They Separated Him From His Wife and Child at the Border. Then He Took His Own Life.

Mother Jones

By: Bryan Schatz

Two days after 40 Democratic senators called on the Trump administration to end its “inhumane decision” to separate families at the border, the Washington Post reported that a Honduran father who had been separated from his wife and child suffered a mental breakdown and committed suicide while in a padded room at a Texas jail… Much of the concern around Trump’s immigration crackdown has focused on how family separation can hurt children. (Georgetown University Health Policy Institute recently reported that it can lead to “potentially irreparable harm.”) But Muñoz’s suicide underscores the devastating toll the policy can take on parents as well.

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