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Families Continue to be Separated Along the US-Mexico Border

Amidst scattered protests, the federal government continues separating immigrant children from their families at the U.S. Mexico border.

Posted: Jun 16, 2018 5:05 PM

WASHINGTON - Amidst scattered protests, the federal government continues separating immigrant children from their families at the U.S. Mexico border.

The Department of Homeland security says in a six week period, nearly 2,000 children have been taken from their parents and held in government shelters.

“The Department of Justice will not stand idly by while our laws are being nullified and undermined,” said Jeff Session, the U.S. attorney general.

The Trump administration hopes changes to the criteria to gain asylum in the U.S. and splitting families apart when they arrive here will deter others from coming.

But in a Saturday morning tweet, the president blamed Democrats for his border policy, calling it "their forced family breakup at the border."

An apparent attempt to force Democrats to negotiate with Republicans on other aspects of immigration law, including funding for a border wall.

The administration is getting criticism from both sides of the aisle, religious leaders even the American Medical Association.

"He could stop it if he wanted to. All he has to do is pick up his phone and say stop taking babies away from their mothers. That is entirely within the power of the POTUS. If he isn't doing that then he needs to own it because that's on him,” said Elizabeth Warren, a senator from Massachusetts.

A Republican immigration bill which would stop families from being separated at the border will be debated in Congress next week.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 3055568

Reported Deaths: 34441
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San Bernardino2561091560
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Kern86718565
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Sonoma24068240
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Placer17380180
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Madera13443151
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Marin11693157
Yolo10620131
Shasta9776122
Butte9474123
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Lassen519516
San Benito496343
Yuba495127
Tehama397142
Tuolumne338240
Nevada320673
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Amador301631
Lake261230
Humboldt239324
Glenn193519
Colusa17339
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