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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
"Senator Manchin (WV) has now signed on. Percentage of party members who back the bill to END child separation: Democrat: 100% Republican: 0%"Read more from Twitter
"BREAKING: Border Patrol releases video of the detention facility in McAllen, Texas. This is US government video. https://t.co/kOdp5XzuEx"
"Another first lady heard from: Rosalynn Carter releases statement saying "The practice and policy today of removing children from their parents' care at our border with Mexico is disgraceful and a shame to our country.""Read more from Twitter
"Children shouldn't be used as a negotiating tool. @realDonaldTrump should end this heartless policy and Congress should get an immigration deal done that provides for asylum reform, border security and a path to citizenship for Dreamers. https://t.co/OOjv0vNeVg"Read more from Twitter
"It's jarring to absorb the fact that top officials speaking *on behalf of the United States* are intentionally misleading the public, even lying. But we need to be clear: that's exactly what is happening. In past week alone, Trump, Sanders & Nielsen. https://t.co/RCRVazgoWb"Read more from Twitter
"Wow. In just the few short hours since I tweeted, this community has donated nearly $150,000 to support these groups' critical work. If you're as heartbroken and infuriated about what's happening as I am, help keep it going: https://t.co/gFtjV3KBfM https://t.co/4ZepbZOH8H"Read more from Twitter
Even Ted Cruz is against separating families. He says he's introducing a bill to stop the practice this week.