End Trump's cruel zero tolerance anti-immigration policy

President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have worked together since April to separate 2,500 children from their asylum-seeking parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump finally bowed to political pressure and ended his family separation policy… on paper.

The horrendous truth is that thousands of children are still being kept from their parents, families continue to be ripped apart, and families are still being thrown in cages indefinitely for the crime of fleeing unfathomable violence and oppression.

Current plans are to house up to 20,000 immigrant families on military bases in temporary shelters — officially launching our 21st-century version of the Japanese internment camps during World War II.

It was shameful then, and it’s shameful now, and we must refuse to accept it.

Trump’s plan is also likely in violation of a court settlement that protects children in federal custody. Trump, with his general contempt for our justice system, is asking the courts to dismantle their rules. The only way out of this Catch-22 is dismantling what launched it: Trump’s zero-tolerance policy.