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In spite of President Donald Trump’s misunderstanding of language or the law and his lack of compassion, people seeking refuge are neither illegal nor immigrants. Furthermore, children need affection and protection and they are getting neither at the border.

This Nazi-like treatment of people should stop. Does U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik agree? We have heard nothing from her on this.

James Monroe

Colton

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hermit thrush

the comments system won't let me reply directly to jackie, so let me say, i mean, you are right that what is happening at the border is not as bad as what the n-z-s did. you are right on the merits about that. the issue here is that we have a humanitarian crisis going on and you are choosing to quibble about a side issue.

Airball55

Thank you Jackie for this response. My family appreciates it. The Holocaust has nothing to do with this and it's disappointing to read such misinformation. Sigh....I find it interesting how those who hate Trump ending up writing and acting like him...

Airball55

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_detention_in_the_United_States I invite you to read this really basic and well summarized WIKI entry on what is really happening at the border. To ask Elise to take a "stand" on this is just not realistic. She is busy securing 4.5 million for the airport...and other projects that affect her constituents. Both parties have failed miserably in addressing this situation and to politicize it is disappointing. I am not an expert on whether the wall is the answer is or not, nor is anyone writing on here. At some point these "public" servants in DC must work together to fix this issue. After listening to testimonials that literally take place everyday on this (it's easy to find on youtube) the problem looks very fixable. Happy reading

hermit thrush

you literally just wrote that the inhuman conditions we have created at the border are not a big deal because we got some pork for an airport. after taking a deep breath, does that sound like your moral compass is properly calibrated?

Airball55

As usual sir your reading comprehension is lacking. Elise must be some kind of wonderful because all of you on here make it sound like she can change everything wrong with every issue by snapping her fingers. Also, don't you dare talk about my moral compass. You have no right. I have never done that and your post has been reported. I posted a factual link as to the history of this particular issue. I never said it was not a problem. You are the one that needs the deep breath sir. Re-read and think...if that is plausible for you. I have now wasted words on your post and that is a waste of time.

hermit thrush

you wrote "To ask Elise to take a "stand" on this is just not realistic. She is busy securing 4.5 million for the airport..." i am sorry but that is exactly how i described it -- condoning a lack of doing anything about kids sitting in their own feces for fifty pieces of silver at the border. your moral compass is on display for all to see here and i am sorry if it hurts to hear the harsh reality of what we see. it is what it is. if you don't like it then don't shoot the messenger.

Jackie

You mean they're going into peoples' homes in the middle of the night with vicious dogs and rounding people up? That is disgraceful!

hermit thrush

what they are actually doing is plenty bad enough, jackie.

hermit thrush

it's a few hours later and i still can't get over someone's first reaction to the inhuman conditions at the border being a pedantic point over how good of a comparison to wwii germany we are actually talking about. please everyone go read adam serwer: "The argument over whether or not these facilities amount to concentration camps is almost beside the point. The semantic dispute obscures the true conflict, over whether the Trump administration’s treatment of migrants amounts to a historic crime, whether future generations will wonder how those involved could possibly have gone along with it, whether there will one day be memorials erected to commemorate it, whether historians write solemn books about it, whether those looking back will vow never to repeat it. These facilities are just such a crime, by whatever name you choose to call them." https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/border-facilities/593239/

Jackie

It may seem pedantic to you but I think comparisons of this magnitude should be as accurate as possible, both for the true victims of concentration camps and for the people at the border. I don't think "whatever name" we choose to call them is good enough.

Jackie

It absolutely is.

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