Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Want to know how what Trump did to families at the border compares to how the foster care system works? Use this handy chart!

UPDATE: There's actually still another similarity that emerged just this year.  Details here.

The Trump Administration policy of tearing apart families at the Mexican border brought home to many Americans the enormous harm done to children when they are taken from everyone they know and live.  It wasn’t long before people started to wonder: How different is that from what U.S. child protective services agencies – the agencies that investigate allegations of child abuse and put children in foster care – do every day?

We discuss the similarities, and the differences, in detail in this previous post.  But now we’ve added something else: This handy chart for easy comparison: