Immigrant advocate groups warn the administration of US President Donald Trump against devastating effects of a new controversial plan that is being considered to separate children from parents, who were detained for “illegally” crossing border into America.
Under the plan that has not yet been made public, authorities would be allowed to separate children from parents, who are entering the US “illegally” or are seeking asylum.
The policy counsel for the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, Jessica Jones told The Independent on Friday that the plan is “incredibly concerning, just from a child welfare perspective, because it’s so traumatic for traumatic for these kids.”
The new measure would send parents to adult detention facilities, while their children would be placed in a juvenile shelter or with a “sponsor,” The New York Times reported previously.
If approved, it would also crack down on refugees who “illegally” send…