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*siiiiiiighs*

I'm sure by now that we're all aware of my government's new policy of state kidnapping wherein we now rip the children of asylum seekers (most of whom are fleeing violent situations in their own countries) out of their parents' arms and simply don't give them back as penalty. You may have also heard about the revelation that said children are now being held in concentration camps (tent cities, collections of animal cages, etc.) and often subjected to physical and sexual abuse by their new, ostensible protectors. Yes, this is America. In 2018. It's hard to believe sometimes, but it really is.

Well anyway, oddly, the UN's Human Rights Council two days ago proclaimed this policy of official kidnapping "despicable " and "unconscionable". The next day (yesterday), just by coincidence, my country withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council, supposedly for other reasons. The decision also comes just a month after we pulled out of our own nuclear agreement with Iran and a year following withdrawal from the Paris Accord on climate change by the same administration, thus continuing a general theme of isolationism that our new border policy in question also expresses. (Further details can be found here.)

Not a worrying sign at all, is it?

Last edited by Jaicee - on 20 June 2018

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Considering that's been the law to temporarily separate kids frim their parents when they attempt to cross illegally before Trump was the president. it's like the stormy daniels thing in the sense that it's being weaponized politically.

UN human rights council is full of the worst offenders. Redundant and only serves as a shield.

Welcome to 2018, where the memes just won't stop.



amazing. every word of what you just said, was wrong.



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Good for them.



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Aeolus451 said:
Considering that's been the law to temporarily separate kids frim their parents when they attempt to cross illegally before Trump was the president. it's like the stormy daniels thing in the sense that it's being weaponized politically.

UN human rights council is full of the worst offenders. Redundant and only serves as a shield.

Welcome to 2018, where the memes just won't stop.

I am, of course, referring to the Trump Administration's current "zero tolerance" policy, as they call it, which is, in fact, new and the sole reason why the numbers of children in U.S. custody has recently grown so large that the establishment of things like tent cities has become 'necessary'. I am also not defending the inhumane previous policy either, it may be worth noting. Just for clarity.



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While I don't agree with the move, I do find it interesting that the OP tries to completely marginalize the "other reasons".

I mean, the Democratic Republic of the Congo was just made a member of a human rights council. Let that sink in for a moment. If the US truly wanted to hide its own issues then the best course of action would be to STAY AN ACTIVE MEMBER. That way they could working to sweep it under the rug like everyone else.

Ironically, leaving makes them seem more honest.



They are illegally entering the United States, they are criminals and therefore jailed. Enter the United States as legal immigrants and the children won't be taken away. And UN's Human Rights Council is a joke



Nothing to see here, move along

agreed, all completely wrong



steve

correct!!!



steve

The US just received a bad human rights report from the UN, wonder if that had something to do with it