U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Rips Trump Over Child Detention Policy

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Rips Trump Over Child Detention Policy

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Rips Trump Over Child Detention Policy

An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a us immigration facility has stoked the outrage over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

The president was speaking in Washington at the National Federation of Independent Business' 75th Anniversary celebration, and touched on the controversial separations of of migrant families.

An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small children crying out for their parents at a USA immigration facility is fuelling fury over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

Almost 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Mr Sessions announced a new "zero-tolerance" policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution.

And he would mandate that immigrant families who cross into the USA illegally be kept together, absent aggravated criminal conduct or threat of harm to the children.

More than 2,300 minors were separated from their children at the border from May 5 through June 9, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

The forced separation of migrant children from their parents fueled a weekend of intense criticism of President Trump's immigration policies.

"We want to end the border crisis by finally giving us the legal authorities and the resources to detain and remove illegal immigrant families altogether", Trump said Tuesday, "and bring them back to their country". We need to continue to build on this noble tradition rather than change course now.

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"We have no border security", Trump said, adding the smuggling of children and women is now "the worst it's been in history". On Tuesday, he said Democrats are the problem. Rosalynn Carter also weighed in, calling the policy a disgrace and that she has seen first hand the trauma of separating children from their parents.

Since children can not be sent to the facilities where their parents are held, they are separated from them.

The attorneys general of 21 states called on Sessions in a letter on Tuesday to stop endangering children by separating them from their families. "Where is the outcry for permanent separation when one of these people come to the country, commit a crime, kill an American citizen with their own hand or via the drugs they distribute, no one comes to their defense?"

Images and videos of children in high cages, crying for their parents, with litter and tin foil used as blankets has been doing the rounds on the internet, sparking outrage.

On Monday, tech companies began releasing statements condemning the Trump administration's actions. She compared it to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, which she called "one of the most shameful episodes in USA history".

A chorus of critics - rights groups, Christian evangelicals, former USA first ladies and some within the president's own Republican party - are demanding an immediate end to the family separations. "These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in USA history". It demonstrates Donald Trump's willingness to wield his power in the most brutal and intrusive ways and to dehumanise the victims, fostering the "us and them" culture in which he thrives.

"I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, 'To obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for His purposes, '" he said last week.

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