Officials responsible for helping the family reunite warned colleagues that separating children from parents may cause psychological trauma
United States. -U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials responsible for helping reunite families separated by the Donald Trump administration said, caveat what is it about Separating children from their parents can be traumatic Serious and persistent psychological problems.
The Commander of the U.S. Public Health Service Jonathan White testified Thursday that the House Subcommittee investigated the “zero tolerance policy” implemented in April that resulted in the separation of more than 2,700 children. Supervise unified work.
The hearing reflects the Democrats’ priorities after taking control of the House of Commons in January. Democrats are highly critical of Trump’s family separation policy. Although the policy has ended, they are still asking for answers on how to implement the policy.
Diana DeGette of D-Colorado, the head of the subcommittee, said: “There is no evidence that HHS leaders have tried to suppress this anomalous policy. Since this is an institution dedicated to children’s health and wellness, we must Know why.”
The commander emphasized that he participated in a meeting to report the possibility of separating families in 2017, but was told that there is no current policy. He added that he learned about the zero tolerance policy at a press conference of Jeff Sessions, the then Attorney General.
He pointed out that he did not know anyone at HHS knew that the policy would be implemented. White led the HHS program to reunite with his parents. When HHS Secretary Alex Azar chose not to attend the meeting, the department asked White to join the committee.
HHS agencies take care of migrant children in the United States, including children separated from their parents at the border. Of the vast majority of children under her care, thousands have crossed the border alone.
White testified that “separating children will cause great psychological trauma to children.” He said that neither he nor any of his staff would support this policy.
The committee also listened to the advice of doctors, child psychologists, and advocacy groups that helped separated children with the help of the Trump administration.