New Policy Separates Parents And Children From Illegal Immigrants, But What About The 1,475 Kids Already Lost?
A recent announcement from the Trump administration has revealed that ICE has been negligent with HUNDREDS of immigrant child who were “lost” in their care.
Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the federal government wants to separate parents from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to discourage more crossings. They are hoping this will discourage more people from trying to illegally cross the Mexican border.
“If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and that child will be separated from you as required by law. If you don’t like that, then don’t smuggle children over our border,” Sessions said, in typically severe remarks.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the policy officially went into effect last week, though hundreds of children have already been taken from their parents in recent months. The kids were taken and given to the Dept. for Health an Human Resources, and as discovered by The Office of Refugee Resettlement reported at the end of 2017, of 7,000-plus children taken away from their parents, the agency did not know where 1,475 of them were.
A PBS documentary even found that some of the lost children were released to human sex traffickers. Horrifying.
Before, individuals who crossed illegally would be apprehended and bused back over the border. Under the new policy, those crossing illegally will be detained and prosecuted. ICE is literally destroying these families to punish them for wanting to be in America.
Do you think this new policy is fair?