U.S. has split up families throughout its history

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U.S. has split up families throughout its history

Children at the Weill public school in San Francisco recite the Pledge of Allegiance in April 1942. Some of them are evacuees of Japanese ancestry who will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration of World War II.

U.S. has split up families throughout its history

Children at the Weill public school in San Francisco recite the Pledge of Allegiance in April 1942. Some of them are evacuees of Japanese ancestry who will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration of World War II.

U.S. has split up families throughout its history

Visitors file past the sculpture of a slave girl, one out of 40 statues spread about the grounds, titled, “Children of Whitney,” by Woodrow Nash, inside the Antioch Baptist Church, at the Whitney Plantation in Edgard, La., in July 2017. The forced separation of Latino migrant children from their parents has generated strong condemnation of President Trump’s immigration policies but it’s not the first time the U.S. government or authorities have been involved in separating children from their families. Black slave children also were taken from families.

U.S. has split up families throughout its history

Millie Friday, a descendant of Little Plume, a Native American student who was taken from his family and forced to go to boarding school, is comforted by Barbara Andrews-Christy of Circle Legacy Center, as A’lice Hall looks during a gathering on the grounds of the Carlisle Barracks, in Carlisle, Pa., on Aug. 7, 2017. The forced separation of Latino migrant children from their parents has generated strong condemnation of President Trump’s immigration policies but it’s not the first time the U.S. government or authorities have been involved in separating children from their families.

U.S. has split up families throughout its history

Herbert Littlehawk, an American Indian student who was taken from his family, is buried at a cemetery at the Carlisle Indian School in Carlisle, Pa. Littlehawk.

U.S. has split up families throughout its history

Cpl. George Bushy, left, a member of the military guard that supervised the departure of 237 Japanese people for California, holds the youngest child of Shigeho Kitamoto, center, as she and her children are evacuated from Bainbridge Island, Wash., on March 30, 1942.
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