MIAMI — Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina and the Republican candidate for the White House, affirmed this Sunday that minors who cross the border should “never” be separated from their parents, thus raising criticism of the administration. distanced himself from the policy. Former President Donald Trump.
“It should never have gotten to that point,” Haley, who was also ambassador to the United Nations during the Trump administration, said in an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation” conducted by journalist Margaret Brennan.
This is how Haley, the daughter of immigrant parents, responded when asked if she would revive the controversial Trump administration policy as a deterrent to illegal border crossings.
“No, we shouldn’t be separating families, but we shouldn’t be taking families over which we have no control,” he clarified when Title 42, which affects border crossings with Mexico, just expired. Is.
When the state of health emergency expired last Thursday night, the United States stopped applying the title, which deports undocumented immigrants without the possibility of requesting asylum under the pretext of a pandemic, but it Other restrictions were placed on the border and deportations began. Through another regulation known as Title 8.
According to CBS, Haley blamed both Republicans and Democrats for the border crisis, saying “it should have been fixed a long time ago.”
He also indicated that he would stop allowing immigrants to enter the country until immigration reform was approved, and that both sides should sit down at the table to achieve this.
Last February, the 51-year-old former ambassador to the United Nations became the first Republican to run for the party’s presidential nomination against Trump (2017-2021).
Married to a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley, her full name, was born in Bamberg (South Carolina, United States) in January 1972 to Sikh immigrants, originally from Punjab in India.
In 2011, she became the first woman and the second person of Indian origin in American history to serve as governor of a state after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
In June 2021, the current administration of Democrat Joe Biden stressed that he had a tall task ahead of him as his government identified 3,913 children who were separated from their parents at the Mexico border as a result of Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy. were separated. ,
Between 2017 and 2018, the Department of Homeland Security separated more than 5,500 migrant children from their families at the southern border of the United States, according to official figures.
So far, Trump, Haley, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and conservative radio host Larry Elder are contenders for the Republican nomination.