Published: Tue, June 19, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

These faith leaders, Republicans have blasted immigration policy separating families at border

These faith leaders, Republicans have blasted immigration policy separating families at border

President Trump doubled down on his administration's practice of separating illegal immigrant families at the Mexican border yesterday, saying the United States "will not be a migrant camp", as outrage mounted with MA officials blasting the policy and demanding immediate change. Other rumors circulated that the US program would soon end.

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"[Separation] happens in this country as well", she said.

The administration has fiercely defended their policy which has been criticized by both Republicans and Democrats.

President Trump himself said he hates the policy.

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While entering the US illegally has been a crime for decades, carrying penalties of six months in jail, it's generally been ignored in favor of treating illegal immigration as a civil matter and attempting to deport those caught.

The desperate sobbing of 10 Central American children, separated from their parents one day last week by immigration authorities at the border, makes for excruciating listening.

A new Quinnipiac poll shows 66 percent of Americans oppose Trump's family separation strategy.

The broad consensus in our White House meetings was that we had to stem the flow, both at the source and at the border.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has released footage showing hundreds of undocumented adults and minors being held in cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas.

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More than 1,100 people were inside the large, dark facility, which is divided into separate wings for unaccompanied children, adults on their own, and mothers and fathers with children. "Jesus said suffer the little children onto me, he did not say let the children suffer". It has united religious conservatives and immigrant rights activists, who have said that "zero tolerance" amounts to "zero humanity". The Mormon church said it is "deeply troubled" by the separation of families at the border and urged national leaders to find compassionate solutions. She called the administration's separation policy "barbaric" and a "dark stain on our nation". "These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in US history".

Almost 2,000 children have been taken from their parents since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the policy, which directs Homeland Security officials to refer all cases of illegal entry into the United States for prosecution.

"I continue to believe that the comprehensive 2013 immigration bill that included 700 miles of fencing, an additional 20,000 border control agents and other measures to secure our border is where we should begin this process", he said in a statement. "And it can be taken care of quickly, beautifully, and we'll have safety".

Because she's a Texas native and lived through the Katrina debacle, Laura Bush's denunciation of the Trump policy is especially noteworthy and meaningful. "Until now, no Republican or Democratic administration, nor any prior Attorney General, has endangered children in order to deter illegal entry".

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