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Melania Trump ‘hates’ separating migrant kids from parents

Melania Trump ‘hates’ separating migrant kids from parents

"But we're the first administration stepping up and trying to fix it".

Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise, the leader tasked with rounding up votes, told reporters: "I want to see us pass this bill and let the Senate have the opportunity to take it up as well and solve the problem".

Decrying "internment camps", Democrats and their supporters disrupted a high-profile US congressional hearing about an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe on Tuesday. It came as the Trump Administration doubled down this week on its "zero-tolerance" policy for illegal border crossers, arresting parents and taking more than 2,300 children to shelters over a recent six-week stretch. Parents referred for prosecution are transferred into U.S. Marshals custody and separated from their children.

Liana Chavarin, of Berkeley, carries her son Oliver, 9, during a protest outside ICE headquarters in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

The meeting capped a day of disarray and confusion among congressional Republicans over how to handle the growing outcry over the White House "zero tolerance" family separation policy.

This has led to parents being separated from their children, who are not charged with a crime.

He added, "Can you imagine the graft that must take place?" Trump is the criminal.

Three Republican senators - Ron Johnson, Ted Cruz and John Kennedy - called on Trump on Tuesday to allow families to stay together if they have crossed the border illegally, while lawmakers pursue legislation on wider immigration reform.

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One House bill would limit, but not fully prohibit family separations, fund Trump's wall and give legal protections to young adults, known as "Dreamers", who were brought to the country as children when their parents entered the country illegally. The conversation was expected to be dominated by immigration legislation and the furor resulting from the family separations. "Get it done, always keeping in mind that we must have strong border security".

While at least nine other governors have curtailed their guards' involvement in the border mission, Brown has taken no move to follow suit.

As his own supporters turn on him, the President stands firm, convinced he won the election on a promise of an immigration crackdown, and that is what Americans want. "Therefore, we refrain from public comment on immigration and many other topics, including other policies that impact families".

Waking up to the daily barrage of images and audio of terrified, inconsolable children in chainlink cages crying for their parents has left a lot of people feeling sad and helpless.

But mothers with children and unaccompanied older minors who've declared a desire to obtain asylum have often been released from custody in relatively short time pending court appearances. Advocates say the wait times on these calls can be upwards of 30 minutes and parents are required to call back when a child cannot immediately be located. "And it seems as if it's bordering on child abuse". It would also approve funding for family detention centers. "It's also a way for us to show the Trump Administration that we are not going to put up with it".

"This practice is cruel and contrary to American values", Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O) Chief Executive Chuck Robbins, who chairs the group's immigration committee, said in a statement.

House Republicans were reportedly working on a revised plan that would allow children to be detained for longer than is now allowed but keeping them with their parents, the Associated Press reported. And when they go through those ports of entry - there's 26 of those along the 2,000-mile border - that's an area where you won't have your - be separated from the family.

"As a result of Democratic-supported loopholes in our federal laws, most illegal immigrant families and minors from Central America ... can not be detained together or released together, only released", he said during remarks at a small-business conference in Washington, adding that the "crippling loopholes ... cause family separation that we don't want".


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