Donald Trump’s Immigration Policy Forces Children To Defend Themselves Before A Judge
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Huffington Post reported on another case involving a young child in court without his parents who had already been deported. In this case, it was a one-year old. The child “briefly played with a ball, drank from a bottle, then ‘cried hysterically’ as he was about to leave the courtroom Friday, according to The Associated Press.” Ap further reported, Judge John Richardson said he was “embarrassed to ask” if the child understood the proceedings. “I don’t know who you would explain it to, unless you think that a 1-year-old could learn immigration law,” he told the child’s attorney.
He was not the only child in court without parents, another boy held up five fingers when the judge asked him his age.
The injustice of child separation followed by very young children appearing in court is one symptom of a very sick and dysfunctional immigration system. KZ
Many Americans believe that the “zero tolerance” with immigration from the Trump administration is getting too far