Critics of USA government policy which separates children their parents when they cross the border illegally from Mexico protest during a "Families Belong Together March", in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 14, 2018.
"We will be seeing as we have been seeing there's going to be a shift in that they still may be children, but they were probably accompanied by their parents when they were first entering the USA", said Luis Aranga of Catholic Charities.
Oliver dedicated almost five minutes of his show to explaining why the Bible passage Romans 13 can't be used to shield the administration from the torrent of criticism about what many religious and political leaders say is a harsh and immoral crackdown on undocumented immigrants.
U.S. House Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS), in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is calling for the administration to halt the separation of families.
Michelle Brane, director of migrant rights and justice at the Women's Refugee Commission, says sharing information with DHS is "going to discourage people from coming forward to pick children up and take them into their care".
However, there is no statute that requires children to be separated from their parents at the border. The figures did not break down the separations by age.
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The official tally of separations is now almost 4,000 children, not including March and the beginning of April 2018.
She said human trafficking groups are putting children with others and training them to ask for asylum as families to skirt USA immigration laws.
"I want the laws to be attractive, humane and strong", Trump told the press.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been criticised for citing Bible scripture to back up the Trump administration's immigration policy. This is the Trump administration's decision and they could put an end to this immoral policy today.
"It's completely unacceptable under any moral code or under any religious tradition to injure children, inflict trauma on them in order to send some political message to adults somewhere overseas", he said.
'I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the objective of order, ' he said. But, the Capitol Ministries leader said, there are "three classifications of people in every country, as was true in ancient Israel in the Old Testament". I can say that it is very biblical to enforce the law.
Her husband's administration has shown little sign that it will budge on the issue and has instead doubled down, even citing the Bible to justify its conduct.