US First Lady Melania Trump expressed displeasure over the President Donald Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ 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’. She further said, ” We need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.” Over a period of 6 weeks, approximately 2,000 children were separated from their parents after they illegally crossed the border, reported BBC.

As a result of the policy, many minors are residing in detention centres, and have been kept away from thier parents. Similar remarks came from Laura Bush, wife of former Republican President George W Bush, who said the zero-tolerance policy is cruel. The government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert.

She further said these pictures are reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in US history.

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Local lawmaker Jose Rodriguez enunciated anguish and described the policy as ‘inhumane’ and ‘outrageous’ claiming that it should be condemned by anyone who has a moral sense of responsibility.

While, protests were staged in Tornillo, Texas, where hundreds of children were being held separately from their parents, Melania Trump was trolled on Twitter for her comments.

One of the Twitter users also said, “It’s easy for her to say that, mostly to sound like she cares. If she truly did, she would do something about it. She is in the position to do so. She’s just a hypocrite.”

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