Saturday Open Thread | Top Dem lawmakers demand unredacted memo Trump admin used to justify family separations | 3CHICSPOLITICO

Feinstein and Nadler said the memo stated that DHS could “permissibly direct the separation of parents” and included a footnote stating a full legal analysis of the family separation option was attached. “The versions of this memo that are publicly available are heavily redacted or unsigned,” they wrote. “The legal analysis justifying family separation included as an attachment to the memo is currently unavailable to the public.” Feinstein and Nadler are asking DHS to turn over an unredacted copy of the signed memo and all attachments, including the legal analysis on family separation cited in footnote five. They noted that the memo contradicts Nielsen’s remarks to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in May, when she said DHS had no such separation policy.

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