News

Immigration

Sessions: ‘We Never Really Intended’ to Separate Children

Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks at a National Sheriffs’ Association opioid roundtable in Washington, D.C., May 3, 2018 (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke out Thursday after a wild week, saying his Justice Department “never really intended” to separate children from their parents while the adults are prosecuted for illegal entry.

“It hasn’t been good and the American people don’t like the idea that we are separating families,” Sessions told CBN News. “We never really intended to do that. What we intended to do was to make sure that adults who bring children into the country are charged with the crime they have committed.”

The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration-enforcement policy, which was implemented in April and sought to prosecute all immigrants who crossed the border illegally, ended up separating at least 2,300 children from their parents.

Photos and audio of children crying for their parents in what look like cages sparked national furor and bipartisan condemnation, forcing the Trump administration to revise the policy. President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday intended to detain families together “where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources.”

“We’re going to have strong, very strong borders, but we’re going to keep the families together,” Trump said before he signed the order. “I didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated.”

Most Popular

World

EuroTrip

Dear Reader (Especially everyone who got ripped off ordering that giant blimp online), Imagine an alien race that built its civilization on the fact it literally defecated highly refined uranium, or super-intelligent and obedient nano-bots, or simply extremely useful Swiss Army knives. Now imagine one of ... Read More
Politics & Policy

The Rise of the Abortion Cheerleaders

Is abortion a sad and unfortunate reality — regrettable, as we are sometimes told, but often necessary — or is it a breezy nothingburger, completely “normal,” and something to be giddily celebrated like a last-minute NFL touchdown?  For a long time, the abortion lobby has had difficulty deciding. This ... Read More
Film & TV

Stalin at the Movies

Toward the end of The Death of Stalin, two Communist Party bosses size up Joseph Stalin’s immediate successor, Georgy Malenkov. “Can we trust him?” one asks. “Can you ever really trust a weak man?” his comrade answers. Good question. Last week brought the news that the head of Shambhala ... Read More
World

‘The Warning Lights Are Blinking Red Again’

One of President Trump’s outstanding appointments has been Dan Coats, his director of national intelligence. Coats is a former House member, former senator, and former ambassador to Germany. He is a Hoosier (i.e., from Indiana). Whether he plays basketball, I don’t know. At Wheaton College, he played soccer. ... Read More