A Little Judicial History
In March of 1993, The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in Reno v
Flores. (Yes, “That” Reno. Democrat Janet Reno, Bill Clinton’s first Attorney General
who ordered that young Elian Gonzalez be torn from his family’s arms while
hiding in a Miami closet. You might remember the iconic photograph.)
The Court in Flores decided that minors could not be incarcerated with the
adults accompanying them across the United States border illegally. The
decision was the result of a long dispute in how to best care for these
children while the adults were detained for criminal proceedings.
You see, when aliens cross the border illegally, they are incarcerated until
their criminal case is decided.. The understandable argument at the time was
“why should children be incarcerated while their parents are in jail?” It
seemed a fundamental violation of international human rights. Makes sense,
As a result, The Flores case drew a line in the sand. Children could not be
incarcerated with their parents or accompanying adult while being held for
illegal immigration violations. And a subsequent 1997 agreement stipulated
that children must be placed in a safer environment where they could enjoy
certain privileges, including education, a clean, safe environment and other
normal life cycle amenities that incarcerated individuals do not enjoy.
It was considered a “victory” for human rights. By separating adult and
child, we protected the children, reducing any harm done to them for their
parent’s or accompanying adult’s decisions.
A lot has happened since then. However; bottom line, these juvenile,
shelters have been operating in accordance with the law, and overseen by the
Department of Health and Human Services to protect those children from the
hazards of parental incarceration since 1997.
So, since Donald Trump was running his real estate empire, selling wine and
casinos in 1993, we are left to determine just how he managed to orchestrate
this cruel “separation of immigrant parent and child” 25 years BEFORE he was
President of the United States. The obvious answer is, he didn’t. He had
nothing to do with establishing this United States immigration policy.
Today, he simply enforces it.
This one story illustrates how important it is for us to do our research
regarding today’s headlines. The Corporate Media either refuses to do the
research, is incapable of doing the research or has done the research and
decided to lie to you about its findings. Either way, this would make the
Corporate Media lazy, incompetent or just plain deceptive. Liars, if you