Justice Department Knew 2018 Border Policy Would Separate Families, Didn’t Plan Well

January 14, 2021 ☼ sessionsmigrantstrumpshit

Source: NPR

Link: Justice Department Knew 2018 Border Policy Would Separate Families, Didn’t Plan Well

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions knew his “zero tolerance” policy on illegal entry along the Southwest border in 2018 would separate children from their parents, a watchdog office reported on Thursday. Despite warnings that the government couldn’t care for the children, he pushed forward with the policy. As a result, more than 3,000 children were separated from their families.

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a critical review which found the department “failed to effectively prepare for and manage the policy’s implementation.”

Trump administration officials “significantly underestimated [the policy’s] complexities and demonstrated a deficient understanding of the legal requirements related to the care and custody of separated children.”

This is unconscionable. Utterly horrific planning and cruelty.