Dear Mr. President: Your Actions are So Despicable 15 Republican Senators Object

Trump's policy of using innocent children to get his way has drawn ire from at least 15 Republican senators.

Please consider this video:

Dear Mr. President

Instead of blaming the Democrats, why don't you just issue an executive order? Executive orders don't seem to be foreign to you.

Dear Mr. President, you and I both know the answer.

As part of your "art of the deal" tactics, you really do not care how many kids' lives you destroy.

Dear Mr. President, your actions are so despicable that at least 15 Republican Senators are willing to call you on it.

Senators Object

The Hill reports 13 GOP senators ask administration to pause separation of immigrant families.

GOP senators, led by Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah), sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking for a moratorium of the president's controversial "zero tolerance" policy, which is resulting in the separation of families detained at the border.

"We support the administration’s efforts to enforce our immigration laws, but we cannot support implementation of a policy that results in the categorical forced separation of minor children from their parents," the Republican senators wrote.

In addition to Hatch, GOP Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Roberts (Kan.), Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Bob Corker (Tenn.), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), John Boozman (Ark.), Dean Heller (Nev.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), James Lankford (Okla.), Bill Cassidy (La.) and Rob Portman (Ohio) signed on to the letter to Sessions.

The senators added in their letter Tuesday that they've "read with increasing alarm" media reports of immigrant children being separated from their parents.

Ted Cruz

The Texas Tribune reports Ted Cruz introduces legislation to keep immigrant families together after they cross the border.

That's 14.

Rand Paul

KFVS News reports Both parties move to stop Trump Administration from separating migrant families.

Republican Sen. Rand Paul released a statement that read, “I strongly support enforcing our immigration laws, securing our border, and protecting our country. At the same time, I oppose the government separating families.”

That's 15.

There may be more that I do not know about. The rest are fools or cowards afraid to speak out.

Cowardly Response

This was the cowardly response from Homeland Security: Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday it was up to Congress to pass legislature to end the policy of separating children from their parents as part of the country's overall immigration procedure.

Excuse me for asking again.

Dear Mr. President

Instead of blaming the Democrats, why don't you just issue an executive order? Executive orders don't seem to be foreign to you.

By the way, 13 Republican Senators believe you can do this by yourself. Not only do they believe this can be fixed by executive order, they are explicitly asking you to do just that!

Let the Taunts Begin

In response to my last post on this subject, I received the expected jackass responses. One person asked me to take in refugees.

Clearly that person cannot read because I never said, "Let them in." Rather, I said, "Don't separate families."

Another commented on abortion and my crocodile tears. I replied the subjects are not the same and I do not accept his definition of personhood.

A third person commented on the "rule of law," and I politely pointed out that slavery was once the rule of law.

So keep the inane comments coming. I will reply to them as time fits.

But before making inane comments I advise re-reading Trump's Immoral Immigration Tactics: What's the Libertarian View?

Oh Well

I expect this:

That's always the risk. And it has happened to me numerous times.

Like Hussman, I prefer to state my views and let the consequences be damned.

I do not play politics. I state my views.


As expected, this did not take long:

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (71)
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Should citizens who commit crimes be spared prison sentences if they have children or should their children go to jail with them? I'm just looking for the logic in your position on the immorality of separating families.


I don't have all the facts and I doubt most people do either. I just read that 1/3 or the separations were as short as a couple hours... And I believe many of these illegal crossings are being organized and financed by groups in the US.


All this bluster but seems everyone wants to ignore the main reason the border has been so porous for decades: cheap labor. A great many Americans have had no qualms employing illegals for everything from factory work, to farm work, to day gigs for all these years.

If there was no money to be made from these people, there wouldn't be an issue in the first place. Blue team likes to keep the border open for social reasons and red team likes to keep it open (but is loath to admit it!) for business reasons. Noise on immigration has long been a joke. But hey, it makes for a good news cycle and it means we can ignore stuff like central banking.


I don’t understand this moral outrage when the people coming into the country are doing so ILLEGALLY when legal options are available. These are families being caught trying to sneak in - so now to get away with a crime the trick is to just bring your kids?Are the parents not at fault for involving their kids in illegal actions? That alone should absolve them of their parental rights. If I get caught drinking and driving or robbing a bank and I brought my kids - should people be outraged that they are separated from me during the process of arresting me?


Sorry Mish but I have to agree with Brian1, where is the outcry about citizens children taken from them? Especially when no crime was committed? Please read this article from The Atlantic, specifically the part under "What's Missing?"...