A dozen Republican senators sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and called on him to stop the practice of separating families at the border.
They urged Sessions to stop the practice until Congress can pass legislation that would keep families together.
These senators sent the letter: Orrin Hatch, John McCain, Pat Roberts, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Bob Corker, Lamar Alexander, John Boozman, Dean Heller, Cory Gardner, James Lankford, and Bill Cassidy.
Here's a portion of the letter:
We support the administration’s efforts to enforce our immigration laws, but we cannot support implementation of a policy that results in the categorical forced separation of minor children from their parents. We therefore ask you to halt implementation of the Department’s zero tolerance policy while Congress works out a solution that enables faster processing of individuals who enter our country illegally without requiring the forced, inhumane separation of children from their parents. We believe a reasonable path forward can be found that accommodates the need to enforce our laws while holding true to other, equally essential values.