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U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Monday confirmed a Reuters report that he was considering a proposal to separate women and children who cross the U.S. border with Mexico illegally, a policy shift he said was aimed at deterring people from making a dangerous journey.

Kelly was asked in a CNN interview about the proposal, first reported by Reuters on Friday, in which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would change U.S. policy and keep parents in custody while putting children in the care of the Health and Human Services Department.

"Yes, I am considering - in order to deter more movement along this terribly dangerous network - I am considering exactly that," Kelly said.

Children would be put into the "least restrictive setting" until they can be taken into the care of a U.S. relative or state-sponsored guardian, said government officials who were briefed on the proposal.

Currently, families contesting deportation or applying for asylum are generally released from detention quickly and allowed to remain in the United States until their cases are resolved. A federal appeals court ruling bars prolonged child detention.

"Let me start by saying I would do almost anything to deter the people from Central America from getting on this very, very dangerous network that brings them up through Mexico into the United States," Kelly said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-children-idUSKBN16D2OX

 

I am astonsihed that the Sec. of DHS can suggest something so inhumane and not immediately be removed! Taking people childrens away from them as a deterrent is pure evil in my opinion. How have we gotten to this point? Next this admin will be discussing gas chambers on the border. Who here is willing to defend this?

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