Trump Cabinet Officials Voted in 2018 White House Meeting to Separate Migrant Children, Say Officials

By August 20, 2020In the News

Trump Cabinet Officials Voted in 2018 White House Meeting to Separate Migrant Children, Say Officials

Julia Ainsley & Jacob Soboroff, NBC News (August 20, 2020)

Members of a meeting held in 2018 come forward about Stephen Miller’s pressure on the Department of Homeland Security to implement family separation policy as an intentional deterrent for migration to the United States. Before then, DHS had refrained from separating family members since the system could not process individual cases effectively. 11 members held the policy to a vote where the majority decided to begin family separation at the border.

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