Police also say one of the protesters was struck by a vehicle during the protest, but was apparently unharmed and refused medical treatment. As a result of the new "zero tolerance" policy, federal authorities have separated at least 2,000 children from parents at the border from April 19 through May 31 of this year, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed last week.
"We do not want to separate children from their parents", Sessions said. "We can not and will not encourage people to bring children by giving them blanket immunity from our laws". The meeting with House Republicans, scheduled for late Tuesday afternoon, comes at a time when lawmakers in both parties are up in arms over the administration's "zero tolerance" approach to illegal border crossings.
"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.
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Michigan Radio reached out to the entire state Congressional delegation Friday, asking their opinion on the Trump administration's policy on separating families at the border. The family was allowed by Mexican immigration officials to cross the bridge but was stopped by US immigration agents who told them return to Mexico.
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In this photo taken on January 4, 2017 US Border Patrol agents take Central American immigrants into custody near McAllen, Texas. "And even in those far more serious cases, decisions involving the separation of children from their parents were made with extraordinary caution, and only after an evaluation of the specific circumstances of a particular case", the letter said.
Sunday evening, hours before her remarks in New Orleans, Nielsen posted a thread of tweets claiming preposterously that the Trump administration had no child separation policy for families detained at the US southern border.
Thus, while law itself doesn't require the separation of children, an increase in prosecution of illegal immigrants has that effect.
Sessions on Monday also confirmed that the new policy meant to send a "message" and deter people from "breaking across the border unlawfully"-just hours after Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen slammed that very notion".
Second, if a person is convicted or accused of a crime and held in jail or prison, their children are not placed in mass detention facilities like the children at the border.