Why Trump is digging in on separating families at the border

Why Trump is digging in on separating families at the border

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separation of families at border crossings.”,”descriptionText”:”White House press secretary Sarah Sanders reacted to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ comments on border policy, telling reporters “it is biblical to enforce the law” when explaining the separation of families at border crossings.”},{“title”:”Sessions defends family separation with Bible “,”duration”:”02:09″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/06/14/jeff-sessions-family-separations-at-border-biblical-sot-nr.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/06/14/jeff-sessions-family-separations-at-border-biblical-sot-nr.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180614160949-jeff-sessions-defends-family-separation-at-border-bible-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/06/14/jeff-sessions-family-separations-at-border-biblical-sot-nr.cnn/video/playlists/donald-trump-immigration/”,”description”:”Attorney General Jeff Sessions says criticisms over separation of families at the border are not fair or logical, citing scripture. “,”descriptionText”:”Attorney General Jeff Sessions says criticisms over separation of families at the border are not fair or logical, citing scripture. “},{“title”:”Speier: Taking children from parents is abuse”,”duration”:”02:59″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/06/14/rep-jackie-speier-immigration-asylum-seekers-take-children-break-law-investigating-sot-newday.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/06/14/rep-jackie-speier-immigration-asylum-seekers-take-children-break-law-investigating-sot-newday.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180614085608-rep-jackie-speier-6-14-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/06/14/rep-jackie-speier-immigration-asylum-seekers-take-children-break-law-investigating-sot-newday.cnn/video/playlists/donald-trump-immigration/”,”description”:”In an interview with CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/alisyn-camerota-profile”>Alisyn Camerotau003c/a>, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) says it is illegal for the US government to separate asylum seekers from their children and that she and 19 of her colleagues are going down to a detention facility to investigate.”,”descriptionText”:”In an interview with CNN’s u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/alisyn-camerota-profile”>Alisyn Camerotau003c/a>, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) says it is illegal for the US government to separate asylum seekers from their children and that she and 19 of her colleagues are going down to a detention facility to investigate.”},{“title”:”Trump changes tone on immigration”,”duration”:”01:12″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/01/10/trump-changes-tone-immigration-orig-alee.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/01/10/trump-changes-tone-immigration-orig-alee.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180109231118-cnnee-conclusiones-intvw-jesus-marquez-estratega-republicano-daca-muro-trump-reunion-00004914-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/01/10/trump-changes-tone-immigration-orig-alee.cnn/video/playlists/donald-trump-immigration/”,”description”:”On Tuesday, President Trump appeared to be open to a “clean” DACA bill. 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By Wednesday, he seemed adamant that the wall be included in any immigration bill.”},{“title”:”Trump: Breaking up families because of Dems”,”duration”:”02:13″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/05/16/trump-immigration-roundtable-california-bts.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/05/16/trump-immigration-roundtable-california-bts.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180516152248-01-trump-roundtable-california-sanctuary-state-screengrab-0516-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/05/16/trump-immigration-roundtable-california-bts.cnn/video/playlists/donald-trump-immigration/”,”description”:”President Donald Trump hosts a roundtable discussion on California sanctuary state policies at the White House, where he blamed Democrats for laws that force federal immigration agents to break up families. “,”descriptionText”:”President Donald Trump hosts a roundtable discussion on California sanctuary state policies at the White House, where he blamed Democrats for laws that force federal immigration agents to break up families. “},{“title”:”Trump mentions rape in immigration argument “,”duration”:”02:22″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/04/05/trump-immigration-rape-border-wall-zeleny-dnt-lead.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/04/05/trump-immigration-rape-border-wall-zeleny-dnt-lead.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180405142545-01-trump-west-virginia-0405-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/04/05/trump-immigration-rape-border-wall-zeleny-dnt-lead.cnn/video/playlists/donald-trump-immigration/”,”description”:”During a roundtable discussion on tax reform, President Donald Trump appeared to assert that women in Central America are raped at “levels that nobody has ever seen before” as an argument for strengthening US immigration laws.”,”descriptionText”:”During a roundtable discussion on tax reform, President Donald Trump appeared to assert that women in Central America are raped at “levels that nobody has ever seen before” as an argument for strengthening US immigration laws.”},{“title”:”Trump threatens to close country over wall”,”duration”:”01:33″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/05/05/trump-close-country-wall-immigration-sot.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/05/05/trump-close-country-wall-immigration-sot.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180505145516-trump-close-country-wall-immigration-sot-00000000-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/05/05/trump-close-country-wall-immigration-sot.cnn/video/playlists/donald-trump-immigration/”,”description”:”President Trump spoke about immigration at a tax event in Cleveland, Ohio.”,”descriptionText”:”President Trump spoke about immigration at a tax event in Cleveland, Ohio.”},{“title”:”Gallego: White House ‘clueless’ on immigration”,”duration”:”01:58″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/05/11/gallego-trump-administration-kelly-remark-sitroom-sot.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/05/11/gallego-trump-administration-kelly-remark-sitroom-sot.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180511092624-08-john-kelly-lead-image-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/05/11/gallego-trump-administration-kelly-remark-sitroom-sot.cnn/video/playlists/donald-trump-immigration/”,”description”:”Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) says the Trump administration is ‘”clueless'” on immigration and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is “ignorant and dumb” on immigration issues.”,”descriptionText”:”Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) says the Trump administration is ‘”clueless'” on immigration and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is “ignorant and dumb” on immigration issues.”},{“title”:”Kelly: Undocumented immigrants lack skills to assimilate”,”duration”:”02:23″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2018/05/11/john-kelly-immigration-education-comments-ath-bts.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2018/05/11/john-kelly-immigration-education-comments-ath-bts.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180308164436-john-kelly-02-28-2018-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2018/05/11/john-kelly-immigration-education-comments-ath-bts.cnn/video/playlists/donald-trump-immigration/”,”description”:”In an interview with NPR, White House chief of staff John Kelly said he believes undocumented immigrants crossing the southern border of the US do not assimilate well because they are poorly educated.”,”descriptionText”:”In an interview with NPR, White House chief of staff John Kelly said he believes undocumented immigrants crossing the southern border of the US do not assimilate well because they are poorly educated.”},{“title”:”Sanctuary cities: What you need to know”,”duration”:”01:39″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2017/03/28/sanctuary-city-one-thing-explainer-zworig-mobile.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2017/03/28/sanctuary-city-one-thing-explainer-zworig-mobile.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170220103920-san-francisco-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2017/03/28/sanctuary-city-one-thing-explainer-zworig-mobile.cnn/video/playlists/donald-trump-immigration/”,”description”:”The term “sanctuary city” isn’t a legal or legislative designation, but something else entirely. CNN’s Nick Valencia reports.”,”descriptionText”:”The term “sanctuary city” isn’t a legal or legislative designation, but something else entirely. 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