In 2014, when a wave of immigrants from Central America were coming to this country, the federal government was having trouble handling the overflow. A lot of unaccompanied minors were part of the large influx of people. Detention centers in south Texas were crowded. The problem seemed untenable. Henry Cuellar said this about the Obama administration:
The problem with the administration is they don't want to give information, he said. In fact, there's times when they don't want to give information to members of Congress. It's almost like they don't want the American public to know about the situation.
The way I remember it from 2014, our local leaders didn't want to lift a finger to help the incoming immigrants. And Henry Cuellar's only concern was how to deport these people back as soon as possible.
Immigrants are still coming to the United States, but team Trump is doing something severely egregious: he's separating the children from their parents. As I type this, MSNBC is reporting that the "Trumps administration is housing hundreds of babies and toddlers in at least 3 facilities in south Texas."
Far from showing any sign of outrage now, Henry Cuellar is instead smugly pointing to how he showed us proof of this back in 2014.
Cuellar has the gall to downplay the current humanitarian crisis and not challenge the evil actions of Donald Trump and his minions.