Laura Bush: Taking Kids From Parents At Border Is "Cruel", "Immoral"

Laura Bush: Taking Kids From Parents At Border Is

Melania Trump, who has tended to stay out of contentious policy debates, waded into the emotional issue.

The detained children resulted from the policy, in which immigrants apprehended entering the United States illegally are criminally charged under the criminal entry statute, known as 1325.

"What the administration has chose to do is to separate children from their parents to try to send a message that if you cross the border with children, your children are going to be ripped away from you", she said.

Nevertheless, the newly released recording should propel even greater efforts to end the separation of immigrant families.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN. Government statistics indicate that almost 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May. Has anyone been looking at the Crime taking place south of the border?

Her eyes swollen, she cried when she asked a paralegal what she most wanted to know: When could she see her son again?

"Trump's barbaric family separation policy will be a stain on our history".

"Tell them to start thinking about the people devastated by Crime coming from illegal immigration", Trump wrote.

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Instead, he suggested, Democrats were willing to shut down the government to try to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the initiative spearheaded by President Barack Obama to give temporary protection to undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children.

The newly re-activated council is working to streamline regulatory requirements that frequently slow development of new commercial space initiatives, keeping with the Trump administration's directive to encourage more private sector development on the high frontier. The cumulative effect is a dramatic adjustment of immigration policy and practice. Thus, since they are taken into custody as potential criminals, their children are not allowed to stay with them.

Trump administration officials say the zero-tolerance policy, which was not practised by the two previous administrations, is necessary to secure the border and deter illegal immigration.

Parents are now being arrested and placed in quick federal court proceedings near the border. "The message is that no one is exempt from immigration law". Since children can not be held in an adult facility, they're put into the custody of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement. "But there's only one way to ensure that is the case: It's for people to stop smuggling children illegally". Joe Manchin on Monday became the 49th Democrat to sign onto a bill meant to halt family separations for immigrants accused of trying to cross the border illegally. On a Texas border bridge, parents and children have been sleeping in sweltering heat for several days awaiting their turn. "Parents are being held prisoner inside, literally crying to us to be reunited with their families", the lawmakers said, in a statement, after the visit. Almost 60,000 children were placed in government-contracted shelters in the 2014 fiscal year.

The practice of separating children from their parents has been touted by the administration as an amplified effort to deter migrants from entering the USA illegally.

The situation now is "inhumane" and "un-American", he said.

Tens of thousands of parents and children, mostly from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, have been caught crossing the U.S. -Mexico border illegally in recent years with stories of fleeing drug cartels, extreme poverty and gang violence. Medical professionals have said the practice could cause lasting trauma to children.