Casey blasts Trump regime over abduction, deportation of mother and child

Source: Politico

“Sen. Bob Casey ripped the Trump administration on Wednesday over its immigration policies after frantically tweeting about a case of a mother and son being deported back to Honduras and urging the White House to intervene. ‘This is outrageous. This is the United States of America. We send a 5-year-old back to Honduras? And they call that homeland security? That’s outrageous. Absolutely outrageous,’ Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat, said in an interview with POLITICO. … ‘They’ve just allowed ICE to run wild. There doesn’t seem to be much in the way of constraint,’ Casey said in the interview. ‘If they are really, with limited resources, gonna focus on 5-year-olds instead of criminals, what kind of homeland security is that?’ Casey’s tweets were an unusual and, it appears, unsuccessful experiment in which a lawmaker tried to hold government officials accountable for their actions in real time. As he tweeted, Casey discovered that federal immigration officers already had put the family on a flight to their home country.” (05/04/17)