A Special Place In Hell

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ used a Bible verses to justify the Trump administration’s immigration policies to split up families that arrive at U.S. borders seeking asylum and separate children from their parents.

The Trump Administration was putting children in a tent city which was an empty Walmart building in a Texas border town with tents erected outside.

Cage like “chain link” enclosures were also erected to house children.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was quoted as saying: “I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order.”

During a daily press briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked the question:

“Where in the Bible does it say that it’s moral to take children away from their mothers?”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded by saying:

“I’m not aware of the attorney general’s comments or what he would be referencing. … I can say that it is very “Biblical” to enforce the law.”

It has been reported that at least 2,700 children have been separated from their parents since the “no tolerance policy” was announced.

It is estimated that an average of 45 to 50 children were being taken from their parents each day.

https://www.vox.com/2018/6/11/17443198/children-immigrant-families-separated-parents

Initially, President Trump dug in his heels over his controversial “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that forcibly separated children from their parents at the Mexican border.

Mr. Trump pointed to Europe, which he said had become a “migrant camp,” and said that would not happen to the United States under his leadership.

Speaking at the White House Trump said:

“The United States will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility. You look at what’s happening in Europe, and in other places, we cannot allow that to happen. Not on my watch.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/18/trump-attacks-germany-migration-policies-criticism-child-detention/

Trump then went on the offensive trying to say it was all the Democrats fault and he could not issue an executive order or do anything until the immigration laws were changed.

On June 21, 2018, the “Time” magazine on its cover featured a viral image of a two-year-old Honduran girl crying at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The crying child isn’t alone on the cover.

Time Magazine illustrators placed an image of President Donald Trump right beside the child looking down as the child looked up in tears and wailing.

The caption is “WELOME TO AMERICA”.

The Time Magazine cover image is so indicative of what President Trump really stands for and what the Republican Party has become under Trump.

On June 21, 2018, bowing to immense bi partisan pressure and public outcry, including former First Ladies Lara Bush and Michell Obama, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself and signed an executive order halting his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.

President Richard Cohen with the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center said Trump’s executive order still does not go nearly far enough when he said:

“The administration still plans to criminalize families — including children — by holding them in prison-like detention facilities. There are workable alternatives” [but none has been offered].

https://www.abqjournal.com/1186956/homeland-security-drafts-plan-to-end-family-separation.html

Perhaps the Republican Congress out of sure desperation to hold on to their majorities in congress will finally enact comprehensive immigration reforms.

COMMENTARY

I wonder if Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump have ever read the bible verse:

“Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Mark 10:14)

Trump’s America Kingdom only belongs to him, as is a special place in hell.

The “no tolerance policy” and his treatment of children is nothing more than a continuation of Trump’s racists ways.

For more commentary see:

See “Steve Pearce Breaks Back Bending Over Backwards to Racist Defend Racist Trump:

http://www.petedinelli.com/2018/01/13/congressman-steve-pearce-breaks-back-bending-over-to-defend-racist-trump/

See “The Book of Trump Ten Commandments”

http://www.petedinelli.com/2018/06/18/the-book-of-trump-ten-commandments/

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Pete Dinelli was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is of Italian and Hispanic descent. He is a 1970 graduate of Del Norte High School, a 1974 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a 1977 graduate of St. Mary's School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. Pete has a 40 year history of community involvement and service as an elected and appointed official and as a practicing attorney in Albuquerque. Pete and his wife Betty Case Dinelli have been married since 1984 and they have two adult sons, Mark, who is an attorney and George, who is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Pete has been a licensed New Mexico attorney since 1978. Pete has over 27 years of municipal and state government service. Pete’s service to Albuquerque has been extensive. He has been an elected Albuquerque City Councilor, serving as Vice President. He has served as a Worker’s Compensation Judge with Statewide jurisdiction. Pete has been a prosecutor for 15 years and has served as a Bernalillo County Chief Deputy District Attorney, as an Assistant Attorney General and Assistant District Attorney and as a Deputy City Attorney. For eight years, Pete was employed with the City of Albuquerque both as a Deputy City Attorney and Chief Public Safety Officer overseeing the city departments of police, fire, 911 emergency call center and the emergency operations center. While with the City of Albuquerque Legal Department, Pete served as Director of the Safe City Strike Force and Interim Director of the 911 Emergency Operations Center. Pete’s community involvement includes being a past President of the Albuquerque Kiwanis Club, past President of the Our Lady of Fatima School Board, and Board of Directors of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation.