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READ: DOJ Filing Says ‘Records Show the Parent and Child May Be U.S. Citizens’

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) attend a panel discussion on an opioid and drug abuse in the Roosevelt Room of the White House March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)

As though the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents wasn’t already disturbing enough, the administration recently admitted in a relevant court filing that at least one of the children under five — and the parent from whom the child was separated — could possibly be United States Citizens.

Brad Heath, an investigative reporter for USA Today, analyzed the filing on Twitter and broke it down for his followers.

The revelation that the Trump administration could essentially be kidnapping its own citizens was by far the most shocking finding.

The administration still won’t disclose just how many separated minors remain in the care of Health and Human Services since President Trump withdrew his separation policy two weeks ago, but the number is believed to be in the thousands.

Americans took to Twitter to express their outrage.

And wondered why there isn’t more outrage.

Some are less surprised.


This is just the latest in a string of horror stories coming out of the detention camps and at the hands of ICE.

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