Donald Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is in the process of shifting more than $200 million from other HHS accounts to pay for the cost of arresting migrants and separating them from their children at the U.S. border with Mexico.
The Speaker of the Texas House sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting that he immediately stop taking children away from their parents.
In an Op-Ed column for the Los Angeles Times Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, tells of the disturbing short- and long-term effects the Trump era policy of separating children from their parents can have.
The U.S. government placed thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children in the homes of sponsors in 2017, and now has admitted that it can’t account for nearly 1,500 of them. And according to a top official the government “is not legally responsible for children” once they are placed in a home.