Frank Sharry reacciona a la nueva política de separación familiar Ayer el Fiscal General, Jeff Sessions, y la secretaria del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional, Kirstjen Nielsen, anunciaron una política fronteriza de “tolerancia cero” que tendrá como resultado la separación de padres e hijos y el posterior juicio penal. Esta... Continue »
Tal Kopan of CNN reported yesterday that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has adopted a policy that would require Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to “refer every person caught crossing the border illegally for federal prosecution, a policy that could result in the separation of far more... Continue »
Frank Sharry reacts to new family separation policy Yesterday Attorney General Jeff Sessions and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced a “zero tolerance” border policy that will result in adults being separated from their children and prosecuted criminally. This is a radical expansion of a strategy that this administration has... Continue »
The Los Angeles Times editorial board weighs in on the disturbing announcement from Jeff Sessions and the Trump Administration yesterday that will result in the purposeful separation of parents from their children. Read excerpts of the LA Times editorial below, “What kind of country would tear apart and lock up families fleeing violence in... Continue »
The President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Dr. Colleen Kraft, published an op-ed in today’s Los Angeles Times stating, “The government’s practice of separating children from their parents at the border counteracts every science-based recommendation I have ever made to families who seek to build, and not harm, their... Continue »
“They told me: if you do not join us in three days, we’re going to start killing your whole family. We’re going to cut them up and we’re going to send them in bags.” It was that phrase that, when he remembered it, broke his voice and pushed the... Continue »
As the media focuses on the caravan of a few hundred Central Americans, a new Washington Post editorial cautions us with a warning: don’t be distracted; keep focused on the facts and the Administration’s excesses, especially the separation of minor children from their parents for the purpose of deterring asylum-seekers. The entire... Continue »
Eugene Robinson’s latest column in the Washington Post is entitled “The immigrant ‘caravan’ is a test. Trump wants us to fail.” He puts the current caravan of Central Americans in historical context and calls on America to avoid the injustices of the past and live up to our ideals as a... Continue »
In an alarming new piece, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof dissects Trump’s intentionally cruel immigration policies. As he concludes, “I don’t believe in open borders, and immigration policy is complex and difficult. Yet Trump isn’t making hard decisions but unconscionable ones. I am the son of a refugee myself, a beneficiary of... Continue »
On Friday evening, Caitlin Dickerson of the New York Times reported on disturbing new details of how the Trump Administration separated hundreds of children from their parents as part of an effort to deter those fleeing violence from seeking asylum in the U.S. Confirming the worst fears of advocates and observers, the article... Continue »