Lawmaker Blasts Trump Administration For $190M Request To House Migrant Children: ‘Over My Dead Body’

Lea van der Merwe

A Honduran child and her mother, fleeing poverty and violence in their home country, wait along the border bridge after being denied entry into the U.S.

The Democrats have had enough. Earlier this year, the Trump administration made waves on an international scale when it started to separate migrant children from their parents as the families tried to seek asylum in the United States. Since then, and despite a supposed executive order to stop the practice, migrant detention centers have expanded to become home to around 14,000, and U.S. President Donald Trump is reportedly requesting more money to continue the imprisonment of these children.

As reported by the Hill, the Trump administration has this time asked for an extra $190 million to continue to house the children in detention camps, according to Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.). On Thursday, DeLauro made very clear where she, and many other representatives in the House, feel about Trump’s use of large sums of money.

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