Updated 11:30am 5/31/18
Apparently the status of the YouTube video originally posted here has changed to “This video is unavailable”. It’s not clear whether it was removed by YouTube or by the manager of the channel (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee). For a while this morning it was still available on the Facebook page for Full Frontal as a post and I was preparing to update my post to use the Facebook version, but even that Facebook version is no longer available.
While I continue to investigate other avenues of access for the original video, here’s something from MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes that covers the same topic. Samantha Bee’s segment included an excerpt from this video.
Here’s the original post:
Full Frontal’s Samantha Bee takes on the current administration’s new policy, as it is being implemented by the Department of Justice under Jeff Sessions, of separating children from their parents when taken into custody by Immigration officials. YubaNet reported that testimony by Richard Hudson, Deputy Chief of the Operations Program for Customs and Border Protection (CBP), at a May 23rd Judiciary Committee meeting revealed that during the 13 day period from May 6th through May 19th, 638 parents traveling with 658 minor children were prosecuted under the “zero tolerance” policy. That’s roughly 50 children a day being separated from their parents. Compare that to the New York Times report that 700 children were separated from their parents from October 2017 to early April 2018, a seven-month span. [NSFW: language]
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