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Sat Sep 29, 2018, 08:14 AM

GOP congressman: Ripping families apart looks bad but I'm still for it

By Dan Desai Martin - September 28, 2018

Rep. Scott Perry is still defending Trump's family separation policy, though he said 'the optics of it are simply awful.'

Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) continues to use misinformation to defend Trump’s unconscionable family separation policy, even as he laments the “optics” of the policy.

Perry, a member of the far-right Freedom Caucus, recently appeared on a local news program and was asked directly about the family separation policy implemented by the Trump administration over the summer.

While he first paid some lip service, saying he sympathized with immigrant families, Perry quickly pivoted to a fear-mongering defense of the program, relying on misinformation regarding human trafficking.

“A lot of times, these children that come, these minors that come, aren’t with their parents to begin with,” Perry said. “Their parent had given them to a coyote or a trafficker and they are bringing them up to the border.”

The “high levels of human trafficking” myth is a long-debunked Trump administration talking point that is disproved by the administration’s own data.

According to a Washington Post analysis of data from the Department of Homeland Security, barely one-half of 1 percent of families who approach the border involve individuals pretending to be a child’s parents.

https://shareblue.com/scott-perry-congressman-pennsylvania-family-separation-optics/


SO Perry would you be on board if someone doesn't like your policies or politics , and are American citizens, do you think they should be rounded up and placed in interment camps.....................racist asshole





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Sat Sep 29, 2018, 08:37 AM

1. ...beacuse

They are the human traffickers, perhaps?

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Sat Sep 29, 2018, 08:38 AM

2. Yeah, it's the optics

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