Are Trump’s Choices On Immigration Right?

George Washington Law Professor Jonathan Turley recently said on Fox News “the administration does not have to separate the kids from their mothers. That’s a choice.”

Turley stated, “It’s a really sad story. Because as usual in Washington, there’s truth and falsity on both sides. Everyone’s spinning this and in the middle are these kids. The fact is that the administration does not have to separate the kids from their mothers. That’s a choice. That’s a policy choice. It’s also true that this issue has been forced by a change in policy to treat these as criminal matters, something many citizens support. I mean, Donald Trump was brought to power because he pledged to get tough on immigration. Getting tough on immigration means to switch from a civil or administrative process to a criminal one. Once you do that, you have these type of separation problems. And so, there is truth on both sides here. There are some agreements and some laws that govern how long and under what circumstances you hold children. But can the administration keep these families together? I think they could.”

“[T]his law does create a glaring conflict, in this 20-day clock running. So, you can release, but then you have this gap of these — the mother’s moving on a different track from the kids. That’s a legitimate issue that the Trump administration wants to resolve.”

  • alpambuena

    was obamas choices on immigration right…?….and now look where we are

    • yogiman

      Bill Clinton started it didn’t he? But it finally got down to President Trump’s fault. He’s blamed for the crap Billy Boy and Barry Hussein pulled off.

  • Willie Reeves

    Trump the crazy moron is wrong and have been wrong about everything his whole life as well as the things he is and have done now to this nation. This so called mini dictator in his own mind will surely be remembered in history for the man who wanted to be but could not be. One who thought he was God and vision his future as the greatest man this world ever known, what a laugh. This clown and shell of a man along with his administration, his misfits in congress and imps who support him, are all doomed. This traitor, mob boss, grand master and cheater will get his in the end one can be sure of that. Such a devil of a person can have nothing but bad things happen to him along with those who follow him. Those who follow this insane fool what a lost to humanity

    • Jeanne Stotler

      No he is right, I have 2 sons that have lost a lot due to illegals stealing jobs from them, 1 is a house painter, his boss told me that he’s underbid as illegals don’t carry Ins., or workman’s comp, now he also has a family plus he has to pay into soc. sec for emloyees, the other does home repairs, he’s had illegals use his plans to steal jobs from him. Remember a lot of this money is sent to Mexico or other So. Amer. countries, no taxes paid in USA., and some also collect some kind of welfare (fraud) on top of this.

      • James Wilson

        Write your congressman and senator with exactly what you wrote here and ask your employees to do the same, with one small addition. Inform them that if they support the illegal aliens, including the so called “dreamers and DACA”, you, your family and any other friends that you can convince will do everything within your power to have them removed from congress and the senate by every legal means possible. They have to be not only be reminded, but they are employed by us, their American Citizen constituents. The are “Public Servants” paid by us the taxpayer, they should remember it well.

    • James Wilson

      Have another drink Willie, then you can read about President Trump has accomplished in hes short term in in office. Then you can celebrate.

  • These illegal aliens are using children to get into the United States. Most of these children are not even related to the adults crossing the border illegally. It’s a scam. And the ones that do truly have children are to blame for their separation. They know that it is illegal to cross our borders without a grant of asylum. They know what will happen to their children if they bring them with them and they don’t care. Sorry kids but your mothers and fathers are law breakers and must suffer the consequences of breaking a federal law. And you will suffer too for their ignorance. Why do we allow these people to come into our country in the first place? They’re not coming through a port of entry where they can plead for asylum and come into the country legally if they are legitimately escaping tyranny. They are sneaking through our porous southern border. As soon as they are caught they should be kicked right back to Mexico where they came from.

    • jjw

      Agree 1000%

    • Jerry Oxendine

      Absolutely! The “bleeding hearts” (or so they claim) are using this, along with the illegals who SEND the children, to push their agenda of making our President look like a villain! Beyond the heinous actions of the “dummycrats”, one must wonder what kind of “parents” would send their children across countless miles, across borders without supervision. SO! With that said, what KIND of people are these? Do we want people with no scruples about the welfare of children ALSO coming into our country, not to mention just a FLOOD of people itself? The answer is NO!

