On this edition of Your Call, we discuss the lasting ramifications of the “zero tolerance” immigration policy that separated more than 2,000 children from their parents.
The Associated Press reports that deported parents may lose their children to adoption. This comes after a report was released by the Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog on the Trump administration’s border crackdown this spring. It found that US Border officials separated children too young to speak from their families with no form of identification, held minors in holding cells beyond the legal time limit, and never created a database that was supposed to help reunite separated families. What will it take to reunite children with their families?
Oscar Chacon, co‐founder and executive director of Alianza Americas, an umbrella of immigrant‐led and immigrant serving organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life of Latino immigrant communities in the US and peoples throughout the Americas
Andrés Cediel, documentary filmmaker, Professor of Visual Journalism at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, and writer and producer of Trafficked in America
The Associated Press: Deported parents may lose kids to adoption