Pelosi spoke at her regular press briefing:
They’re doing away with children being with their moms. I just don’t even know why there aren’t uprising all over the country, and maybe there will be when people realize that this is a policy that they defend.
That’s the House minority leader, basically calling for uprisings. About the extension of an Obama-era policy.
According to Newsweek, Obama held more than double the number of children as Trump:
The number of undocumented children being held without their parents in U.S. government custody has seen a 21 percent increase in the past month after the Trump administration announced its “zero tolerance” crackdown on families caught crossing the border illegally, it has emerged.
Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families spokesperson Kenneth Wolfe told Newsweek on Wednesday that it had as many as 10,852 undocumented children in its custody—a significant jump from the 8,886 that were in the agency’s custody on April 29, according to the Washington Post. spokesman for HHS’s Administration for Children and Families told
In fiscal year 2013, under the Barack Obama administration, the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) had as many as 25,000 unaccompanied children in its care across 80 shelters, according to a July 2014 article in Mother Jones.
Where were the protests?