An acknowledgement that a change that happened four months into calendar year 2018 isn't going to be part of any organization's 2018 budget.Tyndmyr wrote:↶I'm not sure what more you could ask for.
No, that's the talking point you've bought hook line and sinker, right down to calling them "illegals", but seeking asylum isn't illegal and Trump has also been strongly against accepting refugees (which is also a legal process to enter the country) and is trying to significantly reduce the number of legal options to immigrate.This whole policy is about cracking down on illegals.
When kids end up in private adoption agencies all over the country they're unlikely to end up back with the parents whose information hasn't followed the kids there. There doesn't need to be an official explicit policy for something to happen anyway.Show me the new policy that Trump's instituting to make sure different parents end up with the detained kids.
No, Trump is more anti-all-immigration (of the wrong kind of people). The kids in cages thing has gotten the most media attention and has been generally conflated with illegal entry, but if you've been paying any attention to all of the other things Trump has said about immigration, and the actual changes that have happened, you'd see that it's all part of an overall drive to discourage and decrease immigration.Trump is more anti-illegal immigration.
There's been a generally upward trend over the past 50 years, but a downward trend in illegal border crossings over the past 20.Sure. There is a reason why. The number of immigrants has been increasing since the 60s, and it's become a bigger and bigger problem to deal with. Overall, it's been on a long term increasing trend. So yes, new facilities have to be built to handle the increased workload.
And new facilities are being built to imprison everybody, which is not and never has been some kind of intrinsic requirement of a functional border policy. Even if the number starts going back up again, we wouldn't have to build "tent cities" to house everybody if we hadn't also suddenly decided to start detaining all of them.
But the last fifteen years has been pretty much a problem escalating ever larger
There were fewer apprehensions of illegal aliens in each of the past 10 years than in any of the 17 years before that.
Again, that's only the impression you'd get if you haven't bothered paying any attention whatsoever to anything else Trump has ever said about immigration.But on the flip side, we've also been gradually allowing in more legal immigrants. The trend is not primarily towards hating immigration as a whole(though there is a side order of that, in certain communities, which is unfortunate). It's mostly towards strictly enforcement.