• News Desk - Reuters

TRUMP FACING HEAT FOR FAMILY SEPARATIONS


The family separations are the result of the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy in which all those apprehended entering the United States illegally, including those seeking asylum, are criminally charged, which generally leads to children being separated from their parents.Trump administration officials say the zero-tolerance policy, which was not practiced by the two previous administrations, is necessary to secure the border and deter illegal immigration. U.S. President Donald Trump accused immigrants in Europe of “violently” changing the culture on Monday and said people should be wary of the same thing happening in the United States, as his administration faced heavy pressure to stop separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Democrats and some in Trump’s own Republican Party have strongly condemned the administration for separating nearly 2,000 children from their parents at the border between mid-April and the end of May. Medical professionals have said the practice could cause lasting trauma to children.Trump, who has sought to make a tough stance on immigration a major goal of his presidency, hit back at critics with a series of tweets on Monday. He cited immigration for causing political instability in Germany and said inaccurately that crime in Germany was “way up.”

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