Sessions on Monday also confirmed that the new policy meant to send a "message" and deter people from "breaking across the border unlawfully"-just hours after Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsenslammed that very notion".
Yoder, who is chairman of a House Appropriations homeland security subcommittee, demanded the change Monday.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions argued the US wouldn't face the "terrible choice" of separating children from their families if there was a border wall. Authorities have defended the policy, saying that the adults escorting the children have committed a crime and must be taken into custody, as well as offering the unsubstantiated claim that criminal gang members bring minors with them across the border in order to be treated with more leniency by security services.
Sessions said Monday in New Orleans at the National Sheriff's Association conference that enforcing immigration laws that result in the separation of children from parents is necessary.
"We can not and will not encourage people to bring children by giving them blanket immunity from our laws", he said.
Sessions' new zero tolerance policy on illegal immigration has stirred controversy in recent weeks, particularly for its separation of children from their parents.
CVS just made a move that could protect itself from Amazon
But a company representative has said the delivery service would be a faster alternative and have a wider reach than mail-order. The online retailer offers members same-day deliveries of goods typically sold in drugstores in some places.
Woman strangles bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia
Knowing that her 5-year old granddaughter was sleeping inside the home, she took action after the bobcat jumped on her, she says. But, worst of all, she must get a painful and expensive series of shots to ensure she doesn't contract rabies from the bobcat.
Child scales 'un-climbable' pool ladder in video
Pools can be unsafe for young children and these parents want to spread the word about how you can never be too careful. The ladder was locked, covering the steps, but Cody was able to grab onto the slits in the door and pull himself up.
The emotional toll for migrant children caught at the border is not new.
"If you don't like families being separated, you can tell [the Department of Homeland Security] to stop doing it", Graham said.
Jenkins' office said the separations highlight the need to pass immigration reform in order to put an end to "this bad policy". Jenkins is not running for re-election.
Laura Bush said the detention centres reminded her of internment camps where Japanese-Americans were held during the Second World War.
Michigan Republican Representative Fred Upton on Monday called for an immediate end to the "ugly and inhumane practice", adding, "It's never acceptable to use kids as bargaining chips in political process". Marshall said he has empathy for the children who have been separated, and called it "terrible".
Prior to Trump assuming the role of president, anyone who brought a child with them across the border was given "immunity from prosecution".
Two immigration bills under consideration in the House could address the separations, but the outlook for passage is dim. Conservatives say the compromise legislation that GOP leaders helped negotiate with moderates is inadequate.
Celebrities including singer John Legend and actor John Cusack are among those who have condemned the action. Drivers for two of them complied, but the third, a Chevrolet Suburban sped up and tried to lose the tail.
A source told the publication: "He's had a tough time of it, but Anne-Marie has put a smile back on his face again". Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for Ant McPartlin , Anne-Marie Corbett and Lisa Armstrong for comment.
The search is on for whoever shot and killed a popular South Florida rapper outside a Deerfield Beach motorsport dealership. United States rapper XXXTentacion , who shot to fame with consecutive hit albums, has been killed aged 20.
According to Sport24 , Mallet and Botha have given testimony towards the probe but Willemse himself is yet to do so. The panel then agreed, off-air, that Willemse would be given the first opportunity to speak after the game.
Russia's first-ever World Cup will be held at 12 arenas across 11 cities with the final set to be played at Luzhniki on 15 July. While Russia already have three points to their name in Group A, Egypt will be looking to get their first points on the board.
But just how safe are these trendy e-cigs? Fewer U.S. adults are smoking cigarettes, according to new government data . It was common almost everywhere - in office buildings, restaurants, airplanes and even hospitals.
Indian ball boy Rishi Tej takes field alongside Hazard, Lukaku
However, just after the break, Mertens got the ball rolling for Roberto Martinez's side, courtesy of a sensational dipping volley. Great work from Kevin De Bruyne set up Lukaku to head in his first before he dinked in a second after a counter-attack.
China blasts Trump's new tariff threat as 'blackmail'
Initially, 545 USA products valued at $34 billion will be targeted by China, mimicking the Trump administration's tariff rollout. And more than $2.5 billion in USA solar projects have been scrapped thanks to the tariffs, according to a Reuters analysis.
It's a girl! Zara and Mike Tindall's second baby is born
Zara Tindall , the daughter of the Princess Royal , married Mike Tindall , the former England rugby captain, in 2011. The couple's choice of baby name has not yet been revealed but the palace confirms it will be "in due course".
Next-Gen Xbox Avatars Are Here for Insiders
Each feature can be customised with over 16 million colour options - this includes skin tone, hair, wearables, and props. It's also possible to delve into an extensive color selector to make sure you get the exact shades you're looking for.
Kilauea volcano destroys 467 Hawaiian homes, officials say
The lava fountains from fissure eight reach heights of up to 200 feet and flows keep running from the volcano to the ocean. The National Weather Service reported heavy vog, or volcanic smog, blanketing the inner and southern parts of the island.
Draft Day trades to watch out for
If LeBron leaves this summer and then Leonard leaves next summer, the Cavs will nearly surely be one of the league's worst teams. So, if a deal for Walker or another player in the works for the No. 8 pick, we probably won't hear about it until draft night.
Gunshot victim covered with sheet starts breathing again
Sinai Hospital by his girlfriend and is in stable condition, police said. "Paramedics put down that information", Santiago said. He said paramedics thought the teenager was dead, and covered him with a sheet before moving on to another shooting victim.
Captain Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia
Harry Kane sent England fans into a frenzy with his 91st-minute victor in England's World Cup opener against Tunisia . It couldn't start any better for an England player to get any press off his back by scoring a goal in the 11 minute.
Sadio and Senegal see off Poland
M'Baye Niang's strike secured victory on the hour, after a 37th-minute own goal handed Senegal the half-time lead. Poland and Senegal reasonably expect to advance out of Group H, making this first game monumentally important.