What Is the Trump Policy on Family Separation? A Ravitch reblog

The facts…

Diane Ravitch's blog

“Family separation is the Democrats’ fault.”

“We are just following the law.”

“If the Democrats don’t like it, they can repeal it.”

“It is not happening.”

“It breaks my heart, but the Democrats did it.”

“It’s a good way to deter future immigration.”

From the Washington Post:


Trump team cannot get its story straight on separating migrant families

THE BIG IDEA: “We do not have a policy of separating families at the border,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tweeted last night. “Period.”

This formulation is striking because President Trump’s top domestic policy adviser, Stephen Miller, was quoted in Sunday’s New York Times touting the crackdown. “It was a simple decision by the administration to have a zero tolerance policy for illegal entry,” he said. “Period.”

DHS announced last week that around 2,000 children have been taken from their families during the six weeks since the policy went into effect, and…

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At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
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