"We’re not changing the policy. We’re simply out of resources."
The head of US Customs and Border Protection announced Monday that the agency had suspended the policy of referring migrant parents who cross the Mexican border with children for prosecution.
He said that while Trump's "zero tolerance" policy on illegal immigration remains in effect, cases cannot be prosecuted because parents cannot be separated from their children.
Meanwhile, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in Reno, Nevada, Monday that federal prosecutors would continue to criminally prosecute adults caught crossing the border.
"We are going to continue to prosecute those adults who enter here illegally," Sessions said.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions just doubled down on the administration’s "zero tolerance" immigration policy in a speech to school resource officers in Reno https://t.co/LrlNkilewn pic.twitter.com/8EfyDU4oun— CNN (@CNN) June 25, 2018
However, Border Patrol agents must refer cases for prosecution.
Leaving aside Trump's false attempts to blame the Democrats for the practice, his administration was also right that only Congress can create legal room for the prosecution and detention of illegal immigrants without taking their children from them -- unless the district court judge behind the