Kids in Cages: Who’s to Blame for Border Back-up?

Over the Fourth of July weekend there were lots of comments about the “shaming” of our nation on its birthday.  The shame, many said, was reflected in the “inhumane” conditions at the U.S. border with Mexico.  Trump critics say the blame can be laid directly at the White House doorstep.  But On-Target’s Larry Sparano says it’s more complicated than that.  Much of it, he says, has to do with the broadening definition of asylum.  He discusses that with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York.  Their exchange follows a report from The Real News Network, which concludes that existing border resources are being mis-managed:

Nielsen Out at DHS: –Taking the Fall for Trump?

Kirstjen Nielsen has been canned by Trump as head of the Department of Homeland Security.  Trump, increasingly unhappy the ever-swelling flow of illegal immigrants across the U.S.- Mexican border, blames her for the failure.  She reportedly told Trump that there was not much more she could do, considering the protections for illegals mandated by the courts and Congress.  Nielsen oversaw the U.S. policy of the separation of children from their parents at the border, and went along with other Trump-directed policies that critics labelled as “heartless.”     But that wasn’t good enough for Trump, who says he wants to move in a “tougher” direction to stem the flow..  Surprisingly, Fox News commentators say that Nielsen is getting a “bad rap” from Trump.  And On-Target’s Larry Sparano agrees, as you’ll hear in this discussion with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Trump’s “National Emergency” –Will It Hit a Wall?

The President did it  –he’s declared a national emergency as a way of getting his long-promised wall built.  But will his critics in Congress stop it, as they are already promising they will?  Here’s On-Target’s Larry Sparano’s thoughts on it, in a conversation with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York: