Sessions: More adults will bring kids across border if US doesn't separate children

AG says building a wall will solve the problem

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
June 18, 2018 - 10:52 am

USA TODAY

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is indicating that the policy of separating children from adults illegally entering the US will continue.  

"We cannot and will not encourage people to bring their children or other children to the country unlawfully by giving them immunity," Sessions insisted. "Why wouldn't you bring children with you if you know you will be released and not prosecuted."

The comments came to a law enforcement conference in New Orleans.

"We do not want to separate parents from their children, you can be sure of that," the attorney general said. "If we build a wall, we pass some legislation, we close some loopholes; we won't face these terrible choices."

Sessions also stated that the children they are holding are getting proper care.

"They are taken care of."

He says a majority of the kids being held, however, did not come into the country with adults.

"Most of the children we are caring for today in our system came here as unaccompanied minors."

Session addresses this issue in depth today in a discussion with WWL's Newell Normand.  They also discuss crime fighting, drug policy and more.  

Click here to hear and read more about the interview...

 

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