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Should adults that are illegally attempting to cross the U.S. border be separated from their children?

Results from Women's Equality

Last answered 3 months ago

Immigrant Children Poll Results for Women's Equality


3,815 votes



82,452 votes


Distribution of answers submitted by Women's Equality.

3 Yes answers
4 No answers
0 overlapping answers

Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Jun 28, 2018. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

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Learn more about Immigrant Children

In May 2018, the Trump administration implemented a “zero-tolerance” immigration policy which charged adults with a crime for crossing into the U.S. Under the policy all adults who crossed the border with children would be arrested, separated from their children and referred to the U.S. Justice Department for prosecution. Adults would be detained and allowed to apply for asylum but would be separated from their children during the process. U.S. immigration laws state that crossing the border without authorization is a misdemeanor for first offenses. Before the “zero-tolerance” policy was implemented immigration families were released together while the government processed their asylum cases. In June 2018 President Trump signed an executive order ending the “zero-tolerance” policy and instructed immigration officials to keep families together. Proponents of the policy argue that separating children from their parents will discourage other families from attempting to cross the border and deter future migrants. Opponents of the policy argue that is inhumane to separate migrant children from their parents and makes it harder for the government to grant children asylum.  See recent Immigrant Children news

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