Letter: Outrage only due to White House occupant
In response to some printed criticism on this media platform regarding the separating of children from their illegal alien parents, I just want to point out some pertinent facts.
The policy of caring for the children of parents who are arrested and incarcerated while entering the country illegally started in 1997 under the Bill Clinton presidency. Each president since that time has enforced the policy.
Fact is, the last eight-year administration separated 90,000 children from parents who were caught illegally entering the country and were incarcerated. The current administration have taken custody of about 2,000 children.
Apparently, this current "spontaneous" outrage was not an outrage between 1997 and 2018. Those who are critical of our current president are only outraged with him. The more prudent "outrage" should be against the parents who knowingly place their children at risk while engaging in illegal activity.
Have we forgotten the train of children during the last administration when these loving parents sent their kids, unaccompanied, to the border to be the point of the spear for chain migration?
I am sure the human- and drug-traffickers were very supportive in this endeavor.
Bottom line is the U.S. has cared for these children abandoned by their parents and, no, they are not held in dog cages. I guess the kids could have been sharing a jail cell with the parents. Maybe that would make the selective outraged people happy.
No, it would not, because it is all about politics and the dislike for the current occupant of the White House.