TIJUANA, MEXICO: Three tear gas canisters shot from the U.S. side landed around Maria Meza and her children, who range in age from toddlers to teenagers, she said in an interview at a Tijuana migrant shelter. “The first thing I did was grab my children,” said Meza. A photo of her clutching the hands of twin five-year-old daughters Saira and Cheili, as her 13-year-old daughter Jamie runs alongside, has gone viral and sparked angry reactions from some lawmakers and charities. “I was scared, and I thought I was going to die with them because of the gas,” said Meza.
Trump approve of gassing immigrant children, even though his family are immigrants
In August First lady Melania Trump’s immigrant parents were sworn in as U.S. citizens, making them the latest beneficiaries of the kind of “chain migration” their presidential son-in-law would like to curb. The Knavses were eligible for green cards and to apply for citizenship because their daughter is a citizen, having taken the oath herself in 2006, shortly after she married Donald Trump in 2005. (The first lady, born Melanija, changed her name to Melania Knauss when she started modeling in Europe in the 1990s.)
Melania and her parents aren’t the only members of Trump’s family to benefit from the policy he derides. The president’s paternal grandfather and mother did, too, migrating from Germany and Scotland, respectively, to join siblings in New York. (Trump’s first wife and mother to his three oldest children, Ivana, also is an immigrant, from Czechoslovakia.)
— Damien666q (@damien666q) November 26, 2018
Are we no better than Syria?
Than Saudi Arabia?
Than North Korea?
We shot tear gas at CHILDREN!
I’ve never been so ashamed of my country.#BorderShutdown
Video shows hectic scene at border crossing – CNN Video https://t.co/wSxEZFUrFq
— Adam Cohen #WaveCast National Anchor (@axidentaliberal) November 25, 2018
Pres. Trump defends use of tear gas by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents to push back Central American migrants who tried to breach the southern border: “They were being rushed by some very tough people.” https://t.co/8BYPzWbd7h pic.twitter.com/xLmNjib9Qr
— ABC News (@ABC) November 26, 2018
That child has a diaper on…
This is sickening me to my core.
Evangelicals pretending to be followers of Jesus Christ—Do you support this?
The self-proclaimed @GOP of “family values”—Do you support this?
Have you no sense of decency?
Look yourselves in the mirror team MAGA. https://t.co/RwDUSHCwuv
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) November 25, 2018