Most of the kids were released to a mother or father, data obtained by CNN shows. Here's what else we know about them.


Here is the true story on Fake news CNN The news spread across liberal social media — with the hashtag #Wherearethechildren trending on Twitter — as people demanded immediate action. But it wasn’t true, or at least not the way that many thought. The narrative had combined parts of two real events and wound up with a horror story that was at least partly a myth. The fact that so many Americans readily believed this myth offers a lesson in how partisan polarization colors people’s views on a gut emotional level without many even realizing it. As other articles have explained, the missing children and the Trump administration’s separation of families who are apprehended at the border are two different matters.
The Trump administration does in fact have a new policy of prosecuting all undocumented border crossers, which involves separating parents from their children. But the 1,475 children whom the Department of Health and Human Services recently reported it cannot locate are not among those taken from their parents. These “missing” children had actually come to the United States without their parents, been picked up by the Border Patrol and then released to the custody of a parent or guardian.
Many probably are not really missing. The figure represents the number of children whose households didn’t answer the phone when the Department of Health and Human Services called to check on them. The unanswered phone calls may warrant further welfare checks, but are not themselves a sign that something nefarious has happened.
The Obama administration also detained immigrant families and children, as did other recent administrations.
This past weekend, some social media users circulated a photo they said showed children detained as a result of President Trump’s policies, but the image was actually from 2014.
Some waved off this seeming contradiction, saying Mr. Trump’s other harsh immigration policies put his administration’s actions in a different context. And it is true that even when using similar tactics, President Trump and President Obama have expressed very different attitudes toward immigration and espoused different goals.
Those arguments underscore the degree to which this controversy is animated as much by attitudes toward the president and the way he has made immigration a focus of partisan conflict as by specific policy preferences.
Deadlock over immigration has meant that, for decades, politicians have turned to the same compromise: greater enforcement of immigration laws in exchange for more liberal policies. The Reagan administration’s amnesty for millions of undocumented immigrants, for instance, also increased security along the Mexican border and made it harder for undocumented immigrants to work. The Obama administration sharply increased deportations in his first term in the hope of building a case for comprehensive immigration reform. (That move did not pay off.)
Detained immigrant children have frequently been caught up in the enforcement side of that bargain. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Immigration and Naturalization Service before it have argued that immigration detention is an essential part of enforcement and deterrence, and have vigorously pursued detention of families and children throughout multiple presidential administrations.
Immigrants’ rights activists have brought a series of lawsuits that challenged and ultimately overturned many detention efforts. But those efforts did not reach the level of national scandal that the Trump administration’s policies have now.
So what has changed? Rising partisan polarization.
Long-running social science surveys have found that since the 1980s, Republicans’ opinions of Democrats and Democrats’ opinions of Republicans have been increasingly negative. At the same time, as Lilliana Mason, a political scientist at the University of Maryland, writes in a new book, partisan identity has become an umbrella for other important identities, including those involving race, religion, geography and even educational background. It has become a tribal identity itself, not merely a matter of policy preferences.
So it’s not that liberals didn’t care about immigrant children until Mr. Trump became president, or that they’re only pretending to care now so as to score political points. Rather, with the Trump administration’s making opposition to immigrants a signature issue, the topic has become salient to partisan conflict in a way it wasn’t before.
Mr. Trump’s treatment of immigrant families and children, when refracted through the lens of partisan bias, affirms liberals’ perception of being engaged in a broader moral struggle with the right, making it feel like an urgent threat. Mr. Obama’s detaining of immigrant children, by contrast, felt like a matter of abstract moral concern.
Identity polarization means “you want to show that you’re a good member of your tribe,” Sean Westwood, a political scientist at Dartmouth College who studies partisan polarization, said in an interview early last year. “You want to show others that Republicans are bad or Democrats are bad, and your tribe is good.”
Sharing stories on social media “provides a unique opportunity to publicly declare to the world what your beliefs are and how willing you are to denigrate the opposition and reinforce your own political candidates,” he said.
Accurate news can serve that purpose. But fake news has an advantage. It can perfectly capture one side’s villainous archetypes of the other, without regard for pesky facts that might not fit the story line.
The narrative that President Trump’s team lost hundreds of children after tearing them away from their parents combines some of the main liberal critiques of the administration: that it is racist, that it is authoritarian and that it is incompetent. The administration’s very real policy of separating families already plays to the first two archetypes. By adding in the missing children, the story manages to incorporate an incompetence angle as well.
The rapid spread of this particular story also hints at the longer-term dangers of partisan polarization.
Mr. Trump’s harsh immigration policies build on restrictions already in place. But taken together, they add up to a drastic departure from the norms of American politics under other recent administrations, particularly when viewed alongside his statements on immigrants, such as his assertions that many Mexican immigrants are “rapists” and that members of the MS-13 gang are “animals.”
That departure from norms has caused tremendous suffering for immigrants and their communities. On a broader scale, it is revealing that the story of the missing children felt so true to so many people. It shows the ways that shattering norms also damages public trust.
Research shows that the loss of this trust — particularly when combined with extreme polarization — can weaken support for democracy over time. This story’s viral spread suggests that the administration’s treatment of immigrants could have far-reaching consequences for all Americans.
This article has been updated to clarify that the Trump administration’s new policy is to prosecute all undocumented border crossers and that the result is to separate parents from children; the policy’s explicit purpose is not to separate undocumented parents and children.

