President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the widely unpopular practice of separating illegal alien children from their parents being detained along the border.
The executive order – which is about like putting a Band-Aid on a gunshot wound – ends that policy by allowing children to be kept with their parents in detention at the border until their cases are adjudicated. So, instead of moving children to a safe shelter filled with amenities like TVs, video games and proms, the left has succeeded in securing little kids a big fat stint in the immigration pokey right alongside their moms and dads.
And naturally, this fix to the separation issue didn’t sit well with liberals, who’ll stop at nothing short of an open-border policy.
Lefty groups like the ACLU are already threatening to “fight” Trump’s executive order, while others say they're gearing up to sue -- i.e., exactly what they did during the Obama years, which is what got us the whole can't-detain-kids policy in the first place.
We've literally come full circle.
An eleventh-hour executive order doesn't fix the harm done to thousands of children and their parents.— ACLU (@ACLU) June 20, 2018
Trump's order replaces one crisis for another: children don't belong in jail at all, even with their parents, under any circumstances.
JUST IN: Liberal open-border groups threatening to sue Trump Administration following executive order that keeps illegal immigrant families united at US-Mexico border— Wired Sources (@WiredSources) June 20, 2018
In signing the Executive Order, Trump essentially signs a confession that he could have stopped the human rights violations against children, but chose to hold them hostage instead.— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) June 20, 2018
The ink isn’t even dry on the new executive order ending separation policy & some Democrats already arguing that keeping families together isn’t enough. Now they want them & their parents released after unlawful entry knowing full well that high % will never appear for hearing— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 20, 2018
Quick analysis of Executive Order:— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 20, 2018
1. The plan is to keep families detained indefinitely together, which is illegal
2. Trump would like the courts or Congress to make that not illegal
3. If Congress or the judiciary doesn't change the law, families will continue to be split up
Let’s be clear about what this Executive Order does: Instead of imprisoning children in separate internment camps away from their parents, this administration will now imprison children in the same internment camps as their parents.— Women's March (@womensmarch) June 20, 2018
Take kids from their detained illegal alien parents? You're literally Hitler.
Detain children with their illegal alien parents? You're literally Hitler.
If any further proof was needed, this is surely it: the left wants open borders. Open borders that encourage drug smuggling, human trafficking, sex slavery, kidnapping, gang infestations, welfare crises and crimes.
The left. Wants. Open. Borders.
And nothing short of that will satisfy.