Vocal Point-Hans von Spakovsky

The family-separation at the border crisis has generated many headlines. Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakovsky wrote an article, entitled: “Who is Responsible for Separating Alien Kids From Their Parents? Many People, but Not Trump.” He notes, “if those parents would simply agree to return to their home countries, they would be immediately reunited with their children. So those who come here illegally are themselves to blame for their children being assigned to foster care or to another family member or sponsor who may be in the country.” He mentions the “propaganda war” in all this. He also notes of the mess Trump inherited: “The Obama administration provided a huge incentive for illegal aliens to smuggle children across the border, since a child acted as a get-out-of-jail-free card for avoiding detention and prosecution for the adult accompanying the child.” Hans von Spakovsky joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss this volatile issue of family-separation at the border. www.heritage.org @HvonSpakovsky