We did it. Americans allowed Donald Trump to be elected in November of 2016. Voter turnout in 2016 dipped to nearly its lowest point in twenty years. Roughly 55% of voting age citizens turned out to vote in the election of our President. In 1996 only 53.5% of people voted to re-elect Bill Clinton.
While Trump reversed the “zero tolerance” policy, he is still campaigning about the evils of illegal immigration. It seems he justifies separating babies from their mothers because some illegal immigrants who were criminals killed people.
The reality is that criminals illegally immigrate to the United States, and inflict harm. However that is in NO WAY justification for America to inflict harm on families seeking asylum in the United States.
The realitly is that the majority of the 2,300 children who were separated from their parents are STILL separated. There is NO indication of how or when or if they will be reunited.
Trump’s Zero tolerance policy was predicted to result in utter disaster. Wary of anyone else’s counsel, Trump repeatedly discarded advice from his chief of staff on how to proceed. He ignored legal warnings from his top lawyer. And he acted as his own White House communications director, a position that’s now been vacant for months. The result was pandemonium.
Trump’s decision Wednesday to order that migrant families be kept together – an abrupt reversal of his earlier stance – sowed more confusion into what was already a complicated system of law enforcement, courts, warehouse-like detention buildings and re-purposed daycare centers. Children remain separated as the President has done nothing to facilitate the reunification of children and parents. Children have been placed in as many as 15 separate states. Meanwhile, the court system maintains its grinding job of processing of dozens of migrants daily, fulfilling the president’s promise to punish anyone caught crossing the border illegally.
The 334 immigration judges working nationwide each juggle dockets of some 2,000 cases. The backlog has reached nearly 700,000, more than double what it was six years ago before Trump was elected. An average case is in court for more than two years.
The list of outrageous actions by Donald Trump grows every day. The lies of Trump continue at such a fervent pace that we have lost track. Americans elected Donald Trump. Americans can send a message to Congress that we will no longer tolerate this tyrant as the leader of our country.
IMPEACH TRUMP TODAY! AMERICANS MUST VOTE!