The “family separation” issue is in the forefront of the news the past few days. President Trump and his administration have been defending the policy, while many Republicans and Democrats in congress call for an end to the “ripping children” from their parents when they cross the US border.
Below are some of the headlines and videos from the national news outlets. Click on the news outlet link to see the entire article:
Time: All Five Living First Ladies Speak Out Against Trump’s Border Family Separation Policy
With Rosalynn Carter adding her voice to the choir of political figures who are speaking out against the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy, all five living first ladies have now publicly come out against the controversial policy, which separates children from their parents as families try to cross the border into the U.S.
ABC News: President Trump blames Democrats, doubles down on immigration amid backlash
As the outcry over the nearly 2,000 child separations caused as a result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on illegal border crossings grows, President Donald Trump doubled down on Monday down on his controversial policies and blamed them on Democrats.
Breitbart: Children Cry on Tape After Border Apprehension, Illegal Alien Mother Convicted
“Many of them sound like they’re crying so hard, they can barely breathe,” ProPublica says of an audio recording of Central American children that the non-profit investigative outlet released Monday.
Washington Examiner: DHS: Trump opponents on immigration trying to ‘mislead’ on zero tolerance border policy
The Department of Homeland Security on Monday defended the Trump administration’s zero tolerance border policy and said opponents of that policy are purposefully mischaracterizing it by saying family separations at the border are becoming a crisis.
Reuters: Trump, U.S. Republicans to meet amid furor over immigrant children
President Donald Trump, facing a blast of criticism for the detention of children separated from their immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, was slated to meet with Republican lawmakers on Tuesday ahead of votes on immigration legislation.
New York Times: Trump Resisting a Growing Wrath for Separating Migrant Families
President Trump and two members of his cabinet mounted an aggressive defense on Monday of his policy of separating children from their parents at the border in response to a growing outcry from members of both parties.