Lies and the Spreading of Fake Information

To the great and everlasting shame of the Obama administration (this field is rather crowded, what with Fast & Furious and Benghazi and the Syrian genocide and red lines and the IRS and the Iran nuclear deal and AACA and…) in the last couple of years of it maladministration it encouraged unaccompanied minors to illegally enter the United States. One suspects this was part of a plan to create facts to support legalizing a few million illegals on the grounds they were either “children” or the relatives/families of said “children.” Eventually, the Obama administration was overcome by its own success and it had to start detaining these unaccompanied minors–most of which are 16- and 17-year-old males.

After being utterly supine for eight years, the Associated Press suddenly decided to commit an act of pseudo-journalism by looking for old lawsuits involving detained unaccompanied minors and trying to tie them to Trump.

Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.

The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center near Staunton, Virginia, are detailed in federal court filings that include a half-dozen sworn statements from Latino teens jailed there for months or years. Multiple detainees say the guards stripped them of their clothes and strapped them to chairs with bags placed over their heads.

In addition to the children’s first-hand, translated accounts in court filings, a former child-development specialist who worked inside the facility independently told The Associated Press this week that she saw kids there with bruises and broken bones they blamed on guards. She spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to publicly discuss the children’s cases.

In court filings, lawyers for the detention facility have denied all allegations of physical abuse.

Many of the children were sent there after U.S. immigration authorities accused them of belonging to violent gangs, including MS-13. President Donald Trump has repeatedly cited gang activity as justification for his crackdown on illegal immigration.

Notice how smoothly they slide in a court case from 2016 and imply that it is somehow tied to current administration policy. In fact, if you don’t parse it carefully you can easily miss the dates of the events and then this happens.

And one of their reporters, eager to suck up to the boss, chimed in:

Guys, when you’ve misrepresented an anti-Trump story to the extent that Cooke feels obligated to correct you, you’ve really jumped the shark.

And some pushback resulted

but even that could not get a retraction.

So Trump, accurately, describing MS-13 as animals resulted in the alleged misconduct at least a year earlier.

Look, I’d be the last person in the world to say that it is impossible for abuses to take place in juvenile detention facilities or group homes. That this happens has zero to do with the real issue which is detaining and deporting unaccompanied minors. You’d also have to be a bit of a credulous moron or a dishonest poltroon to cite a lawsuit written by advocacy lawyers on behalf of detained illegals as anything other than what it is. What this is showing, though, is the true agenda: attacking any enforcement of immigration law as illegitimate. These people on the left, and the Never Trump people who abetted them in this attack on the system because of their dislike for Trump, are not interested in families or children or even immigrants. They are interested in open borders.