The American Civil Liberties Union has finally admitted that hundreds of immigrant parents which are still separated from their children in the United States is not the fault of President Trump, contrary to liberal claims.
According to the ACLU, it is the migrant parents who are willfully leaving their children in the United States, causing the separations themselves.
Breitbart News reports, in a court filing by the federal government, that migrant parents have deliberately left at least 114 children in the U.S.
The acknowledged abandonment of the 114 children and youths — plus the de-facto abandonment of up to 232 others — undermines the progressives’ media-magnified claim that President Donald Trump maliciously separated victimized families as they fled from crime into the safety of the United States.
Instead, the migrants’ decisions to leave 114 children behind highlights the migrants’ rational and reasonable plan to use the border loopholes created by progressives to get themselves and their children — either separately or together — to the United States’ job opportunities, free education, peaceful streets, and anti-poverty programs.
Rosemary Jenks, policy director at NumbersUSA, said the intentional separation “is not surprising to anyone.”
She said that ideally, migrant parents would want to stay in the U.S. with their children, but if they are faced with the decision to leave their children in the country and leave themselves, then that is often the case.
“There is no question that the parents generally hope they can stay here legally with their children, but when faced with the choice — either you are going home by yourself or with your family — they are choosing to go home by themselves,” Jenks said. “They have clearly made this [seperation] decision.”
As Breitbart News reports, Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies, similarly said the immigration laws of the U.S. currently creates an incentive for keeping their child in the country.
“People react to incentives. The incentives we have been offering up to now are that illegal-alien minors will be able to stay … until this changes, you’re going to see more and more of it,” he claimed.
Other incentives in the U.S. include the ability to get a job and earn a living, a state-funded K-12 education system, communities which are not plagued by gang violence, social welfare, and other government programs.
As the Hill reports, the families deliberately refuse to be united with their children back in their country of origin because of dangerous living conditions:
“We’ve had very difficult conversations with the parents this week,” ACLU lawyer Lee Gelernt told a federal judge in San Diego, according to Reuters. “As much as they want to be with their child, and it’s heartbreaking, they feel it’s too dangerous.”
Gelernt told the court that he attempted to contact the parents of some 300 children from Guatemala, and of those about two-thirds of the parents refused for their child to be returned to their home country.
The ACLU also contacted the parents of 162 children from other Central American countries, with 109 of them also refusing reunification, according to the court filing reported by Reuters.
Gelernt said that many parents with older children feared the children would be recruited by violent gangs if they returned to their home country. Some also have family members in the U.S.