Published: Tue, June 19, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Homeland Security chief says no apology for separating families

Homeland Security chief says no apology for separating families

"Under Secretary Nielsen's tenure, the Department of Homeland Security has a track record of neither", Ms. Harris said.

The Trump Administration is not backing down amid growing outrage over migrant children being separated from their parents at the US border. "Illegal actions have and must have consequences". That means more adults are jailed, pending trial, so their children are removed from them.

The number of separations has jumped since early May, when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that all migrants illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico would be arrested, regardless of whether the adults were seeking asylum.

Critics have lambasted the policy calling it cruel, inhumane to unnecessary.

The bill faces strong headwinds as it is opposed by Democrats, who object to another provision that would cut legal immigration levels, and conservative Republicans who are backing a rival bill that takes a harder line on immigration.

Another FAQ section deals with questions including; "Why Are Parents Being Separated From Their Children?"; "Where Are Children Going?"; "What Happens to Children in HHS Custody?"

He said that fake claims of fear are a major problem within the asylum system and that immigration lawyers have been helping immigrants game the system. "I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the goal of order", he said Thursday.

"The United States will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility".

"We do not have a policy of separating families at the border".

In South Texas on Sunday, several Democratic lawmakers, including Senator Jeff Merkley, were due to tour detention facilities to call attention to the policy, while Representative Beto O'Rourke, who is running for the US Senate in Texas, said he would march with protesters to the border. "It could take place quickly". Kamala Harris earlier Monday demanding Nielsen step down. Tell them to start thinking about the people devastated by Crime coming from illegal immigration.

Sessions also defended the Trump administration policy at the sheriff's event.

"We have to do our job; we will not apologize doing for our job ..."

The statement said Melania Trump hoped "both sides of the aisle" can change immigration laws. "That can not be the answer".

"These children are not entering at points of entry, but unsafe places", Sessions said.

Kirstjen Nielsen told a police conference in Louisiana the young people are being well taken care of in U.S. detention centres.

Sessions said that this could not continue, in part, because of the "enormous cost" incurred by the government and the "enormous burden" on law enforcement, schools and hospitals.

The White House's hard-line posture comes as a growing number of Republicans are joining Democrats to urge the administration to change its policy on family separations. "We give them meals and we give them education and we give them medical care", she said. But, she added: "If you cross the border illegally". "This administration has a simple message - If you cross the border illegally, we will prosecute you". "If you smuggle illegal aliens across an extraordinarily risky journey, we will prosecute you". CNN is looking into reports that these individuals are being turned away there, as well.

Some of Trump's fellow Republicans have said the policy must end.

Melania Trump has waded into the row over a controversial White House clampdown on immigration that has seen thousands of children separated from their families at the United States border.

Nielsen also addressed some of her remarks directly at lawmakers as they are expected to vote on immigration legislation in the House this week.

In fact, no one is forcing the government to prosecute immigrants who are apprehended. So somehow we've conflated everything. She said she believes that this zero tolerance policy is not the solution.

Bush compared the Trump Administration's policy to the internment of the Japanese during World War II.

Senator Susan Collins, a Republican from ME, said the administration was sending a message to migrants.

Asylum seekers, Nielsen said, should follow the established process.

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