Saturday, July 7, 2018
Trump Administration Reveals They've Lost Track Of 20 Percent Of The Youngest Migrant Children's Families
The Trump administration, on Friday, acknowledged that they have lost track of the families of as many as 20 percent of the 101 children under the age of five who had been torn away from their families due to Trump’s "zero tolerance" policy.
The revelation came during a conference call with reporters and U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw when officials from Health and Human Services acknowledged that they did not know the whereabouts of the parents of 38 of the toddlers who are still in their custody.
According to the government 19 of the children's parents were released into the U.S. and their whereabouts are unknown and the parents of another 19 children have been deported without them.
The horrifying news comes one day after Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar assured the public that the government would meet the court’s July 10 deadline to reunite children under the age of 5 with their parents.
As it turns out Azar was lying and the government will not meet the deadline.
We know this because on Friday government lawyers requested additional time to reunite the 3,000 children separated from their mothers and fathers while crossing the US-Mexico border.
By the way, if that 3,000 number appears large to you, it is because on June 20, the Department of Health and Human Services said there were 2,053 children from separated families in it's care.
What should we expect though... If they can't keep track of the parents how can we expect them to keep track of the children.
Now let's engage in a little whataboutism.
What if 3,000 American children were separated from their families by a foreign government. What that government would not or could not reunify them and the children and babies remained prisoners in that foreign county.
What do you think your reaction would be?