(Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)WASHINGTON (NewsNation) — Top Democrats have been urging President Joe Biden to abandon plans to return to what they call a “morally reprehensible and ineffective” immigration policy — the practice of detaining migrant families at the border. “We are concerned by reports that your administration is considering a return to the ineffective and inhumane practice of detaining migrant families,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and 18 other Senate Democrats wrote in a letter to Biden. Detaining families dates back not just to former President Donald Trump, but also to the Obama administration and even back to the Bush administration. So, what is the current U.S. policy for handling migrant families? And what else is the Biden administration doing to address the crisis at the border?
Source: New York Times March 28, 2023 19:31 UTC