GOP Rep. Will Hurd: Separating a Kid from Their Mommy Will Not Stop Terrorists
HURD: "And there are a lot of questions that DOJ and HHS haven’t answered like, 'Is this policy actually working?' I don’t think separating a kid from their mommy will prevent terrorists or drugs from coming into our country. How do these parents know where their kids are? How do the kids know where their parents are? We know about the psychological effects of separating families and separating parents from their kids. We know from October of 2017 until April there were about 700 kids separated from their families, 100 of those were kids under the age of 4. Those were probably kids that have never spent a day away from their mom and dad. This is a problem that is not going to go away. We've seen it before. We have to address the root causes."