WASHINGTON — Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, on Wednesday tersely defended a now-defunct Trump administration practice of separating migrant children from their families at the border, sidestepping whether she supported it as a way to deter illegal immigration.
In tense exchanges with House Democrats, Ms. Nielsen instead implored Congress to confront what she called a “humanitarian catastrophe” on the southern border by changing laws to crack down on illegal border crossings.
She also said the Trump administration’s family separation practice was similar to those of previous presidents — even if only sporadically enforced in earlier cases.
“It was a policy by this administration that only ended when there were pictures of little kids in cages that had been ripped away from their parents,” Representative Kathleen Rice, Democrat of New York, told Ms. Nielsen during a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee.
[Update: Kirstjen Nielsen out as Trump’s homeland security secretary.]
Ms. Nielsen replied that Ms. Rice mischaracterized the administration’s enforcement.
“That’s a policy,” Ms. Rice said. “You should admit it.”
Ms. Nielsen noted that parents are generally separated from their children when they go to jail for illegal activities. But “that wasn’t the point” of the immigration policy, she said.
“The point was to increase prosecutions for those breaking the law,” she added.
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The hearing was Ms. Nielsen’s first since Democrats took control of the House this year. She backed President Trump’s request to declare a national emergency at the border — which would give him access to funding to build a border wall — and cited new data from her department showing that the number of immigrants entering the United States illegally had doubled from a year ago.
Immigration officials are on track to apprehend one million people crossing the southern border this year, Ms. Nielsen said.
“This is not a manufactured crisis,” Ms. Nielsen said. “This is truly an emergency.”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, later accused Democrats of refusing to acknowledge a crisis at the border. She also chastised Senate Republicans who did not support the president’s emergency declaration.
“If you had done what you were elected to do on the front end, then the president would not have to fix the problem on his own through a national emergency,” Ms. Sanders said.
Some Republicans at the House hearing said they supported building a wall along the border.
Representative Daniel Crenshaw, Republican of Texas, acknowledged the concerns about family separations but said physical barriers were crucial to securing the long stretches of land between ports of entry.
Mr. Crenshaw said he now doubted that “we all value the rule of law and value the ability to manage our border effectively” — a view he admitted was cynical.
The Department of Homeland Security has opened three investigations into the Trump administration’s immigration policies, the agency’s acting inspector general, John V. Kelly, said in a separate hearing on Wednesday.
Mr. Kelly said one investigation is looking into the department’s systems for tracking migrant children separated from their families; another is examining whether asylum-seeking families are being separated at the border.
Department investigators were also reviewing whether parents facing deportation were given the option of bringing their children back home with them. In the hearing with Ms. Nielsen, Ms. Rice asked whether every relative facing deportation was, in fact, allowed to do so.
“To the best of my knowledge, every parent was afforded that option,” Ms. Nielsen said.
In the past, most undocumented immigrants entering the United States from Mexico were single men looking for work. But over the past year, the number of migrants traveling together as a family has soared — a point that Ms. Nielsen sought to underscore.
Officials have said migrants — and the smugglers who exploit them — know they are unlikely to be detained if they travel with a child.
Under a court order, the government is prohibited from keeping children in holding facilities at the border for more than 72 hours. Children must either be transferred to immigration detention facilities suitable for minors, or be released.
The government has allowed thousands of detained migrants to go free each week because it lacks enough beds to hold them in family detention facilities. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a branch of Ms. Nielsen’s department, can accommodate only 3,326 parents and children in its three residential family centers.
Democrats also criticized Ms. Nielsen for not adequately keeping track of migrant children who were separated from their parents last year.
“You let kids be separated without tracking them. Do you know how outrageous that is, Madam Secretary?” said Representative Nanette Barragán, Democrat of California. “You have no feeling, no compassion, no empathy here.”
Ms. Nielsen did not respond.
The practice, part of a “zero tolerance” immigration policy that drew swift condemnation after it was publicly announced last spring, quickly became a symbol of the president’s crackdown on illegal immigration. At the time, Ms. Nielsen repeatedly denied that her department had a policy of routinely separating migrant children from their parents at the border, despite mounting evidence that thousands of families had been broken apart.
