The goings on at America’s southern borders are apparently so bad, that even the government officials in charge of checking up on the policies of Homeland Security, have had enough of the devastating rules that Donald Trump put in place, effectively traumatizing young children, and even babies for no reason.
Washington Post reported on Tuesday that four members of the advisory council, whose job it is to “research” the policies of Homeland Security, have resigned over Trump’s continuation of “morally repugnant” actions against asylum seekers.
According to WaPo:
“Richard Danzig, former secretary of the Navy in the Clinton administration, and Elizabeth Holtzman, a former Democratic congresswoman, were among the group that announced their resignation Monday in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.”
“The group noted that the Department of Homeland Security did not consult its advisory council before implementing the policy, which separated more than 2,500 children until President Trump reversed his endorsement of the practice amid an international outcry and signed an order instructing the agency to stop doing so.”
The publication continues:
“Two former Obama administration officials — David Martin, a former DHS deputy general counsel, and Matthew Olsen, who served as director of the National Counterterrorism Center — also signed the letter. Bill Bratton, a former New York City police commissioner who is vice chairman of the advisory council, thanked the group for their service in an email reply, but he did not respond directly to the criticism.”
Council members generally meet no more than once or twice a year, but after Trump started detaining children of asylum seekers at the border, they quickly realized that something was amiss. According to the letter:
“Were we consulted, we would have observed that routinely taking children from migrant parents was morally repugnant, counter-productive and ill-considered. We cannot tolerate association with the immigration policies of this administration, nor the illusion that we are consulted on these matters.”
“Each of you was appointed owing to lifelong dedication to the nation and her people, and, indeed, I can appreciate that each of you sees this resignation as part of that dedication.”
The letter continues:
“These actions have fueled polarization, alienated state and local governments, and moved us much further from a sustainable, effective, and strategically sensible immigration enforcement program.”
Trump lied to the world on camera about who is responsible for children being separated from family members, leaving officials little choice but to act, or go down with the captain when the ship finally sinks. Thankfully, these politicians took a stand for migrant children, and against the president of the United States.