Children of Undocumented Parents Tell the Trump Administration: You Won’t Break Up Our Families
For all the fear these children were experiencing, they made certain to ground it in bravery, declaring to the administration that they would not allow their families to be taken away.
These lists were a thinly-veiled attempt by the administration to publicly shame jurisdictions into increased cooperation with federal immigration enforcement.
This sort of enforcement without focus does not take into account whether or not someone has ever committed a serious crime, or has U.S.-citizen children, or has lived in the United States for most of his or her life.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a shift in policy for the Department of Justice on Tuesday, directing U.S. Attorneys to prioritize criminal immigration enforcement and drastically expand federal court prosecutions of immigration violators across the nation.
President Trump’s proposed policies depend on Congressional willingness to fund them. So far, they are showing little interest in playing along.