Trump’s Zero Tolerance: “Effectively, These Kids Are Incarcerated”

Earlier this month Senator Jeff Merkley tried to see a Federal Government facility holding children separated from undocumented immigrant parents. Officials refused entry.

On Wednesday, MSNBC reporter Jacob Saboroff was among the first group of journalists allowed into the center in Brownsville, Texas, which has about 1,400 boys between ages 10 and 17. He summarizes, “It’s essentially a prison without cages or cells.”

The video features Soboroff’s account, followed by a Q&A between the reporter and Merkley providing further information and concerns:

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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