Washington( CNN) Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the Trump administration's highly scrutinized immigration policy Monday while at the same time calling on Congress to change the law.

DTAG 1 TTShe claimed “misinformation” was being spread about the policy, which is that all people caught intersecting the border illegally are prosecuted and thus families are divided. DTAG 2 TTDTAG 3 TTDTAG 4 TTHETAG 1 TT