Laura Bush op-ed on Trump immigration policy: It's 'immoral'

A young girl being served a cup of soup by volunteers in a migration center in the border town of McAllen Texas

A young girl being served a cup of soup by volunteers in a migration center in the border town of McAllen Texas

Over the weekend Melania Trump, First Lady of the United States, her office released a statement saying that Melania absolutely hates to see children separated from their parents when crossing the U.S. border. They're working on an immigration bill that would fund Trump's border wall, impose new limits on immigration, formalize protections for young immigrants brought to the US illegally as children, and end the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the border.

American University professor of government, Jennifer Lawless, said Mrs Trump's intervention in the debate was unusual for a first lady.

Former first lady Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, said Monday the situation at the southern USA border is "a moral and humanitarian crisis", and what is happening to families there is "horrific".

White House policy advisor Stephen Miller called President Trump's policy of separating immigrant parents from children a "simple decision".

In a statement to CNN's Kate Bennett, Trump made her first public comments about the Justice Department's new "zero tolerance" policy towards illegal border-crossing, which has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their parents and placed in juvenile detention centers.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday delivered a scathing criticism of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance policy", calling it a "a moral and humanitarian crisis".

Laura Bush wrote an opinion-editorial piece for Washington Post where the former kindergarten teacher described the act as cruel and immoral.

Bush then points out that the images coming out of such facilities are "eerily reminiscent" of Japanese-American internment camps during World War II, "now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in USA history". The administration put the policy in place and could easily end it after it has led to a spike in cases of split and distraught families.

"This zero-tolerance policy is cruel".

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Former first lady of the United States, Laura Bush, spoke out on the separation of families on the US border on Sunday night.

And the separation of children from their parents has prompted a huge backlash in recent weeks, with Democrats and even some Republicans criticizing the policy.

Meanwhile, first daughter and presidential advisor Ivanka Trump, who's cast herself as the White House's champion of women and parents, continues to come under fire for her behavior amid the fervor.

Trump plans to meet with House Republicans on Tuesday to discuss pending immigration legislation amid an election-season debate over an issue that helped vault the NY real estate mogul into the Oval Office in 2016. "We can't keep having people coming into the country illegally", said Epstein.

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday, "The Democrats should get together with their Republican counterparts and work something out on Border Security & Safety".

Earlier this month, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman said almost 2,000 children were separated from their parents between April 19 and May 31.

"I'd like to say it's un-American, but it's happening right now in America".

Laura Bush, who as first lady championed a formal platform of childhood education and literacy programmes, blasted the current immigration situation unfolding in the headlines and on television news channels as not representative of the values of the United States.

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