Kennedy expresses frustration over immigration policy

Rep. Joe Kennedy III is back in Massachusetts on Monday after spending part of the weekend helping to lead an immigration protest in Texas.

A group is protesting the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents as families illegally cross the border from Mexico.

The Massachusetts Democrat was denied access Sunday to the facility being used to house hundreds of minors separated from their parents.

“Given the confusion that exists within his own administration, I don’t understand why they would not just open up the doors and allow members of Congress – Democrats, Republicans – in there to inspect these facilities and understand exactly what is going on,” Kennedy said.

The policy has drawn outrage in recent weeks, with members of the Trump administration denying it’s a policy at all.

Kennedy said the information he was able to get is conflicting.

“I have no reason to doubt that the individuals inside that facility are getting good care. They reiterated that. I have no reason to doubt that. I do have reason to be concerned about almost everything else that was said,” Kennedy said.

President Donald Trump is sounding off, too. He tweeted that “it’s the Democrats’ fault for being weak and ineffective with border security.”

“The deflection, the refusal to accept responsibility, I think is a hallmark of an individual that understands that he’s wrong and can’t accept the consequences,” Kennedy said.

This article provided by NewsEdge.