Friday, 16 November, 2018

1,995 minors separated from adults during six-week period, DHS says

1,995 minors separated from adults during six-week period, DHS says About 2,000 children separated from families at U.S. border: DHS
Glenn Montgomery | 20 June, 2018, 01:12

After being placed in a shelter, they can be placed with a sponsor USA family.

There is no law that requires children be separated from their parents at the border.

"From a policy perspective", Oliver said, Sessions "might as well be citing "Green Eggs and Ham": We must keep children in a box".

The Bible verse was once used to justify United States slavery, said critics.

Stephen Colbert came out swinging against Attorney General Jeff Sessions on his show Thursday night.

The Trump administration separated 1,995 children from 1,940 adults between April 19 and May 31, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security said Friday. He then went on to quote the scripture Romans 13, which he said commanded that people obey the law because God has "ordained the government for his purposes".

The detention numbers appear to have spiked after President Donald Trump's administration announced a "zero tolerance" policy on illegal border crossings earlier this year.

The figures represent families who were separated because of illegal entry, immigration violations, possible criminal conduct by the parent, and cases where officials could not verify the family relationship, the DHS spokesperson said.

In an interview Sunday on ABC News' "This Week," Bannon called the Office of Inspector General's report on the Federal Bureau of Investigation handling of Hillary Clinton's private email use uncovered a "shocking" bias by investigator Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page.

Despite the support from a right-wing Christian group that's especially close to the administration, other conservative Christians are pressuring the Trump administration to change its practices.

Franklin Graham, son of late reverend Billy Graham and a staunch Trump supporter, said the separation policy was "disgraceful".

In these circumstances, and as long as a unified family would not present any immediate danger to the children, separating families should not occur.

Hundreds protest against policy of separating children from those caught crossing the US-Mexico border. "And that is no different from a United States citizen parent".

"Like the majority of Americans, we have been horrified by the images and stories of children torn from their families along our nation's Southwest Border".

"Our government has the discretion in our laws to ensure that young children are not separated from their parents and exposed to irreparable harm and trauma".

His remark sent legislators on Capitol Hill scrambling, but the White House later said the president had misspoken and he would back both measures.

"We can not and will not encourage people to bring children by giving them blanket immunity from our laws", he said. But, the Capitol Ministries leader said, there are "three classifications of people in every country, as was true in ancient Israel in the Old Testament".

Recommended

  • Mexico stun Germany as Brazil are held at World Cup

    Mexico stun Germany as Brazil are held at World Cup

    Two monitoring stations in Mexico City picked up the temblor the same time Lozano scored, 35 minutes into the match . Both literally and figuratively.
    Special Pogba eclipses France's attacking trio

    Special Pogba eclipses France's attacking trio

    The Australians matched the fancied French for much of their battle in Kazan in a display which heartened coach Bert van Marwijk. Australia had frustrated Les Bleus for almost an hour of their Group C game, with goalscoring opportunities limited.
    Chicago taps Musk's firm to build high-speed tunnel to O'Hare

    Chicago taps Musk's firm to build high-speed tunnel to O'Hare

    According to the Boring Company , the skates would have Wi-Fi and be large enough to hold passengers and cargo. The new system will come at a cost, however: A single fare will reportedly cost around $20.
  • EPL: Mourinho furious with Premier League for 'favouring Liverpool in fixtures'

    EPL: Mourinho furious with Premier League for 'favouring Liverpool in fixtures'

    With the release of City's 2018/19 Premier League fixtures, we analyse the stand-out matches and potentially key periods. Their first match at their new stadium, on the site of White Hart Lane, will be against Liverpool on September 15.
    PM's compromise on Brexit branded unacceptable by pro-EU Tories

    PM's compromise on Brexit branded unacceptable by pro-EU Tories

    On Wednesday, the amendments will return again to the Commons , where May faces the possibility of defeat over a meaningful vote.
    'For Me It Was A Penalty' - Griezmann Backs VAR Call

    'For Me It Was A Penalty' - Griezmann Backs VAR Call

    Jedinak, who is the captain for Australia for the second World Cup in a row, was the only EFL player selected in the first team. France had plenty of possession, had a dominant share of possession but struggled to create meaningful chances from open play.
  • Egypt Coach Cuper: Why Salah Was Benched

    Egypt Coach Cuper: Why Salah Was Benched

    The Argentine coach explained that he expects Salah to be back ahead of their next game against hosts Russian Federation . More than 5,000 people with tickets skipped Uruguay's 1-0 win over Egypt in the opening game at Yekaterinburg.
    Messi misses penalty as Iceland draws with Argentina 1-1

    Messi misses penalty as Iceland draws with Argentina 1-1

    Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli dismissed Messi's penalty set-back as a "statistic" and praised his attitude in a hard game. The Danes had Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to thank for keeping them in the game long enough to win it.

