This is what it looks like when a policy is created not with helping people or creating a better situation in mind, but causing maximum harm as a form of deterrent.
With the number of cases appearing to number in the tens of thousands, government officials outlined a plan to start manually going through records to help reunite families who were forcibly separated at the border under the direction of the Trump administration. This is all a result of the short sighted and poorly implemented “zero tolerance” policy put in place by the Attorney General Jeff Sessions, an act that should serve as his lasting legacy.
It’s really hard to imagine how monstrous someone would need to be in order to strip a child away from his or her parents without even bothering to keep a record to help facilitate a reunion at some point. The amount of damage done to these families will be hard to quantify. This was our government at work thanks to conservative America.