Pelosi calls for Trump to end 'inhumane, barbaric' policy at the border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Inside the Trump administration, current and former officials say, there is considerable unease about the policy, which is regarded by some charged with carrying it out as unfeasible in practice and questionable morally. "Brzezinski honed in on the Secretary of Homeland Security though, saying she was "extremely confused" and "[failed] miserably" when she tried answering questions yesterday at the White House press briefing.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the "zero-tolerance policy for criminal illegal entry" on 6 April 2018.

Despite children being accompanied by their parents when they entered the country, children who are separated from their parents are being housed at shelters for unaccompanied children. We have to do our job.

Nielsen said agents shouldn't apologize for doing their jobs. "We have sworn to do this job".

The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy provides for the arrest of all adults caught trying to enter the United States illegally, including those seeking asylum. Is there another story you'd like us to VERIFY?

Tory rebellions against May's Brexit plans 'could bring down government'
Theresa May told BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show that 'Parliament can not tie the hands of government in negotiations'. That would tee up a showdown when the legislation returns to the lower House of Commons for a vote on Wednesday.

And shortly after President Donald Trump's inauguration, Nielsen's predecessor, John Kelly, raised the idea of separating families specifically as a deterrent. "The policy is abusive and you know it", she continued, before adding: "Standing up and lying for a racist is a horrid thing to watch". "The severe mental suffering that officials have intentionally inflicted on these families for coercive purposes, means that these acts meet the definitions of torture under both U.S. and global law", said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Amnesty International's Americas Director. And yet, she kicked off the presser citing stats: "Since this time past year, there has been a 325% increase in unaccompanied alien children and a 435% increase in family units entering the country illegally".

FILE - A Border patrol agent talks with migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico into the USA, in the Rio Grande Valley sector, near McAllen, Texas, April 2, 2018.

Wrote Sen. Tina Smith, who succeeded Al Franken in Minnesota: 'Kirstjen Nielsen has misled the Senate, from the White House podium, and the American people about the Trump Administration's cruel policy of separating children from their parents at the border.' She sent out an online petition calling for her to step down. "We need somebody there with integrity". "It is immoral. And it breaks my heart".

TRT World's Kevin McAleese brings more from Washington, DC. "This is your policy", Democratic U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries said in New Jersey.

Nielsen denied that taking children away from their parents at the border amounts to "child abuse" and said there are "high standards" at the detention facilities.

Hummels criticises Germany tactics in Mexico loss
Mexico supporters outnumbered Germany fans at the Luzhniki Stadium and made nearly all of the noise, roaring their team forward. It took Mexico 56 years to win a World Cup opener - their victory coming at the ninth attempt on home soil at Mexico 1986.

"Mr. President, people do not lose their human rights by virtue of crossing a border without a visa", Zeid said.

"Excuse me it's a POLICY and you are showing your cowardice".

Trump has repeatedly blamed Democrats for the separations, falsely claiming they are responsible for the situation.

Harris, a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee member who has frequently criticized the Trump administration for its "inhumane" treatment of immigrants, slammed Nielsen for not being forthcoming with data about how many children are separated from their families at the border.

On Fox & Friends Monday, the tweets were presented as an attempt to "clarify" the policy. "Don't wait until after the election because you are going to lose!"

At least 3 killed, dozens hurt as quake rocks Japan's Osaka
Two men in their 80s, one from Osaka's Higashiyodogawa Ward, and another from the city of Ibaraki also perished. The Nuclear Regulation Authority said it had detected no problems at any of the region's atomic power plants.

The bill faces strong headwinds as it is opposed by Democrats, who object to another provision that would cut legal immigration levels, and conservative Republicans who are backing a rival bill that takes a harder line on immigration.

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