June 19, 2018 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
Surprise! Crossing the Border Is a Misdemeanor
There's a reason President Trump wants you to believe it's a major crime. The Democrats need to stop helping.
On one side are Donald Trump’s supporters telling every imaginable lie about what’s happening on the border. On the other side are those armed with furious rebukes and facts: the government is kidnapping children (a fair term) from immigrant parents seeking political asylum with the express purpose of deterring future border crossings.
With both sides digging in, this nightmare could last the summer. By August, according to one report, the government may have interned as many as 30,000 kids.
Pro Publica released yesterday a leaked audio recording of kids wailing for their moms and dads inside a US Customs and Border Protection facility. Listen if you can.
This morning, the president once again blamed the Democrats for a human rights disaster of his own making. He did more than that. In using the word “infest,” he also compared the children his administration is kidnapping to vermin and disease.
White people are the real victims, so anything in their defense is warranted, even if that means emotionally torturing 2-year-old girls. White people are the real victims, because the enemy is a monster, a pest, a plague, malignant and evil. It requires overwhelming force to defeat, even if that means scarring kids for life.
All of this is evident now, or it should be evident now, but I want to point out that it was evident long before Trump became president. Demonizing immigrants and playing up white victimhood may be why I haven’t seen a strong counterargument to the administration’s constant talk of enforcing the law. Allow me to explain.
Over the weekend, Chris Hayes reported that children were being taken away before parents were prosecuted (a violation with constitutional implications). More importantly, he reported that nearly everyone arrested (91 percent) was being charged with a misdemeanor. All of this was according to internal CBP documents.