2,000 families separated at US border in six weeks

Larry Hoffman
June 20, 2018

Figures from the US Department of Homeland Security show that 1995 children were separated from 1940 adults who are being held between 19 April and 31 May.

The new figures are for people who tried to enter the US between official border crossings.

On April 6, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the new policy, which called for the criminal prosecution of every individual who enters the United States without inspection or authorization.

When it came to Sarah Huckabee Sanders backing Sessions up saying that people should follow the law, Oliver again exclaimed "not a f*cking law!"

"It's awful to see families ripped apart and I don't support that one bit", Graham told the Christian Broadcasting Network on Tuesday.

"No one is disputing that "sojourners" should be welcomed into the United States", Drollinger writes in a statement.

"Romans 13 is possibly the worst Bible passage to bring up since it was regularly invoked in Civil War times by defenders of slavery", Oliver said.

The bill now circulating in the House reportedly would provide $25 billion for a border wall, and detail a process that gives young undocumented immigrants permanent residency and a pathway to citizenship.

'The Democrats are forcing the breakup of families at the Border with their awful and cruel legislative agenda.

"The @HouseGOP immigration proposal is simply unworthy of America", top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi tweeted.

President Trump campaigned on a platform to cut off the flow of immigrants entering the U.S. through Mexico and repeatedly characterised those coming through as potential rapists and criminals.

Brane says children may also be discouraged from giving all the information they have to the social workers and employees who are trying to reunite them with family. "The Democrats forced that law upon our nation".

In the House, top Democrat Nancy Pelosi attacked the separations as a "barbaric" policy that "has to stop".

Kellyanne Conway, a senior aide to Trump, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that "nobody likes seeing babies ripped from their mother's arms" and that she did not "want anybody to use these kids as leverage", but called for Congress to close "loopholes" in immigration laws. "Now, under your policy, because children can not accompany their arrested parents to an adult criminal detention center, these children, apparently including infants and toddlers, are routinely separated from their parents".

"The U.S. Justice Department is ignoring its legal and moral obligation for the sake of a political agenda at the expense of children and the efforts of state law enforcement officials combating crimes like human trafficking, drug trafficking and gang violence which operate across global borders", Balderas said in a statement.

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