Last month Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly proposed deporting all undocumented immigrants to Mexico, regardless of their countries of origin. Now he has come up with another controversial anti-immigration proposal: Separating the parents of undocumented immigrants from any children that they bring with them if they arrive on the Mexican border.
“Let me start by saying I would do almost anything to deter the people from Central America to getting on this very, very dangerous network that brings them up through Mexico into the United States,” Kelly told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Monday.
“We have tremendous experience in dealing with unaccompanied minors,” Kelly added. “We turn them over to HHS and they do a very, very good job of either putting them in kind of foster care or linking them up with parents or family members in the United States. Yes I’m considering, in order to deter more movement along this terribly dangerous network, I am considering exactly that. They will be well cared for as we deal with their parents.”