Jeff Sessions laments ‘very unfortunate’ migrant children separations

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions concedes migrant children not swiftly being reunited with their families was a “very unfortunate” result of the Trump administration’s hard-line immigration policies.

Sessions, who served as attorney general from February 2017 until his ouster in November 2018, expressed regret for the Trump administration’s “ zero-tolerance” immigration strategy that led to the charging of illegal immigrants, jailing them, and placing their children into shelters.

He told Reuters on Tuesday that migrants “shouldn’t be given immunity” just because they are traveling with children but noted that the treatment of those children was less than ideal.

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