THE LATEST: Hundreds Of Families Remain Separated, Trump Goes After Legal Immigrants
August 7, 2018
Hundreds of children remain separated from their parents as a result of Trump’s cruel policy. Instead of doing more to reunite these families, the Trump administration wants to continue to push their anti-immigrant agenda. Now, he’s going after legal immigrants. Here’s the latest:
Hundreds of children remain separated from their families, many of whose parents have already been deported.
MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff: “Lots of other stuff going on today. Figured I’d remind everyone the Trump administration separated 2,551 migrant kids from their parents at the border. 572 of them are *still* separated. 410 have parents who were already deported. The government simply can’t find them.”
Families like Miguel’s have no idea when they will finally be reunited.
VICE News: “‘She asks me, ‘Papa, how is my case going? I want to be back with you. I’m a child and I didn’t do anything,’ and she cries. I tell her she’ll be home soon, but I have no good answer,’ Miguel told me on the phone, his voice trembling. ‘I’m desperate. Her mother is so upset she fainted. She’s said she’s going to commit suicide.’ His daughter keeps asking why she is kept in ‘prison,’ where she never knows if she’ll have the chance to communicate with her family.”
The Trump administration still wants to cut back on the number of people seeking asylum in our country.
Vox: “The administration’s ultimate goal is to radically reduce the number of people coming into the US without papers to seek asylum here. Seeking asylum in the US — with or without legal status — isn’t illegal. And any efforts to deter people who are fleeing violence from seeking safety are likely to result in some legitimate victims of persecution being sent back to danger, in violation of international law. ”
Now, the Trump administration wants to make it even more difficult for legal immigrants to obtain citizenship.
NBC News: “The Trump administration is expected to issue a proposal in coming weeks that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens or get green cards if they have ever used a range of popular public welfare programs, including Obamacare, four sources with knowledge of the plan told NBC News.”