Shut up about separating children from their parents UNLESS and UNTIL you are going to address what has been happening to children right here in the USA for the last several decades. Every day, every single day, American children are terrorized by Child Protective Services, (CPS) ripping children from their parents and separating them for years if not permanently, and we hear nothing while over 500,000 American children are warehoused “in the system”. Meanwhile everyone is in an uproar about what is happening to immigrant children at the border whose parents have made the conscientious decision to seriously endanger them to illegally bring them here.
Immigrant parents at least have options and notice as to losing their children. Parents in the US have for decades been having their children ripped from their breast hours and/or days after birth, lost them because they questioned a medical decision or procedure, or lose them from an anonymous, false allegation with no due process, trial, or even having committed or being convicted of a crime.
For those cringing from the videos of immigrant children screaming while being ripped from their parents at the border, here’s one from Arizona kidnapping the Shoars Children from Nevada, ALL legal US citizens: Children Scream in Terror As They are Dragged Away (audio) (Just the state of AZ alone, does this on average of once a day to American families!)
Here are groups protesting the separation of immigrant families in Nevada, but crickets on American families: las-vegas-protest-calls-for-end-to-separation-of-immigrant-kids-from-parents/ U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada said in a statement “Separating families is not only inhumane, it is against everything we stand for as a country.” Well, YES IT IS INHUMANE, but she, and all the rest of Congress do nothing about it happening in their own backyards, and they FUND it. (Actually, the taxpayers fund it, Congress just supplies your dollars for this inhumane activity.)
There is no hysteria by the likes of Chuck Schumer for the American children ripped from their families when over 500,000 children are currently warehoused in State/Foster care, and hundreds of thousands more have been, with the full complacency of every Governor of every state in this country. (Governors are in charge and responsible for what goes on with their respective Departments of Health and Human Services, (DHHS), and CPS, and some even commission studies to maximize the money they can get from taking children from families to balance their budgets).
This bigtime money scheme and cottage industry of ripping American families apart has made many people and agencies rich off the backs of children, and no one speaks, or screams a word about it in comparison to the thousands of immigrant children this is happening to now. All the while the number of American children subjected to the same, and worse is in the hundreds upon hundreds of thousands. Read this and weep: Fostering Profits – A BuzzFeed News investigation identified deaths, sex abuse, and blunders in screening, training, and overseeing foster parents at the nation’s largest for-profit foster care company. All of these children have been ripped from American citizens while Elizabeth Warren Says Children Being Torn Out of Mothers’ Arms is on Donald Trump’s Head.
Warren, a Presidential hopeful has had far more power and opportunity to stop these atrocities than Donald Trump, and yet has not only been silent on the same happening to the children of her legal constituents, but refuses to help them when she has been called upon to do so by parents whose children have been taken and sought her help, and claims she has no power or control over the states’ taking of children. That is patently untrue. Here is how it works:
Congress provides the financial incentives for states to get Federal Funding for every child they remove from their family, premiums for minorities and even more premiums for special needs, (hence the claiming every child special needs and drugging them!)
States receive bonuses for every child they adopt out to strangers, and while public outcry to STOP this Federal Funding so states aren’t given incentives to take kids is ignored, Congress continues this sick and inhumane incentive, but screams about it being done to immigrant kids.
THAT’S YOUR AMERICA, so ENOUGH of this hypocritical rhetoric.
(Little Zoey was returned after being terrorized for only 3 months of her young life. Many more spend years being bounced around from one warehouse to the next, or spend their whole lives in Foster Care unless forcefully adopted to strangers.)
Why are “our” children given so little concern, and absolutely no voice? Every news outlet, legislator, celebrity and more speaks out against separating families illegally coming into our country, when those families have already been warned of the consequences, and have already broken the law to be in a situation where they are separated from their children.
Every living first lady — including Melania Trump — has condemned the policy of separating immigrant families caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border… In the past 48 hours, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Rosalynn Carter all spoke out against the Trump administration’s border policy. https://www.msn.com
Yet not a one first lady has spoken against it happening a hundred fold to the children and families legally here. Hillary Clinton should be particularly criticized for her comments on this cruelty to illegal immigrant’s children when it was President Clinton who signed ASFA into law, (the Adoption and Safe Families Act), but it was Hillary who pushed for it, and brags about it.
One of the most prominent child advocates in America is Richard Wexler, and he describes ASFA as an “awful law”, and has this to say about it: “This law was pushed by Hillary,” and “was about demonizing impoverished women, especially women of color, and taking away their children.” Mr. Wexler pointed out that AFSA increased the foster care population, instead of reducing it, and wrote: “There was one Democrat who knew or should have known at the time that the premises behind ASFA were false. And she certainly should have realized by now that the law has backfired. That is the Democrat who did more than any other to push ASFA through Congress: Hillary Clinton.”
Here’s just a few insights from Wexler into what Hillary’s ASFA has done for “OUR” children: (NOTE: Wexler is a Democrat who in the same article vowed that he was STILL voting for Hillary Clinton for President – *** sigh ***)
- encouraged a take-the-child-and-run mentality on the frontlines of child welfare. Thousands more families, overwhelmingly poor and disproportionately families of color, were destroyed by wrongful removal of the children.
- Instead of reducing the foster care population, ASFA increased it, trapping thousands more children in a system that, according to one major study, churns out walking wounded four times out of five.
- effectively turned the child welfare system into the ultimate middle-class entitlement: Step right up and take a poor person’s child for your very own.
- And when the army of childless yuppies didn’t show up to adopt in anywhere near the numbers predicted,
- ASFA created a generation of “legal orphans” with no ties to birth parents and no adoptive homes either — probably at least 100,000 more such “legal orphans” than had ASFA not become law.
SO SHUT UP ABOUT THE IMMIGRANT CHILDREN BEING SEPARATED FROM THEIR FAMILIES AT THE BORDER UNTIL YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE AMERICAN CHILDREN YOU HAVE FULL POWER AND CONTROL OVER TO SPARE FROM THIS VERY NIGHTMARE.
What separation from parents does to children: ‘The effect is catastrophic’
Apparently this ONLY relates to immigrant children at the border, because all these experts and media are silent on the hundreds of thousands of children this is being done to in America!
Doctor: Family separation is child abuse
Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, says the Trump administration’s practice of separating families at the border is “child abuse.”Source: CNN
Where is she on American Children?!?!