Monday, 18 June 2018 19:47

Sen. King voices opposition to Trump Administration's "drastic" border policy Featured

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Sen. King voices opposition to Trump Administration's "drastic" border policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Angus King spoke in opposition to the Trump Administration's immigration policy Monday afternoon.

Just before 5 p.m. the Independent Maine senator addressed the Senate floor, arguing against a recent policy that separates children from families who cross the border.

King called the policy "drastic," saying that the act of separating children from their parents is not law, but an adopted policy.

He also noted that many of the people coming across the border with their children are asylum seekers - not illegal immigrants.

"They are coming to this country under the law, they are allowed to come to this country and then prove their case, and they should have the opportunity to prove their case," Sen. King said. " They are not illegal immigrants, they are being lumped in with illegal immigrants. They are almost entirely people who are coming here because they're fleeing violence in their own country."

King, a Christian, says he was compelled to speak on the topic after Attorney General Jeff Sessions used the Bible to defend the immigration policy.

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Kayla joined the ABC 7 & FOX 22 news team in May of 2017. She got into journalism because she loves talking with people, and she's incredibly grateful to share the stories of Mainers throughout the region.

She got her start in broadcasting way back in middle school as a member of a morning announcements TV broadcast club, and her love for the news industry took off from there.

Kayla graduated from Penn State University in 2017 with degrees in broadcast journalism and Spanish. During her time as a student at Penn State, Kayla was an executive producer and reporter for the "Centre County Report", an Emmy award-winning student-run newscast. She studied abroad in Ronda, Spain and traveled to Panama with an international reporting class. Kayla kept busy in college, spending four years working as a student manager in the dining hall.

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