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Sat Apr 6, 2019, 02:13 PM

Family Separation Has Scarred These Kids For Life

One year after Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy, HuffPost spoke to families who say their children are withdrawn, depressed and self-harming. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/family-separation-one-year-later_n_5ca4cda4e4b094d3f5c50ede

We cannot EVER forget this, and we must do everything humanly possible to:
- End this policy
- Reunite families (Trump is asking for two years to make this happen, did you know? https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211989929)
- Bring perpetrators of these crimes against humanity to justice in international courts

Almost a year later, most children from that group have been reunited with their mothers and fathers. But HuffPost spoke with six parents who said their kids remain deeply traumatized. They describe how their once affable sons and daughters are now angry, withdrawn and unable to sleep. Some don’t want to go to school or leave the house, for fear of being separated once again, and constantly burst into tears.

Other children have physical scars, from self-harming after prolonged periods in detention. And at least 200 children remain permanently separated from their parents who were deported back to life-threatening situations and opted to keep their sons and daughters safe in the U.S.

Mental health experts and lawyers told HuffPost that family separation, which happened to potentially thousands of families before the implementation of zero tolerance and which continues despite the policy’s termination, could traumatize children for the rest of their lives.

“There are real long-term consequences in developing brains,” said Elaine Weisman, the program and training manager at International Social Service, USA. “There are going to be lasting effects on a generation of kids and young people.”

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Sat Apr 6, 2019, 02:37 PM

1. Of Course the Children are Scarred for Life- That Was Part of the Plan

We are watching true evil unfolding.

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