Rio De Janeiro: Describing policy launched by US President Donald Trump to separate children of illegal immigrants from their families as ‘cruel’ and ‘inhumane’, the Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai said “this is cruel, this is unfair and this is inhumane. I don’t know how anyone could do that”. Malala is on a visit to South America to promote girls’ education.
It must be noted that over 2,300 children have been separated from their parents since the Trump administration began a “zero tolerance” policy on illegal immigrants in early May. The policy prosecutes all adults who cross the border illegally from Mexico into the United States.
However, Trump stopped separating families last month following public outrage and court challenges.
The separations have triggered a nationwide outcry from Republicans and Democrats who say it is inhumane.