Trauma Of Migrant Family Separation Lasts Long After Reunification | NBC News NOW

Birt 20 feb 2021
NBC News' Isa Gutierrez spoke with a mother who is struggling to recover from the trauma brought on by the Trump administration's family separation policy as the Biden administration tries to reunite the families that have yet to be brought back together.
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  • They knew what would happen if they crossed the boarder illegal. You should be blaming these parents for putting their children in that position. Horrible parent's...

  • I'm not questioning R or L if it was right or wrong to come here ... I'm asking America what if it was your kids?

  • Escort them to Washington D.C. or NYC.

  • Show the children faces . Why are they hidden there faces? Parents or friends might see them and know them and family can call whom ever and be able to get there children back

  • Jesus loves and cares about you so much so repent so That we all make it to heaven, Like so more people can see this..

  • Crybabies.

  • Ah.....maybe they should fix their own country so they can stay home. Ask them if they want the US to take over Central America so it will be a better country.

  • Dear Republicans, Good LUCK in 2022 Remember, they can't win when everybody votes! That's why they keep trying to stop college kids and black people from voting

  • Still SO UNFATHOMABLE TO ME!! How can a living human take so many chikdren and place them in the hands of unloving cruel soldiers trained to hate and act in command??? OMGGGG, UNFATHOMABLE. Monsters.

  • No wonder God has punished Texans with crazy winter weather for standing by and not doing anything to undo the orange Hitler's tyrannical policies regarding immigrants!! 🤬😡😠 #liarinchief #MAGA #Gop #republicans

  • Well maybe don't cross the border illegally to begin with?

  • Where is the Stephen Miller who is responsible for all this besides trump ?

  • Wasn't this what they were trying to do to Jesus, Joshep & Mary when they fled?; & the son ended a criminal killed; must be a lesson here.

  • Who cares their parents could of taken them with them when they were deported. So the only people to blame is their parents.

  • The crime of Apartheid is defined by the 2002 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court as inhumane acts of a character similar to other crimes against humanity "committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any other racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime". - source Wikipedia

  • When an adult with a child commits a crime they get separated from their child. Doesn't matter where you're from or where you are. It happens every where.

    • @Gabriel Tang are you talking to me or another person?

    • Stay together, you call Concentration camp. Separate, you call it prison. What do you want ?

    • It is wrong this is only happened in third world country !

    • Why immigrants hate immigrants? People like you guys will will make American as Divided states of America.

    • @Vin G hey believe me its horrible. But it makes sense. I'm not saying it's right. But it's not wrong either.

  • Thank you for Biden. Trump was an evil presence in the White House. Hopefully, Trump and his daughter never have to be separated from their kids.

  • Frederic trump entered this country as a refugee, he was deported from Germany, wanted in Barvaria the trumps home town - very nice! high give! then his grand son hates immigrants LOL The trumps suffer from racism and short term memory

    • @Gabriel Tang I love how texas are crying now oh poor us poor us help us! when they were latterly starving kids in Cages. Separating 5 year old kids from their mothers. Sick people.

    • You ignore a term "illegal immigrant"

  • Helping others makes people feel good and earn a place in heaven, even for those who don't believe in heaven, but think about this for a moment: If those people run away from socialist regimes to look for work and life in liberalists and capitalists countries, don't you think that there is something wrong with those regimes? regimes also loved and protected by the western eco-socialists?

    • I have no idea what your point is?

  • The harsh reality is that at some point these adults need to take responsibility for dragging their children through a well known dangerous trek and border. For Americans who want to sound righteous - how many illegal immigrants have you put up in your home, and would you? I worked in clinics in Tijuana and it greatly shifted my perspective. Did you know that south of the border you can rent a drugged infant by the day so that you're more likely to make money begging as people take mercy because of the infant? The Mexican border is not simple or kind on either side and idealistic thinking and rhetoric doesn't help anybody.

  • That's just absolutely insane and then we ask why things are happening in this country. how can we separate parents from their children.

  • If they would have stayed in their own country they wouldn't have to be separated. You people who believe these people complaining are falling into their lies just so they can make a excuse to come into the United States.

    • Those were my thoughts too. I wouldn't put myself in a position where I knew I would be separated from my child.

    • You ended your own people 1965. That was the beginning of the end

  • No they shouldn't be here illegally but taking kids from their parents isn't human.

    • Where are you from ?

  • Maybe dragging him halfway across the fking western hemisphere traumatized the child.

  • I hope they will unite as soon as possible. but when USA doesn't allow illegal immigrants , it should had been considered seriously before coming here.

  • Maybe the parents shouldn’t put their kids and families in that situation then🤔

  • Well over a month and STILL no official cause of Capitol Officer Sicknick's death ...corrupt backwards Corporate Media and Government institutions promoting falsehoods... EXACTLY like the fraud election.

  • Are they even her kids?

