After truly disturbing reports and images were made public of migrant child being torn away from their parents, US officials confirmed everyone's worst fears: Some of the children taken away and put in these baby jails would never be able to be reunited with their families; they would be lost in the system. It is clear that under the President Trump, the United States is not a safe country for asylum seekers. I asked the Prime Minister to finally do what is right and suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement. In response, all I got was vague platitudes. That's not leadership:
"Mr. Speaker, the fact is that over 2,000 migrant children are already in baby jails. The parents do not know where they are or when they will see them again.
The head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed parents' worst fears. He expects hundreds of separated children will never see their parents again. They will be lost in the system forever.
Does the Prime Minister recognize that as long as Trump is in power, the U.S. will never be a safe country for asylum seekers?"