moonbat

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  1. Please do not be obtuse. It was an example to point out the either/or fallacy that you using and the hypocrisy of most people who bellow about rules being strictly applied to others but who are perfectly fine receiving compassion for their own violations. Having compassion/understanding and upholding the law are not mutually exclusive.
  2. The first was not a question but a statement. But I will indulge nonetheless. Law. But my experience is that humans want fluidity with the law in how and when it is applied to themselves. Ever been let go with a warning for some moving violation? If you were glad you were given a break does that mean you support lawlessness? That it is what is called a logical fallacy.
  3. If it's a rhetorical question then no answer is required. So why not just state what you think I believe?
  4. That's it, tell me what I believe, because I post what the Trump admin calls a new policy. OK.
  5. Educate yourself then. From the Department of Justice dated Friday April 6, 2018. Attorney General Announces Zero-Tolerance Policy for Criminal Illegal Entry Attorney General Jeff Sessions today notified all U.S. Attorney’s Offices along the Southwest Border of a new “zero-tolerance policy” for offenses under 8 U.S.C. § 1325(a), which prohibits both attempted illegal entry and illegal entry into the United States by an alien. The implementation of the Attorney General’s zero-tolerance policy comes as the Department of Homeland Security reported a 203 percent increase in illegal border crossings from March 2017 to March 2018, and a 37 percent increase from February 2018 to March 2018—the largest month-to-month increase since 2011. “The situation at our Southwest Border is unacceptable. Congress has failed to pass effective legislation that serves the national interest—that closes dangerous loopholes and fully funds a wall along our southern border. As a result, a crisis has erupted at our Southwest Border that necessitates an escalated effort to prosecute those who choose to illegally cross our border,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “To those who wish to challenge the Trump Administration’s commitment to public safety, national security, and the rule of law, I warn you: illegally entering this country will not be rewarded, but will instead be met with the full prosecutorial powers of the Department of Justice. To the Department’s prosecutors, I urge you: promoting and enforcing the rule of law is vital to protecting a nation, its borders, and its citizens. You play a critical part in fulfilling these goals, and I thank you for your continued efforts in seeing to it that our laws—and as a result, our nation—are respected.” On April 11, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a renewed commitment to criminal immigration enforcement. As part of that announcement, the Attorney General issued a memorandum to all federal prosecutors and directed them to prioritize the prosecution of certain criminal immigration offenses. Today’s zero-tolerance policy further directs each U.S. Attorney’s Office along the Southwest Border (i.e., Southern District of California, District of Arizona, District of New Mexico, Western District of Texas, and the Southern District of Texas) to adopt a policy to prosecute all Department of Homeland Security referrals of section 1325(a) violations, to the extent practicable.
  6. Not according to the law which people here seem to like the idea of. There are not different penalties for the same crime based on citizenship status in the US.
  7. Again, who green-lighted the zero tolerance policy, Sessions or Trump?
  8. Let me know how many US citizens who commit a misdemeanor for the first or second time have their children taken away. Because that is what unlawful crossing of the border is- a misdemeanor. And let me know when we have zero tolerance for employers (see Hormel) and see them frog marched on FOX or CNN or MSNBC.
  9. If you are poor they suck, if not they are ok.
  10. Ok, so who in your opinion green lighted the zero tolerance policy? Who decided, yup we are doing this?
  11. 1. It is not the ONLY place. Talk to the people in western Europe. But for people in central America you can get here by land. And one reason you are not going to Canada is because you would have to walk through the US. 2. Jobs. 3. Safety form drug gang violence and safety in general. All of which equals the primary reason- a chance for a better life for them and/or their family
  12. Wasn't suggesting that, just offering an explanation as to why people choose to leave home and trek a thousand miles to United States of America. And I was I San Pedro Sula in 2001 for two weeks. When I was there it wasn't just the poverty. It was at that time and may still be the murder capitol of the world.
  13. So Sessions just went ahead and did it without the DIC's approval. Is that what you are saying?
  14. Oh give me a break. Not enforcing the marijuana laws is on Sessions? Is zero tolerance on Sessions too? Did Sessions decide to enact this zero tolerance on his own without the DIC?
  15. If you have been to San Pedro Sula or Tegucigalpa you might have a better inkling as to why they make such a dangerous journey. On the other hand you are correct, the parents need to own their actions. Likewise we as a nation need to own our actions and inactions. If you take an action do not blame others for taking that action. Own it. Particularly if you believe it is the right thing to do. And let me know when we as a country we have zero tolerance for the supply side of this equation. We really enjoy going after the supply side of the drug issue, so why not the supply side of this one.