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Thousands More Migrant Children Were Probably Taken From Families Than Reported

Do you support separating children from their parents to reduce unauthorized immigration?

by The New York Times | Updated on 1.17.19

HOUSTON — The Trump administration likely separated thousands more children from their parents at the Southern border than was previously believed, according to a report by government inspectors released on Thursday.

The federal government has reported that nearly 3,000 children were forcibly separated from their parents under last year’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, under which nearly all adults entering the country illegally were prosecuted, and any children accompanying them were put into shelters or foster care.

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  • 12yanogden
    Voted Oppose
    01/17/2019
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    Separation of children from families is abduction. Their subsequent imprisonment is a crime against humanity.

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  • Mark
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    01/17/2019
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    Separate them. At least until we know the adults are actual relatives. As opposed to sex / human traffickers.

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  • Cindy
    01/17/2019
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    How many did The Obama administration separate....thousands oh okay, remember the coverage?

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  • burrkitty
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    01/17/2019
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    Kidnapping and traumatizing children for ANY REASON is immoral. The trauma of being ripped away from your family stays with you FOREVER. THIS IS A TRUE SIN! “The Lord watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.” “Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.” “But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.”

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  • JTJ
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    01/17/2019
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    Nobody gets to take their kids to jail. Build the wall.

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  • ConservativeGuy
    01/19/2019
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    Separate here. Unite there.

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  • Ken
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    01/17/2019
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    Fair treatment under the law. even strangers. Even immigrants, regardless of their status. We shouldn't authorize separation of children from parents just because the are seeking refuge. We should and can do better than this.

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  • Sue
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    01/17/2019
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    This practice of separating family for this war “on huddled masses seeking choices” is disgusting, heartless and beneath everything the USA stands for. We are siding with despots and attacking those least likely to be able to defend themselves. It is a fallacy that started with propaganda against our own poor. Propaganda that encouraged us to except imprisoning our own people and legislating morality. And now stands to hand our freedom away if we don’t choose truth and transparency.

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  • TrulyTexan
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    01/18/2019
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    Kidnapping, holding federal workers paychecks for ransom, prostitutes, porn stars, Russian ties, and a fairly obvious drug problem. Is anyone else worried about a mob thug in the White House? His whole way of getting wha he wants is “Nice country you have there, be a shame if something happened to it.”

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  • Andrea
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    01/17/2019
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    Separating families at the border is a senseless, horrible, unethical practice that should never have been allowed in the first place. And it creates more problems than it solves - particularly if there is no organized system of identifying and tracking children so that they can be reunited and returned. We're effectively creating an influx of orphans who live off taxpayer dollars in the U.S. I cannot for the life of me understand why people who oppose immigration would support this practice.

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  • Mark
    Voted Support
    01/17/2019
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    Fund the wall

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  • Peanut
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    01/18/2019
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    Send the invaders back to their country. Detain them all then ship them all back home.

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  • Pat
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    01/18/2019
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    Anything that this administration reports is not only suspect; it’s most likely a lie. We shouldn’t even repeat it because that makes us part of the problem.

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  • BeStrong
    Voted Oppose
    01/18/2019
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    Do I support taking kids away from their parents?! Are you insane. STOP this madness.

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  • Miles
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    01/17/2019
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    “Probably”-this is journalism. If you don’t want your children taken then don’t come here illegally. No one mentions that this policy was started under Obama because that would further expose the Left. Once again condemning others for the same thing they do, sometimes even when the people they’re accusing may not have even done it.

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  • Nancy
    Voted Oppose
    01/18/2019
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    We are getting into BIG TIME CRIMINAL activity here! I say Change this immediately and reunite all families!!! We are Americans!! We are not Nazis! Do NOT ever let this happen in our country ever ever ever! Don’t ever forget, we’re all immigrants!!! Let’s start being American again!

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  • Hillary
    Voted Oppose
    01/17/2019
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    You do not punish children for something their parents did! Separating children from their parents is a grow your own terrorist kit. Our government is trying to make terrorists where we would have had happy, productive, law abiding residents. This is such a foul, disgusting practice. Stop it immediately.

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  • Sean
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    Try breaking the law with your underage child and see what happens. Yes it’s sad that families get separated, but the parents know this when breaking the law coming here illegally. I bet if we had a wall we wouldn’t have to worry about this

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  • Wilson
    Voted Oppose
    01/18/2019
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    The next generation, if it survives, will look back on this time as barbaric. Stop separating families.

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  • Lance
    Voted Support
    01/17/2019
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    Why are they NOT reporting on how money children show up with NO relatives but with total strangers

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