    Johnson shares lead in a US Open that plays like one

    The four putts led to a crushing double. "In the last four tournaments, I have not putted well". "They'll start to pick up a little bit of speed, and it will be a good U.S.
  • Brazil vs. Switzerland preview, players to watch, key stats

    Brazil vs. Switzerland preview, players to watch, key stats

    Tite said midfielder Fred, newly signed by Manchester United, is still recovering from an ankle injury and is the team's only doubt. "But anxiety hit us hard".
    E3 2018: Why Kingdom Hearts 3 Was Delayed Until 2019

    E3 2018: Why Kingdom Hearts 3 Was Delayed Until 2019

    Other members of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, such as William Turner, Captain Barbosa, and others are featured as well. The trailer , which can be seen below, shows the Frozen landscape of Arendelle and beloved characters Anna, Elsa and Olaf.
    How the Cleveland Cavaliers Can Acquire Kawhi Leonard

    How the Cleveland Cavaliers Can Acquire Kawhi Leonard

    All of these pieces could fall perfectly in place, allowing San Antonio to bypass the rebuilding process. For him, they could give up Jaylen Brown , Marcus Smart, and Terry Rozier; plus their 27th overall pick.

Drumbeat of opposition to family separation grows; Trump not budging Drumbeat of opposition to family separation grows; Trump not budging Pat Roberts said he is "against using parental separation as a deterrent to illegal immigration ". We need to continue to build on this noble tradition rather than change course now.

Kim Jong-un meets President Xi in China Kim Jong-un meets President Xi in China The visit is the North Korean autocrat's third to China since March , when he made his inaugural foreign trip as leader. A motorcade was seen leaving the airport in vehicles that were not apparently carrying flags.

Three dead after strong 6.1 quake rattles Japan Three dead after strong 6.1 quake rattles Japan One victim was a nine-year-old girl who was knocked down by a concrete wall at her elementary school as she walked by. All trains and subways across Osaka city were halted, and the bullet train that links Osaka to Tokyo was stopped.

Germany know 'pressure is extreme' after Mexico loss - Thomas Muller Germany know 'pressure is extreme' after Mexico loss - Thomas Muller In a thrilling encounter, Mexico defeated Germany in their first game at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation on Sunday. A frenetic finale saw substitute Julian Brandt smack the outside of the post with a thunderous effort from 20 yards.

2 feared dead after natural disaster hits Osaka in western Japan 2 feared dead after natural disaster  hits Osaka in western Japan The quake struck at 8:00 am, as platforms would have been heaving with passengers waiting to board their commuter trains to work. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said authorities were assessing damage and that their top priority was the safety of residents.

5 dead as SUV being chased by police crashes in South Texas 5 dead as SUV being chased by police crashes in South Texas Boyd said Border Patrol agents began chasing the SUV around noon and then Dimmit County Sheriff's deputy took over, CNN reported . Another passenger, also reported to be a us citizen, is under arrest in connection with the possible case of human smuggling.

Afghanistan's debut Test ends in 2 days Afghanistan's debut Test ends in 2 days Coming out to bat, Afghanistan knew they had to dig in and grind it out if they had any chance of staying alive in the test match. The Afghan bowlers looked like they had been handed a rude awakening after all the build-up leading to their inaugural Test.

Paul Manafort was taken into custody in courtroom Paul Manafort was taken into custody in courtroom Kilimnik worked with Manafort in Ukraine during that time, and during the 2016 election, they were reportedly in regular contact. One of the documents was a 2013 memo from Manafort to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych .

Upskirting likely to become criminal offense in UK Upskirting likely to become criminal offense in UK In a statement she said that she was "remaining positive" and acknowledged that Chope was always a "risk". Sir Christopher said: "The government has been hijacking time that is rightfully that of backbenchers".

Billions in new tariffs signal start of US-China 'trade war' Billions in new tariffs signal start of US-China 'trade war' Those include 818 products, worth $34 billion a year, remaining from a list of 1,333 the administration released in April. The tariffs were in response to complaints that China requires or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology.

UN Overwhelmingly Votes to Condemn Israel's Excessive Violence Against Palestinians UN Overwhelmingly Votes to Condemn Israel's Excessive Violence Against Palestinians Israel and Hamas have fought three wars in Gaza and the United Nations has warned that a fourth conflict could be easily ignited. The UN General Assembly votes on and adopts resolution on the Protection of the Palestinian civilian population.

European Central Bank to end crisis-era stimulus programme in December European Central Bank  to end crisis-era stimulus programme in December USA crude fell 0.3 percent to $66.44 per barrel and Brent was last at $75.95, down 1.03 percent on the day. Expectations of higher U.S. interest rates are also helping to make the U.S.

Rohr: Eagles mentally ready for Croatia Rohr: Eagles mentally ready for Croatia Captain Jon Obi Mikel made 374 appearances for Chelsea from 2006-2017 and winger Victor Moses is a rising star for the London club.

Picking Up The Pieces After Tornado in Wilkes-Barre Township Picking Up The Pieces After Tornado in Wilkes-Barre Township Trees were uprooted, a auto was flipped, debris was everywhere and entire buildings were wrecked. Since 1888, there have been 175 tornadoes in Pennsylvania recorded in June, according to WPMT .

Texomans react to net neutrality repeal Texomans react to net neutrality repeal Several states including NY and Washington, have passed regulations that impose net neutrality on a local level. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai , who spearheaded the deregulatory move, says the repeal will improve broadband service.