|The woman and child in this photo are from my mother's birth country|
My already abysmally low opinion of fundamentalist and evangelical Christians and the politicians they support just plunged even further as details of a new proposal by the Trump regime they supported and put in office have been released. The regime these "godly Christians" put in office wants to rip immigrant families apart and separate mothers from their children (apparently even infants) in an effort to keep America majority lily white for a little bit longer. Fear of brown skin trumps - no pun intended - the Gospel message of aid and caring for the poor, the homeless, and those in need of aid. Sadly, if one doesn't look just like them, believe the same beliefs, and have the same sexuality, then they are condemned to less than human status. No matter how many Sundays these people go to church and feign piety and piousness, it will not wash away their utter moral bankruptcy. They and their political representatives are a foul stench in America. As author Anne Rice once said, if this is what it is to be Christian, then count me out. A piece in New York Magazine looks at the horrifying proposal that is a cold and inhuman as something out of Nazi Germany. Here are highlights:
The Department of Homeland Security is considering a proposal that would separate mothers and children if they are caught illegally crossing the border into the United States, Reuters reports.The proposal would have mothers remain in custody while they wait for an asylum hearing or a date with an immigration judge, while their children would be put into protective custody with the Department of Health and Human Services. Under current policy, families awaiting a court date are generally released and allowed to live with relatives in the U.S. as they wait for their court date, which could take years to arrive.
The point of the proposal, according to the officials who spoke to Reuters, is less about keeping undocumented women off the streets than punishing them for crossing the border with their children. The ultimate goal would be to deter families from illegally entering the U.S., the officials said.
Implementing the proposal would present two obvious and immediate challenges. First, long-term detention of mothers who are now released would require space that may not exist and it would be expensive. More severely, the children who are stripped from those mothers would potentially suffer “lifelong psychological trauma,” Marielena Hincapié, of the National Immigration Law Center, told Reuters.
Sadly, these folks do not care about the harm done to children. Welcome to Trump's Amerika. People wonder how the horrors of the Nazi regime happened. Take a good look at the mindset of the core GOP base and you will see the answer in front of you. #NotMyPresident!