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Almost 2,000 Children Have Been Separated From Families at U.S. Border

Almost 2,000 Children Have Been Separated From Families at U.S. Border

Between April 19 and May 31 of this year, the 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults who were being held by United States border patrol in preparation for prosecution for crossing the border illegally, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman said on a call with reporters. "We like to think that our values are based on humanity and democracy".

The DHS made a step-by-step guide for detained adults who are trying to reach their children called "Next Steps for Families".

With the week we've had, it's no surprise that yesterday's Last Week Tonight had a lot to touch on: the episode went through everything from Chuck Schumer's go-to graduation speech to Trump's relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, to the main story, which talked about Chinese leader Xi Jinping. "They came hoping for a better, safer life for their loved ones". In their letter, the attorneys general explain how these compulsory separations create serious concerns regarding the violation of children's rights, constitutional principles of due process and equal protection. Capitol Ministries claims "that Islam and its Koran are nothing more than a plagiarism of OT truths" - a reference to the Old Testament - "and a non-chronological, sloppy one at that - topped off with a falsified diminution of Jesus Christ". This is inhumane and traumatizing. "That does not exist, that's not a policy, that's not something that DHS does", a DHS official said.

And one Texas parishioner told the Texas Tribune his pastor admonished Sessions by name Sunday morning and referred his congregation to Leviticus 19:33, which says, "When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them". The office is part of the Department of Health and Human Services.

"The Democrats have to change their law". Because they won't, Congress must take a stand and pass our Keep Families Together Act.

Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein said the bill had picked up support from 48 senators. We need a wall.

In an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation", Maine Republican Sen.

"These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in USA history." .

What do we know about the children? Earlier this month, a group of evangelical pastors signed a letter harshly condemning the child separation policy. Previous administrations, however, have avoided separating parents from their children, instead releasing families with court dates for immigration proceedings and various monitoring tactics.

His finishing point was that President Trump's administration is on shaky ground if it wants to use the Bible's moral code as the standard for all its actions.

The Trump administration has vigorously defended its zero-tolerance policy amid outrage over the family separations. I hate to see separation of parents and children. This is a new low for President Trump.