Skip to comments.‘We Will Not Apologize’ — Homeland Security Secretary Defends Family-Separation Policy
Posted on 06/18/2018 9:26:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen defended the Trump administration’s highly contentious zero tolerance immigration-enforcement policy Monday as the inevitable result of congressional inaction on immigration.
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, Nielsen said during her Monday address to National Sheriffs Association in New Orleans. Illegal actions have and must have consequences. No more free passes, no more get-out-of-jail-free cards.
Nielsen went on to decry inaccurate media portrayals of the Trump administration’s enforcement policy, which requires the detention and prosecution of all individuals caught crossing the border illegally. The policy has resulted in the separation of roughly 2,000 children from their parents, who are in detention awaiting trial.
The separations have been attacked as immoral by congressional Democrats and a handful of Republicans, who advocate a return to the previous policy of releasing individuals awaiting trial for trying to immigrate illegally with their children. But Nielsen placed blame for family separations squarely on lawmakers, citing legislative inaction on immigration reform as the central obstacle to changing the system. She also suggested that previous administrations are partly to blame for incentivizing child trafficking by providing free passes to adults who try to cross the border with children.
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, she said. This must stop. All this does is put the children at risk. To address these issues we’ve asked Congress to change the law to allow for the expeditious return of unaccompanied children, regardless of their country of origin. We are also asking Congress to allow us to keep families together while they are detained.
Sorry, NOT sorry.
Awesome! Pushback is NEEDED.
We don’t care if you think we’re mean.
Really. We don’t.
FINALLY, some common sense filtering it’s way into conversation as it’s been 24/7 one sided inaccurate media special reports.
This morning I finished my telephone sessions with the offices of Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN9th), Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and Senator Todd Young (R-IN), urging all three to fully support President Trump’s “Zero Tolerance Policy” on our borders. Stop illegal migration entirely. Close the borders.
It’s time to start filing charges against the NGO’s that are bringing these families(or fake families) to the border to cross illegally. They are all part of the Soros/DNC plan to swamp our country in waves of very expensive future Democratic voters.
We know who they are...we know what they are doing...start arresting these groups and let them spend lawyer money on themselves!
Don’t want to be separated from your children? DON’T COME HERE ILLEGALLY.
Its nice to see some balls coming out of this Administration. Get these people the HELL OUT OF MY COUNTRY..they come here for the FREEBIES, not a better life..FREEBIES..the second they come to the border, turn their asses around right back where they came from
This is obviously becoming the democrats’ new way of trying to get Trump. We will be hearing much more about this in the next few months.
I bet you 90 percent of those kids, those are NOT their parents they came here with, they were scooped off the street somewhere and being used as a get into the US free card
Thank you. No apologies needed and some of the church denominations need to check their facts BEFORE making statements.
Mine ticked me off.
Imagine if they really cared about children. Laws would be enforced, the flood of illegal invaders would then slow to a trickle, regular citizens wouldn’t be victims of drunk illegal drivers, children of the law-abiding wouldn’t be warehoused in public schools [whose seats are being filled with illegals who rape]. On and on.
Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time
We need a wall, that will make this much easier. They come in the front door, not illegal sneaking across the border.
"We are also asking Congress to allow us to keep families together while they are detained."
Slippery slope. Camel sticking it's nose in the tent. Don't trust Kirstjen Nelsen one bit. She's a big DACA advocate.
CIB-173RDABN wrote: They should put up a sign OBAMA RELOCATION CENTER with photos of Obama......
......have the kids wear T shirts saying We are here because Obama invited us
Sheila Jackson Lee at the border?
Its nauseating watching Democrats pontificating about this......
Beto ORourke is particularly disgusting....he acts like a vicious pit bull w/ a child in his teeth and wont let go.
hat tip grania
Republicans should be out there ......talking up the numbers of kids thrown over the border by their “caring” parents looking for freebies.
They could care less that their kids get involved in savage gangs.
MS 13 are recruiting these kids......they also get involved in sex or drug trafficking, near slave-labor employment........
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