Jerry Nadler, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has taken the first steps for his powerful committee to fully investigate crimes committed by Donald Trump and members of his administration connected with the kidnapping of children from their parents at the Mexican border.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen went on Twitter Sunday to defend the Trump Administration’s zero tolerance policy. In the process of doing this, however, she told several lies while also misrepresenting what federal laws require her department to do for people seeking asylum in the United States.
In a new interview with the Washington Post, the person in charge of the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy in the Rio Grande Valley said that the number of children taken from their parents would likely double in the coming months. The Rio Grande is now the busiest segment of the U.S.-Mexico border as more refugees from Central America have attempted to enter the United States there.
People living in the United States but near the border with Mexico feel like they’ve had enough.
“Our community is already heavily militarized,” said Bekah Hinojosa from Brownsville, Texas. “Cameras line the international bridges, we are surrounded by border checkpoints, border patrol helicopters can be seen in the sky, and agents patrol every highway. We reject this latest move by Trump and Governor Abbott to deploy National Guard personnel and further militarize our home.”
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is using drug related border violence to justify a draconian and perhaps unconstitutional law, but the two have nothing to do with one another. In fact, in the video the reporter says, "he (Officer Pinal) was tracking the five suspects as they transported marijuana and other drugs..." So if Brewer wanted to deal with this issue, she should have written a law dealing with drug trafficking and undocumented fire arms, not people who "look undocumented". Hey, I'm just assuming she'd want to narrow the field down to the dangerous folks if her argument is the threat of violence.