During a news conference in June at the White House, she said she was offended by accusations that she would authorize separating children from their parents to send a message of deterrence. But the department continued to separate families until Mr. Trump, facing enormous public pressure, signed an executive order meant to end the policy.
Representative Bennie Thompson, Democrat of Mississippi and the committee’s chairman, said he had requested documents on the treatment of asylum seekers at the border and family separations. After Wednesday’s hearing, Mr. Thompson told reporters that he expected that information within a week and was prepared to use subpoena powers as a “last resort.”
“The secretary can choose whether to be complicit in this administration’s misinformation campaign,” Mr. Thompson said, “or she can correct the record.”
For much of her tenure, Ms. Nielsen has been the subject of Mr. Trump’s ire over illegal immigration and border security.
Mr. Trump berated her privately for not doing enough to stop illegal immigration and accelerate construction of a wall along the border with Mexico. The president grew repeatedly angry with Ms. Nielsen for telling him that his ideas to stop immigration would be illegal or improper.
By year’s end, reports were rampant that Mr. Trump wanted to fire Ms. Nielsen, but her credibility with the president has since improved. During the government’s 35-day shutdown over funding for the president’s border wall, Ms. Nielsen was a fierce advocate for the wall.
And on Wednesday morning, Ms. Nielsen made clear she would not stray far from the president’s anti-immigrant language.
“We face a crisis — a real, serious and sustained crisis at our borders,” Ms. Nielsen said.B:
本期开金花【不】【止】【洪】【梅】【果】【一】【头】【雾】【水】【的】【看】【着】，【这】【突】【然】【冒】【出】【来】【说】【三】【道】【四】【的】【大】【娘】，【就】【连】【朱】【老】【板】【也】【是】【很】【奇】【怪】，【这】【大】【娘】【哪】【冒】【出】【来】【的】，【这】【说】【的】【话】【可】【难】【听】【了】。 【不】【过】【洪】【梅】【果】【秉】【着】【尊】【老】【的】【思】【想】，【就】【没】【开】【骂】【回】【去】，【当】【是】【被】【狗】【吠】【了】【几】【声】。 【就】【在】【洪】【梅】【果】【不】【想】【再】【听】，【准】【备】【离】【开】【的】【时】【候】，，【那】【大】【娘】【突】【然】【看】【向】【洪】【梅】【果】，【一】【脸】【不】【屑】【的】【看】【着】【她】，【之】【后】【讽】【刺】【老】
