The Best Tweets Responding to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's Lies. Period

Washington DC. Trump said he would sign an executive order later today relating to the issue of immigrant children

It has resulted in nearly 2,000 children being separated from their families at the US-Mexico border over six weeks, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.

The current holder of the unofficial position, Melania Trump, also released a mild rebuke from her office that said, "Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform". People seeking asylum in the USA, she said, should go to official ports of entry instead of crossing the border illegally.

Ms Conway rejected the idea that the president was using the kids as leverage to force Democrats to negotiate on immigration and his long-promised border wall, even after Mr Trump tweeted on Saturday: "Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change!"

"I can't come up with an example of a time that a first lady's statement comes pretty close to contravening the West Wing", she told the Washington Post. "It breaks my heart".

The crisis has centered primarily around a Trump administration policy to detain undocumented child migrants in facilities separate from their parents.

Nielsen described a crisis on the southwest US border, where she said illegal crossings exceed 50,000 people a month - "multiples over each month previous year". Have a say in our informal poll, and feel free to join the conversation in the comment section. Reporters attempted to ask her questions about the material in the recording - including "How is this not child abuse?" - but she did not respond directly.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking at the same event as Nielsen, also defended the Trump administration's immigration practices Monday morning.

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This statement is not accurate; DHS can release parents or families from detention at any time.

Democrats and some in Mr Trump's own Republican Party have admonished the administration for dividing almost 2,000 children from their parents between mid-April and the end of May. "It's clearly within their power to make the laws and change the laws".

For those separated from their parents, ORR has also sought to resettle some with relatives inside the United States.

Sessions responded to a Texan archbishop's criticism of the policy last week by citing a verse from the Book of Romans that says God ordained laws from the government "for the goal of order".

Lawmakers have traveled to South Texas where hundreds of children separated from their parents are being held to speak out against the zero-tolerance policy.

"That's a very cowardly response", Nielsen said. "This administration can and must reverse course now and it can and must find new leadership for the Department of Homeland Security", she said.

At a conference Monday morning, Nielsen doubled down and said her department is just "enforcing the laws passed by Congress" and would "not apologize for doing our job".

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