The attorney who helped First Lady Melania Trump defend her United States citizenship slammed the Trump administration’s controversial family separation policy with unflattering comparisons to both Nazism and the American slave trade during a Tuesday appearance on Fox & Friends.
The policy, immigration lawyer Michael J. Wildes told audiences and his co-panelists, “goes against the ethos of our founding documents and fathers.”
The attorney explained that when parents enter the federal criminal system, their children end up “quarantined” by the Department of Health and Human Services until they’re released. There are means for them to leave that system, he said, but President Donald Trump does not consider those families a priority.
“When we’re dealing with this challenge, we should not be quarantining children from parents,” Wildes said. “The inhumanity that we see is reminiscent of detention centers in Nazi Germany, of slave trade.”
“We can do better when we try to figure out this problem,” he continued. “Let’s not forget this problem needs to be fixed because the greatest risk-takers and greatest entrepreneurs historically have been immigrants this country.”
Responding to increasing comparisons between HHS’ child detention centers and Nazi concentration camps, Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Monday night that the two were incomparable because Nazis wanted to “keep the Jews from leaving the country.”
Watch below, via Fox News:
In a secluded region in Russia’s Arctic they are rejecting Putin in rare protest
Lyudmila Laptander, an activist advocating autonomy for her mineral-rich Nenets region in the Russian Arctic, worries authorities are planning to sacrifice its traditions for the promise of economic enrichment.
"If Nenets is merged with another region, I worry that no one will look after our language or our traditions, and that our small villages in the tundra will be forgotten," said Laptander, 61, a member of the Yasavey cultural group.
The autonomous region on the edge of the Arctic Ocean was gripped by protests in May against the government's plans to integrate it with neighbouring Arkhangelsk.
People are paying to hire this donkey to crash their Zoom meetings
The coronavirus pandemic has led millions of people to embrace meetings via Zoom, but admittedly, those can be as tedious as in-person conferences.
So one animal sanctuary in Canada, in dire need of cash after being forced to close to visitors, found a way to solve both problems.
Meet Buckwheat, a donkey at the Farmhouse Garden Animal Home, who is ready to inject some fun into your humdrum work-from-home office day -- for a price.
"Hello. We are crashing your meeting, we are crashing your meeting -- this is Buckwheat," says sanctuary volunteer Tim Fors, introducing the gray and white animal on a Zoom call.
Republican senators are suddenly trying to social distance — from Trump
There’s something interesting in today’s news:
A number of Republican Senators have said they are skipping the Republican National Convention this year. The convention was originally scheduled in Charlotte, North Carolina, but at Trump’s insistence was relocated to Jacksonville, Florida, last month. The stated reason was that Democratic North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper would not commit to permitting a full convention out of concerns about the spread of coronavirus, but the abrupt switch to Florida, less than 80 days before the convention, still seems odd to me. Regardless, the switch has created a new problem: Florida is in the midst of a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases, setting a record for new cases in a single day during the weekend —11,458—and running low of ICU beds.