US child migrants: First ladies speak out on Trump separation policy

Source: BBC News

The former US First Lady Laura Bush has condemned a controversial policy that splits up families who illegally enter the country at the Mexican border.

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Writing in the Washington Post newspaper, she describes the separation of children from their parents as cruel, immoral and heart-breaking.

Her comments follow growing controversy over President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy.

Earlier Melania Trump made a rare statement expressing concern.

Mrs Trump “hates to see children separated from their families”, her spokeswoman said.

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