Former First Lady Laura Bush in an editorial Sunday for The Washington Post said the zero-tolerance policy enforced by the Trump administration is “cruel,” Newsmax reports. “It is immoral. And it breaks my heart,” she writes.
“Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso.”
The policy, announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in April, allows the prosecution of adults separately from children when families seek asylum at the border. The children are placed in custody at a branch of the Health and Human Services Department while the adults are processed. Trump has come under increasing scrutiny over the policy and Democrats on Sunday escalated their attacks on the president. Read more at Newsmax .