US President Donald Trump has defended his controversial policy of separating Central American immigrant children from their parents at the southern border after the United Nations demanded a halt to the “serious” violation of children’s rights.
The UN human rights office on Tuesday censured the Trump administration for its “zero tolerance” policy about undocumented immigrants in which some families have been separated after crossing the US-Mexico border.
The rights office said that “children should never be detained for reasons related to their own or their parents’ migration status. Detention is never in the best interests of the child and always constitutes a child rights violation.”
In a tweet on Tuesday evening, Trump blamed his administration’s controversial practice on opposition Democrats.
“Separating families at the Border is the fault of bad legislation passed by the Democrats. Border Security laws should be changed but the Dems…