The media and Democrats scoffed at Pres. Trump fighting back against Meet The Press host, Chuck Todd, when the president noted that a lot of the actions happening with the illegals happened under the Obama administration and he was responsible for stopping much of it.
Trump: “This has been happening long before I got there. You know, under President Obama you had separation. I was the one that ended it. Now I said one thing, when I ended it I said, ‘Here’s what’s going to happen. More families are going to come up.’ And that’s what’s happened.”
Obama’s administration did separate migrant children indeed from their families. His administration just did this WITHOUT a policy. I know I have heard that type of account from individuals other than Pres. Trump, and on Sunday, I found it.
An article by Naomi Lim from the Washington Examiner reminds us that Jeh Johnson, the former Secretary of Homeland Security under the Obama administration, admitted that they also had a controversial program to hold illegal families.
Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Thursday reflected on the Obama administration’s efforts to expand the federal government’s capacity to hold families in detention over their immigration status, admitting that it was “controversial.”
“In 2014, to deal with the spike then with the families, we did a number of things, including, by the way, working with the government of Mexico and obtaining their cooperation in securing their southern border,” Johnson said during an interview on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”
“We also expanded family detention which was, I freely admit, controversial. We got a lot of heat for it,” Johnson continued, saying he made “a big deal” about it to prove the administration wasn’t simply catching and releasing illegal immigrants while they awaited hearing. [Washington Examiner]
Trump on Telemundo falsely blames Obama for family separation policy – The Washington Post https://t.co/ZvIAMCbM5X
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"Trump has decided to run on immigration in 2020, but his policies are so unpopular that he has to lie about them and blame the former president. If Trump’s immigration policies were popular, he wouldn’t need to blame Obama."
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As I said before, Obama may not have had an official “policy” to separate families, but they did. Otherwise, they would have been housing adults and juveniles together, which is wrong, when they don’t have documentation to prove that they are the kid’s parents.
Pointing the finger at Trump instead of at Congress, that has repeatedly failed to fix this illegal immigration problem is why we are here in the first place.
When he was running for his first term, Barack Obama promised comprehensive immigration reform in his first year. That lie went out the window as soon as he was elected. Obama detained children. Obama allowed children to stay with human traffickers claiming to be “caregivers.”
Progressives wanted open borders so that they can stay in power. Many states are allowing illegals to vote in “local” elections which include the Governor’s office and tax increases in California. Pundits claim that the majority of illegals all came on visas and then overstayed. This is a lie! The government didn’t check, and they have no idea how many people who came on visas are still here. The numbers of people coming across the border are based on captures and not on those who evaded capture.
It is not 11 million illegals but more like 30 million. Stop blaming Pres. Trump and start blaming Congress!