On May 1, 2019, Trump requested $4.5 billion in emergency funds from the Democratic controlled House of Representatives, not for the wall, but to relieve the severe overcrowding and very poor conditions at migrant detention centers. This is called humanitarian relief. It hasn’t passed Congress yet. It’s now perhaps close to passage.
“In a statement, House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., said the Trump administration’s ‘callous immigration policies’ had ‘contributed to a humanitarian emergency on the border,’ adding that the funding request appeared to ‘double down on cruel and ill-conceived policies'”.
The latest evil statements come from the newly-elected, young, female, leftist Democrats. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has this to say: “That is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps.” Ilhan Omar threw in with her with this mealy-mouthed and evil subterfuge: “And when you think about the definition, if we separate it from death camps, I would say these are camps and people are being concentrated in them. And so that’s the general definition.”
Ocasio-Cortez and Omar are young and new to political power, but they are old and experienced in avoiding truth, making up stories, twisting facts to fit their agenda, and outright lying.
Ocasio-Cortez got the meaning of concentration camp completely wrong. To refute her and Omar, I take as a first authority the Encyclopedia Britannica. Their definition reads as follows:
“Concentration camp, internment centre for political prisoners and members of national or minority groups who are confined for reasons of state security, exploitation, or punishment, usually by executive decree or military order. Persons are placed in such camps often on the basis of identification with a particular ethnic or political group rather than as individuals and without benefit either of indictment or fair trial. Concentration camps are to be distinguished from prisons interning persons lawfully convicted of civil crimes and from prisoner-of-war camps in which captured military personnel are held under the laws of war. They are also to be distinguished from refugee camps or detention and relocation centres for the temporary accommodation of large numbers of displaced persons.”
It could not be more clear that migrant detention centers are not concentration camps. They are in no way comparable.
For a second authority, there is the prominent web definition:
“a place where large numbers of people, especially political prisoners or members of persecuted minorities, are deliberately imprisoned in a relatively small area with inadequate facilities, sometimes to provide forced labor or to await mass execution. The term is most strongly associated with the several hundred camps established by the Nazis in Germany and occupied Europe in 1933–45, among the most infamous being Dachau, Belsen, and Auschwitz.”
Again, it’s clear that detention centers to deal with migrant flows are not for political prisoners, not for forced labor, not imprisonment, not awaiting mass execution, not for religious persecution, not for medical experiments, not for a racial reason, not for an ethnic reason, and not because of being a minority. They are there because they have to be processed according to U.S. laws controlling immigration and the flows have been very large.
The behavior of Democrat partisans has for years now crossed a line into undeniable evil. It was evident with Obama and evident before that in Bush 2 and his predecessors.
The evil is in the lying, the denial and obfuscation of truths.8:37 am on June 22, 2019 Email Michael S. Rozeff