Trump’s Solution for His Migrant Kid Horrors? Blame Obama

Far from moving to improve the treatment of small children that has become a national story, the president is telling senior aides to stick to blaming Democrats and Obama.
As news broke on the reportedly horrific conditions at a Texas detention center holding migrant children, President Trump did what he normally does in times of crisis and public-relations hellscapes: He monitored the media and political reactions via his White House TV and the DVR device he dubs his “super TiVo.”

And in the days since the treatment of small children at this detention facility became major national news, the president wanted to make one thing clear to his subordinates, though his focus was not at all about ameliorating appalling conditions. Trump has repeatedly told advisers and senior aides that, no matter how great the public outrage toward his administration, his lieutenants were to stick to a simple strategy of blaming Democrats and Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, according to two people with knowledge of the exchanges.

And the conditions in the detention centers are often abysmal. Nearly 300 children were temporarily removed from the Clint detention facility in Texas after media reports alleged horrifying conditions within: sick children whose clothes were covered in mucus, children who had only brushed their teeth a single time since being detained, and children sleeping on concrete floors. Many of those children have since been returned to the Clint facility.

The increasingly dire conditions in detention facilities across the U.S. southern border are part and parcel of the Trump administration’s immigration agenda. The increasing scarcity of resources at Border Patrol stations and ICE detention facilities, from access to adequate medical care to beds and bathrooms with potable water, are the consequences of an immigration system straining to accommodate an increasing number of detainees—as well as, advocates posit, a purposeful warning to would-be migrants in Central America thinking of heading north.

Instability at the Department of Homeland Security—due in no small part to pressure from the White House to enact an unpopular, occasionally contradictory agenda—has likely played a part in bureaucratic difficulties.

Within the past two two months, the Department of Homeland Security has seen the resignations of Nielsen, Acting ICE Director Ron Vitiello, Acting Deputy Secretary Claire Grady, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Lee Francis Cissna, and, as of Tuesday morning, Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection John Sanders. Later on Tuesday, it was announced that Mark Morgan, acting director of ICE, would be named as Sanders’ successor.

But at the heart of the worsening conditions in detention centers, advocates for immigrants in the legal system said, is a lack of concern for the children and families being held within them.

“We have billions of dollars in appropriations meant to address the humanitarian crisis on the border,” said Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. “Why do we still have children who are sleeping on floors?”


  • The Truth always comes out.....The past always has a way of catching up to us...Even when Democrats and Liberal media tried to hide it.

    Obama-Era ICE Official Says ‘Cages’ for Illegal Immigrant Children Were Obama’s Idea


    The man-in-charge of securing the border during the Obama administration just revealed that it was former President Barack Obama who had the idea of putting detained immigrant children in “cages”. Democrats and media alike have been criticizing President Donald for caging immigrant children, according to a report by Washington Examiner. Thomas Homan, who has continued working with the Trump administration in a different capacity, added that the facility with cages was built under Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson during Obama’s time at the White House.


    Thomas Homan, Obama’s executive associate director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement between May 2013 and January 2017, said, “I’ve been to that facility, where they talk about cages. That facility was built under President Obama under (Homeland Security) Secretary Jeh Johnson. I was there because I was there when it was built.


    Homan described his responsibility as an executive associate director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on his LinkedIn profile as, “promoting public safety and national security by maintaining direct oversight of critical ICE programs and operations to identify, locate, arrest, detain and remove illegal aliens from the United States.”

    Thomas Homan since 2017 has served as Acting Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Homan made those comments while speaking at a conference hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies. When a Trump official was asked “You still keeping kids in cages?”, Homan snapped back, “I would answer the question, ‘The kids are being housed in the same facility built under the Obama administration.’ If you want to call them cages, call them cages. But if the left wants to call them cages and the Democrats want to call them cages then they have to accept the fact that they were built and funded in FY 2015.”

    Homan argued that “cages” at Border Patrol facilities where immigrants were detained, was built to protect children, “It’s chain link dividers that keep children separate from unrelated adults. It’s about protecting children.”

