A deep trail of racism, xenophobia, misogyny, theophobia and sexism has left Donald Trump’s mandate since his rise to power, an imprint that has been easily followed by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, even though public agencies did not provide data for the report which blames the White House policies of immigrants’ rights violation
The Washington-based government agency is an independent entity, created by the Civil Rights Act of 1957, responsible for investigating fraud complaints that may deprive a citizen of his or her rights based on race, religion, sex, or national origin.
This institution has concluded through a report that President Donald Trump violates due process and civil rights of migrants, and has created an unnecessary crisis on the country’s Southern border.
The 200 pages report written by the United States Civil Rights Commission described the presidential policies on asylum, detention and family as “serious and worrying”.
“As confirmed by media reports, government investigations, eyewitness accounts, and public testimony received by the Commission, the Trump Administration has implemented immigration policies that appear to violate constitutional due process”, the report says.
The report emphasizes that “basic standards of medical and mental health care” would be violated, while immigrants are targeted based on nationality, language status, and gender.
“These new policies have resulted in the separation of family units, lasting trauma and heartache, and shocking detention conditions for both children and adults,” the report says.
Individuals and institutions interested in the details of this report can consult the full document at https://www.usccr.gov/. There it is stated that President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy has resulted in the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents and caused “long-term and perhaps irreversible physical, mental and emotional childhood trauma.”
Vice Chairwoman Patricia Timmons-Goodson, said the original intention was to base the report on data obtained from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Health and Human Services, but they did not respond to the commission´s requests.
With this statement, it is understood that the commission relied on public testimonies, media and government reports, legal documents and expert opinion.
The eight-member commission consists of four Democrats, three independents and one Republican. Four of the members are appointed by the president of the United States and the others by both Houses of Congress.
The report’s recommendations, which have no enforcement mechanism of its own, included increased transparency to Congress and oversight at immigration detention centers.
Translated by: José Espinoza