Yes, The Trump Administration Does Have A Policy That Separates Migrant Families

Yes, The Trump Administration Does Have A Policy That Separates Migrant Families

Yes, The Trump Administration Does Have A Policy That Separates Migrant Families

"We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. That's traumatising to the children who are innocent victims, and it is contrary to our values in this country".

In a survey by Quinnipiac University, 66% of respondents said they oppose a Trump Administration policy that has led to family separations, while only 27% supported it. "Anyone saying that their hands are tied or that the only conceivable way to fix the problem of catch-and-release is to rip families apart is flat wrong". Susan Collins expressed concern about it and a former adviser to President Donald Trump said he thought the issue was going to hurt the president at some point.

The White House continued to insist Monday that Democrats are to blame for the administration/s forced separation of migrant children from their families at the southern USA border, as outrage at the policy continued to build, including among some Republicans.

Many people have been shocked after the government also announced that it has selected a site in Texas to house the migrant children in tents.

Representative Adam Schiff said the practice was "deeply unethical" and that Republicans' refusal to criticise Mr Trump represented a "sad degeneration" of the party, which he said had become "the party of lies".

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted that "we do not have a policy of separating families at the border".

Then followed Laura Bush, a Republican and the wife of former president George W Bush, who condemned the move as "immoral" and "reminiscent of the internment camps for United States citizens and noncitizens of Japanese descent during World War II".

"The administration's decision to separate families is a new, discretionary choice", Sen.

In his tweet, Jeb Bush also plugged the idea of providing a path to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants known as "dreamers" - a group whose fate is in jeopardy because of another Trump policy change.

The administration has removed almost 2,000 children from their parents in the past six weeks, according to the New York Times, as part of its "zero tolerance" policy regarding undocumented immigrants. "We can end this crisis by passing the legislation I am introducing", the Texas lawmaker said.

The vehicle carrying 14 people went out of control at more than 100 miles per hour and overturned on Texas Highway 85, ejecting most of the occupants, Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said.

While parents are held in jail, their children are sent to separate detention facilities.

Earlier, first lady Melania Trump also weighed in through her communications director Stephanie Grisham. Trump blames Democrats falsely for the situation.

She said Mrs. Trump hopes both sides "can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform".

Chants of "Hey, hey don't take those kids away!" illustrated a chorus of anger and frustration on display around the country.

The Trump admin has talked tough on prosecuting everyone who has crossed illegally, including those who claim to deserve asylum or have small children.

"This was done by the President, not Democrats", Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.

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