Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The chaos behind Donald Trump's policy of family separation at the border: A 60 Minutes investigation has found the separations that dominated headlines this summer began earlier and were greater in number than the Trump administration admits
On Sunday, Scott Pelley and "60 Minutes" looked closely at the Trump administration's family separation policy. The conclusion:
"No senior official would speak to us for this story but President Trump ended his separation policy after 11 weeks. The White House says more than 2,600 children were detained. But reports from various agencies show at least 5,000 children have been held since Mr. Trump's inauguration. The White House says only 25 remain to be reunited with their families, but given the bungled recordkeeping, and no public accounting of the mysterious El Paso pilot program, there may never be an accurate count of how many children were taken from their parents."
Click at the link above to watch the episode.
Here is a supplemental video on the "60 Minutes" website looking at the reuniting of a mother and child after separation: