Arizona lawyer responds to zero-tolerance policy

migrant children crisis

YUMA, Ariz. - Over the last six weeks, 2,000 children have been separated from their families after President Trump implemented a zero-tolerance policy. 

Nearly 25,000 children have been detained by U.S Border Patrol agents in 2018 across the country. 

An Arizona attorney said President Trump is going against constitutional law. 

"International law and domestic law both require that when people show up at your border, whether it be refugees or seeking asylum, they must be treated in a certain manner," Arizona attorney Dianne Post said.

The Trump Administration implemented dozens of tent cities in 17 different areas across the country. 

Post said several children are being held in Florence, Ariz. 

"I have a friend who works at one of these centers," Post said. "She said these children have come to these centers and [aren't] old enough to speak, so [we] don't even know what country they're from."

While a lawsuit filed by a New York civil rights group is being processed, advocates like Post said they demand empathy.

"How can we do this to a child?" Post said. "How can we do this to a mother? People should be standing up and throwing a fit."

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