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Alan Dershowitz went on Fox & Friends to directly implore Trump to stop forcibly separating migrant families

Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz decided to make the most of his Fox & Friends appearance.

Dershowitz came on the show Monday morning and spoke directly to its most prominent viewer: President Trump. The law professor pleaded with Trump to end the forcible separation of migrant parents and children who cross the border illegally.

Perhaps assuming that Trump would be tuning in, as he often does, Dershowitz told the show's hosts that he had a message to relay to the president. "You have to end this policy of separating parents from children," he said to Trump. "Not because of the parents but because of the children. It imposes a trauma on the children. It's just unacceptable. It's just not proper. There are other ways of doing this."

He pointed out that the problem wasn't about the conditions of the facilities where children are being held, but the policy itself that even members of the Trump administration find "dangerous and immoral." Trump has the authority to immediately demand that law enforcement respond differently, argued Dershowitz, regardless of the origin of the policy or the details about how it's enforced.

"Mr. President, it just has to stop," continued Dershowitz. "There are better ways of doing this. You're better than this, the American people are better than this, the American government is better than this. So I implore you to stop it now." Watch the segment below. Summer Meza