Trump wants the Democrats to vote to pay for his wall - and is showing he will do anything to achieve this political goal. Anything, including separating children from their parents for weeks and longer. Until the Democrats agree to pay billions of dollars for a wall separating us from Mexico, he will keep upping the ante with more outrages against innocent people.
Trump could end this separation with one single order - and it would end the same day. Within the hour.
We are mostly local news here at NWCitizen, but this national issue needs comment. Like the Germans who blindly switched the railroad boxcars packed with Jews from the main lines onto the tracks to the death camps, if we stand by silently we are sharing in the crimes of our government. And this is a crime. Of the worst kind. Young children are being traumatized for life by our president. For a political issue.
Pro Publica has smuggled out a recording of children crying, asking for their mothers and fathers. The recording includes a U.S. border agent joking about the noise and how they need a conductor for their bad music. His joke is at the one minute mark.