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The Left Is In An Uproar About Illegal Alien Children Being Separated From Their Parents; But All We Hear is Silence About Children Being Separated From Their Parents By Bureaucrats In The Heartland

I have been patiently watching the contrived crisis on the border in which leftists are using the unfortunate situation surrounding those trying to enter our country illegally, to attack not only Trump, but all of us that voted for him; especially those demanding border enforcement and stronger immigration laws.  The left projects a faux outrage regarding the detention of aliens and the accompanying minors being separated from the adults; but what do we hear about the all too often unjustifiable removal of children from parents by Child Protective Services? Can you say crickets? If familiar with the analogy you know the silence from the left is deafening.

A mountain of evidence and case histories exist that demonstrate the need–not for lax immigration laws–but review of Child Protective legislation which is a failure.

While the Internet was going bananas over a photo said to be a child, Trump had ordered “caged” they were oblivious to the danger Family Services had placed another boy in by returning him to an abusive home.

While the photo at left  was said to be a child in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility and countless millions of well meaning hearts went out to this child and his family, the truth is that the photo was taken at a protest when the cage was set up to dramatize the talking points proselytized by the activists, see here CNN the liberal standard bearer and even here at the liberal Snopes fact checker who has proven blatantly biased in favor of leftists.  But while the sympathy was building for the child–who was never removed from his parents –pictured above, 10 year old Anthony Avalos was living his last days.

Poor little Anthony was murdered–according the the herd of media outlets rushing to tell his story–because he had said to his parents he “liked” boys.  Oh the horror!  Every liberal media giant and those not so big but none the less liberal led off with a story crying “Homophobia, Homophobia, a child dies due to Homophobia!!!”  Some more honest, or at least trying to regain some objectivity reported elsewhere that;

  • At a news conference on Wednesday, Sheriff Jim McDonnell declined to discuss a potential motive but he did tell reporters that homophobia “has not come up in our investigation as a motivation at this time.” [1]
  • Heather (Anthony’s mother) Barron’s boyfriend, Kareem Leiva, 32, had been arrested on murder charges and was being held on $2 million bail.
  • Anthony had suffered years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse at the hands of family members, according to the Department of Children and Family Services. Caseworkers responded to 12 different complaints between February 2013 and April 2016, including sexual abuse by a grandparent when Anthony was 4, and general neglect.
  • The Times reported Sunday that callers alleged that Anthony or his siblings had been denied food and water, beaten, sexually abused, dangled upside-down from a staircase, forced to crouch for hours, locked in small spaces with no access to the bathroom, and forced to eat from the trash.
  • Caseworkers reportedly documented that Leiva was a member of MS-13, the criminal gang frequently mentioned by President Donald Trump during his immigration speeches. At least one branch of the gang, located in El Salvador, reportedly kills members found to be gay.
  • The Los Angeles Times also reported that Anthony’s case  evoked the [memories of the] 2013 death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez, who was tortured and beaten for months in a case that triggered far-reaching reforms within L.A. County’s child welfare system and led to unprecedented criminal charges against social workers who handled the boy’s case.[2]

Here we have a case that might very well be homophobic related, but the more glaring detail is outrageousness of social workers returning a child to an abusive home in which a known gang member resides, a gang noted for its violence, but especially for its violence toward Gay persons.

While only an incompetent idiot would think to return Anthony to his home for more abuse, the evidence indicates that most children that are indeed removed are themselves victims of abuse–not by the parents–but by the system.

Americans are in an uproar about illegal immigrant parents and children separated at the border. The level of hysteria surrounding this topic has reached a fever pitch with senators like Chuck Schumer mugging distraught for the cameras at every opportunity. While the shrill voices shriek loudly about the rights of Mexicans and other assorted border jumpers, American parental rights are being stripped from them, unconstitutionally, every single day. (Chuck Schumer has yet to freak out about it on national television.) American parents have lost their due process and Fourth Amendment rights, and most of them don’t even know it. Most anyone who has been visited by Child Protective Services can testify to the absolute terror that the state can inflict on a family for very little or no reason at all.

