Pope Francis calls Trump’s family separation border policy ‘cruelty of the highest form’

Sun, 1 Nov 2020 05:50:46 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Pope Francis called the Trump administration policy of separating
children at the border “cruelty of the highest form” in a new
documentary that premiered in Rome today.

“It’s cruelty, and separating kids from parents goes against natural
rights,” the pope says in the documentary “Francesco.” “It’s something a
Christian cannot do. It’s cruelty of the highest form.”

Under the Trump administration, U.S. border enforcement officials began
separating children from their parents as early as 2017, according to
the Associated Press. The administration implemented a zero-tolerance
policy in May 2018, leading to more than 2,700 children being separated
from their parents in less than a month. That June, a U.S. district
judge ordered an end to the practice.

Yet today, three years after being separated, 545 children have still
not been united with their parents, according to court-appointed lawyers."

Via Karl Auerbach.

        *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
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