The racist strain of the Republican Party is fine with the removal of parents from children, which is said to be a deterrent for people crossing the border. The policy has not deterred folks.
Recently, right-wingers ask, why weren't people concerned about this before? It's simple: while folks faced deportation for illegal entry, families remained together. So, yes, the government previously deported families at an even higher rate than Trump but separated families is a new policy implemented roughly two months ago. The administration considered the course of action after Trump's inauguration but feared backlash; however, with border crossing up from Central American countries, Trump felt weak on immigration, which pushed DHS to separate families.
NEW: Per @CNN, the Trump administration decided not to implement its cruel family separation policy earlier in his presidency (last year) because they feared backlash.— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) June 19, 2018
Apparently they thought the backlash would be lesser now.
Trump supporters are happy with the new policy of 'caging' children like zoo animals. Some saying the children have it great. The children go to school, receive snacks, play video games, according to the government.
Other right-wingers articulate the kids should suffer because their parents broke the law. The families need to know to break the law has consequences and bringing family members does not preclude prosecution, they say.
Larua Ingrahm said it's basically summer camp for these kids. At summer camp, children know where their parents are, and parents know where their children can be located. That's not the case in this instance; parents often don't know where their children are.
As a Christian, I abhor the policy of ripping children from their families as I am sure Christ would be enraged.
To those so called Christian GOP and evangelicals!! Isn’t this the Law you follow?? You all just broke the law!! pic.twitter.com/JxODPq9oTY— Stylin Jess (@JCaesareo) June 20, 2018