Heís creepy as heck.
The border separation policy is an entirely different debate. Itís emotion versus law enforcement.
Itís actually about denying people with legitimate asylum claims from entering the country at manned border crossings, where they could legally make their asylum claim upon setting a single foot in the country. This forces them to cross at other non-manned points of entry, whereupon they are charged with an illegal border crossing. There they are arrested. Thatís entrapment, not law enforcement.
Entrapment? Nobody is forcing these people to illegally enter our country. Theyíve got every right to apply to enter our country. Instead, they illegally sneak in. Getting separated from their families is the risk theyíre taking by breaking the law.
Several thousands of illegal entrants have been detained in recent months. It canít continue unabated.
Do you know how the asylum process works? As in, how you apply for asylum?
The asylum process is being abused. During Obamaís administration, something like only 9% of Mexican asylum claims were granted. The current administration isnít buying into that charade.
I didnít ask your opinions about the asylum process, and thatís not your argument. You said ďItís law enforcement.Ē And you argue that they are ďillegally entering.Ē
Again, people are going to border checkpoints to present themselves for asylum, and are being turned away from doing so. This is not ďlaw enforcement.Ē From US Customs and Immigration Services:
ďWho is Eligible to Apply for Asylum?Ē
You may apply for asylum if you are at a port of entry or in the United States. You may apply for asylum regardless of your immigration status and within one year of your arrival to the United States.
Denying people asylum at checkpoints is a deviation from what the law requires, past precedent, and the governmentís publicly stated policy. Unable to formally present their asylum claims at a legal checkpoint, they then cross the river (which still allows them to legally request asylum). But now weíve forced them into a criminal action, giving us an excuse to arrest them and separate them from their children.
This is not about law enforcement. This is about testing their legal authorities. Those are not the same thing.
Itís also barbaric and unnecessary. And as itís creating psychological trauma for children, including very young children, it is frankly evil.