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Punishing the kids for the sins of the fathers. (The sin was working at a job no one else would do)

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Punishing the kids for the sins of the fathers. (The sin was working at a job no one else would do)

by digby

Via TPM:

Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting Director Matthew Albence responded on Tuesday to a viral video of an 11-year-old girl tearfully begging for her dad’s release from ICE custody by blaming the father.

In a clip of a pre-taped interview released on Tuesday, NBC News reporter Gabe Gutierrez showed the video of Magdalena Gomez Gregorio to Albence, who didn’t look at the screen until the end.

“What would you tell that little girl?” Gutierrez asked.

“I don’t think I would speak to the little girl,” Albence replied. “I would speak to the parents and I would speak to the community at large.”

“The parents or the individuals that are breaking the law are ultimately the ones that are responsible for placing their children in this situation,” he said.

Gomez Gregorio’s father was one of the 680 suspected undocumented immigrants who was arrested during ICE’s sweeping raids in Mississippi last week.

The one person in all this who is not to blame is that little girl.

These people show absolutely no empathy for children, apparently believing that they deserve their punishment for having been born to parents who are working in this country without documents. I don’t know how else to explain this.

I wonder if they would feel that way if that little girl wasn’t brown? To be honest, these people are so hollow inside that I’m not sure they even care about their own (white) children. So maybe it isn’t all racism. It might just be that they are sadists who like to see all children suffer. It’s certainly possible.

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