Should adults that are illegally attempting to cross the U.S. border be separated from their children?

Should adults that are illegally attempting to cross the U.S. border be separated from their children?

Presently the administration is pursuing criminal charges against all individuals who attempt to cross the U.S. border illegally. Adults caught at the border are designated to the Department of Justice. Any children accompanying those adults are treated as unaccompanied minors and temporarily placed in detention centers run by the Department of Homeland Security.
Those in favor consider the policy as essential to deterring illegal immigration, while critics say the plan is cruel and violates American values.
What are your thoughts? Should adults that are illegally attempting to cross the U.S. border be separated from their children?
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  • Should adults that are illegally attempting to cross the U.S. border be separated from their children?

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4 Comments
  • Tony L Ahlswede
    Posted at 13:23h, 17 October Reply

    I spent over a year and a half, 160 pages of documentation (just on the first phase of the immigration process), and +$7,000 in fees and required transportation (not including actual coming to the USA). All this and Immigration Law states that my Spouse and Children have a right to a VISA. This process should be quicker to allow families to stay together. If I and others that abide by the law have to spend the money, countless hours doing documentation, and in most cases more than a year and longer to be reunited, then – illegals shouldn’t be given more for nothing. There are problems in the immigration system that need to be fixed, but deterrents to illegal immigration should be as strong as possible. Why does the USA have to allow illegals, or turn a blind eye to them, but nearly all other countries have even stricter laws against illegal immigrants. I’m all for legal immigration.

  • ELOY A ALICIA-ALVIRA
    Posted at 18:48h, 05 June Reply

    No parent should be separated from their parent under no circumstances.

    • Tony L Ahlswede
      Posted at 13:15h, 17 October Reply

      Exactly, and that responsibility falls on the parent(s) not to put the family in that known situation.

  • Eric T Murray
    Posted at 23:39h, 14 December Reply

    In all fairness, citizens have less rights when it comes to immigration, especially illegal immigration. It has become unwritten policy to reward criminal behaviours and condemn law enforcement. It has truly become a topic of severe embarrassment to me.

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