Source: American Children Terrorized by CPS While Lawmakers Cry About Border Children, BY MEGAN FOX JUNE 16, 2018 PJMedia

Ms. Fox continues:

How is this possible in America? Look to the Clintons for a law passed during their time in the White House. Hillary Clinton, in particular, fought hard for the passage of this terrible law.
The Daily Kos (unbelievably) reported: “The law is called the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA).  But that’s one of those Orwellian titles Congress loves. It’s not about adoption and it’s not about safe families. Passed in 1997, one year after the welfare law, it had exactly the same target. ASFA was about demonizing impoverished women, especially women of color, and taking away their children.”This law is so bad that even the far-left cranks have to admit it. According to Richard Wexler ofDaily Kos,

Here’s what ASFA did:

  • ASFA encouraged a take-the-child-and-run mentality on the frontlines of child welfare. Thousands more families, overwhelmingly poor and disproportionately families of color, were destroyed by wrongful removal of the children.
  • Instead of reducing the foster care population, ASFA increased it, trapping thousands more children in a system that, according to one major study, churns out walking wounded four times out of five.
  • ASFA effectively turned the child welfare system into the ultimate middle-class entitlement: Step right up and take a poor person’s child for your very own.
  • And when the army of childless yuppies didn’t show up to adopt in anywhere near the numbers predicted, ASFA created a generation of “legal orphans” with no ties to birth parents and no adoptive homes either — probably at least 100,000 more such “legal orphans” than had ASFA not become law.

 

Of course, America’s stumbling, bumbling child-saving bureaucracy is going to mislabel some real cases of abuse — some guilty families will be let off the hook after an investigation. But that same bureaucracy repeatedly labels innocent families guilty. This question was examined by a major federal study, commonly known as the second National Incidence Study or NIS2. This study second-guessed child protective workers, re-checking records to see if they had reached the right conclusion. The researchers found that protective workers were at least twice as likely and perhaps as much as six times more likely to wrongly label an innocent family guilty as they were to wrongly label a guilty family innocent.[1] Thus, not only are more than four-fifths of all allegations false, chances are that figure is an underestimate.

Source: National Coalition for Child Protection Reform / Supplemental Issue Paper 3, False Allegations: What the Data Really Show

Many allege that federal funding is the root of the problem with CPS, and that the real incentive is perpetuating a lucrative business employing tens of thousands of people, and not protecting children. Whenever there is evil or corruption, often all one has to do is “follow the money.” The Bible says it best: For the love of money is the root of all evil.
The 1974 Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), or the “Mondale Act,” is the federal law that birthed Child Protective Services (CPS) as we know it today. This law created a new lucrative revenue for the states via federal funds to remove children from their homes based on “child abuse,” and place them in foster care. CAPTA mandated abuse reporting by certain professions and at the same time gave them complete immunity from criminal prosecution or civil liability, even if their allegations were completely erroneous. Since “child abuse” was not even defined in CAPTA, any number of things could be construed as “abuse.” According to Nev Moore, an advocate and writer for child services reform:

The money goes to tens of thousands of a) state employees, b) collateral professionals, such as lawyers, court personnel, court investigators, evaluators and guardians, judges, and c) DSS contracted vendors such as counselors, therapists, more “evaluators,” junk psychologists, residential facilities, foster parents, adoptive parents, MSPCC, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, YMCA, etc. This newspaper is not big enough to list all of the people in this state who have a job, draw a paycheck, or make their profits off the kids in DSS custody. In 1974 Walter Mondale promoted the Child Abuse and Prevention Act which began feeding massive amounts of federal funding to states to set up programs to combat child abuse and neglect. From that came Child “Protective” Services, as we know it today. After the bill passed, Mondale himself expressed concerns that it could be misused. He worried that it could lead states to create a “business” in dealing with children. Then in 1997 President Clinton passed the “Adoption and Safe Families Act.” The public relations campaign promoted it as a way to help abused and neglected children who languished in foster care for years, often being shuffled among dozens of foster homes, never having a real home and family. In a press release from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services dated November 24, 1999, it refers to “President Clinton’s initiative to double by 2002 the number of children in foster care who are adopted or otherwise permanently placed.”

Source: The Business Empire of “Child Protection” Child Protective Service is big business – to the tune of billions of dollars.

If these allegations are true, even as much as 50%, then we have to ask how many millions of children have been unnecessarily removed from their parents in the last thirty years, as well we have to ask why has the self proclaimed protectors of the universe, the progressive socialist cult, not marched in protest through the streets of major cities demanding that these children be reunited with their families?


[1]https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/man-charged-killing-boy-10-who-reportedly-came-out-gay-n887221

[2]http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-anthony-avalos-arrest-20180627-story.html

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