Amid outrage over family separations, state department hosted #FamilyTravelHacks on Facebook Live

On Tuesday morning, the Department of State held a live webinar on Facebook. “Are you traveling with kids this year?” the event description read. “[W]ant tips to make travel easier? Join us for this Facebook Live with Carl and Kim from Passport Services. They’ll share lots of tips with you to make traveling with the whole family easier.”

It was an odd time to choose to advise people about travelling with children. In the last few months, the Trump administration has separated almost 2,000 migrant children from their parents as part of a new “zero tolerance” border policy. There has been mounting criticism of the practice, and nationwide protests against Trump’s policy are planned for 30 June.

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