Lest one be misled by President Obama's ' felons, not families ' rhetoric, look no further than this March 20, 2015 court filing by DOJ defending the execrable Matter of D-J- ' no bond for babies ' policy.
In a nutshell, it's...
From ICE, May 13, 2015 , emphasis added:
"ICE announces enhanced oversight for family residential centers
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a series of actions to enhance oversight and accountability...
"A federal court today granted a preliminary injunction putting an immediate halt to the Obama administration's policy of locking up asylum-seeking mothers and children as a way to deter others from coming to the United States.
"... Detention is neither effective nor justifiable as deterrence to migration of families and individuals fleeing violence. Such detention violates basic principles requiring that any deprivation of liberty be justified based on individual circumstances...