【云】【乔】【也】【真】【是】【无】【奈】【了】。 “【乔】【乔】，【你】【跟】【江】【先】【生】……” “【认】【识】，【是】【朋】【友】。”【云】【乔】【说】。 【苏】【妍】【松】【了】【口】【气】，“【那】【你】【跟】【他】【的】【确】【没】【有】【过】【超】【出】【友】【谊】【的】【东】【西】【吧】？” “【没】【有】。”【云】【乔】【斩】【钉】【截】【铁】。 【苏】【妍】【嗯】【了】【一】【声】，“【那】【我】【们】【这】【边】【开】【始】【做】【公】【关】，【引】【导】【舆】【论】，【不】【过】……【目】【前】【的】【情】【况】【非】【常】【不】【利】，【你】【要】【发】【声】【明】【吗】？” 【云】【乔】【说】：“【不】
【这】【已】【经】【是】【方】【修】【宜】【继】【承】【王】【位】【后】【的】【第】【六】【年】【了】，【老】【国】【君】【和】【王】【后】【早】【就】【不】【问】【政】【事】，【一】【心】【的】【只】【侍】【弄】【孙】【儿】。 【事】【实】【上】，【国】【事】【家】【事】【都】【很】【安】【定】，【也】【的】【确】【没】【什】【么】【需】【要】【老】【国】【君】【和】【王】【后】【操】【心】【的】【了】。 【国】【事】【上】，【世】【代】【与】【钧】【宇】【国】【为】【敌】【的】【荀】【国】，【也】【在】【数】【年】【前】【与】【方】【修】【宜】【签】【订】【了】【盟】【约】，【相】【约】【两】【国】【和】【平】【共】【处】，【杜】【绝】【交】【兵】【作】【战】，【这】【些】【年】【来】，【不】【论】【是】【荀】【国】【国】【君】【贺】【炎】
【荆】【初】【梨】【做】【了】【一】【个】【梦】，【梦】【里】【有】【个】【女】【子】【坐】【在】【黑】【岩】【的】【缺】【口】【俯】【视】【地】【下】【岩】【浆】，【黑】【衣】【红】【裙】，【看】【不】【清】【模】【样】，【仙】【鹤】【纹】【的】【绣】【花】【鞋】【在】【岩】【壁】【上】【一】【晃】【一】【晃】。 “【活】【着】【很】【痛】【苦】，【死】【去】【归】【于】【尘】【泥】【不】【再】【拥】【有】【意】【识】【才】【好】，【轮】【回】【是】【最】【可】【怕】【的】【事】，【日】【复】【一】【日】，【年】【复】【一】【年】【地】【承】【受】【煎】【熬】……”【女】【子】【分】【明】【在】【喃】【喃】【自】【语】，【声】【音】【却】【贴】【着】【荆】【初】【梨】【的】【耳】【边】【响】【起】。 【荆】【初】【梨】【想】【上】本期开金花【第】【二】，【拯】【救】【你】【的】【同】【学】。【一】【旦】【你】【成】【功】【了】，【你】【就】【会】【有】【好】【名】【声】。【所】【以】【这】【一】【次】，【至】【少】【有】【几】【百】【个】【门】【徒】【参】【与】【其】【中】。” “【哦】。”【高】【凡】【点】【点】【头】【说】:“【你】【说】，【为】【什】【么】【梁】【大】【力】【想】【不】【开】【它】【呢】?【我】【们】【去】【找】【几】【百】【个】【同】【事】【救】【他】【吧】。” “【如】【果】【你】【想】【过】【一】【个】【好】【的】【生】【活】，【你】【必】【须】【强】【迫】【自】【己】。【说】【老】【实】【话】，”【高】【帆】【把】【烤】【竹】【耗】【子】【吃】【了】【个】【精】【光】，【然】【后】【说】:“【他】【才】
【入】【门】【车】【型】【奔】【驰】A【级】【搭】【载】1.3T【发】【动】【机】，【最】【大】【马】【力】136，【比】【飞】【度】【高】【了】5【马】【力】，【勉】【强】【可】【以】【接】【受】，【但】【是】【匹】【配】7【速】【双】【离】【合】，【起】【售】【价】21.18【万】【就】【难】【以】【接】【受】【了】。B【级】【车】【奔】【驰】C【级】【搭】【载】1.5T【发】【动】【机】，【最】【大】【马】【力】184，【匹】【配】【上】【了】9AT【变】【速】【箱】，【售】【价】31.08【万】，【性】【价】【比】【还】【不】【错】。C【级】【车】【奔】【驰】E 260 L 4MATIC【依】【旧】【搭】【载】1.5T【发】【动】【机】，【最】【大】【马】【力】184，【匹】【配】【的】【是】9AT【变】【速】【箱】，【售】【价】45.28【万】。
【湖】【南】【日】【报】·【新】【湖】【南】【客】【户】【端】11【月】10【日】【讯】 (【记】【者】 【张】【建】【平】 )11【月】10【日】【上】【午】，“【湖】【南】【省】【法】【学】【会】【刑】【法】【学】【研】【究】【会】【换】【届】【选】【举】【大】【会】【暨】2019【年】【年】【会】”【在】【长】【沙】【顺】【利】【召】【开】。
【是】【的】，【各】【位】【书】【友】，【你】【们】【没】【看】【错】，【是】【完】【本】【感】【言】！ 【其】【实】【做】【这】【个】【决】【定】，【作】【者】【也】【是】【思】【绪】【很】【久】【的】。 【因】【为】【作】【者】【现】【在】【是】【大】【四】，【并】【且】【准】【备】【了】【考】【研】。 【其】【实】【在】【这】【一】【年】【中】，【作】【者】【一】【直】【都】【在】【准】【备】【着】【考】【研】。 【而】【随】【着】20【年】【考】【研】【的】【脚】【步】【逐】【渐】【走】【进】。【离】12【月】【份】【的】【考】【试】【时】【间】【也】【只】【有】【不】【到】100【天】【的】【时】【间】【了】。 【这】【段】【时】【间】，【作】【者】【每】【天】【早】【上】