Inside the Trump administration, there is unease about the tactic, but immigration hard-liners like Stephen Miller never gave up on it after the idea was dropped early in Mr. Trump’s term.How Trump Came to Enforce a Practice of Separating Migrant Families
there is no grand principal here, it’s just sadism. and make no mistake about it, the base supports this. they want the cruelty. they want callous mistreatment.