Over the weekend, the mainstream media spent their energy attacking President Trump and the current White House administration for their border policy regarding immigrants attempting to enter the United States of America without proper legal status.
The media talked about how the “zero tolerance” policy was “separating families at the border” because immigration officials have been detaining adults attempting to get into the country. While it is true that the families are being separated, many conservative voices stood up to say that if those families are not wanting to be separated, that they should not attempt to enter the country illegally in the first place.
Since the first report, several prominent voices have been speaking out on the issue. The media even tried to manipulate First Lady Melania’s statement on the issue to make it seem like she was at odds with her husband.
One prominent voice to speak out on the issue was former First Lady Laura Bush. She wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post on the subject and was highly critical of the current administration and of the “zero tolerance” policy. She talked about the moral issues of separating families and said that the U.S. should find a “kinder, more compassionate and more moral answer to this current crisis…”
Many people shared Laura Bush’s article and used it as a weapon against the current administration. Shortly after it was published and the attacks escalated against the current WH, however, Press Secretary Sanders pointed out one major flaw in Laura Bush’s argument: it was under Bush’s administration that this issue was made most prominent.
According to Breitbart, Sanders was asked specifically about Bush’s op-ed on the matter. Sanders said that the president agrees with Laura Bush’s concerns and that he is urging Congress to change the law that has further propelled the child crisis in the first place.
She then said, “Frankly, this law was actually signed into effect in 2008 under her husband’s leadership, not under this administration.”
The law is the Trafficking Victims Prevention Reauthorization Act. Secretary of Homeland Kirstjen Nielsen further explained the law.
Nielsen said, “This law encourages families to put children in the hands of smugglers to bring them alone on this dangerous trek northward. And make no mistake, we’ve talked about this before- this trek is dangerous and deadly.”
Sanders noted that the law was created during Bush’s administration and that though former President Obama pointed out the flaws of it, he didn’t fix it either.
She said, “We’re not the ones responsible for creating this problem. We’ve inherited it. But we’re actually the first administration stepping up and trying to fix it.”
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