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Mon Jul 8, 2019, 01:01 PM

Senator Says Trump Is Using 'Cruelty to Children' as Immigration Tool


July 7, 2019 4:49PM ET
Senator Says Trump Is Using ‘Cruelty to Children’ as Immigration Tool
“We’ve got an administration that has intentionally used cruelty to children as a tool of immigration policy,” Senator Chris Coons said
By Peter Wade


On Sunday, Senator Chris Coons was a guest on CBS News’ Face the Nation. Host Margaret Brennan asked the senator to speak to the duration of time that families and children are being held at migrant detention centers at the U.S. border. Coons directly said the administration’s strategy is purposely harsh.

“Well, my concern here is that we’ve got an administration that has intentionally used cruelty to children as a tool of immigration policy,” Coons said.

Coons then explained that the Trump administration is going out of its way to avoid a political solution.


“I’ll remind you that their zero tolerance policy that forcibly separated children from their parents at the border a year ago was a humanitarian disaster and faced a bipartisan outcry of both Republicans and Democrats,” Coons said.

The senator continued, “So they don’t have a lot of moral authority to stand on in arguing that they’d like Congress to give them an unlimited ability to detain children and their parents at the border.”


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