Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley tells Chris Hayes whistleblower documents indicate that the Trump administration manufactured a border crisis and took thousands more children from their parents than previously reported.
"We have a legal structure which allows people to apply for asylum through the customs enforcement wherever and however they enter the country," Laura Leader, founder of All In Together, said.
The South Carolina Republican dutifully repeated Trump talking points, but did not appear to be aware that the caravans are made up of asylum seekers, a *legal* immigration process.
In a rare and strong rebuke, Chief Justice Roberts pushed back on Trump's criticism of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals after they denied him the right to arrest asylum-seekers who cross the border.
Federal District Judge Jon Tigar did not sugarcoat his ruling: Trump cannot write or re-write immigration law to keep out people he or his supporters don't like. US asylum laws are actual laws that even the so-called president has to obey.
A federal judge was furious with the Department of Justice for deporting asylum-seekers when he ordered deportations to be halted.
During another one of his unhinged rants, Trump invented some numbers about immigration judges, stomped on the Constitution, and trashed the overall immigration laws that let Melania enter the U.S..
Who needs due process? Who needs courts? Not asylum seekers, that's for sure.
MSNBC put together a handy anthology of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III's lies to keep for future reference.
We are complex creatures. It's possible to be thrilled Beata Mejia-Mejia was reunited with her son, and outraged they were ever separated in the first place. Let's work on the other 2000 children now.
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