The Point: Why the Trump administration should have seen the family separation crisis coming a mile away

Get the Full StoryThe forced separation of children from their parents upon trying to enter the US illegally has become, over the course of the past 96 hours, a massive national issue. A handful of congressional Democrats -- including Sens. Jeff Merkley Oregon and Chris Van Hollen Maryland -- visited a detention center in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday, drawing even more attention to the issue. And President Donald Trump launched a tweetstorm Monday morning regarding forced separation; "It is the Democrats fault for being weak and ineffective with Boarder Security and Crime," he tweeted. "Tell them to start thinking about the people devastated by Crime coming from illegal immigration. Change the laws!"