Days before the judge halted the widespread practice of separating families in 2018, Trump retreated under extraordinary criticism by exempting families from his “zero tolerance” policy to criminally prosecute every adult who crosses the border illegally.
Asylum-seeking families from Central America, who have been forced to wait in dangerous Mexican border cities under another policy called the Migration Protection Protocols, are now sending their children to cross the U.S. border alone. And, on the American side, since June, 2018, D.H.S. has already separated an additional eleven hundred children from their parents. The Administration has learned one lesson, however: it no longer calls its policy zero tolerance.
Originally published by The Washington Post Nancy Gibbs is director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University and a former editor of Time. It is not an act of particular virtue to love your children and treat them well; instinct and evolution privilege our own kids, and from the …
The federal government has continued to separate migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border despite a court order that sought to severely curtail the practice. Over the course of a year , 911 more children were taken, the American Civil Liberties Union charged in a court filing Tuesday. And where did the ACLU get those details? From the government itself.
Hundreds of red flags were raised internally within the Trump administration about how families were being separated at the US-Mexico border, including some from months before the controversial “zero tolerance” policy was announced, according to documents reviewed by CNN.
The horrific accounts of the conditions under which immigrant children are being held has focussed outrage and attention on the Trump Administration’s actions and agenda.
Elizabeth Warren is calling on the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General to open an internal investigation following revelations that a private intelligence firm provided the law enforcement agency with information on hundreds of protests against the Trump administration’s policy of family separation.
The Trump administration initially said the process could take up to two years.
He had turned himself and his child in to the U.S. Border Patrol last May after crossing the river that marks the border between Reynosa, Mexico, and McAllen, Texas.
For now, Jesus and his son are with an American sponsor, and his family is applying for asylum together. But the trauma remains.