Published: Mon, June 18, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

1,995 children separated from families at border under ‘zero tolerance’ policy

1,995 children separated from families at border under ‘zero tolerance’ policy

WASHINGTON - Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the US border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

Between April 19 and May 31, the 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults who were being held by USA border patrol in preparation for prosecution for crossing the border illegally, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman said on a call with reporters.

The new figures are for people who tried to enter the USA between official border crossings.

The "Chrisley Knows Best" star was at LAX on Saturday, and we asked him about Romans 13. the Bible verse Sessions quoted the other day while defending the Trump administration's immigration policies.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the "zero-tolerance" policy in April, saying if people don't want to be separated from their children, they shouldn't cross the border illegally.

Another FAQ section deals with questions including; "Why Are Parents Being Separated From Their Children?"; "Where Are Children Going?"; "What Happens to Children in HHS Custody?"

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He told reporters at the White House on Friday: "I hate it".

"I certainly wouldn't sign the more moderate one". "And that is no different from a United States citizen parent".

The bill, a compromise between moderates and conservatives, is expected to be voted on next week.

The bill now circulating in the House reportedly would provide $25 billion for a border wall, and detail a process that gives young undocumented immigrants permanent residency and a pathway to citizenship.

President Trump continued to blame Democrats.

In the House, top Democrat Nancy Pelosi attacked the separations as a "barbaric" policy that "has to stop".

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When he announced the policy, Sessions noted it would likely lead to more separations but said the policy would help deter more migrants from trying to cross the southern border.

"The Democrats have to change their law".

"Again, not a fucking law", he said, later explaining that "lots of things are said in the Bible but that doesn't mean you should do them", and noting that President Donald Trump is not exactly a paragon of biblical righteousness.

A border patrol official on the call said children are sometimes separated from the adults they are traveling with if officials suspect the relationship is fraudulent.

"We will be seeing as we have been seeing there's going to be a shift in that they still may be children, but they were probably accompanied by their parents when they were first entering the USA", said Luis Aranga of Catholic Charities.

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