Remember when liberals freaked out because the Trump administration was doing the exact same thing as the Obama administration did by holding illegal alien adults and children caught sneaking onto the country in different detention facilities? Liberals cried that Trump was ripping children away from their mothers and he was compared to Hitler. Liberals continue the freak-out to this day crying that mean old Trump hasn’t reunited all of these illegal alien families. As it turns out, the illegal aliens don’t even want their kids and are refusing US efforts to reunify them.
Immigrant parents separated from their children by the Trump administration and returned to their homes are refusing to be reunited with their children because their countries are so dangerous, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union told a court on Friday.
“We’ve had very difficult conversations with the parents this week,” Lee Gelernt of the ACLU told a federal judge in San Diego. “As much as they want to be with their child, and it’s heartbreaking, they feel it’s too dangerous.”
A key piece of missing information here is that these illegal aliens were “returned” home because they made bogus asylum claims. As much as Central American countries are shitholes, they are not active war zones, which is where the US would actually accept refugees from. Terrible countries? Yes. Dangerous enough to seek asylum? Not a chance.
Gelernt told the court that he had spent time over the past week in Guatemala trying to locate parents of some of the roughly 300 children in U.S. care and found about two-thirds were refusing to have their child returned to them.
The ACLU contacted parents in Central America of 162 children and said 109 refused reunification, according to a court filing.
And you thought these were shitty parents for dragging their kids through hundreds of miles of hot desert, dealing with drug cartel human traffickers, and sneaking into the US knowing full well they would be separated from their children.
Gelernt said parents who refused to be reunited tended to have older children who could be recruited by violent gangs if they returned home. In addition, some children have relatives in the United States and are unlikely to end up in foster care.
Yeah, it’s not like there are any violent Central American gangs in the US who recruit kids, right?
The deal is, these illegal alien parents, who were denied asylum, are hoping their kids will be granted asylum. That’s why they are refusing to take them back. Their hope is if the kids get asylum then maybe they can get it too, which is as dumb as it sounds.
And while it seems like the ACLU is deeply concerned about reuniting these kids with their shitty parents, the faux civil rights group is almost certainly coaching these lawbreakers on the best way to game the system and loophole their way into getting green cards. If only the ACLU cared this much about the 1st and 2nd Amendment rights of actual Americans.
The next time you see some liberal celebrity crying tears of rage that Trump has separated so many families, remember that these parents don’t even want their kids back.