Sessions would split up undocumented immigrant families under the law

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Monday that under a zero-tolerance policy the U.S. would split up undocumented parents and children who cross the border together illegally. “If you are smuggling a child then we will prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you as required by law,” Sessions said in Arizona. “If you don’t like that, then don’t smuggle children over our border.” Parents will go to detention centers and to federal court, while children will go to the Office of Refugee Resettlement to be placed with relatives in the U.S. or in private shelters. “This has always been the policy,” said Thomas Homan, deputy director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “But you will see more prosecutions because of the commitment to zero tolerance.”

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