The Trump Administration Is Reconsidering New Family Separation Policy, With Changes

Under the proposed new rules, families could be detained together for longer, but not indefinitely.

By Jill AmentOctober 16, 2018 11:27 am| ,

As the number of families attempting to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border is rising once again, the Trump administration is considering its options. Among them – family separations – is a policy that led to weeks of protest and, in many quarters, outrage, before it was rolled back.  

Now, White House officials say they’re considering reinstituting family separations at the border, but now, with some changes.

Nick Miroff covers immigration and borders for the Washington Post, and is following this story.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– What terms the Trump Administration is considering for the new family separation policy

– How the public is expected to respond, given the outrage to the original family separation policy 

– How the government would house families given that the new policy would keep some families together for periods of time

Written by Alvaro Céspedes.