New Acting Secretary of Homeland Security says family divorce is not on the table & # 39; and & # 39; it is not worth & # 39; after Trump has forced his homeland head to & # 39; harder & # 39; to take policy measures
- Acting Homeland Security Chief Kevin McAleenan was elevated after President Trump forced Kirstjen Nielsen
- He told NBC News that the policy is not worth & # 39; from an enforcement perspective & # 39;
- The policy caused a stir in the middle of the & # 39; zero tolerance & # 39; policy of the Trump administration
- McAleenan said it was better to keep families together
- Trump previously clashed with Nielsen about a memo that formed the divorce of the child
- But Trump said this month & # 39; We are not going to & # 39; to reduce the policy
The new acting head of Homeland Security said that the previous child separation policy of the Trump administration is not on the border & # 39 ;.
Kevin McAleenan, who stepped down after President Trump had done a home security cleansing and at the same time a & # 39; stricter & # 39; immigration policy, said the policy would have a deterrent effect, but was not worth the loss of public confidence.
His remarks come despite the fact that he states that he is one of the various officials of the national parliament who are encouraging his predecessor Kirstjen Nielsen to sign a memo calling for the child to be divorced.
& # 39; I think the president has been clear that family divorce is not on the table and again this was a zero-tolerance prosecution initiative aimed at adults breaking the law & # 39 ;, McAleenan told NBC Nightly News.
Family separation & # 39; is not on the table & # 39 ;, said acting head of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan
& # 39; The prosecution of violations of the law therefore has consequences and discourages behavior, but it didn't work if you lose public confidence & # 39 ;, he said, adding that from the enforcement perspective it is not is worth it, & McAleenan told Lester Holt.
He also said that children separated from their parents & # 39; were always meant to be reunited & # 39 ;. The Trump government ended the policy last year after fierce public outrage and the total exact number of children separated by their parents in custody remains unknown.
& # 39; Really a better system, as I have said many times, would allow us to keep families together during fair and rapid immigration procedures and to get real immigration results from courts, so that's what is missing in the current situation, & # 39; McAleenan said.
President Trump earlier this month told reporters that he had no intention of reducing the policy.
McAleenan told interviewer Lester Holt that it was better to hold families together
McAleenan was elevated after President Trump had carried out a cleansing of internal security and forced Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen
TALL ORDER: McAleenan, a seasoned law enforcement officer who served in the Obama administration, is suspected of stopping illegal immigration while remaining in the arms of the president
A Central American migrant child cries while being asked to board an immigration vehicle because she is being held on the highway to Pijijiapan, Mexico, Monday April 22, 2019
A GNAWING PROBLEM: Illegal immigration has risen sharply in recent months, even when the President demanded a crackdown
& # 39; We are not going to do that, & # 39; said Trump. But in other ways the government has responded to Trump's demands for crackdown. He said he will withdraw assistant from Central American countries, shift military resources for wall construction, and have repeatedly pointed to a & # 39; crisis & # 39; at the border.
The New York Times reported & # 39; eruption & # 39; with Nielsen when she refused to sign a 2018 memo in which the child separation policy was instituted.
It was part of a & # 39; zero tolerance & # 39; immigration policy established under former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.