When did the Department of Health and Human Services know that migrant children would be taken from parents?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services supervises the migrant children who have been taken from parents. When did they start making preparations for this policy?

It’s inconceivable that facilities and personnel are in place today without sufficient preparation time. This suggests that the Trump administration has been planning for awhile to implement this policy.

Surprisingly, no one leaked any advanced information to the press. No whistle blower came along to let the public know that a cruel policy was in the offing. It remains possible that people considered that separating children from their parents was only a contingency, that Mr. Trump would never go so far. Do I believe in contingencies? No.

It seems that the President has his house in order (finally). As a businessman, his acumen is acute. He has been running the executive branch firmly and surely. What has seemed to be a whim on his part may have been part of a plan to catch us off guard. He has been building a new Trump enterprise slowly but surely.

This truly frightens me.

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Embassy move: a Gazan’s outlook

First of all, this decision (to move the U.S. embassy) is invalid. Jerusalem is the cornerstone of the Palestinian cause. It’s the foundation on which everything else is built. This is a violation for every Palestinian, for any Arab. This decision is unacceptable.

Video

From a young man in Gaza, Jamal Mushen.

Video by Joyce Lee in the The Washington Post, May 14, 2018.

“March of Return” in Gaza

More here in the future, including a timeline.

The protests in Gaza, allegedly marches, began on  Friday, March 30, 2018, seven weeks before the U.S. set up its Israel embassy in Jerusalem.

The initial plan was to protest each of seven Fridays, leading up to the day commemorating AnNakba — the Day of Catastrophe when the Jewish state in Palestine declared its independence in 1948. This year’s Day of Catastrophe was on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Notice that the Nakba is reckoned from when Jews declared a Jewish state in  accordance with the United Nation’s Partition Plan  for Palestine.

U.S. Immigration Regulations

“We have the worst immigration laws of any country anywhere in the world.” “… we have the biggest loopholes of any country anywhere in the world.”

President Donald Trump
Bethpage, New York, May 23, 2018

Whose fault is it? Congress’s and several Presidents’.

Congress has not addressed the subject of immigration in a comprehensive way since about 1980.