by Countable | Updated on 9.14.18
“They were just simply too traumatized when they had their asylum hearings that all they were - they were doing is worrying about their children. Are my children sleeping, eating, being taken care of?” Gelernt said.
“Of course our goal is not just to prosecute more cases but to deter and end the illegality, to reduce the number of people who attempt to enter unlawfully, to send a clear message it's not acceptable,” Sessions said on Monday.
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Absolutely. These are asylum seekers. Often they cannot return home without fearing for their lives. Trump’s Gestapo ICE needs to stand down (and return the FEMA money).
Please STOP Unauthorized Immigrant Families Separated at the Border give them Second Chance for Asylum! Please Stop the Trump administration's Nazi tactics of separating families in internment camps⚠
No, they should NOT be be given a second chance. They should be sent home immediately, and encouraged, with clear instructions, how to apply legally. Unauthorized Immigrants ARE Illegal Immigrants! They are breaking the law and should not be rewarded for doing so! How much less should they be afforded a "second chance" to appeal the judgement of their already illegal behavior, or "unauthorized" entry?!?! Instead, they should be sent to the back of the line for trying to come here illegally. Why should "Unauthorized", or Illegal immigrants, be given access to the same considerations of the law abiding people, or Legal immigrants receive?
Yes, give the immigrants a second, fair chance for asylum.
Ummm... DUH! They came for asylum in the first place, and a compassionless administration decided to make their children into a political football.
If they cross the borders illegally and get caught then maybe give them another chance if they get separated. What they should do is try the legal way to get asylum.
Asylum seekers are legal and should be respected. Yes. These who were wronged by trump’s administration must get a second chance.
YES! YES! YES! For the love of our lord, YES!!!
Yes. Yes. Yes. Many of these people didn’t even get a first chance. And stop imprisoning asylum seekers. Keep their families together and allow them to help resuscitate the American dream.
Of course they should. The biggest question is how to keep Border Security and the Trump Administration honest and respectful in the review process. They haven’t been so far and there’s no reason to believe they will be at any point in the future. I continue to be curious about how much more contemptuous the Trump Administration will become.
Are you Kidding?? Of course they should. What Trump has done to these people is irrevocable, but from where they came is much worse, so it’s only the right thing to give them the chance for safety after what Trump did to them.
Yes. The amount of pain and suffering inflicted upon these refugees must be given consideration without the bias that has been inflicted upon them by a politicized Customs and Border Patrol Agency and their unqualified comments of Trump.
Come here legally, respect our laws, nation and those who came before you. #MAGA #Deport illegal aliens who don’t respect our laws and nation
If families come seeking asylum they should be allowed to present their case. This wouldn’t even be an issue if it weren’t for the asinine family separation policy of the current regime. It is high time for congress to grow a pair of balls and return to being more positive concerning those seeking asylum.
They should have NEVER BEEN SEPARATED in the FIRST PLACE. With that said, all should be THOROUGHLY VETTED - at least as vetted as #45’s people have been!
Not only should they get a second chance but I want to see them reunited, the kids given counselors to help them and their families cope, and they should have a path to citizenship so maybe they can vote out these jerks that targeted their families for separation!
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” - Emma Lazarus
What happened to being the shining city on the hill? Asylum seekers deserve to be treated with respect and of course their families should not be separated.
Let’s be ethical and treat asylum seekers with the fairness they came here for.
Yes, it’s the morally right thing to do