Homeland Security Wanted To Track Separated Families At Border, White House Opposed

Former Homeland Security staffer Scott Shuchart told “60 Minutes” that President Donald Trump’s White House wasn’t interested in tracking the families they separated:

If you’re going to separate families in the pursuit of an immigration policy, it was irresponsible to push that on top of a system that wasn’t prepared on the backend to allow the families to be reconciled later…

We would’ve had advice on the way that needed to be done, on the recordkeeping that needed to be done. And our advice on that wasn’t sought out. And when we tried to provide it, it was ignored.

The Trump administration claimed 2600 children were taken from their parents, but records show that real number was closer to 5,000.

(Source: 60 Minutes/Twitter)

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