2018-06-29 14:40:55 UTC
Ivanka Trump is back to pretending that she and her racist father, and his
racist administration, care about migrant children.
The Los Angeles Times reports that during an State Department event on human
trafficking, White House Special Advisor to Her Dad Ivanka Trump helped present
a report that condemns the same policies and practices being enforced by the the
Trump administration right this very moment:
A new 68-page report on international human trafficking, unveiled by Secretary
of State Michael R. Pompeo during a ceremony with Ivanka Trump at the State
Department, devotes two pages to withering condemnation of separating families.
The harmful physical and psychological effects of staying in residential
institutions, it said, put children at additional risk of human trafficking.
The international community agrees that a family caregiving setting, or an
alternative solution that is appropriate and culturally sensitive, is the most
conducive environment for the growth, well-being, and safety of children, the
It added: Removal of a child from the family should only be considered as a
temporary, last resort. [...]
The State Department report cites studies finding both private and
government-run residential institutions for children cannot replicate the
emotional companionship and attention found in family environments that are
prerequisites to healthy cognitive development.
Funnily enough, the report was actually written before the Trump administration
began its zero-tolerance immigration policy, which has forced the separation
of more than 2,000 children from their asylum-seeking families at the
U.S.-Mexico border. Talk about cognitive dissonance!
Oh, and while Ivanka is condemning the practices of the administration she works
for, a quick reminder that they still have no idea how theyre going to reunite
the families theyve torn apart.