I’ll be upfront with the fact that Obama was bad on immigration, and even if he had a strategy in mind, it was a bad idea that didn’t even work. But, to be clear, the separation of family members is a new policy crafted by the Trump administration. Here’s a primer on the matter.
People are right to be horrified with what’s going on, but sadly it’s not totally unexpected. Trump ran on the platform of being awful toward immigrants. His administration is keeping this promise.