The last few days have been somewhat of a white pill reprieve from what has turned out to be a rather irritating Trump Administration, and I pray that we’ll continue to see developments like the below to help boost the morale of those who enjoy keeping themselves informed.
The Trump administration said Friday it will begin arresting parents and others who hire smugglers to bring children into the U.S., in an effort to break up human-trafficking operations.
The new “surge initiative” by Immigration and Customs Enforcement marks the latest get-tough approach to immigration by the federal government since President Donald Trump took office.
It is also a sharp departure from policies in place under President Barack Obama, during which tens of thousands of young people crossed the border illegally. The children were then placed with sponsors—typically parents, close relatives or family friends—who cared for the minors while their cases moved through the immigration court system.
The government said it plans to arrest the sponsors.
“ICE aims to disrupt and dismantle end-to-end the illicit pathways used by transnational criminal organizations and human-smuggling facilitators,” agency spokeswoman Sarah Rodriguez said. “The sponsors who have placed children directly into harm’s way by entrusting them to violent criminal organizations will be held accountable.”
Children whose sponsors were arrested would be placed with another verified relative or guardian, or under the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the federal agency that takes custody of unaccompanied minors, Ms. Rodriguez said.
A decent start, but I would personally expand upon the new laws to include deportation of both the parents/sponsors and the children (we’re not heartless and therefore believe in united families), a total shutdown of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (unless it involves White South Africans), and the inclusion of a subsection of the smuggler program to cover those who try to import foreign spouses of non-White descent (I would say that 5 years imprisonment would be fair).
Oh, and The Wall.
Please build said structure ASAP, Mr. President.