➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Rep. Bass Leads House Democrats on Letter Opposing Trump Administration Plan to Use Foster Care as Immigration Deterrent (Press release)
Public – March 09, 2017
‘Our child welfare system is designed to protect children from abusive and neglectful parents. The system should never be used as a deterrent or a punishment for anyone, whether they are Americans or not,’ said Rep. Bass. ‘To consider using the threat of detainment of a child as a deterrent to parents outside of our borders is not only irresponsible and inadequate but immoral and inhumane.
Also: Commentary: Fix immigration, but don’t hurt kids: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/commentary/commentary-fix-immigration-but-don-t-hurt-kids/article_5f54e4cc-c40b-508a-a961-f9360ff0f2bb.html
Also: Mexico’s foreign minister objects to U.S. proposal to split parents from children: http://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article137580633.html