Separated Children Are Now Being Taken as Hostages to Force Deportations

According to The Texas Tribune, children who have been forcibly taken from their migrant parents are being held as hostages so that the parents will agree to voluntary deportation.

The newspaper is reporting that adults who illegally crossed the border into Texas with children are “being pressured by government officials” to sign voluntary deportation orders and are being told that doing so will allow them to be reunited with their children.  They are told that if they don’t sign the orders they will be deported without their children. read more