DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen denies family separation policy exists, blames media

Trump continues to blame Democrats for breaking up families at the border

Trump continues to blame Democrats for breaking up families at the border

Meanwhile, politicians and advocates protested, marched and visited an immigration detention center on Father's Day to call attention to parents and children that have been separated as a result of Trump's policies.

"We do not have the luxury of pretending that all individuals coming to this country as a family unit are in fact a family", she said in a speech to the National Sheriff's Association in New Orleans. But the Trump administration is being accused of handling the cases in a way no other presidency has.

"It was a simple decision by the administration to have a zero tolerance policy for illegal entry, period. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart", Bush writes.

Bush was writing a guest column for The Washington Post Sunday and compared the policy to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. However, there is no law mandating the separation of families.

The signs of splintering GOP support come after longtime Trump ally, the Rev. Franklin Graham, called the policy "disgraceful".

Photos went viral over the weekend showing children being held in fenced enclosures at a Texas facility.

Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, who is challenging Sen.

She added, "This is a perilous journey for many of these children, and if people really cared about them we would figure out a way to get the funding to expand the centers and to close the loopholes".

She claimed "misinformation" was being spread about the policy, which is that all people caught crossing the border illegally are prosecuted and thus families are separated.

Nielsen's claim the children are being "very well taken care of" is also open to debate.

'Rising Kashmir' editor shot dead in India-Occupied Kashmir
BJP's Ram Madhav said, "Shocked to hear about d attack on d Editor-in-Chief of Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar ". Most Kashmiris support the rebel cause while also participating in civilian street protests against Indian control.

"We are enforcing the laws passed by Congress, and we are doing all that we can in the executive branch to protect our communities".

The policy has drawn criticism from lawmakers in and outside of the Trump administration.

Evangelical leader Franklin Graham, son of "America's pastor" Billy Graham and a prominent Trump supporter, told the Christian Broadcasting Network on Tuesday, "It's disgraceful, and it's awful to see families ripped apart and I don't support that one bit". Several religious groups, including some conservative ones, have pushed to stop the practice of separating immigrant children from their parents.

Responding to Nielsen's lie on Sunday, the ACLU explained, "You have a policy of criminally prosecuting any asylum seeker who crosses the border between ports of entry".

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking at the same event as Nielsen, also defended the Trump administration's immigration practices Monday morning.

Trump administration officials say the policy is meant to deter undocumented immigrants from making the trek to the USA border with their children.

"This is why we need more Republicans elected in November". "But President Trump is leaning into that pretty hard".

"It is the Democrats fault for being weak and ineffective with Boarder Security and Crime. Don't wait until after the election because you are going to lose!"

Trump continued to cast blame on Democrats Monday, tweeting: "Why don't the Democrats give us the votes to fix the world's worst immigration laws?"

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