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“Reckless Incompetence and Intentional Cruelty”: Lawmakers Blast Trump Family Separations

HeadlineOct 30, 2020

In immigration news, the House Judiciary Committee has found that the Trump administration knew it wouldn’t be able to reunite children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, but enforced the practice anyway. The report, published Thursday, is the “first complete narrative” of Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy which has separated over 2,500 children from their families, including babies and kids with mental and physical disabilities. House Democrats warned hundreds of children will likely never be reunited with their parents, and described the practice as being plagued with “reckless incompetence and intentional cruelty.” The committee spent nearly two years investigating the policy.

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