Migrant children face separation at hands of parents’ crime
To the editor, In response to reader Dona Palmer, who wrote about child detention centers: Each of those who are separated from their parents (sometimes even before they left their home country) were there because of the misdemeanor that their parents committed by entering the country illegally (not at designated ports of entry).
It’s heart-wrenching, to be sure. But does Palmer advocate releasing all legal citizens who have children who have committed a misdemeanor and are currently in jail or prison? Those children also will have separation anxiety. Or does Palmer only not support separation for crimes she chooses?