Zero Tolerance Policy at the Mexican Border
Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the new policy of zero tolerance announced by President Trump separating families who seek asylum in the US by crossing the border illegally.
Migrants apprehended crossing into the US are held in immigration detention and sent before an immigration judge to see if they will be deported as unauthorized immigrants.
Between October 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018, at least 2,700 children have been split from their parents. 1,995 of them were separated over the last six weeks. These children are labelled as unaccompanied minors, placed in government custody and foster care for an unknown amount of time they will be separated from their family members.
Critics argue that the separations are cruel and un-American. President Trump is maintaining his position which he believes fulfills his core promise to his base to introduce a much tougher policy on immigration and obtain funding for his border wall– even if it has grave humanitarian consequences.
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