And they expanded access to immigration detention centers, where families were held with their children while they were awaiting immigration hearings. "We are trying to protect the children, which is why I am asking congress to act". "Brzezinski honed in on the Secretary of Homeland Security though, saying she was "extremely confused" and "[failed] miserably" when she tried answering questions yesterday at the White House press briefing.
Whether she really did consider resigning or not, more than one paper reported last month that Trump lambasted her during a cabinet meeting at greeeeeat length over the fact that illegal border-crossings hadn't fallen.
That echoed a statement from California Sen.
'And the government should have a commitment to transparency and accountability.
On Friday, an official with the Department of Homeland Security told reporters that almost 2,000 children had been separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May 31.
Trump administration officials have argued repeatedly in recent weeks that Democrats are responsible for the separation policy in an apparent reference to Congress' inability to pass an immigration bill that would provide funding for Trump's proposed border wall.
Nielsen spoke Monday at the National Sheriff's Association conference in New Orleans. She goes right at the administration's critics: "We will not apologize for the job we do, or the job law enforcement does, or the job the American people expect us to do".
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"Illegal actions have and must have consequences", she said. "As I mentioned earlier, this get-out-of-jail-free card for families and groups who pose as families has spread". She is, after all, a "Bush person" and per the Times excerpt above she's only a grudging supporter of the separation policy.
Trump continued to blame Democrats, falsely, for a policy that even members of his own party said he could end with a single phone call.
She was asked again about the photos and recordings of crying children and asked if they were an intended or unintended effect of administration policy.
Democrats have accused the president of effectively turning the children into political hostages to secure stricter immigration measures, such as funding for a U.S. -Mexico border wall. "No, you did do it".
Secretary Nielsen tried to suggest the problem was with the Dept. of Health and Human Services, and not DHS.
"You do not need to break the laws of the United States to seek asylum". Outcry has come from Democratic and Republican lawmakers as well as the United Nations and religious leaders.
Democrats in the US House of Representatives will introduce legislation this week aimed at stopping separations, mirroring a similar Senate bill sponsored by Democrat Dianne Feinstein. Now, some Republicans are speaking out, as well. His stringent immigration laws is seeing devastating effects on family lives.
Turlock Rep. Jeff Denham, another leading backer of the House bill, expressed hope in a statement to the Washington Post on Friday that it would fix the family separation crisis. "Surely it is the beginning of the unraveling of democracy when the body who makes the laws, rather than changing them, asks the body who enforces the laws not to enforce the laws".