Let's say I break into your house

A lady wrote the best letter in the editorials in ages!!! It explains things better than all the baloney you hear on TV.

Her point:

Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress
is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration.

Certain people are angry that the US might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely. Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests:

Let's say I break into your house. Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave.
But I say, 'No! I like it here.
It's better than my house. I've made all
the beds and washed the
Dishes and did the laundry
and swept the floors. I've
Done all the things you don't
Like to do. I'm hard-working
And honest

According to the protesters:
You are Required to let me stay in your house
You are Required to feed me
You are Required to add me to your family's insurance plan
You are Required to Educate my kids
You are Required to Provide other benefits to me & to my family

If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your
House carrying signs that proclaim my RIGHT to be there.

It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself. I'm a hard-working and honest, person, except for well, you know, I did break into your house and what a deal it is for me!!!

I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of cold, uncaring, selfish, prejudiced, and bigoted behavior.

Oh yeah, I DEMAND that you learn MY LANGUAGE!!! so you can communicate with me.

Why can 't people see how ridiculous this is?! Only in America .
If you agree, pass it on (in English)

If not blow it off......... along with your future Social Security funds, and a lot of other things.

SEAL OF GOD. Simon Youze

As we are speeding to an end of this 6th millennium in few days from now, God has prepared a small but powerful army of Christians, This army will go through fire, through torture, through great troubles, but they will stand dedicated on the face of the earth to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.
This army will never support, Adulterers, fornicators, witchcraft, corruption, mockers, abortion, homosexuality, drugs, alcohol, Satanism and any other evil things which God never allows.
God is at work doing something great, something supernaturally hidden by Sealing His honest faithful chosen people who are carrying His light. These wonderful people of God are going to affect the whole world in these last days bringing many to the feet of Jesus Christ to be ready to enter the promise land in this 7th day 7th millennium coming of Jesus Christ. Simon Youze.
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Jesus Christ is coming very very soon on the 7th day and this is the seal of God that puts an end to all predictions done before and those to be done in future.
And so,
It means 7thday Advent=7000years Advent.
It means 7thday coming=7000years coming.
Simon Youze

You should know this.

Office of the Press Secretary

June 26 2017

Statement from President Donald J. Trump

Today's unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security. It allows the travel suspension for the six terror- prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective.

As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm. I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive.

My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe. Today's ruling allows me to use an important tool for protecting our Nation's homeland. I am also particularly gratified that the Supreme Court's decision was 9-0.

Senator Merkley was denied an appointment to tour a refugee facility for children in an old Walmart in Texas with the windows blacked out. When he showed up at the facility to ask for a tour, the police were called.


What are the food service facilities for these children? Walmart does not have do those children bathe? What are medical resources for those kids? What is the ratio of adult caretakers to children? Are the caretakers vetted? Are there rules regarding gender of caretaker to gender of child? What is the record keeping like? How are they vetting who the children are released to? Follow ups? Do they have cots or must they sleep on the floor? Are they given clean clothing? SO many questions.

Tell the f****** Trump supporters on here how are immigrants more dangerous than the criminals we have locked up in prison right now that are actually legal citizens in the United States? I know I want to actually hear the argument how Mass Shooters Mass murderers rapists child molesters child predators domestic spousal and child abusers are far less dangerous than an immigrant and their family coming to find work in the US? Want to solve the problem execute dangerous criminals and child abusers... Let in immigrants but with a condition that they will be sentenced to prison unless the country of origin they come from pays a certain fee for them to stay in the United States per year immigrants will be fearful of going to jail or demand their countries pay for their families solving the US federal debt creating jobs for anyone who speaks more than one language getting rid of the language barrier teaching them read and write and speak English and open up schools around the Border.

You can read the President said.

President Donald J. Trump Statement Recent Executive Order
Concerning Extreme Vetting

" America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border. America has always been the land of the free and home of the brave. We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the media knows, but refuses to say. My policy is similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months. The seven countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror. To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting. This is not about religion this is about terror and keeping our country safe. There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this order. We will again be issuing visas to all countries once we are sure we have reviewed and implemented the most secure policies over the next 90 days. I have tremendous feeling for the people involved in this horrific humanitarian crisis in Syria. My first priority will always be to protect and serve our country, but as President I will find ways to help all those are suffering."