Melania Trump speaks out against child migrant camps

Melania Trump speaks out against child migrant camps

Kerry Wise
June 19, 2018

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".

"Not because of the parents, but because of the children". Under the White House's policy, roughly 2,000 children have been separated from their parents after crossing the Southwest border illegally in the past six weeks. Asked whether there was any daylight between the president and first lady on the issue of family separation, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders chose to instead address the administration's dispute with Democrats.

Trump was due to meet Republicans in the House of Representatives on Tuesday as they prepared to vote on two immigration bills. That means more adults are jailed, pending trial, so their children are removed from them.

Those comments came a day after she said on Twitter: "We do not have a policy of separating families at the border".

He said the child separations are a function of current law, adding that "we're stuck with these awful laws".

"What that ended up meaning, under the Obama administration, was that families who might have been otherwise detained were released because the Obama administration decided not to separate those children from their parents", Pierce said.

Inside the old warehouse in South Texas, one teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she did not know because the child's aunt was somewhere else in the facility.

"They're criminals when they come across illegally and that's why they're getting separated". "We should focus on that", Goodlatte argued, saying he supported setting aside his own bill to do so. "Not going to happen in the US", Trump said.

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No other country has such "sad, bad, and in many case so awful and tough" immigration laws.

Hillary Clinton, a stern opponent of President Trump, took to social media to criticise the policy, calling it a "humanitarian crisis".

For both, it was an unusual entry into a fierce political debate.

On the Senate side, all 49 Senate Democrats have signed on to a bill from Sen. It does not call for family separation.

Growing attention to an immigration policy that is splitting children from parents after their arrests at the border have people wondering what the actual law is.

On Sunday, congressional delegations and immigration advocates marched to facilities where the government is holding unaccompanied immigrant children.

Former first lady Laura Bush - Jeb Bush's sister-in-law - penned an op-ed in The Washington Post that was highly critical of the current Republican administration. "It is immoral. And it breaks my heart".

US President Donald Trump said on Monday (June 18) he would not allow the United States to become a "migrant camp" as his administration faced a barrage of criticism for separating immigrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border. Just 35 percent of GOP voters opposed it.