Donald Trump’s policy of separating families at the border has been widely criticized as unAmerican across the board. It doesn’t matter what one’s political affiliation might be; it seems that most people regardless of beliefs, are rightly deeply uncomfortable with the separation of small children from their families, but, here we are. And it gets worse: It seems that Trump is now employing America’s premier intelligence agency — the Central Intelligence Agency — to question immigrants seeking asylum, and others coming to our borders in desperation with nothing.
Now a journalist with the Daily Beast is reporting that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) is being trained by CIA agents to question people and make separating immigrant families and branding them as criminals commonplace and even standard policy in the Trump Administration.
Here is the tweet, complete with the document ordering this:
SCOOP: A fmr top CIA interrogator is training ICE’s deportation agents in interrogation methods, documents show.
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) June 15, 2018
So, let us get this straight. The CIA now is being used to brand immigrant children, many of whom are as young as four and five years old, as criminals for being with their parents for crossing the borders? Also, their parents are branded as criminals for LEGALLY presenting themselves at United States ports of entry for asylum against violence in their home countries, in full compliance with the Geneva Conventions. The United Nations has already said the Trump Administration is committing human rights abuses. This is your proof.
America, wake up. This is how dictatorships start. We start by allowing atrocities that do not affect our own daily lives – until they do. This administration is cruel and authoritarian. Stop it before it is too late.
This is nothing more than the American version of concentration camps. Is this really what America is about?
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