Immigration Attorney Blames Detention Centers on Obama
This is one heck of a tweetstorm from immigration attorney R. Andrew Free. Most of the blame on the detention centers is being placed on Donald Trump. Even though Democrats will admit that Obama Administration did it and covered it up.
Free recalls a conversation he claims to have had with President Obama about the very topic. Let's dive in.
2/ Specifically, I told him, “It’s wrong. And it’s going to be a stain on your legacy.” He stopped moving on to the… https://t.co/Y5DUkfA5Ns— R. Andrew Free (@R. Andrew Free) 1529376302.0
4/ I later learned that her meeting with senior AILA attorneys had been testy to say the least. See, Obama had prev… https://t.co/Co2sXdnPfw— R. Andrew Free (@R. Andrew Free) 1529376562.0
6/ So when I said “Yes”, the President looked back and engaged: “I’ll tell you what we can’t have. It’s these paren… https://t.co/og7XHj8GVH— R. Andrew Free (@R. Andrew Free) 1529376755.0
8/ First, the President tacitly admittedly that he was using detention of mothers and children as a deterrent. Days… https://t.co/dvhdu2a46L— R. Andrew Free (@R. Andrew Free) 1529377140.0
10/ What’s wrong with that? First, it doesn’t work. It assumes a parent would rationally chose to watch her daughte… https://t.co/z4lKCufDO6— R. Andrew Free (@R. Andrew Free) 1529377421.0
12/ Today’s DHS Kidnapping policy is the logical extension of yesterday’s family detention decisions. It’s the same… https://t.co/Mzo0S3e0Ho— R. Andrew Free (@R. Andrew Free) 1529377633.0
14/ I remember holding back tears when I saw cutouts from Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar on the walls in… https://t.co/iU4nyAsrV7— R. Andrew Free (@R. Andrew Free) 1529378076.0
16/ if being in these cages ate away at our humanity, getting to know the people locked inside them helped restore… https://t.co/ht9Gs3bbER— R. Andrew Free (@R. Andrew Free) 1529378450.0
18/ I remember sitting down with my Member of Congress soon after I got back from the baby jail and trying to impre… https://t.co/W6X7zwyIOr— R. Andrew Free (@R. Andrew Free) 1529378676.0
Here's the kicker:
19/ what I hope for us in this moment of critical mass, in this tipping point, is that we will collectively have th… https://t.co/Wyp5bBJrQj— R. Andrew Free (@R. Andrew Free) 1529378954.0
21/ It means making sure @RAICESTEXAS and @AlOtroLado_Org and @NWIRP and @MigrantFreedom and @DetentionWatch have t… https://t.co/wTj332TenV— R. Andrew Free (@R. Andrew Free) 1529379379.0
If this is true, it's an example of tribalism at its worse. President Obama basically said that no one would care about what they totally care about now, just because he was president. And Hillary was totally going to beat Trump. The press didn't care, even though it was all right there in front of them.
This isn't saying that Donald Trump and his administration didn't possibly make matters worse. They definitely don't seem to have their stories straight if it's the Democrats fault, or if they are bragging about Trump's zero-tolerance policies. Okay? Okay.
But Trump didn't invent the mess. Something an intellectually honest media should be pointing out if what they really, honestly care about are children. Not pushing a narrative to make Trump look bad in hopes of picking up seats in the midterms.