Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is calling on President Donald Trump to end the “heartless” policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border.
“Children shouldn’t be used as a negotiating tool,” Bush tweeted on Monday.
The failed presidential candidate’s plea came in response to President Trump’s tweet in which he vowed to stop “some of the worst criminals on earth,” from using children to illegally enter the U.S.
“Children are being used by some of the worst criminals on earth as a means to enter our country,” President Trump said.
Department of Homeland Security officials say 1,995 immigrant children were separated from adults between April 19 and May 31.