'We don't want what is happening with immigration in Europe to happen with us, ' tweets United States president. "Not on my watch".
The child separation policy is a controversial policy aimed at Mexican immigrants who try to enter the USA at illegal border crossings.
Speaking at a women's event in NY, the former secretary of state said President Trump's claim that breaking apart adults and their children who enter the USA illegally is a law instilled by Democrats is "an outright lie". Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have defended the administration's policies saying they are merely enforcing the law.
"We will not apologise for the job we do or for the job law enforcement does for doing the job that the American people expect us to do", she told the National Sheriffs' Association annual conference in New Orleans. "Not going to happen in the US", Trump said.
Trump has repeatedly said he wants family separations to end, but has refused to take responsibility for them - instead blaming Democrats, the minority party in Congress, whom he accuses of blocking legislation on the broader issue of illegal immigration.
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The White House previous year also opposed the space corps plan and said creating it was "premature at this time". The president also used the White House event to establish a new policy for reducing satellite clutter in space.
Almost 2,000 children have been taken from their parents since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the administration's "zero tolerance" policy, which directs Homeland Security officials to refer all cases of illegal entry into the United States for prosecution.
"This was done by the President, not Democrats", Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement. Trump plans to meet with House Republicans on Tuesday to discuss pending immigration legislation amid an election-season debate over one of his favorite issues. This approach generally leads to children being separated from their parents because the law requires it. "Where is the outcry for the killings and crime being caused by gangs and thugs, including MS-13, coming into our country illegally?" Meanwhile, 58 percent of American voters disagree with the idea that a wall would stem the flow of illegal immigrants across the border.
A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the US-Mexico border on June 12 in McAllen, Texas.
Children are being used by some of the worst criminals on earth as a means to enter our country.
"I hate the children being taken away", President Trump said Friday.
"If you don't like that, then don't smuggle children over our border", he concluded last month after announcing the policy.