The Trump administration keeps blaming ‘loopholes’ in immigration law for its family separation policy — here’s what’s really going on

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  • The Trump administration keeps falsely blaming its new family separation practice on current immigration law, and “loopholes” it says migrants are exploiting.
  • Yet, as many critics of the Trump administration have pointed out, there is no law requiring migrant children be separated from their parents if they illegally cross the border.
  • Nevertheless, the Trump administration has demanded Congress reform several laws or legal agreements that it believes would halt illegal immigration.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the Trump administration’s new “zero-tolerance” policy at a combative press briefing with reporters on Monday, falsely blaming the controversial practice of separating migrant families at the border on Democrats and “loopholes” in the US immigration system.

“This entire crisis, just to be clear, is not new. It’s been occurring and expanded over many decades,” Nielsen said. “But currently, it is the exclusive product of loopholes in our federal immigration laws that prevent illegal immigrant minors and family members from being detained and removed to their home countries.”

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