One of the most vicious strategies employed by the historically vicious Trump administration was to separate immigrant parents and children at the border, including children who were literally infants. That policy also included caged children — which Trump said was fine because the cages in question were “so clean” — and scores of children dying in US custody. The Trump White House later scuttled a deal to pay for mental health services for the migrant families it had separated and made irreparable. And as if that weren’t bad enough, the government couldn’t find hundreds of parents whose children had been snatched from their arms. Given that this all happened relatively recently, and that it was uniquely horrifying and barbaric, most people probably remember it well. But apparently despite working in the White House and very closely with donald trump This legacy of demagogic migrants seems to have slipped Jared Kushner‘s mind.
The former first son-in-law, who appeared on Fox News to promote his book, decided to comment on the Florida governor Ron DeSantis‘s cowardly little stunt in which he sent a bunch of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard for cheap political points (Governor of Texas Gregory Abbott and Governor of Arizona Doug Ducey This practice of sending migrants to blue states has also been practiced by Republican leaders Mitch McConnell applauded). Kushner, apparently forgetting that his father-in-law and former boss had spent a significant portion of his time at the office dehumanizing immigrants and refugees to score points with the grassroots, responded, “We have to remember these are people . they are human So it is very disturbing to see them being used as political pawns in one way or another.”
He then added that both the US and people wishing to enter the country would be better off if the Biden administration reverted to his father-in-law’s modus operandi. “If you go back to President Trump’s time with the lowest border crossings in history, when he left administration and the border was secure, it was very secure,” Kushner said. “And people don’t talk enough about these people being lured on these trips by the coyotes. You pay a lot of money. I think 80% of women are sexually abused on the go. You come to America. You have no papers. Many of them are exploited in a variety of ways, trafficked and modern slavery. So it’s a very sad situation. I think the policies that President Trump tried to propose to figure out how to create a safe border, a merit-based immigration system, rules, laws and order were very important policies that unfortunately were just utterly disregarded and rolled back. Day one. And now we are witnessing the unfortunate humanitarian catastrophe that results.”
Incidentally, Trump not only implemented a frightening family separation program, capped the number of refugees accepted by the US to its lowest level ever, cut legal immigration, and proposed shoot He also threatened migrants to ship border workers to cities of refuge, as did the Florida governor. And if you’re wondering if Kushner or his wife Ivanka Trump, had anything to say about the then-President’s treatment of these people, the answer is no, they didn’t (when it really mattered).
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