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Dem: Trump’s policy of separating children, parents at border ‘would shock Jesus’

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) attacked President Trump’s immigration policy on Friday over the Department of Homeland Security’s orders to separate migrant parents from their children at the border.

Lieu, one of Trump’s most vocal critics in Congress, attacked the policy as “evil,” writing in a tweet that it would “shock Jesus.” 

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“There are many ways to describe the @realDonaldTrump policy of ripping children away from their parents at the border. It violates human rights laws. It is unAmerican. It would shock Jesus. But I think the most appropriate way to describe it is this: The policy is evil,” Lieu tweeted.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions doubled down on the policy earlier this month, saying that the Department of Justice would step up prosecutions of migrant parents in the hopes of deterring future illegal immigration.

“The Attorney General directed the U.S. Attorney’s offices to adopt a zero-tolerance policy for all offenses referred for prosecution,” a Homeland Security official told The Wall Street Journal.

Last month it was reported that limited budgets had led to the Department of Health and Human Services losing track of nearly 1,500 unaccompanied migrant children last year after they were placed in the homes of adult sponsors, some of whom turned out to be human traffickers, according to a PBS investigation.

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