President Trump initiated a policy of separating children from parents at the US-Mexico border, in an effort to deter illegal immigration. The policy failed to include a plan for reuniting those children with their families. The thousands of children held in detainment centers along the border are living without adequate food, bedding, soap, toothpaste, clean clothing or adult supervision.
This seems antithetical to the Christian beliefs of some of Trumps most ardent supporters.
The Refugee Act of 1980, along with the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, obliges the US to recognize valid claims for asylum. In 2017, advocates filed complaints with the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties due to the Trump administration’s denial of entry to persons seeking asylum in the US. Despite the poem on the Statue of Liberty asking to "give me your tired, your poor," current US policy and practice says the opposite.