Proven: As­par­tame Re­ally is Poi­son

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As cruel as the sit­u­a­tion is, at least there is a le­gal stan­dard which can be used to help get jus­tice for th­ese kids.

Now the Trump gang is tak­ing all this ug­li­ness fur­ther. They say that they are not bound by the Flores de­ci­sion. They say that since two laws, the Home­land Se­cu­rity Act of 2002 and the Traf­fick­ing Vic­tims Pro­tec­tion Act of 2008, were passed af­ter the Flores de­ci­sion, that they no longer have to abide by the Flores de­ci­sion. The Trump Jus­tice De­part­ment un­der At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions now says they have the le­gal right to put th­ese chil­dren in prison with bonds set so high they chil­dren will agree to be de­ported – or else they have to stay in­def­i­nitely de­tained and with no right to a bond hear­ing, all of which was de­ter­mined against the law in the 1997 de­ci­sion.

On Mon­day, July 3, 2017, the U.S. Ninth Cir­cuit court re­viewed the Trump gang's cur­rent in­jus­tices, and did their best to slam home their mes­sage to the new Ex­ec­u­tive Branch in just a few words. “By their plain text, nei­ther law [of those cited as jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for Ses­sions’ ac­tions] ex­plic­itly ter­mi­nates the right to a bond hear­ing.” The court went on to say that, “Th­ese statutes sought to pro­tect a uniquely vul­ner­a­ble pop­u­la­tion: un­ac­com­pa­nied chil­dren. … Congress de­sired to bet­ter pro­vide for un­ac­com­pa­nied mi­nors. De­priv­ing th­ese chil­dren of their ex­ist­ing right to a bond hear­ing is in­com­pat­i­ble with such an aim.”

Rather than ac­cept the le­gal de­ci­sion in this open-and­shut case, the evil Trump team told re­porters that it is “re­view­ing the de­ci­sion and con­sid­er­ing next steps”. Ap­par­ently, they still see them­selves as above the law, even in the most hor­rific of sit­u­a­tions where im­mi­grant chil­dren are held with­out bail hear­ings, stripsearched and as­saulted on a daily ba­sis.

Per­haps At­tor­ney Gen­eral Ses­sions and Trump should have their own chil­dren and grand­chil­dren spend a few days liv­ing in the same cells as the im­mi­grant chil­dren, sub­jected to the same treat­ment, and see how they like it and then imag­ine the prospect of no hope of it end­ing, then let the kids and grand kids pro­vide some ad­vise.

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