It appears that there was not a complete effort to have a record, electronic or paper to track “illegal alien” child with parent that were separated as they entered the United States. The first alleged immoral act was to separate children from parents. The second alleged immoral act was to not have any way to reunite each child with parent. The third alleged factor is the profound incompetence of federal agencies, managers and front line personnel to be professional. They did not seem to value the individual whether adult or child. I detect a demeaning attitude toward those people who try to enter this country, which I personally find unacceptable. Following is what I expect to be the proper actions:
I expect that every person who becomes the charge of the Border Patrol or ICE or police must document each person that is taken into custody and written on paper or in a computer the name, sex, height, weight, hair color. In addition, finger print of each adult if that adult agrees and palm print of any child where finger prints can not be achieved. A photo of parent with child might help. Every parent with a child shall have a written record or computer system link so the separate database for each parent and child would have a definite way of showing the family association. It would be smart that any serial number for a parent have the same number followed by a dash and numbers increasing by 1 for each child associated with a parent.
If it is found that the Border Patrol, ICE and Police agencies, departments and individuals have failed to properly know the exact location of every person in their control and can properly link children to parents then those agencies, departments and individuals should case to exist by termination of employment and have no further federal employment.
If it is found that any significant number of children can not be properly reunited with their parents then I demand the firing of all federal agency heads that have control over this matter and no future federal employment for this/these person(s) in the future.
If it is found that any number of children can not be properly reunited with their parents when processed by the Border Patrol then I demand the firing of all Border Patrol management at every level where the individual participated in any way with the separation of children from their parents.
If it is found that any number of children can not be properly reunited with their parents when processed by the ICE then I demand the firing of all Department of Homeland Security and ICE management at every level where the individual participated in any way with the separation of children from their parents.
I would place in the personal record of every Border Patrol, ICE, and police officer who can not prove that he or she attempted in a meaningful way to track every child and parent that they were involved in separating families, a statement of participating in the reckless endangerment toward child or children. Such record recommends that no professional advancement take place in their federal employment career for the rest of their employment.
Research shows that illegal immigrants increase the size of the U.S. economy, contribute to economic growth, enhance the welfare of natives, contribute more in tax revenue than they collect, reduce American firms’ incentives to offshore jobs and import foreign-produced goods, and benefit consumers by reducing the prices of goods and services. Economists estimate that legalization of the illegal immigrant population would increase the immigrants’ earnings and consumption considerably, and increase U.S. gross domestic product.
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