Trump Administration Tearing Families Apart

Image draw by child separated fromfamily

Today, our government, in our name, using our taxpayer dollars, will tear more children from their parent’s arms in furtherance of their harsh immigration policies.

Under the Trump Administration’s new zero-tolerance for immigrants, ICE prosecutes everyone who crosses into the U.S. The families that come – often fleeing violence in unstable parts of Central and South America – are separated and the children placed in detention, sent to foster families or, as Chief of Staff John Kelly dismissively declared, “whatever.” José, the five-year-old boy from Honduras discussed in this New York Times article, likely will be scarred for life because of our government’s decision to treat his family – seeking refuge from the dangers of an unstable and violent country – as criminals.

Tom McClintock supports these cruel tactics. This is one of the many reasons we oppose Tom McClintock. California’s Fourth District, and this country, deserve better.

‘It’s Horrendous’: The Heartache of a Migrant Boy Taken From His Father