Fact Checking 4 Claims About Detaining Children at the BorderJune 19, 2018
Catholic Bishops Confuse the Faithful on Immigration and AbortionJune 19, 2018
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews, June 18, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – Political commentator Mike Huckabee addressed the latest immigration outrage Sunday by asking why there is not similar anger about the permanent separation of families through abortion.
“I don’t like immigrant children being temporarily separated from parents, but where is outrage over PERMANENT separation of a child and mother when the baby is ripped apart in the mother’s womb by knives of abortionists?” the former governor wrote Sunday on Twitter.
Several pro-abortion groups — including NARAL and Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in America — have been blasting the Trump administration over allegations that it is separating immigrant children from their parents. The wide-spread outrage speaks to the vital importance of keeping families together, but, as Hucakbee said, pro-abortion groups are responsible for permanently separating hundreds of thousands of mothers and fathers from their children every year. Yet, there is very little outrage in the mainstream media about their deadly abortion work.
Many pro-life and pro-abortion supporters alike have expressed extreme concerns about the separation of refugee and immigrant families.
Gov. Huckabee’s tweet came as Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) pointed to “credible” media reports, in a letter to Nielsen and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar dated June 16, “describing instances where parents and children seeking asylum at a port of entry have been separated,” reports CNSNews.com.
According to CNSNews, “[i]n a series of tweets over the weekend, DHS Secretary Nielsen wrote:
‘We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period.
‘You are not breaking the law by seeking asylum at a port of entry.
‘For those seeking asylum at ports of entry, we have continued the policy from previous Administrations and will only separate if the child is in danger, there is no custodial relationship between ‘family’ members, or if the adult has broken a law.
‘This misreporting by Members, press & advocacy groups must stop. It is irresponsible and unproductive. As I have said many times before, if you are seeking asylum for your family, there is no reason to break the law and illegally cross between ports of entry.’”