Local legislators weigh in on border separation policy

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The separations, and images of the children's living conditions, has sparked outrage on both sides of the aisle, and even Sessions' own church issued church charges against the decision.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed the National Sheriffs' Association Monday morning in New Orleans, Louisiana, delivering a speech riddled with misinformation about the nation's immigration policies, particularly as they relate to asylum claims. "Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!"

"We do not want to separate children from their parents, we do not want parents to bring their children in illegally", he said. Instead, they called on Congress to act. The family was allowed by Mexican immigration officials to cross the bridge but was stopped by US immigration agents who told them return to Mexico.

Interestingly enough, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen pushed back on that characterization earlier today as she defended the policy during the White House press briefing.

Less than a week after quoting the Bible to justify separating immigrant children from their parents, Attorney General Jeff Sessions insists the US doesn't want to break up families.

"In fact, requiring US Attorneys to bring these misdemeanor cases in every instance detracts from your own stated priority to fight gangs and violent crime by groups such as MS-13", the letter noted.

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"As former U.S. Attorneys, we know that none of these consequences ― nor the policy itself ― is required by law", they wrote in their letter to Sessions. "We can not and will not encourage people to bring their children - or other children - to the country illegally by giving them immunity in the process".

Jeff Sessions reveals how the practice of separating children from their parents who are trying to illegally cross the United States border will end if new immigration laws are put into place, as well as construction of the current Commander in Chief's proposed border wall.

A Department of Justice bulletin from April 8 said those entering the country illegally would be met with "the full prosecutorial powers" of the DOJ. But there's nothing to celebrate for immigrant parents separated from their children.

I live in a border state.

"It is morally repugnant to separate a child from their family-we can not normalize this inhumane and cruel behavior by the Trump Administration".

"We have watched what happened with the Obama policies, and over years, we went from 15,000 illegal entries to 75,000", Sessions said.

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