(Washington, DC) — The leader of New York City’s two-point-eight million Catholics says the Trump administration’s policy of separating kids and parents is “un-biblical.”
Cardinal Timothy Dolan says references to scripture by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to justify the practice is “un-American” and goes against human decency.
Dolan told CNN the Apostle Paul would not endorse the immigration policy. Sessions referenced the apostle in remarks last week, saying Paul preached to obey the laws of the government. Dolan said sessions might need a Sunday School refresher.
Sessions in fact needs Sunday School, Vacation bible school, bible study and quite frankly baptism to get himself straight. Omitting the most important parts of the scripture he quoted pulls on just how desperate the Trump administration is to push its agenda by any means necessary….even at the heartless bottom of all bottoms …act of separating children from their parents at the border and blaming democrats while at it.
Trump says he’s just following the law that democrats enforced, which is not true. And even more so, nowhere in the law does it say anything about child separation where immigrants are concerned. DHS says under the law, authorities may separate children from their parents or legal guardians for several reasons, including if those adults are referred for criminal prosecution, but that doesn’t seem to apply here.
The Department of Homeland Security says the Trump administration separated nearly two-thousand children from their parents or guardians at the border between April 19th and May 31st. And a more grave concern…where are they exactly? Reportedly, the children are spread out in 100 different shelters across 17 different states.
Above all, the most disturbing part of the immigration debacle is the usage of these children and their families for leverage and getting a few bills passed and the wall built. The Department of Homeland Security says Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed federal attorneys on the border to prosecute all adults who enter the country illegally, including those with children. Trump says Democrats can fix the problem by working with Republicans on an immigration bill that funds the border wall. A cruel tactic indeed to try and get democrats to negotiate and it will surely backfire.
Love thy neighbor.