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President Trump may have backed down from his monstrous policy of separating children from parents who bring them across the border, but the executive order he signed this week was just another exercise in deception – a fig leaf that won’t conceal the ugly truth about the extreme anti-immigrant campaign he’s leading.
After a 1,500-mile trek from Honduras, Moises and his 6-year-old son, Carlos, crossed the border together in May.
Their breaths drag between each sob like they can’t get enough air. They manage just two words, over and over: “Papá” and “Mami.”
We’re glad that the public’s fury has finally moved President Trump to back down from his morally repugnant, indefensible policy of separating children from their families and imprisoning them in cages.
Today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted that children are not being separated from their parents when they present themselves at designated points of entry as they seek asylum. This is not the case.
Ronnie Stewart retired from his job as a medical assistant after his arthritis, diabetes and high blood pressure made it too difficult for him to stay on his feet all day.
The Trump administration and congressional Republicans are holding children hostage in order to force political concessions on immigration legislation.
It’s been three years since Dylann Roof massacred nine black parishioners in a Bible study in Charleston, South Carolina.