A former director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the Obama administration dinged the Trump administration for mismanaging family separations at the border, telling Hill.TV that “it was done very poorly.”
Former acting ICE director John Sandweg also told Hill.TV that family separations under Obama were isolated cases.
“What this administration did on the family separation, by actively separating them, that was never done before on this scale, where there is an intentional program to take away parents from their children regardless of whether or not the parent poses a threat to the child,” Sandweg told Hill.TV co-hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton.
“The bigger problem is — setting aside what you think about the policy — is that it was done very poorly, it was mismanaged, nobody tracked where the parents or the children were going,” Sandweg told Hill.TV.
ICE officials who testified before Congress on Tuesday defended the administration’s handling of family separations.
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