Alabama bishop calls on government to reunite immigrant families

DHS Secretary Slams 'Misreporting' of Immigration Practices 'We Don't Have a Policy of Separating Families at Border. Period.'

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She tweeted on Sunday that the DHS doesn't "have a policy of separating families at the border".

Department of Homeland Security Secy Kirstjen Nielsen defended the Trump administration's appalling policy of snatching children from parents at the border, insisting she's merely enforcing the law and it's up to Congress to "fix it".

"This can not continue", Sessions said.

Former first lady Laura Bush wrote a scathing op-ed in the Washington Post Sunday excoriating the policy as "cruel" and "immoral". "It breaks my heart".

Members of the Methodist denomination have been outspoken in criticizing the "zero tolerance" enforcement. "Let's reunite every family the Trump administration tore apart -- and make sure this never happens again".

A number of high-profile Trump officials have spoken in favor of the policy.

Last month, Homeland Security began referring all cases of illegal entry to the Justice Department for prosecution. "It's not our fault that somebody does that". The Father's Day march was organized by Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, who is challenging Republican Sen. Harris, joined by other female Democratic congressional members, held a news conference "to show support for immigration and refugee policies that protect the rights and safety of women and children".

Stepping up at the White House press briefing in Sarah Sanders' place, apparently because the press secretary didn't want to face questions on the administration's catastrophic policy, Nielsen lied, twisted the truth and deflected to avoid taking any responsibility, on her own behalf or on behalf of the administration, for the policy being implemented.

Nielsen says agents shouldn't apologize for doing their jobs.

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That has not stopped what has now become a wave of criticism for the DHS policy of applying the law.

Democrats went on the counterattack, with top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi calling the Republican proposal "simply unworthy of America".

Nielsen denied that the policy change was meant to pressure Congress.

The organization's website reads: "We know the government will bend to public pressure because they have already reunited one asylum seeker with her child after more than 65,000 activists like you signed the petition". "We want safety and we want security for our country".

The ACLU has been one of the leading groups in the immigration battle, filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration for separating immigrant parents and children.

The Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy at the border has been the focus of several dispatches from Border Patrol facilities in Texas where hundreds of migrants-many of them children-are being kept in a "series of cages created by metal fencing".

"For the 20 percent who truly need asylum, they are mired in the yearslong backlog and remain in limbo", she argued. "But President Trump is leaning into that pretty hard".

Democrats have accused the president of effectively turning the children into political hostages to secure stricter immigration measures, such as funding for a U.S. -Mexico border wall. "Don't wait until after the election because you are going to lose!"

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