We have children being separated from their parents as those parents are detained for their illegal crossing of our border, their illegal entry—some might say break-in—into our nation. Some point out that many of those children, the ones who arrive unaccompanied, were callously separated from their parents by their own parents in their country of origin. Others point out that many of those allegedly accompanied children are not members of a family unit but are simply pawns of drug and human traffickers being used to facilitate those traffickers’ illegal entry. There are, though, many children/parent family units that have parents detained for their illegal entry and the children separated from them rather than being locking up, too.
The Progressive-Democrats in Congress could help resolve this, were they interested. However, they steadfastly refuse to negotiate with Republicans–#NeverRepublicanNoWay. Indeed, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (R, NY) said on Tuesday that there was no Republican bill he was willing to let his members approach Republicans over. They much prefer to use children as hostages to keep open the question of immigration reform for their personal political gains in the fall.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D, MD, and possessed of an especially apt title in this context), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D, MD, and Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee), and Schumer all bleat about child abuse.
They’re dissembling. Their hostage-taking and children-as-political-fodder are the child abuses. Their behavior is disgusting.