|Trump and Homeland Security chief John Kelly|
I first posted about this story on Saturday based on a Reuters report.
Reuters published this response from the agency:
In a statement to Reuters, DHS said: "The journey north is a dangerous one with too many situations where children - brought by parents, relatives or smugglers - are often exploited, abused or may even lose their lives.
"With safety in mind, the Department of Homeland Security continually explores options that may discourage those from even beginning the journey," the statement said.A Trump fanboy's only defense was this:
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he’s considering a proposal to separate children from their parents who cross illegally from Mexico into the US.-RW
“Yes, I am considering — in order to deter more movement along this terribly dangerous network — I am considering exactly that,” Kelly said in response to a question on CNN about reports about the possible change in policy.
“They will be well cared for as we deal with their parents.”