Scott Shuchart worked at Homeland Security HQ at the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Even he was surprised by President Trump’s new policy, saying when his office offered advice, it was ignored. https://t.co/LJpgkVaaEM pic.twitter.com/vJSX6DGofy— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) November 26, 2018
.@60Minutes did a phony story about child separation when they know we had the exact same policy as the Obama Administration. In fact a picture of children in jails was used by other Fake Media to show how bad (cruel) we are, but it was in 2014 during O years. Obama separated....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2018
....children from parents, as did Bush etc., because that is the policy and law. I tried to keep them together but the problem is, when you do that, vast numbers of additional people storm the Border. So with Obama seperation is fine, but with Trump it’s not. Fake 60 Minutes!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2018
“If you’re going to separate families in the pursuit of an immigration policy, it was irresponsible to push that on top of a system that wasn’t prepared on the backend to allow the families to be reconciled later,” Shuchart told Scott Pelley.Trump's facts, of course, are wrong, too:
Shuchart is no longer at DHS but he said it wasn’t like his expertise was of concern anyway.
“If they had come to you, what would your office have said?” Pelley wondered.
“We would’ve had advice on the way that needed to be done, on the recordkeeping that needed to be done. And our advice on that wasn’t sought out. And when we tried to provide it, it was ignored,” Shuchart explained.
By record-keeping, Shuchart explained he meant merely “making sure that we knew where everybody was at all times so that they could be put into contact and reunited later.”
He noted that there were parents removed from the United States and taken to other countries without records about where their child was. The Trump administration claimed 2600 children were taken from their parents, but records show that number was closer to 5,000.
The number of "inadmissables" under Obama is the blue line; the number under Trump is the orange line. One President tried to enforce our immigrations laws and get Congress to reform them; one President is a xenophobic racist.
And tonight, on our border, people are being teargassed in Mexico by our government. None of this is "fake news," in other words, except what the President says. And what he says is lies; all lies. And children and their families are in separate countries tonight, perhaps never to be reunited, because our President is so incompetent he can't understand what a good job as President would be.