With an estimated 2,300 children still in U.S. government detention facilities after being separated from their families by the Trump administration, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spearheaded a letter signed by Senate Democrats and sent to federal agencies on Monday demanding answers about the fate of those children and what the plan is for ending their incarceration and reuniting them with their loved ones.
“The Trump Administration ripped over 2,300 kids from their parents and scattered them across the country,” Warren wrote in an email to the Huffington Post. “This administration owes us clear answers on how they will reunite the families they tore apart.”
In the letter, the lawmakers said they are “deeply concerned by reports of chaotic attempts to reunify parents and children” and demanded both answers and action from the agencies are the heart of the administration’s cruel “zero tolerance” border policy.
According to the post:
The letter asks the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services to respond by July 6 and provide the senators with anonymous identification numbers linking all the children and parents who were separated. They also want to know how long families have been apart, if parents have been contacted about where their children are, and whether separated families remain in government facilities, have been released or have been deported. Lastly, the senators ask for weekly briefings from DHS and HHS officials on their efforts to reunite families.
AGR predicts there will be close to zero or zero response. Punishment of criminal immigrants in an illegal manner means this whole brutal affair has to be covered up, denied and no facts will be forthcoming.
This should put a nail in the coffin of Trump and his racist cabal cabinet.
No children deserve to be put in cages, period.