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As a group of Democrats in the Congress visited animal shelters to keep children separated from their parents are suspected of illegal entry into the United States, the Department of Health and Human Services defended their role during the release of new videos of two facilities for unaccompanied children.
“The Congress gave HHS the responsibility for these children and young people, and we take this statutory mandate very seriously,” health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan, said in a statement. “It is our hope that you as members to tour the facilities, see the facilities, for what they are: safe and healthy environments for children and young people to live, until they can be released to an appropriate sponsor while their immigration cases are undisputed.”
Almost 2,000 children have been announced by their parents since the state attorney General Jeff Sessions, the policy that directs Homeland Security officials refer all cases of illegal entry into the United States for prosecution.
Church groups and human rights advocates criticized the policy in focus, calling it inhumane.
In view of the children said, “vulnerable to trafficking, exploitation and abuse,” Hargan, “The need for these facilities in the last ten years, in large part because of the flaws in our immigration system, many immigrants across our borders illegally.”
The videos of the two properties, one in Texas and the other in California, showed the day-to-day life of the unaccompanied children: their playtimes to your meals.
After a tour of facilities in Texas, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-ore., at a press conference, said that although the trump card-the administration calls its new strategy resulting separation of families, “zero tolerance,” he said that it is “zero humanity, and there is zero logic to this policy.”
He said Trump could change the policy, now, calling it unacceptable and evil. “By the infliction of this suffering, this stress, … (not) are there any moral code or religious tradition to inflict trauma:” these children for political influence, teaching those who might come illegally across the border a lesson.
Rep Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, called the policy an ugly, hideous program leads to child abuse.
Stories have not disappeared, of children torn from their parents arms and the parents are not able to find where your kids are.
The separation of the children of immigrants, drawn by their parents to the limit, a good part of the criticism, the orientation of the policy initiated in the last month of meetings. The policy says that every adult, of the entry of the United States is illegal, will be prosecuted.
US Protocol does not allow that their children not be detained with their parents, because they accused other than their mothers and fathers, of a crime.
The Democrats should, together with their Republican colleagues, and some of the work in the area of Security & Safety Do not wait until after the election, because you’re going to lose!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2018
Hargan added, “It is unfortunate that there are still some that understand the the role of HHS in the care of these children and young people. We need less media stunts and more with real solutions. We welcome additional elected officials will visit these facilities, and it is my sincere hope that after your visit, members of the Congress follow the call of the trumpet management, dangerous loopholes in U.S. immigration laws that the real cause of the problem. Until these laws are set, the American taxpayer pays the bill for expensive programs that try is only temporary, the consequences of our broken immigration system.”
President Trump tweeted to cross on Sunday afternoon on the party, in order to develop solutions: “The Democrats should, together with their Republican colleagues, and some of the work in the area of Security & Safety.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.