I urge you to read Meg Conley’s hyperlink.

Quote from source:

Since October, hundreds of children have been taken from their parents at the border and put in separate facilities. In March 2017, John Kelly, then secretary of homeland security, suggested his department would do that “to deter more movement along this terribly dangerous network”. The administration has since backed away from the rationale of deterrence.

Quotes from a Reuter’s stream in a galaxy far far away where children are not separated from their mommies in Limbo:

Trump: I don’t want children taken away from parents. When you prosecute the parents for coming in illegally, which should happen, you have to take the children away.

Trump: Democrat loves open borders. Let the whole world come in. Let the whole world, MS-13 and gang members from all over the place.

Trump: We want a country with heart. But, when people come up they have to know they can’t get in, otherwise it is never going to stop.

[If this isn’t a strong message of deterrence from the President, then who’s right? Neilson? Trump? Are all these children members of MS-13 or other gangs? How many false positives must we throw out to throw out the truly bad hombres? Besides, these children are los niños and las niñas, not bad hombres. Please get it straight.]