Trump Pressures Dems to End Law Separating Families at the Border
On Saturday, President Donald Trump put Democrats on blast for their lack of action to end a “horrible law” that separates children from their families when they cross the border.
“Put pressure on the Democrats to end the horrible law that separates children from their parents once they cross the Border into the U.S. Catch and Release, Lottery and Chain must also go with it and we MUST continue building the WALL! DEMOCRATS ARE PROTECTING MS-13 THUGS,” tweeted Trump.
“If you cross this border unlawfully, then we will prosecute you. It’s that simple,” said Sessions. “If you smuggle illegal aliens across our border, then we will prosecute you. If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and that child will be separated from you as required by law. If you don’t like that, then don’t smuggle children over our border.”
Immigrant advocates and the Democrats are claiming Sessions’ new policy is heartless and only detours migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S.
Last month, the New York Times reported that 1,500 migrant children were lost at the border by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“No law requires this — separating parents and children is your administration’s choice. Hundreds of kids as young as 18 months are in danger of suffering lifelong trauma. We won’t let you shift the blame or use families as bargaining chips for your wall,” tweeted the ACLU.