Babies and young children who are forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border could face emotional problems for the rest of their lives, according to child experts.
President Donald Trump’s administration officials have been sending babies and young children to three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press reported. They are located in Combes, Raymondville and Brownsville. A fourth shelter is planned for Houston.
The playrooms of the facilities in Rio Grande are full of crying preschoolers as authorities struggle to implement the Trump administration zero tolerance policy to prosecute anyone who crossed the border illegally. This has led to more than 2,300 children being taken from their parents in five weeks.