Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

US Rep. Yoder urges Sessions to halt separation of families

US Rep. Yoder urges Sessions to halt separation of families

During a crackdown on illegal entries, nearly 2,000 children have been ripped from their families at the USA border, over the course of six weeks, according to The Associated Press.

DHS said between April 19 and May 31, there were 1,995 children separated from 1,940 adults at the southwest border. The new figures tally people who tried to enter the USA between official border crossings. The lack of measurable impact on immigration lends weight to questions about the policy's effectiveness, going beyond moral issues raised by the policy's critics.

The new controversial procedure, implemented by the Trump administration, is part of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' self-described "zero tolerance" policy aimed at further limiting illegal entries into the U.S. "And reuniting them with their families would reaffirm America's belief in & support for all parents who love their children", Clinton tweeted.

The show also addressed one of the most dire, upsetting, and urgent stories in the United States news now: the separation of children from their parents at the border.

The White House also agreed with Sessions and Sarah Huckabee-Sanders said during a press briefing that "it is very Biblical to enforce the law".

In an interview Sunday on ABC News' "This Week," Bannon called the Office of Inspector General's report on the Federal Bureau of Investigation handling of Hillary Clinton's private email use uncovered a "shocking" bias by investigator Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page.

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The DHS made a step-by-step guide for detained adults who are trying to reach their children called "Next Steps for Families". While the parents are incarcerated, children - who are not charged with a crime - are separated and kept in juvenile facilities with no clear process for reunification.

Greenberg says the separations make it more hard for ORR to place the children "because their parents are being incarcerated or otherwise held".

Trump, of course, has said it was Democrats who gave us the current law while claiming his administration is just "following laws" already in place. Sessions said it might during a May speech on the zero-tolerance policy.

"Our government has the discretion in our laws to ensure that young children are not separated from their parents and exposed to irreparable harm and trauma". They're only separated when there is no documentation of a custodial relationship, Nielsen said.

"While protecting our borders is important, we can and must do better as a government, and as a society, to find other ways to ensure that safety".

Earlier on Friday, President Trump told reporters that "I hate the children being taken away", but stopped short of supporting a compromise bill on immigration that Republicans are drafting.

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