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Old 05-27-2018, 10:38 AM   #30
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Of course it's a fact. Your denial of a fact doesn't make the fact go away.

I hate to break this to you Pat, but you are the one who is confused.
You're right. I misread what you typed so my response is inappropriate in that it's based on a false inference on my part.

I read the .pdf you posted. It's not completely clear that all of the kids they tried to reach were placed during FY17, but I'll tap out on that point.

I'm still not convinced of your broader point though. We don't know how this rate compares to previous years. We don't know how much of a concern we should have over the unable to be located group because I don't think we know anything about the types of kids these were (e.g. infants versus near-adults) or the characteristics that define this category (e.g. disappeared from the face of the earth as if they never existed versus can't reach them on the phone after three attempts).

What we do know, from your .pdf, is that the Trump administration has taken several steps to make their placement program safer for the children. Sponsors are more thoroughly vetted and more followup is being done.

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Trump is not enforcing a pre-existing law. There is no law that says children must be separated from their parents. This is an attempt to intimidate families so that they'll be afraid to show up at the border and apply for legal asylum. Jeff Sessions said as much when he announced the policy. See post #21.
In the article you quoted in post 21, it says Jeff Sessions seemed to say that they're doing this as required by law:

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If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and that child will be separated from you as required by law
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