Thanks to Jeff Sessions’s psychotic enthusiasm for separating children from parents at the Mexico border, we know that this administration has about as much love for migrant children as it does for litter. Horrifically, an official with the Department of Health and Human Services has admitted to losing track of 1,475 refugee children who were placed in the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. (He didn’t actually have to say that, as “children” have conveniently been renamed with the dehumanizing and palatable moniker “UAC” [Unaccompanied Alien Children].)
In his testimony before a Senate subcommittee on April 26th, DHHS Acting Assistant Secretary Stephen Wagner stated that out of 7,000 children supposedly placed with a parent or sponsor, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) was “unable to determine with certainty the whereabouts of 1,475 UAC.”
And, he added, that “it has been HHS’s long-standing interpretation of the law that ORR is not legally responsible for children after they are released from ORR care.”
Spanky, his minions and his braindead supporters all have a suite reserved for them in hell.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blamed Friday’s massacre at a high school near Houston in part on “too many entrances and too many exits” on the campus, prompting some to mock his perspective as “door control.”
“From what we know, this student walked in … with a long coat and a shotgun under his coat,” said Patrick, a Republican who has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association. “It’s 90 degrees. Had there been one single entrance possibly for every student, maybe he would have been stopped.”
They will limit the number of doors, but they won’t limit the number of guns.
On Feb. 20, a young woman named Mirian arrived at the Texas border carrying her 18-month-old son. They had fled their home in Honduras through a cloud of tear gas, she told border agents, and needed protection from the political violence there.
She had hoped she and her son would find refuge together. Instead, the agents ordered her to place her son in the back seat of a government vehicle, she said later in a sworn declaration to a federal court. They both cried as the boy was driven away.
For months, members of Congress have been demanding answers about how many families are being separated as they are processed at stations along the southwest border, in part because the Trump administration has in the past said it was considering taking children from their parents as a way to deter migrants from coming here.
Officials have repeatedly declined to provide data on how many families have been separated, but suggested that the number was relatively low.
But new data reviewed by The New York Times shows that more than 700 children have been taken from adults claiming to be their parents since October, including more than 100 children under the age of 4.
The data was prepared by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services that takes custody of children who have been removed from migrant parents. Senior officials at the Department of Homeland Security, which processes migrants at the border, initially denied that the numbers were so high. But after they were confirmed to The Times by three federal officials who work closely with these cases, a spokesman for the health and human services department on Friday acknowledged in a statement that there were “approximately 700.”
Every day brings us another atrocity with Spanky McPornfucker and his idiot band of drooling Nazi sycophants and inbred followers. And just so you understand the magnitude of scum of this administration:
On Thursday night, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes shared a clip his team dug up of Microsoft founder Bill Gates telling his foundation’s staff that President Donald Trump doesn’t know if HPV and HIV are the same thing, or, perhaps, not. In the footage, Gates recalls that Trump asked him about the difference between the two viruses on two separate occasions, in December 2016 and March 2017, respectively.
“Both times he wanted to know if there was a difference between HPV and HIV,” Gates said. “So I was able to explain that those are rarely confused with each other.” The opportunity of a lifetime! I’m sure Trump forgot both conversations instantly. But why is the President so curious about this hm?
Maybe because Spanky McPornfucker screws pornstars and thinks he’s infected?