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It's important to note that children subjected to prolonged detention in ORR custody and in family detention often express feeling suicidal & often engage in cutting. Being ripped from their families is an added layer to the trauma they always experience when detained. https://t.co/V1u63ITyiL— Tina Vasquez (@TheTinaVasquez) June 18, 2018
(1/3) This morning, I joined @margbrennan on @CBS’s @FaceTheNation to discuss immigration and the Russia investigation. I do not support the Administration’s policy that is leading to the separation of children from their parents. pic.twitter.com/dGXZDybWlV— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) June 17, 2018
(2/3) Senator @JeffFlake and I have written to the Administration to ask for more information about this policy, but we already know two things: First, from the experience of previous Administrations, it does not act as a deterrent to use children in this fashion.— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) June 17, 2018
(3/3) Second, and much more important, it is inconsistent with our American values to separate these children from their parents unless there is evidence of abuse or another very good reason. We need to fix our immigration laws, but using children is not the answer.— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) June 17, 2018
Here's some information for you, Susan.
AP story: officials scolded "a group of 5-year-olds for playing around in their cage, telling them to settle down. There are no toys or books." One boy was "quiet, clutching a piece of paper that was a photocopy of his mother's ID card"— Michiko Kakutani (@michikokakutani) June 18, 2018
"IN THEIR CAGE" https://t.co/P3gUId1EVD