Molly Beck Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 8:23 p.m. UTC Jun 19, 2018 MADISON - A group of parents is asking Gov. Scott Walker to reverse his decision to send Wisconsin troops to help U.S. Border Patrol agents in light of President Donald Trump's policy to separate children from parents who cross the border illegally. "It's our tax money that is going toward separating families at the border and I really ... I'm so heartbroken," Heather Driscoll of Madison said Tuesday as daughter Emma, 5, and son Evan, 2, played a game of tag in a state Capitol hallway. Though no one in Walker's office would meet with the group without an appointment, a spokeswoman for Walker said later anyone with concerns about the border policy should contact lawmakers in Congress. "Wisconsin’s National Guard troops are on administrative assignments, and the cost is being paid for by the federal government," spokeswoman Amy Hasenberg said. "The policy related to individuals seeking … [Read more...] about Parents ask Gov. Scott Walker to keep Wisconsin troops away from Mexico border
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A spokeswoman for Melania Trump said: "Mrs Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform".Almost 2,000 minors were separated from their parents or adult guardians who illegally crossed into the United States over a recent 6-week period, officials said Friday, June 15, as debate raged over how to end the deeply controversial practice.But it's become tougher to deport people as they've learned to exploit parts of USA law that are more lenient on children and families, and on people who claim asylum - even if their case is shaky.In fact, there is no law that requires families to be separated at the border.Some moderate Republicans have also called on Mr Trump to stop the separations. Former Barack Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau commented, "The President's son likes a tweet about how crying children who've been separated from their parents are actually crisis actors"."I visited … [Read more...] about Should DHS separate families crossing the border?
MCALLEN, Texas –A 2-year-old Honduran cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said it now has 11,785 migrants in custody. That includes 1,995 children who have been separated from their parents. And of those, more than 100 are four years old and younger. This is just inhumane. I don’t care what Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says. How does a four, three or two-year-old even process being separated from their mother? According to Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, they can’t. They just cry. “These children have been traumatized on their trip up to the border, and the first thing that happens is we take away the one constant in their life that helps them buffer all these horrible experiences,” she said of the nearly 2,000 children affected by the … [Read more...] about Christie: Separating migrant children from parents at U.S.-Mexico border is inhumane
click to enlarge The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, announced on May 7th, has led to the mass separation of immigrant families crossing the border, many of whom are seeking asylum from dangerous conditions in their home countries. Since its implementation, countless heartbreaking stories have emerged, including a mother who was deported while her son was kept in a U.S. facility and a father who committed suicide after being separated from his kids. In a statement to The Guardian, UN human-rights spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said, “The practice of separating families amounts to arbitrary and unlawful interference in family life, and is a serious violation of the rights of the child.” To help reunite families and defend immigrants rights, here’s a list of local resources. The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights works alongside attorneys and social workers to take action serving in the best interest of the child. The center is … [Read more...] about Here’s How San Antonians Can Help Immigrant Families Separated at the U.S.-Mexico Border
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