Tuesday, 19 June 2018 20:14

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Sen. Collins asks for suspension of "zero tolerance" border policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) joined a handful other Republican Senators from around the country Tuesday afternoon in calling for an end to family separations at the border.

In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the 13 Senators wrote: "Although enforcing our immigration laws is an essential responsibility of the federal government, it must be done in a way that is consistent with our values and ordinary human decency."

The Senators went on to ask Sessions to suspend the "zero tolerance" policy while Congress works on a legislative fix.

Senator Angus King (I-Maine) spoke Monday on the Senate Floor in opposition to the Trump Administration's policy of separating children from families who cross the U.S.-Mexican border.

President Trump and his administration have stood by the policy, with Trump saying the United States will "not be a migrant camp."

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