Oh what the hell. Let’s separate parents from children at the border. They shouldn’t be there in the first place, so why not?
The policy shift would allow the government to keep parents in custody while they contest deportation or wait for asylum hearings. Children would be put into protective custody with the Department of Health and Human Services, in the “least restrictive setting” until they can be taken into the care of a U.S. relative or state-sponsored guardian.
Currently, families contesting deportation or applying for asylum are generally released from detention quickly and allowed to remain in the United States until their cases are resolved. A federal appeals court ruling bars prolonged child detention.
Tear children away from their parents and put them in government foster care homes. That’s humane, right?
Expect lawsuits. Expect appeals to the UN Human Rights Council. Expect violence.
This is the America 63 million of our fellow citizens voted for. It sure as hell isn’t mine.