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Trump Officials Lied To Child Separated From Her Mother, Said She Had Been ‘Abandoned’: Report

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Trump Officials Lied To Child Separated From Her Mother, Said She Had Been ‘Abandoned’: Report




Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) said Trump administration officials lied to a young migrant girl separated from her mother, telling the child that she had been “abandoned” by her parents, causing the girl to reject her own mother upon reunification.

“A mom told us her relationship with her 8yo daughter would never be the same. Officials lied to the daughter, saying her mom abandoned her. They said she’d live in a shelter until she was 18. When they reunited, the daughter believed that and wanted nothing to do with her mom,” Jayapal tweeted on Thursday.




“The damage and cruelty the administration is purposely inflicting on families is irreversible. Make no mistake, the trauma and pain forced upon this child and thousands more is a direct result of the President’s zero tolerance zero humanity policy,” Jayapal said in a statement.

A Department of Homeland Security spokesman declined to comment on the matter.





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