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Thoughts on the zero tolerance policy and what it is doing to children

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I must admit that I am pretty much apolitical. I have respect for the government but as to putting my hopes in one side or the other, I have little. Money and power rule far more than right or wrong, and sadly, that will continue till Jesus returns. In my life, I have never marched or protested,  but I have to admit that I am very close right now to doing so because of what we are doing at our borders with the illegal immigrant parents and their children. 

This is in no way meant to be a political discussion. It is simply an open question as to how you each feel about the policy and what you think we are believers are called to  do about it, if anything. This supersedes whether you are left leaning or right leaning. Children are being traumatized, and we in the U.S. must man up and stop this insanity. Again, I do not want to get into a blame game scenario, but a “what should we do about it?” discussion. 

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blessings, 

Gideon

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Build the wall and prosecute lawyers who are counseling the illegals on how to game the system to get into the US. If they stop trying to enter the country illegally, then the problem takes care of itself. As for today, we let the Law speak for itself.

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Exodus 22:21

"You must not exploit or oppress a foreign resident, for you yourselves were foreigners in the land of Egypt."

I agree that the situation is terrible, but I certainly don't agree that the solution lies within the dissolution of our border(s) as many seem to think. The children should be kept with their parents, outside of our border, as the law is the law and one cannot be here through illegal means. However, as I said, I don't support any kind of hateful or malicious edge to this barring. I have always thought that a good home is a happy home. If one has a good and happy home, what is the point in seeking out someplace else?

Many Central and South Americans are very hard working and family-oriented people. Many of them would be more welcome here than certain other undesirables already within our borders, ones who do nothing but contribute to chaos and disorder. That is (or at least should be) the point of the legalizing process; to ensure that good people may enter, while barring those who would only cause issue.

All the same, as for my idea of a happy home, I believe a solution lies in assisting and encouraging these people to improve their own native soil. They come here seeking a better life, so I would think that they would have no need to come here if their homes were good. This way, we don't have as many people wishing to come here, and they can live peacefully and happily in their own land. Things are a bit more complex than that, unfortunately... Like how that should really fall on the various governmental bodies down south. Much less the situation with Cuba; we really need to resolve that because it's an old wound and it needs to be bandaged. It isn't going to heal itself, which ignoring the problem seems to be the government's priority at the moment.

All in all, it's a difficult situation that I really think would be rather more easily solved if everyone went about things differently. As you say, though, these things are likely simply meant to happen. If it's meant to be, it's meant to be; no use fighting it.

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19 minutes ago, GreyDestiny said:

Exodus 22:21

"You must not exploit or oppress a foreign resident, for you yourselves were foreigners in the land of Egypt."

 

That verse doesn't apply here because we are not oppressing immigrants.   We are barring illegal aliens.   The media in the US has erased the distinction between immigrants who are legal residents, and illegal aliens who seek to cross our borders without authorization.

The media has done a horrible job explaining the situation at border.

We are not separating children from parents in the manner in which the media and the Democrats try to claim.   Most of the children are not with their parents, but with human sex traffickers who were told by Democrat lawyers from the US to bring a child with them to increase their chances of entry. 

The children separated from their parents long before they get to the border.  They are exploited and raped and sexually abused on the long trip from Central America to the border  We have found the dead bodies of children who died in the fields on the way up to the border.

Our policy is to separate children from the adults in order to ascertain which adults are parents and which are criminals.  That means we have to get children away from the traffickers and we reunite them with their parents when they get everything sorted out.  

The children are not kept in cages.  They get beds, showers, medical care, lessons in hygiene, fresh clothes, they play video games, watch movies, and play sports.  They get three meals and two snacks a day and they even get schooling.  Here is a link that also supports this:   http://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/06/15/photos-inside-shelter-for-illegal-alien-children-separated-from-parents/

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Illegal is illegal. My parents had to go through the legal process when coming from Canada and Europe. It's the duty of the Executive branch to enforce the laws that the Legislative Branch creates.

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If of twelve thousand children, ten thousand children are presently dumped on our country without any adult or parent in charge of them, and if  two thousand have come with  unknown adults that may be  sexual predators and sellers of children just what would you suggest be done?

 A clean open area  for a child  to rest and to be fed is better than their suffering yet another session of physical and sexual abuse by a seller of children for sexual abuse  by the vile adults trafficking them  and abusing them for their own use and profit into this country is it not?

 

 

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Question:  If it is not known whether or not the adults with the younger children are their parents.. then why not check identification documents such as birth certificates etc.. or even do a dna test?

And I am guessing some of the older children would be able to tell the authorities who their parents are?

Is the separating of children from their families being carried out even when it is known who their families are?

Just wondering.  I am not american.  But this issue is in international news.

 

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First off, the only children that are separated are children who are not with their parents to start with, and secondly tho ones we separate from parents are those who come here illegally.   If they come through a port legally to seek asylum they are not separated. It is only the situation where the kids were sneaked in and most of those put the children in great danger.... parents don't deserve custody of most of them.

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Those that are willfully and deliberately sinning are to blame: not the ordinance of man, neither those that enforce the ordinance, nor the rulers (politicians); but the parents.

An emotional response does not change the truth of the matter.

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I can understand that if the parents are in detention centers due to coming into the country illegally, that the children must be kept separate in more appropriate conditions for children.

Also, I never thought until mentioned in this topic, that some of the children could have been brought up here by sex traffickers.  So keeping the children in a safe environment until things are straightened out sounds sensible.

We never hear this side of things on the news, but sex traffickers are operating in a park just several blocks from me.   It is a Hispanic neighborhood and the young girls being trafficked are Hispanic.

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