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Faith Leaders Oppose Trump's Immigration Policy Of Separating Children From Parents

They condemn a border practice of tearing children away from their parents. It is an attempt to "weaponize children," Archbishop of Miami Thomas Wenski tells NPR's Weekend Edition.

A Trump administration policy of separating children from their parents on the U.S. border has prompted a crescendo of criticism among religious leaders.

They span different faiths, denominations and ages. Some of them have also helped the president gain support for his base.

About 11,000 children are in shelters, according to the Office of Refugee Resettlement. and taken into federal custody between April 19 and May 31, an immigration official said Friday.

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