In the wake of Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, a heartbreaking audio recording surfaced on Monday, June 19, of immigrant children sobbing immensely for their parents at a detention centre. In the video, the children are seen asking for their “papi (Spanish for father)”, “mami (mother)” or guardian and the others had pleaded to officials for the telephone numbers to speak to them, reported The Hindustan Times. The 8-minute video recording startled the nation which has already surpassed images and news reports about children who have been separated from their families.
The recording was played in White House’s news briefing room by one of the reporters — before the start of the daily briefing at which Kirstjen Nielsen, the head of the department that oversees immigration and border security, who recklessly defended the policy and unwaveringly denied that children are going through nemesis.
According to a report published by Time magazine, nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families during a 6-week period in April and May. The report also states that from April 19 through May 31, there were 1,995 children separated from 1,940 adults by U.S. Border Patrol.
Earlier, US First Lady Melania Trump also expressed displeasure over Trump’s controversial immigration policy. In a statement, Mrs Trump said that she hates to see children being separated from their families and wants to see a ‘successful immigration reform. Though protests were held in many detention centres, including in Tornillo, Texas, where hundreds of children were being held separately from their parents, Melania Trump was trolled on Twitter for her comments.