The Atlantic: Moral Reckoning for Trump’s Immigration Policy

Public outrage intensifies over a Trump administration policy that labels incoming immigrants without documentation, including asylum-seekers, as law-breakers and requires border agents to separate children from detained parents. About 2000 migrant children have been separated under the “zero tolerance” policy and kept in makeshift shelters including barren tents and former Walmart stores. “The Trump administration’s policy of separating migrants from their children has prompted a national moral reckoning, with comparisons to Nazi Germany and the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, but the president and his aides have provided few signs that they will change course – despite the pressure,” writes Krishnadev Calamur for the Atlantic. “The administration is caught between its need to secure the border and deter illegal immigration with the political, and moral, consequences of separating people from their children, a policy that could fast become a political nightmare for Republicans ahead of the midterm elections in November.” The president blames Democratic opposition for the policy, but his administration controls the agencies thta interpret the policy this way. By catering to extremists who oppose immigration, the Trump administration alienates the majority of the US electorate. – YaleGlobal

The Atlantic: Moral Reckoning for Trump’s Immigration Policy

The US government has separated some 2,000 children from their families since April – an inhumane Trump administration policy attracting protests and criticism
Krishnadev Calamur
Monday, June 18, 2018

Read the article from the Atlantic about the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

Krishnadev Calamur is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees news coverage. He is a former editor and reporter at NPR and the author of Murder in Mumbai. Copyright © 2018 by The Atlantic Monthly Group. All Rights Reserved.

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