Philadelphia, Pa., Jun 25, 2018 / 14:10 pm
In his latest column, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia called out the Trump administration and Congress for putting families in jeopardy while further frustrating immigration reform.
"...there's a human cost to political theater that can be inexcusably ugly, especially when it's paid by children. The administration's most recent blunder – separating children from their parents caught illegally entering the country – was both stupid and destructive, and the storm of anger it sparked, warranted," Chaput wrote June 22.
Last week, President Donald Trump walked back a policy at the U.S.-Mexico border that had been causing political uproar throughout the country for weeks.
In May, the Trump administration announced a "zero tolerance" policy: immigrants found illegally crossing the border would be held in a federal jail until they go before a federal judge, who must determine whether immigrants will receive prison sentences for crossing the border illegally.