Trump Administration Will Separate Parents From Children at Border

Trump Administration Will Separate Parents From Children at Border

"If you cross the border unlawfully, then we will prosecute you -it's that simple".

Sessions held a news conference with Thomas D. Homan, deputy director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and discussed "the immigration enforcement actions" of President Donald Trump's administration.

Those who enter the US illegally will not be detained and returned over the border; anyone who crosses into the country illegally can expect to be held for prosecution, the LA Times reported.

Continuing an administration crackdown on illegal immigration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned during a visit to the San Diego border area today that people who sneak into the country will be federally prosecuted, and if they bring children with them, those children will be taken away.

"If you smuggle illegal aliens across our border, then we will prosecute you", the attorney general flatly stated.

An official of the Department on condition of anonymity provided the information, ensuring that the "zero-tolerance policy" of the Administration will continue to stand even more accentuated.

Sessions ramped up legal resources at the border recently, sending 35 federal prosecutors and 18 immigration judges to the southwest region to assist with an expected increase in border crossing cases.

The Los Angeles Times was the first to report the planned announcement.

In April, the administration said it was no longer considering such action because of a decline in apprehensions of families at the USA border with Mexico. Trump tweeted on Friday.

Reports surfaced last month that various immigration and border officials are pressing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to prosecute all parents crossing the U.S. -Mexico border illegally with their children in an effort to set an example for other migrants.

However, families seeking asylum by voluntarily crossing at an official border crossing will be allowed to stay together while seeking protection status.

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