‘It is immoral’: Former first lady Laura Bush criticizes the separation of migrant children from their parents

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  • Former first lady Laura Bush has criticized the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that has seen nearly 2,000 children separated from their parents in two months.
  • Bush, who rarely speaks out on politics, wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post on Sunday.
  • The wife of former president George W. Bush called the policy “cruel,” “immoral,” and said it “breaks my heart.”
  • Bush said the policy is reminiscent of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II which is now considered “one of the most shameful episodes in US history.”

Former US first lady Laura Bush rarely speaks out on political issues but on Sunday she openly criticized the Trump administration’s separation of children from their parents along the border.

In April, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “zero tolerance” policy towards migrants crossing the US border illegally, which leads to adults being tried as criminals and thus losing custody of their children. In that time, nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their parents leading to crowded facilities and devastating scenes.

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