Attorneys General Demand An End To Separation Of Immigrant Families

Attorneys General Demand An End To Separation Of Immigrant Families

More than 600 members of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' church are denouncing him over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has led to children being separated from their parents at the border.

Trump and others in the administration have falsely blamed the separations on a law the president claims was written by Democrats.

"Separations are temporary and rare", the attorney general wrote, adding that "the vast majority of children in custody came to this country by themselves".

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said that the lack of a border wall was to blame for President Donald Trump's policy of separating immigrant families.

"We also emphasize that the Zero Tolerance policy is a radical departure from previous Justice Department policy, and that it is risky, expensive, and inconsistent with the values of the institution in which we served", they continued. Dianne Feinstein's comparisons of Nazi Germany's death camps to the shelters housing children separated from their parents and unaccompanied minors who crossed the border.

He addressed the controversial zero-tolerance policy, saying the US will not encourage people to come to the country illegally by releasing them into the country.

Speaking to the National Sheriffs' Association conference in New Orleans today, Sessions said there was "an important conversation occurring in this country about whether we want to be a country of laws or whether we want to be a country without borders".

He also said that the government is already spending $1 billion a year taking care of children who entered the country illegally, with families or unaccompanied.

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The letter says the policy would be "illegal under most state laws" and claims it directly interferes with the jobs of local, national and global law enforcement officials.

"Zero-tolerance" immigration policy is not a new concept.

In their letter, the attorneys general argue that the fundamental rights of children are expressed in state, federal and global laws with an aim to protect their best interests.

Advocates of the separations are arguing that hundreds of children are taken from parents who commit various crimes across the U.S. on a daily basis.

After being placed in a shelter, they can be placed with a sponsor US family. "We demand that you immediately reverse these harmful policies, as it is in the best interests of the children and families affected".

"You do not need to break the law of this country by entering illegally to claim asylum", she said.

"We should not be using kids as a deterrent policy", Hurd said Saturday on CNN.

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