“We need to address this situation with compassion and thoughtfulness, but must make every effort to close the loopholes that criminal illegal aliens are taking advantage of.” Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “I firmly believe we need to uphold our rule of law and put an end to illegal immigration. There’s no question that the thought of children being separated from their families is heart wrenching,” said Cong. Pete Sessions, Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, announcing his co-sponsorship of a bill to address family separation at the border. “We must make every effort to close the loopholes that criminal illegal aliens are taking advantage of, and we also need to address this situation with compassion and thoughtfulness,” said Sessions. “This piece of legislation does exactly that. It codifies a policy that weeds out the thugs who are exploiting the system and ensures legitimate families stay together. To … [Read more...] about SESSIONS: “Children being separated from their families is heart wrenching, but we need to uphold our rule of law and put an end to illegal immigration.”
President Donald Trump amplified his heated immigration rhetoric on Tuesday, accusing Democrats of wanting “illegal immigrants … to pour into and infest our country,” language evoking images of pests, not human beings. President Donald Trump amplified his heated immigration rhetoric on Tuesday, accusing Democrats of wanting “illegal immigrants … to pour into and infest our country,” language evoking images of pests, not human beings. “Democrats are the problem. They don’t care about crime and want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our Country, like MS-13. They can’t win on their terrible policies, so they view them as potential voters!” he wrote. The President’s Twitter language further escalated his dehumanizing rhetoric amid a developing humanitarian — and political — crisis on the United States’ border with Mexico, where at least 2,000 children have … [Read more...] about Trump ramps up rhetoric: Dems want ‘illegal immigrants’ to ‘infest our country’
John Bacon USA TODAY Published 3:27 p.m. UTC Jun 19, 2018 President Donald Trump was scheduled to meet with congressional Republicans on Tuesday as the controversy over the administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy continued to heat up. Adults caught crossing the border without using a legal port of entry are facing criminal charges, but the children are not. Through the end of May, almost 2,000 children were separated from adults who said they were their parents or guardians, the department said last week. Footage of children in detention – and audio of children crying as they were separated from the families – have fueled global outrage. Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen have been unapologetic, saying illegal entry must be stopped and suggesting that migrants seeking to enter the country illegally have in the past brought children with them to avoid criminal … [Read more...] about Trump says Democrats want illegal immigrants to ‘infest’ US: What we know now
US & Canada 19 June 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44303556 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsReality Check The claim: US President Donald Trump says the Democrats created a law that separates children from parents who cross the US-Mexico border illegally.Verdict: There is no law on … [Read more...] about Who decided to separate illegal immigrant families?
Attorney General Jeff Sessions upheld the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy on illegal immigration in a speech Monday (June 18) in New Orleans. His comments, and more forceful ones from Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, came as Democrats and some Republicans balk at the GOP administration's practice of separating foreign children from parents trying to enter the United States. Addressing the National Sheriffs' Association at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Sessions framed the issue as a question of "whether we want to be a country of laws or whether we want to be a country without borders. It is one of the reasons the American people elected President Donald Trump, and that was to end the lawlessness at our southern border." Before Trump took office in 2017, he said, the U.S. sent a "bad message" with its practice of not prosecuting undocumented adults who were caught entering the country with children at illegal crossing points. Word spread, resulting in … [Read more...] about Jeff Sessions, homeland security chief uphold practice of splitting illegal immigrant families