Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Family Separation Policy Starts Dividing Republicans

Family Separation Policy Starts Dividing Republicans

Melania Trump's spokesperson Stephanie Grisham told CNN the First Lady "hates" the family separation.

In a statement issued by her office, the first lady expressed empathy for affected families, saying the country should be governed "with a heart". The policy resulted in the separation of almost 2,000 children from their parents at the border in a six-week period from April to the end of May.

As a result of the policy, more adults have been jailed, which has in turn led to their children being separated from them. "If we are truly that country, then it is our obligation to reunite these detained children with their parents - and to stop separating parents and children in the first place".

Laura Bush wrote in an opinion piece for the Washington Post on Sunday that she understands the need to secure the borders but that the current situation reminds her of Japanese Internment Camps. She singled out the zero tolerance policy as not being the answer, calling it "cruel" and "immoral".

His wife, who does not often wade into the political arena, did not denounce his administration´s policy, but instead called for bipartisan immigration reform to fix the issue.

On Monday congressional Democrats who are members of a Homeland Security committee will tour facilities in Brownsville where hundreds of undocumented immigrants are being housed.

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"I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our worldwide boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel", Mrs. Officials said American parents are also separated from their children if they break the law and have to go through the judicial process.

Hillary Clinton joined two former first ladies in condemning the White House's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that is separating children from their parents. Thus, since they are taken into custody as potential criminals, their children are not allowed to stay with them.

Almost 2,000 children have been taken from their parents since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the administration's "zero tolerance" policy, which directs Homeland Security officials to refer all cases of illegal entry into the United States for prosecution. "Either end the practice or change the law", Rice wrote.

Although many applauded her for breaking from her husband President Donald Trump's stance on the policy, others have pointed out that she still assigned blame to the Democrats for what is happening at the border by using "both sides" in her statement.

"We saw the fear in the eyes of these children who are wondering when they will see their parent ever again".

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