ACLU Campaign Seeks to End Immigration Policy 'Child Abuse'

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Just as the child separation policy was getting well-deserved attention, Trump critics jumped on an unrelated statistic - the almost 1,500 immigrant children supposedly lost by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Homeland Security officials declined to say Tuesday whether the information will be used to target parents for arrest and deportation, characterizing the new measures as an effort to protect children.

This means, in effect, that parents who are apprehended crossing the border would be immediately separated from their children. Vox spoke with an immigration expert to discuss this process, Jennifer Podkul.

Trump officials also gave new details Tuesday about an agreement between HHS and the Department of Homeland Security that immigrant advocates warn could further increase the number of children in federal custody and how long they stay there. Subsequently, they argue that the issue of the 1,475 missing children doesn't fall into their hands, and they refuse to take any blame for the situation. They showed up alone and were placed with sponsors.

It's a play that is likely to win approval from GOP base voters who saw in Trump a truth-teller on immigration whose tough policies and promise to build a wall could lacerate what they saw as liberal political correctness over the issue. Which brings us to the next point ...

Amnesty International, an advocacy group, has urged America to end the practice of separating asylum-seeking families-something done by few if any other rich countries. The policy sets criminal penalties for individuals trying to cross the border, among other punitive measures.

"Trump called the practice 'horrible, ' so if he thinks it's so disgusting he ought to end it and not make children pawns as a negotiating tool", said Lee Gelernt, an immigration attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, which has filed a class-action lawsuit to force the government to stop separating families at the border. It is a surprise to a lot of people that the United States has been detaining-meaning prison, putting families who violated immigration law in prison, it is called immigration detention, but let's remember it is prison-for many years.

Alan Gomez, immigration reporter for USA Today. "They are laws that Congress passed to address the documented injustices facing children in our immigration system - specifically the government's failure to treat these children humanely after decades, decades". The White House wrongly blamed Democrats for forcing his administration to separate children from parents.

"Given Long Island's proximity to New York City - one of the most diverse and multicultural cities in the world - the Members of Congress urged the president to host another discussion - this time with immigrants and their families", the statement said.

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But there is no law that requires separation.

In a separate occasion, the attorney general reinforced the ideologies presented under the new law, saying that provisions of persecuting individuals were expanded to include those involved in abating illegal immigration. He said the system is abused by immigrants and "dirty immigration lawyers".

The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, which Trump has wrongly called "a Democrat rule", determines that unaccompanied minors be transferred to Health and Human Services custody.

You may have seen pictures of children being held in detention facilities.

The former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau had shared the images on Twitter, mistakenly believing they were taken during Donald Trump's presidency. Only problem: Photo is from 2014. He also received a presidential recommendation for a job with the Paris fire department.

"This one is one the president makes the decision, and now what are we all doing?"

They rushed to delete their tweets once confronted with the fact that the photo was taken in 2014, when Obama was president. They were taken by the Associated Press and published by The Arizona Republic, again, per Politico. It's more accurate to say the government lost track of them, as Bharara put it.

The crossings in April of this year were more than triple April 2017, but that comparison is distorted, as crossings last April were at lower levels unseen in modern history before they started to pick up and stabilize more in line with recent years.

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