Almost 2,000 Children Have Been Separated From Families at U.S. Border

HERIKA MARTINEZ  AFP

The new controversial procedure, implemented by the Trump administration, is part of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' self-described "zero tolerance" policy aimed at further limiting illegal entries into the U.S. I ask that you take immediate action to end the practice of separating children from families at the border.

At least 2,000 children have been separated from the adults they were traveling with across the US border, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday. "We like to think that our values are based on humanity and democracy".

New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney shared the stories of five men detained in the New Jersey facility who were separated from their families.

Kellyanne Conway, a senior aide to Trump, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that "nobody likes seeing babies ripped from their mother's arms" and that she did not "want anybody to use these kids as leverage", but called for Congress to close "loopholes" in immigration laws. "They came hoping for a better, safer life for their loved ones".

"It's bad to see families ripped apart and I don't support that one bit", Graham told the Christian Broadcasting Network on Tuesday. This is inhumane and traumatizing.

At least 2,000 children have been separated from their families over the past six weeks, with Donald Trub's new legislation on migrants crossing the United States border with extreme toughness.

And if Sessions does not, Bannon said, Trump "as chief law enforcement officer of the United States ... ought to tell the Attorney General this is not a coverup".

Protesters also marched to the newly-erected tent city in Tornillo, Texas, where hundreds of boys will be housed, according to Congressman Will Hurd, who toured the area over the weekend.

"The Democrats have to change their law".

The strategy is setting children up for "psychological scars that will take a lifetime to undo", he said.

Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein said the bill had picked up support from 48 senators.

In an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation", Maine Republican Sen.

Numerous 1,500 children in the facility, a former Walmart, might more readily agree with a part of Obama's 2014 speech that is not on the wall: "Our immigration system is broken - and everybody knows it".

The moves by the government to separate families have been widely decried by medical professionals, the United Nations, and a wide swath of US religious leaders.

The policy has also provoked disquiet among the conservative evangelical community. Civil liberties activists say the allegation is false and the Trump administration is using it as an excuse to enforce provisions that if done in any other country would have raised a stink about human rights abuses.

Her husband's administration has shown little sign that it will budge on the issue and has instead doubled down, even citing the Bible to justify its conduct.

"Our policy that can result in short-term separation of families is not unusual or unjustified", he added.

Trump's administration, therefore, has crafted a policy that leads to families being separated at the border by treating all adult border crossers as criminals. "From a policy perspective, you might as well be citing Green Eggs and Ham..." You should stop trying.

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