Sessions: harsh migrant policy aims to end 'lawlessness'

Erika Holt
June 22, 2018

"I see that the fact that no one was being prosecuted for this as a factor in a five-fold increase in four years in this kind of illegal immigration", Sessions said.

"We urge immediate steps to ameliorate this situation, and for the administration and Congress to finally take the necessary steps to end this problem long-range", they continued.

Last week, more than two-dozen Jewish religious and communal organizations issued a joint letter condemning the Trump administration's policies along the U.S. -Mexico border. On Monday, he tweeted, "It is the Democrats fault for being weak and ineffective with Boarder Security and Crime". "You heard what Mrs. Clinton said", Ingraham said.

Separating children from their parents is not the law! The Nazis didn't let the Jews leave Germany, he said.

Yoder earlier on Monday responded to almost 60 Johnson County officials asking him to put an end to the forced separation of families caught crossing the USA southern border illegally.

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Sessions called it "a real exaggeration" and explained the criteria for asylum.

"We are taking care of these children; they are not being abused", Sessions said. "In Nazi Germany, they were keeping the Jews from leaving the country, but this is a serious matter", Sessions replied.

Earlier in the episode, Ingraham told viewers the child detention centers were "essentially summer camps [or] boarding schools".

Instituted as part of US President Donald Trump's policy of "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration, the practice has sparked widespread outrage and condemnation, even among some Republicans. A bipartisan group of former USA attorneys is added its collective voice to the calls to end the family separations caused by the administration's "zero-tolerance" policy.

"When we ignore our laws at the border we obviously encourage hundreds of thousands of people a year to likewise ignore our laws and illegally enter our country, creating an enormous burden on our law enforcement, our schools, our hospitals, and social programs", he said. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, a frequent opponent of the Trump administration, was first to sign the letter. "It is time for you to announce that this policy was ill-conceived and that its consequences and cost are too drastic, too inhumane, and flatly inconsistent with the mission and values of the United States Department of Justice".

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