Separating kids from parents at the border mirrors a ‘textbook strategy’ of domestic abuse, experts say — and causes irreversible, lifelong damage
Kevin Loria, Business Insider (June 20, 2018)
Under Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, everyone who attempts to cross the border is being prosecuted. Because of the way that policy is enforced, 2,000 children were separated from their parents in six weeks. Experts, mental health groups, and human rights organizations say this could cause serious, lasting harm to children and their parents. Here’s how forced family separation affects people for the rest of their lives.