What Three Instances Of Family Separation Can Tell Us About Current Controversy

Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 3:22pm
Updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 8:08am
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The controversy of separating migrant children from their parents at the country’s southern border elicited reaction from across the political spectrum. But, it’s not the first time in U.S. history that parents and their kids have been split apart.

John D’Anna writes about three instances: the practice of Native American children being taken to boarding schools, the 1953 raid on Short Creek in Northern Arizona and an incident from the early 1900’s in which 40 Irish children were brought from New York to Arizona for adoption.

D’Anna is a senior reporter with the Arizona Republic’s Storytelling Team, and joined The Show to discuss his investigation.

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