'Time’ Editor Calls U.S. Border Patrol Agents ‘Paramilitary Force Jailing Children’

Basic border security and the detention of immigrants that illegally cross America’s border should not be a partisan issue. For the American left, however, not only has it become a question as to whether or not the U.S. should even have a border, but there is a concerted attempt by Democrats and their allies in the media to turn the men and women who guard our border into the SS Officers at Auschwitz.

On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, guest Anand Giridharadas did just that. On a panel discussing the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border, the Time editor-at-large described America’s Border Patrol as a “paramilitary force jailing children”:

 

 

This is what it looks like to have a great country of great institutions, of a civil service that is supposedly neutral be turned into like a paramilitary force jailing children in what I would agree are concentration camp-like conditions on the border of this country, and when you combine it with the President trying to and then failing at infiltrating the census and doctoring that, when you combine that with tanks and trucks rolling into the Washington yesterday to have a military parade that was inspired by Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-Un, the corrosion of our institutions in service of this President who probably doesn't love himself but wants to corrode our institutions so that maybe we will love him, it's very, very, very disturbing.

This is a clear and obvious smear of the men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. As NewsBusters has reported, CBP has been overwhelmed by a surge of families attempting to illegally cross the border with resources that are not designed to care for children over long periods of time. Their many requests for additional funding to Congress have been denied by Democrats who spent months denying that a crisis even existed.

Giridharadas’ comments are designed to mislead the American people about the situation on the border, ignore the actual solutions to address the humanitarian crisis, and push an agenda of open borders.

The full transcript is below. Click "expand" to read more.

MSNBC's Morning Joe

07/03/2019

7:03 a.m. Eastern

WILLIE GEIST: The judges’ decisions come as the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security warns of “dangerous overcrowding at migrant facilities in Texas.” These images coming from a new report by government investigators who made unannounced inspections at five border patrol facilities and two ports of entry in the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas. This was during the week of June 10th. Investigators finding children at the facilities did not have access to showers, and had to sleep on concrete floors. They also reported single adults being held in standing-room-only conditions for days, along with serious concerns over health risks. According to the report, senior managers at several facilities raised security concerns for their agents and for the detainees, one calling the situation a “ticking time bomb.” The acting DHS Inspector General wrote in the report, “we encourage the Department of Homeland Security to take immediate steps to alleviate dangerous overcrowding and prolonged detention of children and adults in the Rio Grande Valley.” Anand, we were talking earlier this morning. We had Democrats over the last couple of days going down, eyewitness accounts, reporting what they saw. But this report in some ways is more damming because it comes from an ostensibly independent Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security.

ANAND GIRIDHARADAS: It's barbarism, whatever ideology you have, whoever you voted for, whatever party affiliation you have, who can tolerate those photographs being how our government, because it is our government regardless of who's in charge of it, treats human beings. This, I mean, people have come to this country for decades and decades to escape places that look like that. And now this is happening in this country. And you know, from the moment Trump was elected, there was this conversation which we had on this show and elsewhere about are our institutions strong enough to withstand this man? And I think some of the institutions have done well, I think the courts have shown certain power as in this story, but we keep waiting for something worse than this. This is what it looks like to have a great country of great institutions, of a civil service that is supposedly neutral be turned into like a paramilitary force jailing children in what I would agree are concentration camp-like conditions on the border of this country, and when you combine it with the President trying to and then failing at infiltrating the census and doctoring that, when you combine that with tanks and trucks rolling into the Washington yesterday to have a military parade that was inspired by Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-Un, the corrosion of our institutions in service of this President who probably doesn't love himself but wants to corrode our institutions so that maybe we will love him, it's very, very, very disturbing.

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