    • @Rodney adam Shortnacy Strangely enough no government ever came to me and took my kids without telling me where they were going and having no plan to return them to me. Clearly, there was zero evidence (or even suggestion) that these children did not belong to this woman. Quit moving the goal post. There have been numerous reports of parents with children, who had the kids birth certificates with them, but the kids were taken anyway. Be honest with yourself and just own the fact that you and the Trump administration get of on cruelty to extremely vulnerable people. Just own it.

    • You Don't just hand over children to people without proof they are in fact the child's parent's. The government want allow it for citizens same as non citizens.

    • Could you be any more hateful? People like you make my skin crawl. 🤨

  • I agree. These families should receive permanent legal status. This will allow these families to have the needed help for ptsd. Instead of funds for needed things, please have the government give a large crate of goods (pre shopped, at a discount), to each family. The crates need to contain kitchen, and eating supplies, two long bench like sofas, with corresponding cushions for each one. Beds and dressers for each family member, A tool kit, and a clothing voucher of $80 per family member for a nationwide thrift store. Also a voucher for groceries at a certain amount per family member. By doing this, and having a Spanish speaking representative available to help these families make their way to county clinics and discount stores, it will likely be not only very much appreciated, but count as restitution. I believe this program can also help put some of the English/Spanish immigrants to work. Jehovah's Witnesses have the large crate program going for victims of natural disasters. Each family or individual gets treated equally, and costs are deflected by using bulk purchase agreements.

  • If trump travels out of the USA he should be arrested for crimes on children from other nations .

  • Cognitive damaged Joe.....all FAKE NEWS

  • Deport all.

  • Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others. “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. The greatest among you will be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted". You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything, in Heaven above or in the Earth beneath, or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents up to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. If my people who are called by my name, humble themselves and pray, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, I will hear from Heaven, will forgive their sins, and will heal their land. And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. "Matthew 5-7 NIV Bible Gateway", we can use google search. These are the teachings, The Righteousness of our Lord Jesus Christ our God. REPENT, and start doing what is right. If you abide my teachings, you are really my disciples; then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. A time is coming and has now come, that the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and Truth. God is Spirit, so his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and Truth; they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. In the New Heaven and New Earth, only Righteousness dwells. May the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ our God be with you all.

  • "Trauma Of Migrant Family (Trump) Separation Lasts Long After Reunification" thereby reminding us, yet again, that #Jan621 Insurrectionist #DJT is "utterly incompetent" as per the words of both his own Federal Judge elder-sister Maryanne Trump Barry and his own Clinical Psychologist niece Dr. Mary Trump. May #Imp2POTUS45 always hear "You're fired" via the unwavering reality of election results that reject him who is the cause of #MourningInAmerica.

  • Never forget, never forgive, Pray for Border Children🙏

    • @Vin G Read the bible 🙄, that's the point I was making is that dispite our feelings even if rightfully so, if we want to be forgiven for our trespasses (which can be anything) then we need to forgive those who tresspass against us, I never said what happened wasn't incredibly wrong.

    • @ Elisa I will never forget and forgive for evil against children. You shouldn’t have any kids. If you do have kids I feel so sorry for your kids. They’ll grow up just like you .

    • You say Never forgive and pray 👀, maybe you're confused but god would want us to forgive 😬.

  • I prayed everyday for these poor innocent children who have been scared for life by the Trump Administration! History be told, shame on America. A permanent stain.😢😢😢

    • You are the LAST, hopefully.

    • @John Welch either him or Don Jr

    • @Vin G we need to stop allowing you idiots to influence our elections because you are destroying the United States and the lives of countless people in your stupidity

    • @Vin G don't take that personally... ALL democrat voters are

    • @John Welch were have you been? come back to Reality.

  • If they love their kids so much why they put them throw all that knowing that crossing is illegal !!! 🙄🙄🙄

  • I'm glad the new Biden/Harris Administration did unite those kids with their families. It builds unity in America and it's a start since the trump administration did their no tolerance policy. The trump administration used their no tolerance policy to take kids at the border away from the border for no absolute reason. This a good first step that the new administration did. Biden/Harris2021

  • Finally, this story is good news for migrant families. President Biden sees the problem, former President Trump was cruel. Thank you for this encouraging news. 🌟☕️🙏

    • Now Biden will be supporting the illegal immigration and trafficking across the border


  • We refer to this as the Biden separation plan.

  • Use dna testing

  • Interesting how theres more kids in cvages than ever under biden?????? Say what they want about trump this is his legacy a world not dominated by the C.C.P despite bidens best attempts! praise the quad for maintaining a spine!

  • I'm not surprise the American government separated children from their parents. They do it every day to father's here in America for no reason at all . A father here in the United states has no rights to there children. Like I said dosen't surprise me at all.

  • Remb it was under the obama_ Biden administraton that kids were put in cages. Not Trumps

  • Wrong message to be sending. The news should be telling people not to show up at the border and how to apply for citizenship legallly.

  • this is the reality of the greatest country


  • A shameful thing from the start.

  • Lock GOP up. Treat them like they treated these children. Trump charge him with Crimes Against Humanity.

    • Stephen Miller.

    • I'm Italian and Italians have never been treated kindly in USA, sometimes with racism and some times killed too, was it Trump fault?

