"We are not going to let this country be invaded", he said.
Many of the Central American migrants who traveled together to the southern border via caravan over the last month expected to face a similar process. "Now, you will see more prosecutions because of the attorney general's commitment to zero tolerance".
On Wednesday, Sessions said he would send 35 United States attorneys as well as 18 immigration judges to the border, to work full time on the asylum cases from caravan migrants he said sought to "overwhelm" and "stampede" it.
But this argument omits the fact that in crossing the border, families have often done no harm to anyone - which makes separating them seem particularly cruel. It's that simple. If you smuggle illegal aliens across our border, then we will prosecute you.
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Did you notice that nobody ever talks about them?"They were brutally killed by a small group of terrorists that had guns. They have knives and instead there's blood all over the floors of this hospital", Trump said.
Authorities in El Paso in 2017 began to prosecute people who were coming across as families, and the number of people making the attempt dropped.
The Democratic National Committee denounced Sessions's comments and the Trump administration's immigration policy as an "affront to our values as a nation". Family groups caught crossing the USA border without authorization will be immediately broken up, with the parents detained and prosecuted for illegal entry while their children are taken away from them.
Andre Segura, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, said that is a simplistic analysis.
"The new policy is not just cruel and in violation of our treaty obligations toward asylum seekers, it's unworkable", declared the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times, whose home-state economic inequality has reached record highs amid massive cheap-labor immigration.
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The Department of Justice says Sessions will hold a news conference Monday afternoon in San Diego.
Entering the United States without permission and proper documents has always been a misdemeanor, but previous policies allowed many of those apprehended to go through the administrative deportation process, rather than face criminal charges. The policy ostensibly wouldn't apply, for example, to people who enter the United States and apply for asylum through the proper channels. But according to press reports today, officials in the White House, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice have long believed that jailing everyone caught crossing the border illegally was the best means to intimidate and discourage prospective immigrants.
"New figures show a mini-surge in March - a 200 percent increase in border apprehensions compared to a year ago". Last fiscal year, the number of immigration prosecutions declined 14 percent, to almost 60,000. Apprehension levels are less than half the levels of a decade ago.
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Department of Agriculture, 50 million Americans are food insecure, meaning they live at risk of hunger. The food collected will help with the extra food needed in the summer when food shelf need increases.