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Laura Bush About Trump's "Zero-Tolerance" Policy: "It Breaks My Heart"

Date June 18, 2018

Laura Bush has openly criticized Trump’s policy of separating kids from their families when the illegal migrants try to cross the border. She compared the shameful experience to Japanese American internment happening during the World War II.

Loss of advocates

Trump's office received much criticism over their “zero-tolerance” policy that separates children from their parents during the illegal immigration attempts.

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Even though Donald won 81% of all evangelical white voters, his behavior seems to discourage them continue following his leadership. Franklin Graham, who was considered one of the greatest Trump’s advocates, called the policy “disgraceful":

Separating babies from their mothers is not the answer and is immoral.

Bush's comments

2,000 children have already been taken from their parents. Trump made a lot of people speak out about the controversial law, and even Laura Bush, the former First Lady who rarely takes the stage to talk publicly, resorted to the inhumane law.

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In her Washington Post article, she compared “zero-tolerance” policy to Japanese American internment that is considered one of the worst pages in the US history:

I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.

Hopes for the best

She truly believes the US as a nation can clearly find the better way of dealing with the illegal immigrants that would be much more humane. Her numerous calls were intended to understand the problem is not with the immigrants themselves but rather with the solution chosen to eradicate the issue.

Hopefully, Laura’s address will be loud enough to be heard above and influence the Trump’s decision of continuing his doubtful policy.

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