Human rights group Amnesty International blasted the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents as "a spectacularly cruel policy" that has produced images which will "leave an indelible stain on the reputation of the USA."
Here's a statement from Erika Guevara-Rosas, Amnesty International’s Americas director:
"This is a spectacularly cruel policy, where frightened children are being ripped from their parent’s arms and taken to overflowing detention centers, which are effectively cages. This is nothing short of torture. The severe mental suffering that officials have intentionally inflicted on these families for coercive purposes, means that these acts meet the definitions of torture under both US and international law."