Trump defends border policies
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