Washington, June 18: United States First Lady Melania Trump has spoken out against President Donald Trump Separation policy,said she “hates to see children separated from their families”
Calling for an end to the policy of separating parents and children illegally entering the country from Mexico,Mrs Trump’s communications director Stephanie Grisham issued a statement on her behalf ,Mrs Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform,” the statement said.
“Mrs Trump believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart,”the statement added.
Her comments follow growing condemnation of President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy. The policy has been widely criticised by church groups and Senators as Social media is abuzz with hashtags such as #WhereAreTheChildren and #MissingChildren.
Almost 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May at the US Southern Border during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security .
The separation of families came after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in April a new “zero-tolerance” policy on the border to prosecute immigrants for entering the country illegally.
Parents have since been arrested and placed in quick federal court proceedings near the border.
Children cannot be jailed in federal prisons so they are placed in shelters that have long existed for unaccompanied immigrant children arriving on the border alone.
The separations were undertaken on the basis of illegal entry, immigration violations or possible criminal conduct by the adult.