    • As Americans are out of work, Biden and the Democrats want to give free Health care to illegal immigrants

  • This is what Republicans call, "Pro life ", yeah right!

    • @Dylan Murphy just like those Republicans who stormed the Capitol, with no facts or evidence to back up their claims of a " stolen election " your words are nothing but baseless conspiracy theories, wakeup to yourself.

    • @Dylan Murphy crawl back into your hole

    • This is so clearly western globalist propaganda and American democrats are the ones pushing it

    • @louis vicroy In present day America, how are Black People being reduced to minorities in their historical Cities and neighborhoods by rampant illegal immigration from Latin America, how exactly is this democrat policy a good thing for Black People??


  • America loosing power because getting tough to immigrants ehile china gettimg world power. Shame on you America. You gugs make Communist countries on rise

  • Amen and Amen

  • I love you guys, you maje people see how cruel could people be. You are taking care of innocent people.

  • Should be reunited in whatever country they came from....

  • I am so grateful these kids are being reunited or are in the process of being reunited. The deepest trauma occurred in the first moments and days. A major loss to our society.

    • @Vin G The point is that the trauma occurred quickly. And this type of trauma is difficult to heal from so it is long lived, unless some brilliant soul figures out how repair the breach of trust.

    • @ president elect just who are the Legal immigrant in the divided states of America .

    • Days? How about lest of there life! Merry go round people. Those kids have to live with Fear that they don’t know what day are faring rest of their lives!

    • Bruh, it was the border patrol enacting Trump policies that put these children in danger by separating them.

    • Agreed. And the primary method of entering the US is by airplane with a work or school VISA that expires. The Trump admin did ZERO to address the primary problem and instead chose to detain innocent children for the wow factor, not because it solved the problem.

  • They should sue Trump!!

    • One sided. I guess people have no clue what Obama and Biden did with refugees. Blame Trump. as Most do. I wonder who pays for their healthcare and their schooling ?

    • @Aio Locuzio full of bs

    • @Aio Locuzio Italian Americans have lived good lives for centuries.

    • I'm Italian and Italians have never been treated kindly in USA, sometimes with racism and some times killed too, was it Trump fault?

    • They should stop bringing their kids on such a dangerous journey.

  • This country is known for this type of behavior.It’s definitely not the first time and probably want be the last.Until this country reaps what it has sown.I guarantee.

    • @Elvis Jones Jr wow! John Welch is seriously triggered. Which probably means he has some deep anger issues or narcissistic lol

    • @Elvis Jones Jr you are liars and frauds and it's not just some of you or just some of the time. It's all of you all of the time

    • @Elvis Jones Jr the only person lying is you and I don't have to cover up who I am. That's only a problem the political left has

    • The normal lies you devils tell to cover up who you really are.

    • @Elvis Jones Jr 😆😂🤣 you wouldn't know a fact if you tripped over one as another one fell on you

  • To bad. The parents should understand the laws

    • And you do ? Obviously you don’t !

    • @Alicia Tobin I didn't even make a claim I just said how do you know, and the truth is you don't.

    • @President Elect Keith Give it up. You don't give a flying fig about black people. You are trying to pit minorities against each other so they won't notice your ugly, racist, selfish behavior.

    • I'm not sure I understand...? Are you implying that the way the trump administration treated these people is somehow actually a benefit to black people?

    • @Jay May In present day America, how are Black People being reduced to minorities in their historical Cities and neighborhoods by rampant illegal immigration from Latin America, how exactly is this policy a good thing for Black People??

  • 😂😆🤣 there was no mass family separation. Most of the children were taken from coyotes attempting to exploit those children.

  • Greg Abbott should resigned. Ted Cruz should stay in Cancun then resigned. We don't need him! Beto is doing more for the people of this state.

  • Trump has destroyed the bond between parent and child in alot of these cases..that's what a vindictive ex husband does...I should know.

    • @John Welch good. The parents are fools and dangerous to put their child through such a thing

    • Democrats are liars and frauds and democrat voters are ignorant rubes doomed to ever repeat propaganda because they are too stupid to think for themselves

    • The DHS under the Trump Administration contacted more than 480 of those children's parents who did not want their children returned to them

    • Most of those children were taken from coyotes attempting to exploit them

    • You are a liar and fraud as all democrats tend to be

  • They have been traumatized! Feeling I'am sure,that their parent/parents betrayed them! Left with the 🌎 is CRUEL and AGAINST THEM!

  • What good reason was there to separate them at all?

    • @D Fredericks ask Bush, Obama and Biden also.

    • No good reason to apply VISA to America, right ?

    • @Victorya Kelley better stick your head back in your echo chamber of propaganda before you actually begin to see what's going on in the world of the real

    • @Victorya Kelley and therefore, the ONLY ones incapable of making informed and accurate assessments on every given issue

    • @Victorya Kelley Lmao... it is hilarious watching someone as factually bereft as you attempt to impugn the intelligence of others. It only reaffirms the truth that when you condone the nazi-style censorship of democrats, democrat voters become the only ones who are not in possession of all the facts