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US Policy Forcibly Separating Children from Parents Is Inhumane

02 June, 2018, 22:10 | Author: Ted Wilson
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"These are the typical symptoms of young children who have been separated from a parent".

The government's apparent disinclination or inability to find those children is an ill omen for thousands more who could be funneled to a similar fate under the Trump administration's enforcement drive.

Carrying posters, placards and chanting slogans, protesters demanded that the Trump administration end funding to the controversial Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs Border Patrol.

Krikorian said that Trump's policy to separate families is a byproduct of enforcing border laws.

Reverend Jennifer Butler, from Faith in Public Life, called the policy as a "moral abomination". "We are not able to deny placement [of children] to people in the country illegally".

Thousands of people were expected to rally in almost 30 cities across the country, including Oakland, Las Vegas, Allentown, Miami, Cleveland and New York City.

Two separate controversies concerning migrant families had dominated the news cycle for days and many reacted strongly to Ivanka's photo.

"It happened under [George W] Bush and under [Barack] Obama".

“If they were just separated for two days, that would be bad, but it wouldnt be almost as bad as what were seeing now, ” Lee Gelernt, the lead ACLU lawyer on this case, tells me.

Worse, the Trump administration is circulating a proposal for a new rule under which the government would investigate potential guardians of unaccompanied kids.

This is part of the "zero tolerance" immigration policy that Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in early May, though ICE tested it out along the Texas border in October. So these parents, who are following the law and trying to do everything right, are nevertheless torn apart from their children, potentially for months on end.

"If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and that child will be separated from you as required by law", Sessions said at the time.

The administration noted Tuesday that it isn't allowed to send back children from non-contiguous countries under the 2008 Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, and was instead required to quickly find them US sponsors until their cases could be heard.

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Late Monday, Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan issued a statement saying the claims about lost children were "completely false". With just over 16,000 Border Patrol agents stationed at the southern border, that comes out to roughly two-and-a-half apprehensions per agent per month. A CNN video posted on Twitter received more than 5,000 responses, many of which slammed the channel for posting "fake news" and attempting to "manufacture" a scandal out of an innocent photograph.

Butler, the reverend, said treating asylum seekers with such cruelty "was evil".

The real Trump policy of forced family separation is cruel enough.

The administration has made no secret of the fact that it hopes the likelihood that families will be broken up will deter undocumented migration.

"Trump has a mission".

"Catch and Release, Lottery and Chain must also go with it and we MUST continue building the WALL!"

Enriquez told Al Jazeera that undocumented migrants were "at the crosshairs of his policy".

"We do place children here with people or parents who are here illegally", the official continued.

Several former Obama administration officials took to social media and news outlets on Tuesday to explain a gallery of years-old photos that showed immigrant children sleeping in shoddy conditions at a government-run holding facility in Arizona.

Likewise, the Seattle Times' editorial board described the policy as "the very definition of inhumane".

The Trump administration will soon begin fingerprinting parents claiming custody of children who entered the United States illegally without an adult relative, officials said on Tuesday, prompting criticism that children may be abandoned by those who fear being identified and deported.

"I thought it was hard for me". But statistical analyses have also shown that immigrants are far more likely to appear in court and win their cases when they have legal representation, something they are not guaranteed or provided by the government.

Despite anti-immigrant feelings in France, President Emmanuel Macron granted the unlikely hero (now dubbed "Spider-Man") legal residency and a quick path to citizenship.

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