“The Trump administration is considering ways to deter a soaring number of families arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border — including once again separating parents and children, three current and former Homeland Security Department officials told POLITICO. If parents and children are separated, parents will have a say, the officials emphasized. Under a 90-day pilot program, parents seeking asylum would be given a ‘binary choice’ to be detained with their children through the course of their immigration proceedings or to send their children to a shelter where they can be released to a sponsor.
So it is the return of babies in cages, but this time Miller puts the parents into the Sophie’s Choice: they can raise their children in internment camps, OR they can send their kids off into the tender care of the Fourth Reich, probably to never be seen by their parents again. “It’s the parents’ choice, and not ours,” Jeff Sessions didn’t say. (Or newly installed Attorney General Lindsey Graham?)
“The continuing effort to stem the flow of migrants shows that the Trump administration remains very much unfazed by the furious backlash that its family separations inspired last spring. A zero-tolerance policy toward border-crossers split thousands of children from their parents over a three-month period. In early September, the administration issued a proposed rule to establish standards for keeping migrant parents and children locked up together — another sign that White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and his allies haven’t back down.”
I hope Miller has stocked up on Elmer’s, because he’s going to be chased out of area sushi bars again. The Hague has a cell with his name on it.