US Border Authorities Expel Migrant Children to Other Countries Far From Their Families
The U.S. border authorities expelled migrant children from other nations into the neighboring country.
A diplomatic agreement with Mexico has been violated by the U.S. border authorities by expelling migrant children from other countries into the neighboring country, as per The New York Times report.
The expulsions wherein direct conflict with a diplomatic agreement between U.S. and Mexico. The Mexican government agreed to help bring back Mexican children into the country if they attempt to cross the border into the U.S.
According to Independent, children from countries other than Mexico are supposed to be put on flights back to their home nations under the diplomatic agreement. The flights are operated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Migrant children sent back to foreign countries
Children from countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador put them at risk by sending them into a nation with no family or connections.
Most of the children have been put into the care of child welfare authorities in Mexico, the Times reported. The officers oversee shelters organized by private and religious groups.
In the past eight months, at least 200 migrant children have been expelled to Mexico from the U.S., even if they are not citizens of the country. The U.S. Border Patrol's assistant chief, Eduardo Sanchez's email, has been obtained by the Times. It confirmed that expulsions had taken place.
The acting commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection agency, Mark Morgan, said that if migrant children from countries other than Mexico were expelled to the country, it is a violation of the diplomatic agreement.
A week after it was widely reported that the federal government could not locate parents of the 545 children separated from the rest of their families after they crossed the U.S. border, the news came.
Parents of the migrant children were unable to be found by lawyers after most families were deported back to Central America, as per the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
ACLU's court filing revealed that they had made contact with parents of 550 children only. According to NBC News, in 2017, there have been 1,000 families separated at the border.
On Friday morning, Tim Murtaugh, Trump campaign spokesman, claims that some migrant families were separated at the U.S.border by the administration because the parents do not want their children back.
Murtaugh said when speaking on CNN's New Day: "It's a regrettable situation, certainly." However, Murtaugh claims the problem is more complicated for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Trump cracks down on cages for children
During the final debate of the presidential nominees, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, the two clashed over the reports, according to Independent.
Trump criticized the Obama administration for building detention centers for undocumented migrants to the U.S. he then asked the Democratic candidate, "Who made the cages?"
The Trump administration was liable for the now-suspended policy that separated thousands of migrant children from their parents. The Obama administration first constructed the "cages" to hold the migrant children temporarily.
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