that the White House might seek flexibility in the law’s requirements when it asks Congress to provide emergency funds to contend with the latest immigration crisis, a request that could come as early as Tuesday. About 52,000 minors without their parents have been caught at the Southwest border since October [2013].

The problem is caused by this 10-year-old law, which passed Congress with the kind of good intentions that pave the road to Hell. The flaws in this law have been recognized — indeed, the liberal media and the Obama administration complained about it — for more than four years.

In a press release Monday, the White House said:

Following the 2014 child migrant crisis, Republicans sought repeatedly to close “catch-and-release” loopholes that incentivize child smuggling and endangerment. As early as October of last year, President Trump sent a letter to Congressional leadership in which he specifically asked lawmakers to “amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (TVRPA)”. Yet Congressional Democrats continue to oppose the Trump Administration’s efforts to close loopholes that would put criminal child smuggling organizations out of business.

Congress failed to act, and the Trump administration has tried to enforce existing law while preventing smugglers from exploiting the loopholes. Democrats and their media allies have orchestrated a dishonest propaganda campaign to create the false impression that President Trump has caused a problem which he is in fact trying to solve.

Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are complaining about a “crisis” at the border which they have helped caused, and which is only continuing because Democrats don’t want to fix the problem.



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