1. About Those Children...in March 1993, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in Flores vs Reno. The Court decided that minors couldn't be incarcerated with adults accompanying them illegally across the U.S. border.
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2. The decision was the result of a long dispute in how to best care for these children while the adults were detained for criminal proceedings.

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3. When aliens cross the border illegally - that is, not at a point of entry - they are incarcerated until their criminal case is decided.

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4. The understandable argument at the time was “why should children be incarcerated while their parents are in jail?” It seemed a fundamental violation of international human rights.

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5. As a result, The Flores case drew a line in the sand. Children could not be incarcerated with their parents or accompanying adult while being held for illegal immigration violations.

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6. And a subsequent 1997 agreement stipulated that children must be placed in a safer environment where they could enjoy *certain privileges, including education, a clean, safe environment and other normal life cycle amenities that incarcerated individuals do not enjoy.
7. It was considered a “victory” for human rights. By separating adult and child, we protected the children, reducing any harm done to them for their parent’s or accompanying adult’s decisions.
8. A lot has happened since then. Bottom line, these shelters have been operating in accordance with the law and are overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services to protect those children from the hazards of parental incarceration since 1997.
9. So, since Donald Trump was running his real estate empire, selling wine and casinos in 1993, we are left to determine just how he managed to orchestrate this cruel “separation of immigrant parent and child” 25 years BEFORE he was President of the United States.
10. The obvious answer is, he didn’t. He had nothing to do with establishing this United States immigration policy. Today, he simply enforces it.
11. This one story illustrates how important it is for us to do our research regarding today’s headlines.

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12. The Corporate Media either refuses to do the research, is incapable of doing the research or has done the research and decided to lie to you about its findings. Either way, this would make the Corporate Media lazy, incompetent or just plain deceptive.

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