    He doesn’t consider family separation to be the Trump administration’s fault and blamed the parents for trying to escape from poverty, violence and rampant corruption by seeking asylum in the United States. He told a House Appropriations subcommittee, “It isn't the fault of law enforcement that people get separated. It's the fault of the perpetrator. If someone enters this country illegally and knows he's in the country illegally and is found to be in the country illegally and is ordered removed from the country and chooses to have a child in this country that's a U.S. citizen by virtue of birth, he put himself in that position, so ICE is not separating that family.”

    Thomas Homan also felt the ICE was being unfairly treated and perceived for implementing laws that were decided by the government, “Unlike other agencies, we do this despite a constant deluge of biased attacks against ICE personnel by those who disagree with the laws we enforce. While I recognize that people have the right to protest laws they don't agree with I want to emphasize to the public and to the media and to this committee that ice officers don't write the laws. They enforce the laws”

    He was of the opinion that those who tried to enter the country without undergoing the documentation process was breaking the law and had to face the consequences, “We are all blessed to live in the greatest country on earth and I can't blame anybody who wants to live here… But we are also a country built on the foundation of the rule of law. Those who choose to enter this country illegally which is a crime, a federal crime, or to overstay their visa have knowingly chosen to break the law.
  • Rusty On June 27, 2019
    Obama’s ICE Chief: Those Cages For Illegal Kids Were Built By Obama Administration
    Thomas Homan, the executive associate director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under Barack Obama, says it was the previous administration that is responsible for building cages to house illegal immigrants.

    From The Washington Examiner: Barack’s ICE chief: Cages were Obama’s idea
    by Paul Bedard

    | June 26, 2019 03:57 PM
    Former President Barack Obama’s top immigration chief in charge of removing illegal immigrants said that the “cages” Democrats have accused President Trump of housing children in were the brainchild of the Obama administration.

    “I’ve been to that facility, where they talk about cages. That facility was built under President Obama under (Homeland Security) Secretary Jeh Johnson. I was there because I was there when it was built,” said Thomas Homan, who was Obama’s executive associate director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for nearly four years.

    At an immigration conference today, Homan, under consideration for a new position of “border czar” in the Trump administration, grew visibly angry answering a question about “cages” often cited by Democratic critics of the president.
  • Thank you for playing the facts and truth always come out. Till next time. lol
  • wait a minute i thought Factsmatter was suspended along with pawnstar from starting discussions now factsmatter is doing it and with Trump related topics which he said was taking over this forum?

    Where the f××k is the admin? who is the administrator of this forum? Why is the liberal leaning factsmatter allowed to post when the conservative one, pawnstar, is still banned from starting discussions?
  • suspend both i say.
  • If anyone should be "suspended," it should be the person who has flooded this MICRONESIA forum with the most U.S. Trump-centered topics for the past two years.

    Reaper, for example?
  • Keep it fair and take both their privileges to start discussion.
  • f anyone should be "suspended," it should be the person who has flooded this MICRONESIA forum with the most Trump topics for the past two years....and continues to do so now without any consequences.

    Reaper, for example? Click on his name and see for yourself.
  • Discussion started 3 days ago by @FactsMatter, surprisingly ALL ARE TRUMP RELATED AND ABOUT TRUMP!

    1. Trump’s Solution for Migrant Kid Horrors? Blame Obama

    2. DHS Inspector General Finds 'Dangerous Overcrowding' In Border Patrol Facilities

    3. FSM takes precautionary measures in US effort to deport illegal and undocumented immigrants

  • Suspend both pawnstar and factsmatter privilege to start discussions. Keep it fair. Both were suspended now the liberal got her privilege back while the conservative didn't. In the name of fairness suspend both of them.
  • Suspend Reaper for driving away most long-time forum members by flooding these pages with endless Trumpaganda that has nothing to do with Micronesia.
  • As for this discussion...Here is a video of Obamad director of Homeland security free admitting that his president/Obama and Obama's administration detained and separated families and according to Obamas DHS chief, the Obama administration expanded the policy of separation and detainment of families from their kids.

    Men and women and especially democrats may lie but videos never do. Especially when Obama's own DHS chief said it happened under obama and was ok'd by obama and expanded under obama.

    Truth always come out.
  • It looks like Trump is right in blaming the obama administration for this cruel and inhuman policy.

    Truth always comes out.
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