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Offbeat Schiff: Nielsen privately said family separations could resume

02:56  22 june  2018
02:56  22 june  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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“Secretary Nielsen privately told lawmakers the Administration may go back to separating children from their parents,” Schiff tweeted. The administration on Thursday said it was working on plans to reunite families that have already been separated by the policy, while Democrats have blasted the

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Thursday said that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has privately told lawmakers that the Trump administration's family separation practice. could resume despite the president signing an executive order to end the practice.

Adam Schiff wearing a suit and tie© Provided by The Hill

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Thursday said that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has privately told lawmakers that the Trump administration's family separation practice could resume despite the president signing an executive order to end the practice.

In a tweet, the California Democrat wrote that he was urging members of the House Appropriations Committee to ensure that no funding would be made available if the policy is restarted.

"Secretary Nielsen privately told lawmakers the Administration may go back to separating children from their parents," Schiff tweeted.

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Rep. Adam Schiff said Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen privately said separating family members at the border might continue.

Sessions may not say that family separation is the intent, but that’s exactly what happens when immigrants are referred for criminal prosecution. In her remarks, Nielsen insisted that separations at the border are occurring as the result of either legal rulings or a decade-old law passed by Congress.

"Congress must ensure that NEVER happens. I'm urging the House Appropriations Committee to prevent funds from ever being used to separate families entering the US."

Schiff's comments come one day after the president signed an executive order halting the practice of separating families of undocumented immigrants who cross the border illegally. The order would allow families to be detained together while adults face possible prosecution.

Analysis: Trump and Kirstjen Nielsen’s embarrassing surrender on separating families at the border

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Secretary Nielsen privately told lawmakers the Administration may go back to separating children from their parents. Congress must ensure that NEVER happens. I'm urging the House Appropriations Committee to prevent funds from ever being used to separate families entering the US

What was said . “I’m sad to say that from October 2017 to this February, we have seen a staggering 315 percent increase in illegal aliens fraudulently using children to pose as family units to gain entry into this country.”. — Kirstjen Nielsen , speaking Monday to the National Sheriffs’ Association. The facts.

The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy for illegal immigration, enacted earlier this year, mandates that all adults who cross the border illegally be prosecuted. The policy has led to the separation of thousands of children from their parents, some for months at a time.

The administration on Thursday said it was working on plans to reunite families that have already been separated by the policy, while Democrats have blasted the administration for not beginning the process already.

"It seems that the administration lacks a plan, intention, and a sense of urgency to begin reuniting these children - many of whom have suffered serious emotional anguish - with their parents," Democratic leaders wrote to Trump in a letter.

Trump Urges New U.S. Border Policy: ‘You Can’t Come In’ .
President Donald Trump said the U.S. should change its “hodgepodge” of immigration laws to a new policy toward those who try to enter illegally: “I’m sorry, you can’t come in.” Trump spoke Tuesday during a meeting with lawmakers at the White House amid an international uproar over his administration’s separation of children from parents caught illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico.Vice President Mike Pence and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen plan to meet with Central American leaders later this week to confer on the administration’s immigration enforcement efforts, said an aide to the vice president.The U.

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