Reservations In Congress About DHS Proposal To Separate Women, Children At Border

Reservations in Congress About DHS Proposal to Separate Women, Children at Border

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said he’s not sure if an idea circulating in the Trump administration to separate illegal immigrant children from their parents at the border “is a new proposal or this is some document internally that someone dreamt up as a suggestion, and that no one’s ever going to actually do it.”
Reuters cited three government officials last week saying that the proposal is being considered by the Department of Homeland Security as a deterrent and as a workaround to a federal court ruling that prohibits lengthy detention of children. By separating families, children would be put into …

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