Trump 'zero-tolerance' policy: Melania 'hates' seeing families separated

Blanche Robertson
June 18, 2018

The president has falsely blamed Democrats for the situation, saying that he was simply enforcing a law that they had written.

Trump has said in recent days that Democrats should agree to his panoply of immigration measures, including full financing for a border wall and revamping the system of legal entry to the country, in effect making clear that any legislation addressing family separation must also include his priorities.

As a result, families who crossed together illegally would in some cases be separated, he said.

There is no law that requires parents be separated from their children at the border. More generally, the government is supposed to house minors in the least restrictive way possible. Since U.S. policy bars children from being detained with their parents since they are not charged with a crime, they have been separated from their parents.

The Trump administration fired back at criticism of its immigration policy on Sunday with tweets by both the president himself and his head of the Department of Homeland Security. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our global boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. "This is not just on the Trump administration - this is on all of us".

It further says: "To pretend that separated children do not grow up with the shrapnel of this traumatic experience embedded in their minds is to disregard everything we know about child development, the brain, and trauma".

"I'm looking at both of them", he said.

In Pennsylvania, Rep. Lou Barletta, the Republican nominee against Democratic Sen.

The proposed fix won approval from moderate House Republicans locked in hard re-election battles, but not from Republican Senate candidates running competitive races in GOP-leaning states.

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Andersson explained that the scout in question, Lars Jacobsson , had believed the practice was public and left once asked to. Not the part about westerners not being able to distinguish Asians.

Representative Beto O'Rourke said he was working on legislation that would end the practice of family separation.

"I'd like to say it's un-American, but it's happening right now in America".

Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Frank Pallone, (D-NJ), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Albio Sires (D-NJ) stand inside of a Homeland Security facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey on June 17, 2018.

In contrast with his praise for Trump, Bannon, a professing Catholic, slammed Pope Francis for his approach to Europe's refugee crisis and labeled the Catholic Church "one of the worst instigators of this open borders policy".

Trump administration officials have argued that the policy is in place because Democrats won't agree to negotiate stricter immigration laws.

Sessions has repeatedly touted the policy and it's necessity in appearance around the country and in interviews. That means that parents were taken to federal jails, while their children were sent to shelters. Rev. Franklin Graham, who's typically a Trump ally, told Christian Broadcasting Network that it's "disgraceful, it's awful, to see families ripped apart, and I don't support that one bit".

The government pays more than $1 billion a year to care for unaccompanied immigrant children, Sessions has said. "The Democrats have to change their law - that's their law".

And on Sunday morning he retweeted a tweet from Saturday blaming Democrats for breaking up families.

She called on Congress to simultaneously address Trump's border wall and the fate of the young immigrants left in limbo after the president rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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