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User01
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HaydenCR
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Separating Children From Their Families at The Mexican Border

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Started: 7/26/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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User01

Con

Should separating children from their families at the Mexican border be allowed? No, It shouldn't. Using children as a way to get something that we want is inhumane, Moral-less and strictly cruel. The children have done nothing, Caused no harm so why do we think we have the right to use them to "prove" a point? The children cry for their parents as they are being separated. They are scared, Confused and lonely. Our government has no right bringing innocent children into our controversial politics.

#familiesbelongtogether
HaydenCR

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Hello, I see your points on the subject and I must admit you do seem well organized, However there are some things I question in your argument and challenge.

firstly, On your point of using children to get what we want. You're correct it is inhumane to use children to get what we want, So why would you invite your children and family to commit a crime like illegally passing a border. It is inhumane to uproot your family and make your child swim through the Rio Grande River, Risk being shot by border patrol or militias and being eaten by animals on your path from the border. If you already accept that you could get caught for illegally crossing a border and get extradited and you know first hand of the consequences that come to your family and you still accept the risk then the morality of your actions are already selfish and the morality doesn't fall on the American government anymore, But the parents because the parents already put the child in danger, Especially when you could apply for a visa a legal way and the American Government is following legal jurisdiction. Even if they made it to America there's a high chance they would be deported, Because we have laws in place for a reason on immigration and it must be followed, So if America is to blame for the separating of children maybe we should look deeper and see if the blame is put on the parents or illegal act that made America use it's legal protocol.

Which brings me to my next point " why do we think we have the right to use them to "prove" a point" I don't think we're trying to prove a point, The federal government is following laws put in place years ago. People use children as an excuse to enter America all the time. Here's a quote from theweek. Co. Uk, " "Other parents have either been deported, Failed a criminal background check, Were unable to prove they were the parent, " a quote from Rueter's which they took from Marty Graham who is a U. S. Federal judge. You say the Government is separating kids from their families when the parents cannot prove they are the child's parents. Secondly the U. S. Has a immigration policy allowing illegal children to stay in the U. S. If they have a relative who already lives here, "required by law to place unaccompanied minors in the least restrictive setting that is in the best interest of the child. " This generally means the child can be placed in the care of a relative already in the U. S. ; however, A minor can also be put into foster care or a temporary detention center. " direct quote from Department of Homeland Security I. C. E. Branch. On Foxnews. Com

Lastly, " our government has no right bringing children into our politics" well that's actually not true at all. Once you step foot on American soil; illegally none the less, There are rules that people have to follow and this isn't politics it's law. Law that has been placed years before previous legislature. I could easily ask what right do the parent's of the children who's parent's illegal actions caused this in the first place have for breaking the law. Once you are on American soil the government has the right to lawfully do what is already in law and separate the children.
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Posted by HaydenCR 3 years ago
HaydenCR
@BryanMullins im telling you it's these young college kids that run out here screaming everything republicans do is bad and America is bad.
Posted by BryanMullinsNOCHRISTMAS2 3 years ago
BryanMullinsNOCHRISTMAS2
what is with these lunatics thinking that separating children from the illegal immigrants are wrong?
When it isn't, It's according to the law.
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