Trump de­fends bor­der poli­cies

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di­tions. Trump pointed to more le­nient poli­cies un­der past ad­min­is­tra­tions that had not charged all mi­grants who had crossed il­le­gally.

‘‘We will not apol­o­gise for the job we do or for the job law en­force­ment does, for do­ing the job that the Amer­i­can peo­ple ex­pect us to do,’’ Home­land Se­cu­rity Sec­re­tary Kirst­jen Nielsen said in an ap­pear­ance be­fore the Na­tional Sher­iffs’ As­so­ci­a­tion in New Or­leans. ‘‘Il­le­gal ac­tions have and must have con­se­quences. No more free passes, no more get out of jail free cards.’’

Nearly 2000 chil­dren were sep­a­rated from their fam­i­lies over a six-week pe­riod in April and May af­ter At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions an­nounced the new ‘‘ze­ro­tol­er­ance’’ pol­icy that refers all cases of il­le­gal en­try for crim­i­nal pros­e­cu­tion. Prior pro­ce­dure had lim­ited pros­e­cu­tion for many fam­ily en­trants, in part be­cause reg­u­la­tions pro­hibit de­tain­ing chil­dren with their par­ents since the chil­dren are not charged with a crime and the par­ents are. – AP Thou­sands gath­ered to re­mem­ber co­me­dian Eury­dice Dixon on the Mel­bourne field where she was found last week af­ter be­ing raped and mur­dered, with hun­dreds of oth­ers across the na­tion join­ing them in sol­i­dar­ity.

A huge crowd, re­port­edly up to 10,000 peo­ple, gath­ered at Princes Park on Mon­day night to pay trib­ute to the 22-year-old who had been walk­ing home from a show. They spent a som­bre 20 min­utes in si­lence with the lights on the field switched off, il­lu­mi­nat­ing can­dles that many had brought.

Mel­bourne’s town hall was lit up in orange, the colour used by the United Na­tions to pro­mote an end to vi­o­lence against women.

Prime Min­is­ter Mal­colm Turn­bull paid trib­ute to Dixon in par­lia­ment, say­ing the ‘‘heart­break­ing tragedy’’ high­lighted the need to de­velop a cul­ture of re­spect for women. – AAP

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