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  1. Attorney General Jeff Sessions On Children Separated From Parents At Border, F-1 Visas For PRC Students, And Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision


    HH: Iím so pleased to welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show the Attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions. General Sessions, welcome back.

    JS: Good morning, Hugh.

    HH: Let me begin. Is it absolutely necessary, General, to separate parents from children when they are detained or apprehended at the border?

    JS: Yes. Whatís happening is we are having more people coming bringing children with them entering between the ports of entry, between the ports of entry illegally, and theyíre not, you cannot give them immunity. Thatís an offense. We believe every person that enters the country illegally like that should be prosecuted. And you canít be giving immunity to people who bring children with them recklessly and improperly and illegally. They should never do that. And so those children are being well taken care of. Within 72 hours, theyíre taken to the Health and Human Services to be sure theyíre properly cared for. And those persons will have, the adults will be prosecuted like the law requires.

    HH: I understand the prosecution part. But is it necessary to separate the children? Could they not be detained in facilities where at least mothers and infants could remain together?

    JS: Well, most are not infants. Most are teenagers, although we do have a number of younger ones now, more than weíve seen recently. And they are maintained in a very safe environment not by the law enforcement team at Homeland Security, but put with Health and Human Services. And they are kept close by, and if the person pleads guilty, they would be deported promptly, and they can take their children with them. And, but we do, the Homeland Security can only keep these children for 72 hours before they go to Health and Human Services.

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    Posted by Nolan Rappaport
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