Policy of separating families must end

The new administration policy of separating children from parents at the border is unspeakably cruel, heartless and inhumane. Not only does this separation cause anguish and trauma for all involved, but the policy will backfire by creating a generation — or generations — of troubled, angry and confused young people. The policy is not good for America for the present, or for the long term health of our country.

America should be a country that protects families rather than rips them apart. We are better than this and the policy is not worthy of us as Americans.

I call upon the administration and Congress to reverse this policy.

Judy Zwelling


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