Americans Cannot Be Proud of Their Government’s Actions Editorial boards and observers from across the country are condemning the Trump Administration’s policy of separating children from their parents in an attempt to deter asylum seekers. Below, find excerpts from recent columns and editorials highlighting why the Trump Administration’s policy... Continue »
La Opinión editorial and Matt Yglesias at Vox with key new commentaries as Trump Administration advances cruel new policies at the border Two new commentaries capture why the Trump Administration’s approach to border and asylum policy is defined by callousness and inhumanity and not by the actual facts or... Continue »
The New Yorker’s Masha Gessen compares the Trump administration’s policy of ripping children from the arms of their parents to tactics employed by Putin. In her latest column she notes, “Hostage-taking is an instrument of terror. Capturing family members, especially children, is a tried-and-true instrument of totalitarian terror. Memoirs of Stalinist terror are... Continue »
“It’s unconscionable that this Administration is looking for new ways to create broken families, instead of keeping them whole” Cleveland, OH — Ahead of Mother’s Day, fifteen faith and community-based organizations in Ohio issued an open letter condemning Trump Administration immigration policies that needlessly separate mothers from their children.... Continue »
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As Mother’s Day approaches, we condemn the ongoing separation of mothers from their children due to this Administration’s immigration policies.   Maribel Trujillo, Beatriz Casillas, Edith Espinal, and Leonor Garcia are just four of the Ohio moms whose American children are living a nightmare because of the Trump Administration’s... Continue »
In response to the announcements by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen that their new “zero tolerance” strategy means that infants and toddlers will be separated from their parents, a range of voices –  from editorial boards, to mothers and children staging walkout protests when DHS... Continue »
Mothers, children, and advocates walked out on a DHS budget hearing featuring Kirstjen Nielsen yesterday, in a silent protest against the Trump Administration’s decision to separate children from parents at the border. This week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a policy where migrants coming to the border — even women... 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 »
March 7, 2017:  Secretary of Homeland Security confirms he is considering policy of separating families to achieve a deterrent effect.   He explained, “I would do almost anything to deter the people from Central America to getting on this very, very dangerous network that brings them up through Mexico... 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 »