Donald Trump, with no surprise, is not doing well handling the first natural disaster of the year that is Hurricane Harvey. And what his immigration team did to immigrant women and children during the height of the storm is enough to enrage just about anyone.
Harvey, which made landfall Friday evening In Texas at a category 4, displaced (as of now) 30,000 people and that number is rising. The flooding is causing so much devastation. Now just knowing that this was the outcome of the storm. How about the fact that right before the storm Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents dumped off a busload of immigrant women and children at a closed bus station in San Antonio on Friday directly in the path of Hurricane Harve
How about the fact that right before the storm hit, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents dropped off a busload of immigrant women and children at a San Antonio bus station in on Friday directly in the path of Hurricane Harvey. According to Buzzfeed, Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett, who represents San Antonio, had called immigration enforcement officials the day before to tell them not to drop families off.
But with Trump’s hate for immigrants it’s pretty likely they didn’t listen because they know Trump would not care about the safety of immigrants. He already spews out so much hate for them.
A community organizer with RAICES, a nonprofit that provides legal aid to immigrant families, Barbie Hurtado, couldn’t believe this happened.
“Knowing that, they just dropped them off. These are women and children who have been released from family detention with no money, cell phones, and don’t speak English.”
ICE released the following statement to Buzzfeed Sunday saying,
“All of the aliens who were transferred to the San Antonio Greyhound bus station by ICE on Friday morning had confirmed tickets and itineraries to their destinations. Throughout the process, ICE remained in close contact with bus officials to ensure bus availability, and all aliens had confirmed bus transportation at the time at which ICE officers departed the station. Ultimately, ICE kept two additional families in custody since their bus trip had been cancelled.”
Hurtado says that is definitely NOT the case. The families current locations prove this. she told Buzzfeed,
“If the families indeed had travel confirmations, we would like to understand why there are families sleeping in a church in San Antonio tonight.”
How disgusting is that. Trump has no moral compass! He is disgusting. Thank goodness we have people in the world who were willing to get these women and children to safety.