White House Might Renew Infamous Border Crossing Separation Policy

The White House may renew their policy of separating families crossing the southern border. Do you agree with this?

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President Trump and his team are on a mission to launch a renewed version of its highly criticized policy on separating families crossing the southern border.

The plan’s goals are to hinder the 38 percent surge record in August in the number of families detained for entering the US illegally, according to the New York Post.

To implement this policy, one option in mind is giving the arrested parents two choices. This includes the feds locking up asylum-seeking families for up to 20 days, and then they can either stay in family detention with their child for months or years as their immigration case proceeds or let their kids to be taken to a federal shelter so other relatives or guardians could seek custody, a source reported on Friday.

Dubbed “binary choice,” it’s one of several get-tough measures being examined.

Back in May and June, the largely denounced forced separations are promised to take place no more according to senior administration officials. They provoked intense political blowback and prompted a court order to reunite families.

About 200 migrant children were still being held in government shelters, despite the reuniting measure that took place. And therefore, they were unable to reunify with their parents, many of whom have been deported.

According to the DC paper, White House adviser Stephen Miller, is now advocating the tough new measures, believing in the equation that separating families equals a halt in crossings.

A total of at least 2,500 children were taken from their parents at the border, last Spring.

Family crossings have declined in May, June and July before soaring in August — and September numbers were predicted to break the August record, as measured by arrest figures.

Ultimately, the White House is fixed on preventing the crossings regardless of potential political fallout. In fact, one spokesman even defended the new approach. Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley stated that, “Career law enforcement professionals in the US government are working to analyze and evaluate options that would protect the American people, prevent the horrific actions of child smuggling, and stop drug cartels from pouring into our communities.”

Officials have also proposed new rules, letting them withdraw from a 1997 federal court agreement that prevents ICE from keeping children locked up for more than 20 days.

A renewal of The White House’s policy of separating families crossing the southern border might take place. How do you feel about this? Read more about the story on New York Post here.

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The White House may renew their policy of separating families crossing the southern border. Do you agree with this?

88%Y – necessary
12% N – it’s cruel
90%Y – necessary
10% N – it’s cruel
85%Y – necessary
15% N – it’s cruel

Y – necessary

N – it’s cruel

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