As we mentioned, US President, Donald J Trump and his administration have come under heavy heat after footage of immigrant children detained in cages surfaced. His Zero Tolerance policy on immigration has been widely criticized even by members of his own party. Today, Chargé d’Affaires for the US Embassy in Belize, Adrienne Galanek, says they too are concerned.
Adrienne Gallaneck Charge’ De Affairs: We are very concerned about this situation and also I think that you have seen in the United States that it’s the subject of a roust Policy Debate ongoing right now in the United States and I know that congress is also considering a number of options and ofcourse President Trump signed an executive order yesterday that will ensure that families are not separated when they enter the borders. In terms of my understanding of the Executive orders is that they will be processed in accordance with the law; for any specifics of that I would have to defer you to the Department of Homeland Security that’s subject to the resources that are available, the families will remain united.
Hipolito Novelo: Would you say the issue is being addressed properly by the Trump administration?
Adrienne Gallaneck Charge’ De Affairs: Well I think that yes the United States is balancing securing it borders with ofcourse maintaining humanitarian standards and so I think that you see the United States issue and the administration with the executive order addressing the situation as well.
A day after President Trump signed the Executive Order, First Lady Melania Trump visited migrant child detention centre in Texas and caused some controversy of her own when it was realized that she was wearing a thirty nine dollars jacket from Zara with the words “”I really don’t care do u?” on the back.