DHS Secretary Nielsen denies separation amounts to 'child abuse'

And then this morning, Trump tweeted a string of lies about rising crime in Germany due to the country's policy on immigration wherein he again blamed Democrats for his family separation strategy.

Almost 2,000 minors were separated from their parents or adult guardians who illegally crossed into the United States over a recent 6-week period, officials said Friday, June 15, as debate raged over how to end the deeply controversial practice.

"The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable". Mr Trump has derided that practice as "catch and release", arguing that numerous immigrants never appear for court proceedings.

White House officials are unable to cite any part of US law that dictates the separations, which were initiated in April after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced "zero tolerance" for unlawful border crossings.

"We do not separate breastfeeding children from their parents", the DHS official said. Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said on Sunday the number "may well be higher".

"The Democrats are forcing the breakup of families at the Border with their terrible and cruel legislative agenda", Trump tweeted Friday.

On Twitter, Trump addressed what he specifically wants in new legislation including "full funding for the Wall;" an end to a diversity visa lottery and certain categories of family-based migration; and a shift toward "merit based immigration" for skilled workers.

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"I'm looking at both of them", Trump told Fox News.

On Tuesday, Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham and a prominent Trump supporter, told the Christian Broadcasting Network, "It's disgraceful, and it's bad to see families ripped apart and I don't support that one bit". We will not apologize for the job we do or for the job law enforcement does for doing the job that the American people expect us to do.

On Sunday, former first lady Laura Bush said, "this zero-tolerance policy is cruel". "And it breaks my heart."Earlier, first lady Melania Trump also weighed in through her communications director Stephanie Grisham".

Furthermore, the rise of facilities that house children separated from their families at the border during Trump's administration has been well documented.

California Senator Dianne Feinstein has the support of 43 senators, all Democrats, for a bill in her chamber. But no longer, she said, will parents get a free pass.

She brought a special guest to help out: Kirstjen Nielsen, the Secretary of Homeland Security, who faced a remarkably brutal grilling from an invigorated White House press corps. Multiple reports have also contradicted Nielsen's claim that asylum-seeking families are not being separated. Religious leaders have condemned family separation, and his own United Methodist denomination chided him for glossing over many other biblical teachings, including kindness to strangers.

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