Ever since President Trump came to power, his main focus has been on implementing stringent immigration policies and of course building a wall on the border along Mexico.
Immigrants from Mexico have been entering The States, legally or illegally for more years than we even know now. They want to enter the United States, risking their lives and leaving everything they own behind because they don’t feel safe in their own country and look at The States with hopeful eyes to provide them with a secure future.
“We just want a safe place for our children to grow up in and run freely” said an immigrant.
In April, a ‘zero tolerance’ policy was adopted towards the illegal border crossings at the US-Mexico border. As a matter of Policy, United States government was separating the families of illegal immigrants trying the cross the border.
On being caught while trying to cross the border, the parents are separated from their children. The children are then tagged as ‘unaccompanied minors’ and sent to foster care because their parents are labelled as criminals and sent to jail.
1995 children have been split from their parents from April 18 to May 31, indicating that 45 kids were taken away from their parents every day on an average. The Trump government claims that this policy was initiated in response to a temporary surge.
The reality of this policy is even more horrific than it sounds. This harsh policy enforced by Trump’s administration saw outrage from public and politicians from almost all over the world.
After days of public outcry and criticism, President Donald Trump has decided to finally terminate this family separation policy. According to reports, when Trump heard stories about separation, children crying themselves to sleep and saw pictures of the families being separated, he realised the harsh reality and was certain of axing the policy.
It is being said that First Lady Melania Trump and First Daughter Ivanka Trump were among those who influenced Trump’s decision to abandon the migrant separation policy. This was the most significant reversal move taken by trump’s government.
But this reversal of the policy is not going to be easy on the US government, as it still has to figure out where to house the families detained and reunited the ones separated. As of now, the future of more than 2000 children remains at stake.