      The current brouhaha is also about harming President Trump, as I said. It is to draw attention from Mr. Trump’s SUCCESSES. They don’t WANT the people to KNOW about the economy! We just witnessed an historic event regarding N. Korea. No President in the last 35 years has achieved the drawing OUT of an N. Korean dictator. Now we cannot trust Mr. Kim and we must be ever vigilant. Past Presidents, like Bill Clinton sniveled and trembled in fear of the Kims.
      But do you hear but a grudging acknowledgement of such current achievements in the Drive-by media? NOOOOOOOOO! Heaven forbid that Mr. Trump have any success and the crooked, sniveling, cowardly el pinko, driveling DUMMYCRATS will stoop to ANY level to drive him from office–even if it were to destroy our beloved Nation! They are POWER MAD. They would destroy even the very borders of the United States if they thought they could have their way.

      The point, the nitty gritty, the bottom line here vis a vis immigration is this: When someone steps across our border in total disregard for our laws, he/she is a CRIMINAL! If *I* as a native-born citizen break our laws, I-am-subject-to-the-punishment-that-goes-with-said-crime. There is NO morality in winking at one lawbreaker and slamming the door on the other! I want to “slam” the door in the faces of the ILLEGAL immigrants. Yes, I understand why they come. But we cannot absorb the whole world! The current situation makes our Nation appear weak and indecisive, and could lead to our being attacked; we already ARE being attacked with a “soft” invasion that should have been stopped 20 years ago! If we are to survive, SOMEBODY must get HURT, sad to say. And atrocities have been happening from the beginning time. REALITY CHECK! They will happen again. WE can’t help it! BUILD THE WALL! ROUND UP the ILLEGALS AND SEND THEM BACK WHERE THEY CAME FROM! At some point, if we let this continue, we will be appalled at the numbers that will be invading our Nation. By then it will be too late to save us.

      We are seeing the confusion that results when a nation rejects Almighty God, our Creator, and tries to go its own way. It results in that befuddlement, lack of moral fiber, and plain old BACKBONE! God said in the Bible, (to those nations that turn away), “I will turn them over to a reprobate mind, neither knowing right from wrong”. We have “rights” without “responsibility”, especially to the One who created us. I pray every day for our Nation and for a Leader that stands UP with firm commitment to what’s right for US, the rightful native AND naturalized citizens of the USA!

    • Ruth Hammons

      Any tyranny they are supposedly escaping is of their own making and there is no place for them here…we have enough of our own criminals and disgusting behavior of Peoples of our own. They come in the millions and COST us in the millions of dollars too. THIS MUST BE STOPPED FOR GOOD! IF THE GOVERNMENT doesn’t DO IT, THEN WE, THE PEOPLE HAVE TO TAKE MATTERS INTO OUR OWN HANDS AND ‘THEY’ WOULD NOT WANT TO SEE THAT HAPPEN…CAUSE WE WOULD GET THE JOB DONE!
      How long and how much do we have to tell our government and the mexicans this is VERY unacceptable of either of them?????

  • Gordon Raymond

    Getting the Wall built and electrified with lighting bolt signs on it is the answer. That way it can not be climbed. I agree that many of the children are not even related to the adults they are with.

  • jjw

    They use the children as pawns in this great chess game. The parents should be ashamed for putting their children in this position. In fact, if an American mother put her children in jeopardy and used them to obtain something illegally, she would be arrested and prosecuted. They should all be sent back as quickly as possible to wherever they came from. Kinda reminds me of how ISIS uses children as human shields.

  • jjw

    Oh, and the kids would be taken away from her. (see my previous comment about an American mother)

  • eng596

    Deport all illegals , families together

  • yogiman

    So illegal aliens should be able to keep the children they have with them, but “normal” criminals need to have their children taken from them… because they don’t deserve to be put in jail with their parent/s.

    Why doesn’t the illegal aliens go through the normal effort to come here as a legal emigrant? What nation wants to welcome illegal aliens whom they have no idea what they’re coming to their nation for?

  • Brian Hogan

    This law professor needs to go back to school and study law again.

