Former Attorney Generals Write Open Letter To Sessions, Imploring The Halt Of The 'Zero Tolerance' Policy

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 9:21am
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 3:45pm
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The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance policy” has sparked intense controversy, as we’ve seen and heard cases of children being separated from their families. While Attorney General Jeff Sessions and others in the administration continue defending the policy fiercely, many others have strong critiques.

Yesterday, 75 former U.S. attorneys, of both parties, published an open letter to Attorney General Sessions, saying that, “The law does not require the systematic separation of families,” and that “traumatizing children by separating them from their parents as a deterrent for adult conduct is, in our view, sufficient reason to halt your policy.”

They then ask Sessions to, “announce that this policy was ill-conceived and that its consequences and cost are too drastic, too inhumane, and flatly inconsistent with the mission and values of the United States Department of Justice.”

To talk about this with The Show was one of the signers of the letter — former U.S. Attorney John Walsh in Denver, Colorado.

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