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Sessions: Comparing US Immigrant Policy to Nazi Acts 'Real Exaggeration'

Sessions: Comparing US Immigrant Policy to Nazi Acts 'Real Exaggeration'

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. Previous administrations dealt with illegal entry through civil proceedings so families could be kept together, at least for a limited time. "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".

Under the policy, any adult crossing the border outside of official ports of entry to claim asylum faces prosecution, whether or not they have a criminal history.

"Sessions' support and advocacy for "holding thousands of young children in mass incarceration facilities with little to no structured educational or socio-emotional support" and for" directing employees and staff members to kidnap children from their parents" falls in violation of the Methodists' Book of Discipline, the Methodists contend in the letter.

Asked by Ingraham if the policy is being used as a deterrent to stop families from attempting to cross the border illegally with children, Sessions said, "Fundamentally, we're enforcing the law".

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"As a career prosecutor, I've seen that law enforcement works best when it has the trust of local communities, and the heartlessness of the Administration's family separation policy is undermining the trust we've worked so hard to build".

A bipartisan group of more than 70 former US attorneys is calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse the Trump administration's policy of prosecuting all people who cross the border illegally, saying it is "dangerous, expensive, and inconsistent" with the values of the Justice Department.

Dozens of former USA attorneys, appointed under Democratic and Republican administrations, also pressed Sessions in a separate letter Tuesday to end the practice, calling it a "radical departure" from previous DOJ policy.

The policy places adults trying to cross the border into custody, and places children in detention centres.

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Trump continued to fault Democrats and pointed to more lenient policies under past administrations that had not charged all migrants who had crossed illegally.

At the White House on Monday, DHS Secretary Nielsen defended the policy and said "loopholes" in the current system were driving people to attempt to come to the U.S. "We cannot and will not encourage people to bring their children or other children to the country unlawfully by giving them immunity".

But Trump and his allies have seized on the report to try to undermine the validity of Mueller's probe, arguing it showed key law enforcement officials were biased against him. "Today, by contrast, your Zero Tolerance policy has produced a tragic and unsustainable result, without taking into account each family's specific circumstances".

"If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you as required by law", Sessions said last month while announcing the new initiative.

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