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Laura Bush Calls Trump Policy Of Separating Families At Border “Cruel And Immoral”

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Laura Bush Calls Trump Policy Of Separating Families At Border “Cruel And Immoral”

Laura Bush Calls Trump Policy Of Separating Families At Border “Cruel And Immoral”

Former First Lady Laura Bush spoke out against the Trump administration’s policy of separating children and their parents at the border, and she finds the policy to be “cruel and immoral.” She also compared it to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Back in April, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “zero tolerance” policy towards migrants crossing the US border illegally, which leads to adults being tried as criminals and losing custody of their children. Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their parents leading to crowded facilities and devastating scenes.

In a story published Sunday in The Washington Post, Laura Bush said the policy breaks her heart.

“The reason for these separations is a zero-tolerance policy for their parents, who are accused of illegally crossing our borders. I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart,” Bush wrote.

She continued, “Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso.”

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Laura then went on to explain how she feels the detention facilities are being used as like internment camps that held 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, and are “now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history.”

“These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history. We also know that this treatment inflicts trauma; interned Japanese have been two times as likely to suffer cardiovascular disease or die prematurely than those who were not interned.”

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