President Donald J. Trump’s executive order doesn’t solve the crisis at the border. Some families will stay separated for years. Separating children from their parents can result in long-term psychological damage. And the root of the problem, the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy, is still very much in place, Northeastern experts say.
The problem is not that federal authorities lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children, as reported by almost every major news outlet in recent weeks. The problem is that the well-intended outcry over the news obscured the larger issues with immigration policy, say three Northeastern professors who specialize in immigration law.