U.S. Customs and Border Protection joined several government agencies in marking Christmas Day, but their Santa Claus immigration reference angered many who responded that hundreds of migrant families remain separated at the border.
The White House sought to embed ICE agents at the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which cares for migrant children who cross the border without a parent, current and former Trump administration officials said.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus held a press conference Tuesday calling for flu shots to be provided for detained migrants, after a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died of the flu while being held by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
While President Donald Trump administration's ignores their requests, up to 70 physicians have vowed to keep returning to border stations until they're allowed to give life-saving flu shots, participants told Newsweek.
"This attack on children and their families is inhumane and unjust. These families are all here receiving treatment that is unavailable in their home countries, and our government has issued them a death sentence."
"It seems like you guys are turning a blind eye to this crime being committed by the president's own companies," Jake Tapper told Mark Morgan, acting commissioner for Customs and Border Protection (CBP).