Melania at odds with Donald Trump's border policy

Melania Trump 'hates' to see children separated from families at US border

Melania at odds with Donald Trump's border policy

"We do not want to separate children from their parents".

Laura Bush wrote in an opinion piece for the Washington Post on Sunday that she understands the need to secure the borders but that the current situation reminds her of Japanese Internment Camps. Government statistics indicate that almost 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May.

"These images are eerily reminiscent of the internment camps for USA citizens and noncitizens of Japanese descent during World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in US history", wrote Bush. Then Kelly totally reversed, telling CNN he didn't think he ever advocated for family separation policies at all.

Michelle Obama retweeted Bush, adding that "sometimes truth transcends party".

Congressional lawmakers met with men, women and children detained at the worldwide boundary in several immigration detention facilities, where Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy "an utter atrocity that debases America's values and our legacy as a beacon of hope, opportunity and freedom".

In Texas, Democrat Representative Beto O'Rourke led a march to where a new tent facility for children has been opened.

"That is no different than a U.S. citizen parent that is going through a judicial process, prosecuted for violating the law", Manuel Padilla Jr. of U.S. Border Patrol said of parents being separated from their children.

President Donald Trump has been defending his separation policy throughout the day, repeatedly pushing his false claim that the breakups are happening because of a nonexistent law by Congressional Democrats.

Mr Trump plans to meet with House Republicans on Tuesday to discuss pending immigration legislation amid an election-season debate over an issue that helped vault the NY real estate mogul into the Oval Office in 2016. It is sticking to a strategy of falsely blaming Democrats and past administrations for a practice that it made a decision to adopt and could change anytime it wanted to.

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"I hate it. I hate the children being taken away".

Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who ran unsuccessfully against Trump in 2016 for their party's presidential nomination, said he would introduce legislation this week to halt family separations.

Ms. Nielsen called Democrats "cowardly" for refusing to work with Mr. Trump on solutions. A new Trump administration policy, which went into effect in May, sought to maximize criminal prosecutions of people caught trying to enter the USA illegally.

"The US will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility", Trump said at the White House during a meeting for his space council.

As has been extensively reported, there is no law requiring the separation of families apprehended crossing the border.

And as for the criticism from Laura Bush, Sanders said that while "we share the concern" Mrs.

Yet it's unclear whether Republican leadership would put a "clean" bill on the floor that blocks Trump from separating families, or would instead push for broader legislation.

While journalists were allowed to briefly tour the McAllen, Texas facility on Sunday, officials did not allow them to take pictures, shoot any video or interview any of the more than 1,100 people who were waiting inside.

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