Ivanka Trump is back to pretending that she and her racist father, and his racist administration, care about migrant children.
The Los Angeles Times reports that during an State Department event on human trafficking, White House Special Advisor to Her Dad Ivanka Trump helped present a report that condemns the same policies and practices being enforced by the the Trump administration right this very moment:
A new 68-page report on international human trafficking, unveiled by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo during a ceremony with Ivanka Trump at the State Department, devotes two pages to withering condemnation of separating families. The harmful “physical and psychological effects of staying in residential institutions,” it said, put children at additional risk of human trafficking.
“The international community agrees that a family caregiving setting, or an alternative solution that is appropriate and culturally sensitive, is the most conducive environment for the growth, well-being, and safety of children,” the report states.
It added: “Removal of a child from the family should only be considered as a temporary, last resort.” [...]
The State Department report cites studies finding “both private and government-run residential institutions for children” cannot “replicate the emotional companionship and attention found in family environments that are prerequisites to healthy cognitive development.”
Funnily enough, the report was actually written before the Trump administration began its “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, which has forced the separation of more than 2,000 children from their asylum-seeking families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Talk about cognitive dissonance!
Oh, and while Ivanka is condemning the practices of the administration she works for, a quick reminder that they still have no idea how they’re going to reunite the families they’ve torn apart.