In just the past year and a half, the Trump administration's war on immigrants has perpetrated the following crimes against humanity:
- Created a phony university to entice undocumented immigrants;
- Suggested fortifying Trump's racist border wall with a snake- or alligator-infested moat (after suggesting CBP shoot migrants in the legs);
- Refused to inoculate detained migrant families from deadly diseases;
- Ended deportation deferrals for immigrants suffering from serious medical conditions like cancer and HIV;
- Administered DNA testing to identify migrants posing as families;
- Disqualified legal immigrants relying on public assistance for green card eligibility;
- Committed what the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics characterized as "government-sanctioned child abuse";
- Transferred $9.8 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster relief budget to ICE for more migrant detention camps.
- Engaged in nasally force-feeding at least half a dozen detainees engaged in hunger strikes;
- Penned hundreds behind chain-link razor wire fencing, forcing them to sleep on the ground in a temporary outdoor detention camp.
- Threatened to deport international university students enrolled in online classes, forcing many of them to opt for in-person instruction amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
That's far from all.
Licensed Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) psychotherapists are violating migrant children's trust by submitting confidential session notes to ICE, which then uses the information against the children in immigration court to deny them asylum status and deport them.
Two years ago we learned about refugee children in U.S. custody being injected with psychotropic drugs.
In August 2019, the Trump administration ramped up its war on immigrants when it proposed denying green cards or visas to immigrants who rely on public benefits like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Medicaid, and Section-8 housing.
But of course, who can ignore the administration's child separation policy?
Last January, an Office of Inspector General (OIG) report revealed not only did the U.S. government separate thousands more children from their parents at the US-Mexico border than previously thought before Trump ended the policy in 2018.
It was separating them before authorities admitted a child separation policy existed.
ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project deputy director, Lee Gelernt, explained:
"It is critical to find out as much as possible about who was responsible for this horrific practice while not losing sight of the fact that hundreds of families have still not been found and remain separated. There is so much more work to be done to find these families."
The Trump administration, naturally, has an answer for this.
According to Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh, the reason these children can't be reunited is because their parents do not want them back.
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