AG Sessions Visits Fort Wayne, Pushes Back Against Churches

Jeff Sessions Cites The Bible As Justification For Policy Separating Undocumented Parents From Their Children

Colbert Blasts 'Cruelty' of Taking Immigrant Kids From Parents at Border: 'We Are a Feckless Country'

"Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum", Sessions wrote in his 31-page decision.

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration dug in Thursday to defend its "zero tolerance" immigration policy amid criticism from faith leaders that the tougher stance is forcing the separation of families at the border.

Gutierrez also doubled down on his previous comments accusing President Donald Trump of racism. "In the United States of America, the people are the ultimate authority".

"Clearly, no decent human being could defend that", said Colbert.

An executive branch order could end the policy "just like that", she said, snapping her fingers.

"So asylum officers are going to take this decision by the attorney general and they're going to say, 'Oh, generally people like this don't apply because that's what the attorney general says, so I'm going to deny this credible fear interview, '" she said.

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Speaking Thursday in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Sessions said crossing the border illegally is a crime and the government shouldn't be vilified for enforcing laws.

On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new plan concerning domestic abuse or gang violence victim's asylum seekers hoping to gain entry into the United States. Instead of supporting the victims and providing awareness, Sessions is doing the opposite, and the stricter immigration laws that are now being implemented are only hurting citizens. In fact, the same passage Sessions cited has been used to justify slavery and Nazism. "I don't want to be too extreme, Nazi Germany, Lutherans, for the most part, supported Hitler and they used Romans 13 to validate that".

Robert Painter, director of pro bono programs and communications at American Gateways, says the organization now has at least a dozen cases that will be directly impacted by this decision. The number of people who told homeland security officials that they had a credible fear of persecution jumped to 94,000 in 2016 from 5,000 in 2009, he said in a speech earlier in the day in which he signaled he would restore "sound principles of asylum and longstanding principles of immigration law".

What Paul was penning, Saler added, was meant to be a road map to living a gentler life full of charity, a stark contrast to how Paul would have viewed the empire. "It's basically practical advice: While you're doing this, sure, go ahead and pay your taxes, give the government its due. That's not what this is about", he said, saying he's thought about this issue for years.

"If this President is not racist, then I don't know who is", he told NPR in March.

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