The link and piece down below is an Independent News article, one that is basically a cover piece, with their particular take, off a New York Times piece about the recent practice of Border Patrol Agents under the Trump Administration increasingly separating minor children from adults that are illegally crossing our Southern border with those children.
There have been issues with more adults crossing over, using not only their own children as a means to be released quicker, if apprehended, but there has been an increase of adults who are not the parents also using minor children in this manner.
The article covers pros and cons about the practice and includes some “human interest” angles from a mother who was recently separated from her young son; as well as input from the ACLU and other human rights groups.
My take is that as long as the separations are for legitimate reasons, in particular to preserve the safety of the child, I am okay with CBP being more aggressive in this manner.
If there is any hint this is being done in a merely punitive manner I would find that abhorrent.
Frankly, I have never been one that thinks it is almost always best to keep kids with their parents. I can’t help but feel that parents putting their minor children at risk of crossing into this country illegally, and fully intentionally, are already suspect of having the best interest of the children at the forefront.
The bottom line is, I support this President Donald Trump prioritization of immigration and border control.
What say you?