Trump Has Quietly Cut Legal Aid for Migrant Kids Separated from Parents – VICE
When the Trump administration announced this month it would criminally prosecute everyone who crossed the border illegally, which meant jailing immigrant parents and separating them from their children, it effectively manufactured a whole new group of unaccompanied minors who now must navigate the complicated US immigration system by themselves. In less than two weeks, 658 kids were divided from their mothers and fathers—and the policy is still ramping up.
Meanwhile, the government has just quietly shut off a legal lifeline for this very population, putting them at an even higher risk of deportation. The Office of Refugee Resettlement, a federal program that for over a decade has funded organizations representing unaccompanied minors in immigration court while those children live with adult relatives or guardians, told the groups to stop taking new cases just days after the family separation policy began, multiple sources from nonprofit groups funded by ORR told me.
Yea, those babies, children and teens don’t need no stinking lawyers in court. Let them eat cake and not understand a word or a thing that is being done to them. Treat them all like criminals and deport the parents while leaving the children behind is the mantra that Sessions is singing; via a happy racist tune. THEY DON’T CARE ONE WHIT about human rights, decency or even basic humanity.
Their soul is lacking just like their heart.
Fascism is rising.