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Dave Smith    Posted 07-27-2018 at 10:45:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • A Little Judicial History
  • A Little Judicial History

    In March of 1993, The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in Reno v
    Flores. (Yes, “That” Reno. Democrat Janet Reno, Bill Clinton’s first Attorney General
    who ordered that young Elian Gonzalez be torn from his family’s arms while
    hiding in a Miami closet. You might remember the iconic photograph.)


    The Court in Flores decided that minors could not be incarcerated with the
    adults accompanying them across the United States border illegally. The
    decision was the result of a long dispute in how to best care for these
    children while the adults were detained for criminal proceedings.


    You see, when aliens cross the border illegally, they are incarcerated until
    their criminal case is decided.. The understandable argument at the time was
    “why should children be incarcerated while their parents are in jail?” It
    seemed a fundamental violation of international human rights. Makes sense,
    right?


    As a result, The Flores case drew a line in the sand. Children could not be
    incarcerated with their parents or accompanying adult while being held for
    illegal immigration violations. And a subsequent 1997 agreement stipulated
    that children must be placed in a safer environment where they could enjoy
    certain privileges, including education, a clean, safe environment and other
    normal life cycle amenities that incarcerated individuals do not enjoy.

    It was considered a “victory” for human rights. By separating adult and
    child, we protected the children, reducing any harm done to them for their
    parent’s or accompanying adult’s decisions.


    A lot has happened since then. However; bottom line, these juvenile,
    shelters have been operating in accordance with the law, and overseen by the
    Department of Health and Human Services to protect those children from the
    hazards of parental incarceration since 1997.

    So, since Donald Trump was running his real estate empire, selling wine and
    casinos in 1993, we are left to determine just how he managed to orchestrate
    this cruel “separation of immigrant parent and child” 25 years BEFORE he was
    President of the United States. The obvious answer is, he didn’t. He had
    nothing to do with establishing this United States immigration policy.
    Today, he simply enforces it.


    This one story illustrates how important it is for us to do our research
    regarding today’s headlines. The Corporate Media either refuses to do the
    research, is incapable of doing the research or has done the research and
    decided to lie to you about its findings. Either way, this would make the
    Corporate Media lazy, incompetent or just plain deceptive. Liars, if you
    will.”

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