In an attempt to discourage illegal migration across the border from Mexico, the Trump administration has been prosecuting adults immediately after they are picked up by law enforcement. This goes along with separating children from parents.
According to a recent poll by Quinnipiac University
, most American voters are against such drastic measures. Media reports
put the figure of separated children, of which most are brought to special camps, at 2,000 in six weeks in April to May 2018.