Nielsen said that the "vast, vast majority" of the 12,000 child border crossers in federal custody were actually sent to the southern border alone with human smugglers. Bernie Sanders to former First Lady Laura Bush to House Speaker Paul Ryan. "If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and that child will be separated from you as required by law".
But the President himself has repeatedly blamedDemocrats, citing an unspecified law that he says requires children to be taken from parents who cross the border illegally.
I think she's finally been fully Trumpified. "The Democrats have to change their law".
Attorney General Jeff Sessions detailed the "zero-tolerance" policy in a speech on May 7, saying immigrants who illegally enter the USA along the Mexican border would be prosecuted criminally.
The letter is the latest but far from the only plea from congressional Republicans for President Trump and his administration to end this policy, which by the Department of Homeland Security's own numbers say have separated 2,000 families in recent weeks. We give them meals, we give them education, we give them medical care.
While Nielsen is technically correct - there's no statute explicitly calling for families to be forcibly separated - it has been the practical and direct effect of this zero-tolerance policy.
Family separation "is an immoral, horrific policy", added Senator Dianne Feinstein, who has introduced legislation to keep immigrant families together.
The Republican-led House of Representatives may vote next week on two immigration measures - a hard-line bill drafted by House Judiciary chairman Bob Goodlatte, and a compromise measure that limits legal immigration while also ending the family separations.
Paul Manafort Is Going to Jail
When Manafort was first indicted, the White House said the charges had nothing to do with the president and the 2016 campaign. Manafort was led out of the courtroom by security officers. "It is not about the conduct of the Office of Special Counsel".
Nielsen was speaking Monday at the National Sheriff's Association conference in New Orleans. "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 goal of order", he said Thursday.
After a tour of the border facilities, Merkley and Van Hollen described in an interview with CNN "large pens of chainlink fences" holding about 1,500 migrant children and parents separated from their children after fleeing violence in Central America.
The compromise House Republican bill reportedly would provide $25 billion for a border wall, and detail a process giving young undocumented immigrants permanent residency and a pathway to citizenship.
The law dictates that children be removed from adults accused of committing crimes, she said, calling "offensive" reporters' suggestions the children were being used as a deterrent and a pawn. If you make a false immigration claim, we will prosecute you.
Before Trump took office in 2017, he said, the US sent a "bad message" with its practice of not prosecuting undocumented adults who were caught entering the country with children at illegal crossing points.
Phil Mickelson freestyles hole 13 of US Open Championship
As he walked off the green, he could be seen smiling and talking to playing partner Andrew Johnston, who also was smiling. Mickelson would shoot an 11-over 81 in the third round that dropped him to 17 over for the week and in 65th place.
"As long as illegal entry remains a criminal offense, DHS will not look the other way", Nielsen said.
The actor, best known as rogue "Dirty Den" in the BBC One soap, had been ill and had been receiving treatment in hospital. Grantham first left Albert Square in 1989 after a criminal gang he was involved with, called The Firm, tried to kill him.
Two sheriff's deputies were fatally shot when an inmate overpowered them near a Kansas courthouse on Friday , officials said. He also says he doesn't know if the woman had left the shed or was still inside when she was shot.
China will "immediately introduce taxation measures of the same scale and the same strength", the Chinese Commerce Ministry said. The moves brought the world's two largest economies to the verge of an all-out confrontation long feared by markets an industry.
In its second innings, Sri Lanka lost Kusal Perera to a thick edge behind off Shannon Gabriel two overs before stumps. Chandimal is accused of breaching Level 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct for "changing the condition of the ball".
Both the conservative and compromise bills would provide money for Trump's long-sought border wall with Mexico. She called the Trump administration's separation policy " barbaric ", adding: "It has to stop".
At 334,000 inhabitants when they qualified, Iceland are the smallest ever nation to reach the World Cup finals. Argentina only made it to the finals courtesy of a Messi hat-trick in their final qualifier against Ecuador.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski notes that Porter's spasms were likely caused by an increased number of workouts after surgery. Porter Jr, now 19 years of age, is a 6-foot-10 forward who's drawn loads of attention from most teams around the league.
Liverpool , the losing Champions League finalists, appear to have the toughest start of any of the likely title-contenders. Sky Sports have ranked all 20 clubs in terms of who has the most hard set of fixtures to open the 2018/19 season.
Trump's legal team has repeatedly cast doubt on whether the president would sit for an interview with Mueller. Trump has repeatedly said there was no collusion, and Russian Federation has denied election meddling.
While Ozil is not known for his defending, he undoubtedly could have done better in the lead-up to Lozano's effort. Paez described the game as a welcome distraction from Mexico's upcoming July 1 presidential election.
Iceland was indebted to Halldorsson for picking up a point, though, as he kept out Messi's spot-kick shortly after the hour mark. Russian Federation selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St.
Historic video review helps France top Aussies in World Cup
Goal line technology determined Pogba's goal was good, and the official awarded the go-ahead goal after checking his watch. Deschamps said: "I saw in the Spain Portugal game the first two goals could be allowed or they could be denied.
Seven injured as taxi runs into crowd in Moscow
The driver, who tried to flee the scene, was caught by police, local media has claimed, citing emergency services sources. An ambulance is parked near a damaged taxi, which ran into crowds of people in central Moscow , Russia June 16, 2018.
UAE says Yemen's Houthis must evacuate key port city
Around two-thirds of the country's population of 27 million relies on aid and 8.4 million are already at risk of starving. The United Nations and other aid groups already had pulled their global staff from Hodeida ahead of the rumored assault.
Oprah Winfrey to produce shows for Apple
Companies like Amazon and Netflix have been aggressively pursuing top talent and locking them down with lucrative deals. She is a significant get for Apple , as the host of one of the most-watched daytime shows in America, and her signing.
Trump puts 25% tariff on Chinese goods
China would also cancel agreements it had reached with the USA during previous discussions over the penalties, it said. In response to Trump's decision, the Chinese government said it would levy tariffs against US products and services.