Trump defends the separation of immigrant families at the border

Trump defends the separation of immigrant families at the border



The president of the United States, Donald Trump, today defended the controversial separation of immigrant families on the border with Mexico and considered that, if foreigners, "feel" that they are going to be separated from their relatives, then "they will not come" to territory U.S.

"If they feel there will be a separation, then they will not come," Trump told reporters as he left the White House to attend a campaign rally in Richmond, Kentucky.

The president defended his action on immigration and did not deny information from The Washington Post, which states that the Executive is preparing new measures that would involve the separation of immigrant families who try to arrive in the United States in an irregular manner.

"We are analyzing everything possible when it comes to illegal immigration," he said, without giving further details.

According to The Washington Post, which cites sources of the White House, one of the options to study the Government is to keep together in custody families during the first 20 days of detention, the maximum time allowed to retain a minor.

After that time, would give two options to adults while they process their deportation: release the children, separating them from them, or keep them locked up with them.

That option would violate the so-called Flores agreement, approved in 1997 and which established the maximum limit that an immigrant child can be deprived of freedom.

In order to stop the arrival of immigrants, the Government began applying a border policy of "zero tolerance" in April that caused the separation of their parents from more than 2,500 minors.

Given the strong criticism generated by this separation, Trump was forced to sign a decree ordering the end of the division of families, but in which opened the door to the possibility of depriving children of liberty for an indefinite period of time.

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