Trump Administration Continues War on Immigrants With Reported Plans to Rip Families Apart
In an attempt to deter parents thinking of illegally entering the U.S. with their children, the Department of Homeland Security is considering a proposal that would separate adults and children who cross the southern border together, according to multiple media reports.
Such a policy move would mark a significant change in immigration enforcement, as families are currently kept together and released until their court date, according to MSNBC. President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the practice of releasing undocumented immigrants from detention centers pending a hearing, which he has described as “catch and release.”
The new policy would mean that adults are kept in custody instead of being released, while children will be placed in the care of the Department of Health and Hu