- Jul 31, 2009
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It’s what the definition is though. And I have seen stories where American citizens have been detained for a few weeks due to a “mistake”.Because unlike the Jewish holocaust victims, or the Chinese forced into concentration camps, the immigrants at holding centers have voluntarily taken this burden unto themselves. They are showing up at the border with an understanding they will be held at one of these centers until they are processed and have an opportunity to go in front of an asylum judge.
The decision to freely cross the border knowing the consequence is a massive difference than being taken from your home or a prisoner, and ultimately be held to await your death.
Which again, doesn't absolve what is happening at the border, but the analogies are so insulting to actual victims who were taken against their will. Is the US going into Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela and taking mothers, fathers, and children from their homes, and bringing them up to our supposed "concentration camps?"and forcing them into those living conditions?