Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children

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  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    June 26, 2019 3:36 p.m.

    jfs can't even comment without mentioning Obama over and over.

    THE FACTS: No law mandates that parents must be separated from their children at the border, and it’s not a policy Democrats have pushed or can change alone as the minority in Congress. The policy comes from Trump’s own administration, which has decided to enforce criminal charges against people crossing the border illegally with few or no previous offenses.

    jfs said: At least know we have a chance at accountability for this President. He will not be allowed to just do anything wrong But, Obama, like in Germany, in the thirties and forties, no one wanted to stand up against their glories leader and pretended he did no wrong.

    Yeah, Obama with his Health Care for all Americans, Not Free, was just like Hitler.

    You win the hyperbole of the day comment.

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    June 26, 2019 10:54 a.m.

    RiDal : "Yes, unfortunately law-breaking creates "unfortunate conditions" and children are often involved. "

    Sheesh, your comment sounds like General Palpatine...

    If you were to lose your children, it would be most...."unfortunate".

    or

    If your children died while in our care, it would be most....."unfortunate".

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    June 26, 2019 10:36 a.m.

    The policy that drove much of this child separation was started by Jeff Sessions in April 2018 in the form of an enforcement memo.

    Jeff Sessions was not AG in 2014 and 2015 when all the kids in cages pictures were taken.

    "We didn't hear outcry during the Obama Administration because" Because liberal media hid the stories. People were not told of his policies along the border. The detention facilities in Pennsylvania and Texas were used all through Obama's administration.

    That means these policies were enforced under Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch.

    So KR the real question you failed to address is why was there no outcry during the Obama administration?

    At least know we have a chance at accountability for this President. He will not be allowed to just do anything wrong But, Obama, like in Germany, in the thirties and forties, no one wanted to stand up against their glories leader and pretended he did no wrong.

    Why do you think Obama is not addressing it now. He has commented on everything else Trump has done.

  • RiDal Sandy, UT
    June 26, 2019 7:19 a.m.

    Right now, it is a no-win position.
    We are forced to obey the law, for which Democrats are personally demonizing people.
    Yet they refuse to change the law.

    Yes, unfortunately law-breaking creates "unfortunate conditions" and children are often involved. The solution is not to blame those who must enforce the law. The solution is to stop the lawbreakers.

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    June 26, 2019 5:14 a.m.

    @ David and VickieB

    The issue of people from Central America fleeing their homes and seeking asylum at our southern border is not new. What is new is HOW our laws surrounding this are being enforced. We didn't hear outcry during the Obama Administration because the how didn't include a punitive bent, as if seeking asylum were a criminal act.

  • VickieB Salt Lake City, UT
    June 25, 2019 11:07 p.m.

    "In a nationally televised address from the White House, the president warned about an "actual humanitarian crisis on the border" prompted by a surge of migrants from Central America, and urged Congress to take action on his immigration agenda.

    The year was 2014, and the president was Barack Obama. "

    NPR January 9 2019

  • silo Sandy, UT
    June 25, 2019 10:31 p.m.

    @David
    "These laws were enforced during the Obama administration. Where was the outcry?"

    Your claim is provably false in less time than it took for you to make your comments.

    The policy that drove much of this child separation was started by Jeff Sessions in April 2018 in the form of an enforcement memo. The focus of the enforcement memo was a NEW zero tolerance policy that would separate families who were first offender border crossers... an offense that ranks as a misdemeanor in US legal code, and something that never would have merited family separation previously.

    In May 2018, WH Chief of Staff Kelly stated in interviews that the NEW policy would serve as an 'effective deterrent' to families trying to cross the border. He literally bragged about the actions.

    In June 2018 after the public discovered the NEW family separation policy, Trump reversed the policy through Executive Order 13841.

    If this was an Obama era policy as you claim, why would Session need to announce NEW changes, Kelly need to brag about NEW changes, and Trump need to reverse those NEW changes?

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    June 25, 2019 8:23 p.m.

    He had an undo-able and thankless job. It will be for anyone who steps in to replace him unless they have a blank checkbook. The American people need to be asked if they are willing to be taxed at whatever rate it takes to offer the blank checkbook many want them to offer.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 25, 2019 8:05 p.m.

    This is a stain on us, our nation, and certainly this administration. Someone or several should be facing a trial in The Hague for this.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    June 25, 2019 4:37 p.m.

    Is this an admission of guilt, a resignation of shame or a convenient way for the Trump administration to act as if they knew nothing?

    I seriously doubt the third has any bearing on it, Trump has led the team to make immigrants lives more difficult on purpose. Worse yet, I seriously doubt the man cares on iota for the lives of these unfortunate children.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    June 25, 2019 4:00 p.m.

    @David
    I seem to remember the house and the senate working together to find solutions only to be sabotaged over and over by a President that does not seem to get he is one three branches of government and people don’t not just jump to his whims like they do in his businesses or that he is the people’s employee not the boss. Hopefully next November the people will remind him.

  • Fabulous Jen Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 25, 2019 3:54 p.m.

    We're a huge black eye when it comes to human rights.

    The whole world has taken notice.

  • David Centerville, UT
    June 25, 2019 3:38 p.m.

    These laws were enforced during the Obama administration. Where was the outcry?

    Things are worse now, but only because House Democrats refuse to do anything substantive regarding immigration.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    June 25, 2019 2:29 p.m.

    @Harrison Bergeron
    A wall may partially block our view of the pain and suffering but it would do nothing to solve the problem.

    @scrappy do
    The crisis has spread like wildfire under a republican President’s reckless shoot from the hip policies and a republican Senate that refuses to do anything.

  • Harrison Bergeron Salt Lake City, UT
    June 25, 2019 1:42 p.m.

    A wall would fix this.

  • Unreconstructed Reb BE, 00
    June 25, 2019 1:39 p.m.

    We don't need resignations, we'll need human rights tribunals to remove this national stain from our collective conscience.

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    June 25, 2019 12:55 p.m.

    the only outrage is that Dems invite disaster with their open borders fodder then they blame the administration for the housing shortage for illegals... which is directly caused by a lack of funding or planning from congress

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    June 25, 2019 12:22 p.m.

    Where's the outrage from the pro life, "think about the children" and "family values" GOP. Oh yeah, they gave up any credibility by supporting Trump. We'll be hearing about migrant camp atrocities for years to come.

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    June 25, 2019 12:10 p.m.

    Steps down.

    We need investigations, arrests, and trials.

    This is widescale child abuse.