BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Democratic Congressman Peter Welch has visited a children’s detention center in Texas as critics have been railing against President Donald Trump’s move separating immigrant parents from their children on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Welch told WCAX-TV that “it’s just appalling and unconscionable action.”
Nearly 2,000 children have been taken from their parents since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the “zero-tolerance” policy, which directs Homeland Security officials to refer all cases of illegal entry into the United States for prosecution.
Welch was in Texas on Sunday with a half dozen other lawmakers.
The administration says the changes are necessary to deter immigrants from coming to this country illegally.
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