So if I understand, under Obama, coyotes brought kids from Central American shiotholes and dropped them off so that we would take them in, but we never separated families. Correct?
Yes Jerry, it was coyotes.
I see you aren't really serious but whatever.
Only since the current administration, actually later than that, only when the ZERO Tolerance order was given recently has the United States policy been to separate immigrant children from their parents until they go through the "process". That's a fact. Whether you choose to believe that is up to you, but its clear to most.
I know you, like pretty much all of us, live in our cozy little American bubbles. However there were and are currently 11, 12, 13, 14 year old kids on their own trying to cross for whatever reason. No parents, poverty, who in God's name knows. Those were the pictures you saw in 2014. The one's you see today are three year olds in some building while their parents are somewhere else.
The policy changed, despite a few on the right who choose to deflect or stick their head in the sand to it.
Trump can be tougher on immigration. He can cease to give any pardons or amnesty or anything of the such for these families. He could have a mandatory fingerprint and deportation of the entire family. But the moral thing to do, is keep them together. It's the moral "right" thing to do. I'm 90% on the Republican side of a debate but I also have my conscience and innate feeling of whats right and whats wrong. This topic crossed that line for me. Trump is using kids as bargaining chips, as political currency. Not cool.