It’s easy to think that the immigration crackdown that separates children from their parents is a new U.S. policy low, but really it is part of a long tradition.
U.S. policies allowed Native American children to be separated from their families as part of the boarding school system. They allowed the children of slave to be separated from their parents — and sold.
CNN provides more analysis in a piece titled: Actually, the US has a long history of separating families, noting, “history shows policies like this have been implemented time and time again since the nation began.”
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