Thanks to the media outlet Propublica, we have access to the above video. Please be aware that the sound of the children’s wailing as they are being separated from their parents seeking asylum at the US southwest border, are heartbreaking.
This is a new protocol that was started with President Donald Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions with his April 6, 2018 memo. As per Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the president can end this practice of separating children from the parents with one phone call. Telling the migrants to apply for asylum at the US designated points of entry is not a realistic direction as most peoples are being turned away. There are stories about peoples waiting weeks to gain entry.
As per international law, it is NOT illegal for peoples fleeing danger, persecution, war like circumstances, to ask for asylum.
Any other republican talking point other than the above facts are misleading.
It’s time for us who are part of the resistance, to contact our US Congress representatives to hold them accountable for their lack of action. Please include discussion about the president’s April 6, 2018 memo via the Attorney General Jeff Sessions where he’s ordering the separation of children from parents seeking asylum at the US southwest border. President Trump can alter this practice with one phone call. Asking refugees to apply for asylum only at designated points of entry is not a realistic direction as most are turned away, only to wait for weeks to gain entry.
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The main US Senate phone line 202-225-3121 (202-224-3121) or YOU CAN FIND PHONE NUMBERS FOR EVERY SENATOR HERE. or U.S. Senate: Senators of the 115th Congress.
Here is the rest of the story…
On June 18, 2018, Richard Fausset of the New York Times penned the following report, “Immigrant Children Cry Out in Audio Recorded at Detention Center”
“Mami!” the children’s voices cry out, between sobs. “Papá!”
“A recording of immigrant children calling out desperately for their parents after being separated from them by United States immigration authorities was released on Monday 6/18/18 by the investigative news site ProPublica.”
“The recording, nearly eight minutes in length, added disturbing and intimate notes to the debate over the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when families are detained at the border.”
“ProPublica said in an article accompanying the audio clip that it was recorded last week inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention center. Ten Central American children who were separated from their parents by immigration authorities are heard in the clip, along with some adults.”
“The news service said the recording was provided to Jennifer Harbury, a civil rights lawyer, by a person who wished to remain anonymous. Ms. Harbury then provided the recording to ProPublica.”
“At one point, a child identified in the article as a 6-year-old Salvadoran girl is heard asking someone to call her aunt. “My mommy says that I’ll go with my aunt,” she says in Spanish. “
“At another point, a voice belonging to a man identified by ProPublica as a Border Patrol agent speaks over the crying children. “Well, we have an orchestra here,” the man says. “What’s missing is a conductor.”