In your July 31 editorial concerning the border ("Dems blame wrong president for border issues"), you call Democrats hypocrites on immigration and state that "they have a moral obligation and duty to tell voters the whole truth."
And then in your article, you do anything but. The truth is that seven children have died in U.S. detention centers since last December. The truth is that the Trump administration began a "zero tolerance" immigration policy in April 2018 that called for every illegal entry case to be prosecuted, resulting in thousands of children being separated from their parents. The truth is that during the Obama administration, family separations were rare and predicated on whether border officials felt the parents or guardians posed a threat to the children or whether the adults had to be detained based on prior criminal convictions.
The truth is the Trump policy used separation of a child from his or her mother as a deterrent to refugee migration and asylum. The truth is, leaders of many faiths have spoken out against Trump's immigration policies, asking him to protect the unity of families and not close off all avenues to asylum and for immigrants and refugees fleeing danger.
The Southern Baptist Convention, responding to the new policy, resolved: "We declare that any form of nativism, mistreatment, or exploitation is inconsistent with the gospel of Jesus Christ." Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Catholic bishops' conference, read a statement at the 2018 conference stating, "Families are the foundational element of our society and they must be able to stay together. Separating babies from their mothers is not the answer and is immoral."
The truth is that both Trump and this editorial board are trying to rewrite the terrible immigration history this administration has written.