PE Bias Grade : B+

By: Allen Nitschelm on September 8, 2019 | Article Review

This is a review of the following Boston Globe Article:
Article Title Watchdog says separated kids traumatized
Date 09/05/2019
Article Link Boston Globe ( Page A2 )
Syndicated From Associated Press
Journalist Colleen Long
Martha Mendoza
Article Summary

Children separated from parents at border are traumatized.

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Why do we have experts? Perhaps to do studies such as this one, which reveals an important truth: children separated from their parents are traumatized by it.

I would never have guessed it.

The fault lies with the parents of these illegal immigrants, who are not following our country’s laws regarding immigration or asylum. Instead, they are crossing illegally, many bringing children with them as pawns so they can get quickly released. If bringing children was normal immigration movement, the surge in families wouldn’t be occurring.

But the main downgrade to this otherwise fine story is the reference to the Trump administration’s policy. Actually, this is the Obama administration’s policy, which is being carried out by the Trump administration. To blame a popular Democratic administration would not fit the evil, racist, Nazi, white supremacist, homophobic narrative that the media and their allies in the Democrat Party continue to spin in advance of the 2020 election.

Why wouldn’t the AP, as part of its push to halt this practice, find fault with the Democrats for not agreeing to meet and compromise to stop it? Notice how this is all President Trump’s fault. The alternative, to just let illegal immigrants who bring children with them out into America, is simply unacceptable. Trump has repeatedly called attention to this loophole and Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have no interest in closing it. They’d rather let the practice continue so they can campaign against Trump. You see, some things are more important than poor immigrants and their offspring.


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