Homeland Security chief slams 'irresponsible' reports of separating migrant families

Stephen Miller Was Driving Force Behind Trump Family Separation Policy

As reported by the Associated Press: "From April 19 to May 31, 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults, according to Homeland Security statistics".

Contrary to what Nielsen would have the public believe, there is no law that requires parents and children be separated at the border.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenEx-ethics chief calls on Trump to end "monstrous" migrant policies Laura Bush blasts Trump migrant policy as "cruel" and "immoral" Merkley leads Dem lawmakers to border amid migrant policy outcry MORE told a gathering of sheriffs on Monday to ignore press reports of mistreatment of undocumented minors separated from their families at the southwest border.

The policy, which has resulted in almost 2,000 minors being separated from their families over six weeks, has drawn sharp criticism from Democrats and even a number of influential Republicans, including former First Lady Laura Bush who called the policy "cruel" and "immoral" in an opinion piece in the Washington Post. But the Trump administration is being accused of handling the cases in a way no other presidency has.

The San Diego Tribune pointed out that even before Sessions announced the zero-tolerance policy, immigration prosecutions increased almost 24 percent between February and March of this year, according to TRAC data. "And it breaks my heart."Earlier, first lady Melania Trump also weighed in through her communications director Stephanie Grisham". She compared it to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, which she called "one of the most shameful episodes in USA history". No law mandates separating families.

During an interview with "Fox & Friends" on Friday on the front lawn of the White House, Trump said he wouldn't support a moderate bill.

She added that "we are also asking Congress to allow us to keep families together while they are detained", invoking the false premise that separating families comes from a law, and not from the administration's own "zero-tolerance" immigration policy. "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.

Meanwhile, officials announced plans to erect tent cities to hold hundreds more children in the Texas desert where temperatures regularly reach 40C (105F).

She claimed "misinformation" was being spread about the policy, which is that all people caught crossing the border illegally are prosecuted and thus families are separated.

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On Sunday morning, members of Congress from NY and New Jersey demanded access to a privately run detention facility in New Jersey to meet with detained fathers separated from their children.

At a conference Monday morning, Nielsen doubled down and said her department is just "enforcing the laws passed by Congress" and would "not apologize for doing our job".

The policy has drawn criticism from lawmakers in and outside of the Trump administration.

Religious leaders are speaking out against the policy, with Archbishop of Miami Thomas Wenski saying the practice effectively "weaponizes" children, on NPR's Weekend Edition.

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

Nielsen described attacks by some elected officials, the media and advocacy groups on the department's border efforts as "irresponsible and unproductive".

Jentezen Franklin, a member of Trump's evangelical council, told CNN, "It's a very unsafe route to go when you begin to take selections of scriptures and say, 'The Bible was written to justify political standings". "But President Trump is leaning into that pretty hard".

Conway rejected the idea that Trump was using the kids as leverage to force Democrats to negotiate on immigration and his long-promised border wall, even after Trump tweeted Saturday: "Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change!" "Don't wait until after the election because you are going to lose!"

Almost 200 people were minors unaccompanied by a parent, according to Border Patrol officials.

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