Justin Trudeau condemns U.S. child migrant separation policy
CAPTION: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the U.S. policy of child migrants being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border is “wrong.” The children are being detained in guarded enclosures, prompting widespread protest. (June 20, 2018) 1.
SOUNDBITE: Justin Trudeau, prime minister PLACELINE: Ottawa CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weighed in today on the U.S. policy of child migrants being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border and detained, calling the situation "unacceptable." Speaking briefly to reporters this morning, Trudeau said what's going on in the United States is "wrong." He added that he could not imagine what the families who are living through these ordeals are enduring and that this is not the way things are done in Canada.
Trudeau has been called upon to condemn the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance policy," under which asylum seekers who cross illegally into the U.S. are charged with federal crimes and separated from their children.
The children are being detained in guarded, fenced enclosures, prompting widespread condemnation and protest.