  • Dennis B Anderson

    No he chose the lesser of 2 evils. Close the god damned borders now. No one gets in until further notice. Wowww ! Tough pull huh. Better come and get your bastard children they are eatting dirt. You mexicans did it to yourselves. Spend 1 / 10 the energy as you did to get here and take back your country. We owe you nothing.

  • James McManus

    NO! I don’t like separating children from their parents.And the reason some people are leaving their countries are far worst from what we have here.I know we need to control our borders,but we always needed to control our borders.Just think when we needs our tomatoes,strawberries,peaches ,or our apples picked who are you going to call at less than minimum wages?

    • Ruth Hammons

      SO WE MUST GET BACK TO GROWING OUR OWN THINGS AS WE ALWAYS DID UNTIL SOME FOOL IN DC DECIDED OTHERWISE!!….WE ARE BEING USED AS BADLY IN OUR OWN COUNTRY, AS THE MEXICANS ARE. We each have a country to stand up for and make good again and it is high time to get at it for both. NO ON HAS THE RIGHT TO WALK INTO ANY OTHER COUNTRY WITHOUT APPLYING…PERIOD! And WE DO NOT HAVE to accept anyone WE DO NOT WANT HERE!
      Anyway, America needs to get back to founding principals and morals we once had and build up honor in government, strength in our military, truth in education and back to farming so we can be the sovereign nation we were founded to be.

    • James Wilson

      Start your own garden, They should stay home and fix their own countries

  • Ruth Hammons

    I am so sick and tired of this mess and it has been a problem for a long long time! Mexicans belong in mexico and the US is for Americans!! Get out, go home and stop bothering us…YOU have made this problem by COMING HERE ILLEGALLY! YOU HAVE TAKEN AND STOLEN YOUR WAY HERE, YOU ALL IN THE MILLIONS HAVE COST US MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT BELONG TO US AND OUR PEOPLE!!!! YOU HAVE SPLIT YOUR OWN FAMILIES AND PEOPLES! YOU have made us detest YOU illegals and many mexicans for being such takers, thieves and in general, a real problem for this country. WHO DO you all think you are, that you can just walk all over OUR Nation? I could care less anymore about you and your nonsense, because this has gone on so long and obviously mexico could care less how many of their people come here!! I say we take over mexico show them what it feels like to be invaded!!.
    BUILD THE DAMN WALL TO STOP THEM because NOTHING IS WORKING AND SHOOT ANYONE THAT FINDS A WAY OVER IT! THIS IS ASSASSIN AND OUTRAGEOUS AND MUST STOP!!!!
    MEXICANS HAVE TO BE TOLD, IF YOU COME HERE YOU WILL BE TRIED AND THEN PUNISHED AND STILL BE SENT BACK where YOU BELONG!! AMERICA DOES NOT HAVE TO TAKE IN EVEN THE ONES THAT APPLY TO COME LEGALLY, MUCH LESS ALL THE MILLIONS OF THEM THAT JUST WALK IN LIKE IDIOTS…I SO NOT CARE ANYMORE IF THEY ARE ‘CHILDREN’ OR ADULTS as THEY ARE NOT TO BE HERE, period!. Harsh as that sounds it is because they have pushed and pushed where they are nto wanted and been so full of themselves as if they should be able to be here…they are like ants at a picnic…something NO ONE WANTS to be here! THEY HAVE A COUNTRY AND HAVE NO RIGHT TO OURS! They are being used by their own people as pawns and are street wise as to what is happening. NO NEED TO FEEL SORRY FOR THEM, THEY KNOW what THEY ARE DOING or have been told to do…it is ridiculous! Yeah, sure they care about being split up from each other, yeah right…NOT! They are sneaky, ignorant and massively invading OUR country!!

  • sammy

    THESE CREEPY ILLEGAL ALIENS KNEW WHEN THEY CROSSED OVER WITH KIDS THEY WOULD BE SEPERATED AND THEY CAME ANYWAY.DONT BLAME PRESIDENT TRUMP.BLAME YOURSELVES FOR BEING SO IGNORANT.IF YOU WANT YOUR KIDS TO STAY WITH YOU DONT BRING THEM OVER.STAY ON THE SIDE YOU BELONG. WE NEED A 75 FOOT WALL.KEEP OUT.

  • TLCuriouse

    We can’t be the worlds childcare.