Immigration lawyer says he's disturbed by border separation

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A Bridgeport immigration lawyer says he is deeply disturbed by the United States’ policy to arrest undocumented immigrants and separate them from their children at the border.

A pamphlet given to the arrested parents says the children will temporarily be held in a shelter or hosted by a foster family. There is also information on how an undocumented immigrant can locate their child or children.

Attorney Alex Meyerovich says he's been averaging 30 to 40 calls a day from immigrants since President Donald Trump took office. He says the immigrants he speaks with are scared for their own safety and have relatives who are now being intimidated at the border.

Meyerovich says it is one thing to take kids away from their parents, but to lock them up is inhumane.

"Kids are crying, they end up in a strange place, in a place that does in fact look more like a concentration camp," he says. "There is no communication, there is no way to find out what's going on with the child or what's going on with the parent."

United States Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who held a rally for Connecticut immigrant families Monday morning, says he is strongly against the president's policy.

"This enforced separation of children from their parents, ripping children away from their parents, is inhumane and there is absolutely no law that requires it, contrary to what the president's been saying," Blumenthal said.

Trump in a tweet blamed Democrats for the policy.

The Department of Homeland Security said Monday that the children are well-cared for and are provided food, medicine, education and other needs they request.

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