Furious Democrats blast Trump for his family separation policy

Furious Democrats blast Trump for his family separation policy

"This Administration can and must reverse course now and it can and must find new leadership for the Department of Homeland Security".

Nielsen's aborted dinner plans occurred the same day that President Donald Trump reportedly told Republicans that ripping children from their parents and putting them in cages was not making the GOP look good. Trump has placed blame for the policy on Democrats as recently as Friday, when he had an impromptu press conference outside the White House. I would welcome their registrations, ' she said. "The Democrats have to change their law".

"Separating 3-year-olds from their parents at the border is not the way to stop the MS-13 gang", Stephen Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Law Practice at Cornell Law School, tells Raw Story. Hirono said officials who lie have 'sold their souls, ' and said Nielsen was among three officials who should go amid the uproar over treatment of immigrant children at the border. Almost 2,000 minors have been separated from their families in the past six weeks since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a zero-tolerance policy where everyone caught crossing the border illegally will be prosecuted. The policy, set forth by Trump and implemented by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has come under sharp criticism by lawmakers, advocates and the religious community.

On Tuesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen tried to enjoy some fine Mexican dining. U.S. Customs and Border Protection falls under the umbrella of the DHS.

'If an American were to commit a crime anywhere in the United States, ' she told a room full of reporters, 'they would go to jail and they would be separated from their family'. Journalists were allowed to tour the facility, consisting of large, chain-link holding cells, which accommodated 1,129 detainees, including 528 family units and 197 unaccompanied minors.

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