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FOCUS: Border Control Used Three American Children to Bait Their Immigrant Mother in Chicago out of Hiding
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=11104"><span class="small">Charles Pierce, Esquire</span></a>   
Saturday, 20 July 2019 11:11

Pierce Writes: "They used three American citizens, who happen to be children, to bait their mother out of hiding. And all it takes to pry the kids loose is to show up with a couple of lawyers, a Mexican diplomat, and a sitting member of Congress."

Sylvia, right, and Alejandro, left, parents of children Joselyn, 9, Evelyn, 10, and Alejandra, 13, appear to speak to the media on July 19, 2019. The three daughters were detained for more than 12 hours by border protection officers at O'Hare on Thursday. (photo: Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune)
Sylvia, right, and Alejandro, left, parents of children Joselyn, 9, Evelyn, 10, and Alejandra, 13, appear to speak to the media on July 19, 2019. The three daughters were detained for more than 12 hours by border protection officers at O'Hare on Thursday. (photo: Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune)


Border Control Used Three American Children to Bait Their Immigrant Mother in Chicago out of Hiding

By Charles Pierce, Esquire

20 July 19


This is not even in the continent of normal.

hat in the living hell was this about? From WBEZ in Chicago:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at O'Hare Airport released three American citizen children to their undocumented mother late Thursday afternoon. The children, all girls, ages 9, 10 and 13, had been held at the airport for more than 12 hours. Immigration lawyers, a representative from the Mexican Consulate and a congresswoman from Illinois met with federal officials at different points throughout the afternoon arguing for the release of the children. In addition, several advocates gathered at the international terminal at O'Hare for hours rallying in support of the family. After reuniting with her daughters, the girls' mother told reporters that she was afraid that she would be deported if she came to airport. The girls had been held there since 3 a.m. when they arrived from Mexico with a cousin. The cousin was also detained and, ultimately, ordered to return to Mexico. "In the morning I said, let me go pick them up but then I realized that our rights are not respected," said Silvia, the girls' mother, who would only give her first name.

They used three American citizens, who happen to be children, to bait their mother out of hiding. And all it takes to pry the kids loose is to show up with a couple of lawyers, a Mexican diplomat, and a sitting member of Congress. This is not normal. This is not within a continent of normal. No American citizen should be held without charge anyway, but they certainly shouldn't be held to function as bait. Take the badges out of play, and this is as open-and-shut a case of kidnapping and extortion as the Lindbergh case was.

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+33 # DongiC 2019-07-20 18:17
The border cops are not above using children to catch their mother who is undocumented. This action is quite despicable and the border police ought to be ashamed. America seems to be turning out quite a number of these border guards who appear deficient in basic humanity. Sort of like their esteemed leader, Sir Donald Trump.
 
 
+4 # AldoJay69 2019-07-21 15:57
"and the border police ought to be ashamed"

Ashamed?!
You think these D-bags have shame?!

Vote.
 
 
+36 # revhen 2019-07-20 19:48
Under the present administration law is meaningless. The only law is what T feels at the moment.
 
 
+10 # Kootenay Coyote 2019-07-20 20:24
Like the stories my parents told me in the 1940s about the KGB & the SS; or Orwell’s child spies in 1984. How much longer will this go on?
 
 
+8 # elizabethblock 2019-07-20 20:37
I think the Nazis did this kind of thing, too.
 
 
+12 # futhark 2019-07-20 21:40
Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

So, Mr. President, on what grounds were these 3 American citizens arrested and held in custody? What did they do to deserve being deprived of their liberty by government officials. What kind of a country do you think this is? These are the tactics of a police state, as you should well know had you the mental agility to understand the difference between a constitutional republic and the former.
 
 
+1 # Lolanne 2019-07-25 17:11
"Take the badges out of play, and this is as open-and-shut a case of kidnapping and extortion as the Lindbergh case was...."
Yes, and trump's so-called "policy" to hold children at the border in cages indefinitely, often without adequate food and water, is as open-and-shut a case of child abuse as any ever prosecuted through our courts! Think of it: an American president, guilty of child abuse. This is no "president"; trump is just another hoodlum with a penchant for inflicting pain and suffering on those smaller and weaker than he is. Sure gives his sadistic urges a great outlet, doesn't it?