Trump’s Cruelty Isn’t Deterring Immigrants—They Told Me in ICE Custody

Despite being jailed and many being separated from their children, 42 women interviewed said they would do it again.

Under the cover of multiple self-inflicted crises, President Trump has reportedly proposed reviving the widely reviled policy of separating children from parents as a way of discouraging immigration from Central America.

Separation “2.0’ is cloaked in what’s called the “binary choice” concept. This is a highly coercive, “Sophie’s choice” variant forcing parents to choose between an extremely long period of harsh detention with their kids—or being immediately separated from their children but promised an expedited process to rule on their asylum pleas.