Trump’s new zero-tolerance immigration policy, which separates parents from their children, is a cruel strategy to curb the flow of immigrants and asylum-seekers arriving in the United States. Here’s why it’s bound to fail.
The United States has long been home to exclusionary immigration policies. Under the Trump administration, the hardline position that deems undocumented immigrants criminals defines immigration enforcement operations, with ICE calling the shots.
An undocumented woman's efforts to seek protection against her abusive ex boyfriend led to her arrest by immigration agents. But there's more to the story: her ex, a U.S. citizen, is a convicted international drug trafficker.