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And so the country which touts its “family values” begins tearing families apart

As the Trump regime lurches from denial to defiance to pouting, a human rights tragedy unfolds

By Diane Roberts  

United States Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. Photo:Chris Kleponis/DPA/PA Images

The United States of America, which once presumed to lecture other nations on human rights, is pulling children from their mothers’ arms, dragging toddlers screaming away from their fathers, and locking them up in old warehouses, separated from their parents. The stories are heartbreaking: a woman from Honduras breast feeding her baby in an immigrant processing centre when security officers wrested the child away, handcuffing the mother when she resisted; a six year-old Salvadoran girl who’d memorised…

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