Trump’s Family Separation Crisis Continues
June 21, 2018
This morning, more than 2,300 children will wake up without their parents. Some are separated from their families by more than a thousand miles. The Trump administration has no plan to reunite the children who his policy forcibly separated from their parents.
Republicans can still act by joining Democrats in supporting clean and permanent legislation to reunite these families and end the crisis Trump created.
Here are some of the real stories of Trump’s family separation crisis:
“Tonight at about 7:30 I received a text from a woman on an American Airlines flight, who saw about seven young people being transported from Texas to LaGuardia.” – Activist Stosh Cotler
“I can’t go without my son.” – Elsa Johana Ortiz Enriquez
“The first few nights, he cried himself to sleep. Then it turned into ‘just moaning and moaning.’” – Janice, a foster mother
“The border agents did not tell Ms. M. where they were taking her son. When D.M. was taken away from his mother, he was screaming and crying and did not want to be taken away from his mother. That was the last time Ms. M. saw her son.” – Lawsuit of Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia
“When the 9-year-old Guatemalan boy arrived at a Michigan foster care home, he was so afraid he couldn't eat.” – ABC
“The undocumented immigrant from Honduras sobbed as she told an attorney Tuesday how federal authorities took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center, where she was awaiting prosecution for entering the country illegally.” – CNN
“Yet in the middle of the night, two baby boys arrived in Grand Rapids after being separated from their immigrant parents at the southern border weeks ago. One child is 8 months old; the other is 11 months old.” – Detroit Free Press
“A family was separated at the border, and this distraught father took his own life.” – Washington Post
“‘They just took them?’ Frantic parents separated from their kids fill courts on the border” – Washington Post