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Reuniting children with their parents deemed too traumatic Options
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 5:32:09 AM

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tRumph's soulless ghouls claim that reuniting children with their parents who were separated at the border would be too traumatic for them.

"SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration says it would require extraordinary effort to reunite what may be thousands of migrant children who have been separated from their parents and, even if it could, the children would likely be emotionally harmed.

Jonathan White, who leads the Health and Human Services Department’s efforts to reunite migrant children with their parents, said removing children from “sponsor” homes to rejoin their parents “would present grave child welfare concerns.” He said the government should focus on reuniting children currently in its custody, not those who have already been released to sponsors.

“It would destabilize the permanency of their existing home environment, and could be traumatic to the children,” White said in a court filing late Friday, citing his years of experience working with unaccompanied migrant children and background as a social worker.

The administration outlined its position in a court-ordered response to a government watchdog report last month that found many more migrant children may have been split from their families than previously reported. The government didn’t adequately track separated children before a federal judge in San Diego ruled in June that children in its custody be reunited with their parents.

It is unknown how many families were split under a longstanding policy that allows separation under certain circumstances, such as serious criminal charges against a parent, concerns over the health and welfare of a child or medical concerns.

Ann Maxwell, Health and Human Services’ assistant inspector general for evaluations, said last month that the number of separated children was certainly larger than the 2,737 listed by the government in court documents. The department’s inspector general report didn’t have a precise count, but Maxwell said staff estimated it to be in the thousands.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which wants U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw’s order to apply to children who were released to sponsors before his June 26 ruling, criticized the government’s position. A hearing is scheduled Feb. 21.

“The Trump administration’s response is a shocking concession that it can’t easily find thousands of children it ripped from parents, and doesn’t even think it’s worth the time to locate each of them,” said Lee Gelernt, the lead ACLU attorney."
Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:48:44 AM

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The UN needs to step in. Any other country and they would already have done so. Absolutely inhumane to take children from parents. Canada is paying the price emotionally and financially now for doing that to Indigenous children. Seems to me Canada was sanctioned by the UN for so doing.

I would never have believed this border chaos could happen in the United States of America until Trump. Lot of things we didn't know about the US until lately.

So Trump doesn't want Dreamers and yet has willfully adopted thousands of refugee children to grow up in the US. Not even logical.

I almost didn't correct my typo of the Untied States of America.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:59:46 AM

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Interesting idea about the UN to step in.
What about "Peace Keepers" in particular?

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Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 10:06:31 AM

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taurine wrote:
Interesting idea about the UN to step in.
What about "Peace Keepers" in particular?

Maybe there's no peace to keep!

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Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 10:13:41 AM

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I think America know what "Peace Keepers" really means. The US can veto any peacekeeper force being planned.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 1:06:25 PM
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I'd thought until recently that the shame of what Trump and his followers find perfectly reasonable would have condemned them for life in the eyes of all normal people.

Yet where's the outrage? Where are the millions of people (more than half the population in every poll to date) who deplore this "shithole country" tactic? Where are the voices to keep hammering home the point? Where's the people who marched back when it all happened? Where are the politicians who have the power to bring about change? Where are the volunteers willing to give their time to go and help the reduced staff who are now bumbling their dispirited way through records and documents and giving up?

And where would all those millions of people be now if those babies and children had been white?

Seems to me there's enough shame to go round.
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