Melania Trump Speaks Out Against Child Separations

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In May, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a "zero tolerance" policy in which all those apprehended entering the United States illegally, including those seeking asylum, would be criminally charged, which generally leads to children being separated from their parents. Karl asked Bannon on Sunday about the widespread criticism of the family separation policy, including from religious leaders such as top evangelical Franklin Graham, a Trump supporter, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Catholic archbishop of NY. "They said, 'Get rid of all those foreigners, and let's make this a German nation, '" said Gutierrez, a son of Puerto Rican immigrants.

"After having to deal with local PD".

Across the USA protests are taking place, as those who are against the separation of families are speaking out.

The lawmakers in Elizabeth waited about 90 minutes to gain access to the detention facility, which is operated for the U.S. government by a private contractor.

"They are asking us to wait 45 [minutes] for the director to arrive - despite permissions from detainees and attorneys", tweeted Rep. Nadler. Many are now being held in juvenile detention centers. "We are still being denied access".

The lawmakers spoke to various staff and authorities at the center, demanding to be allowed entry but were repeatedly refused with the reasoning that more senior officials at the facility needed to arrive at the facility first.

"We needed to see what was happening and tell the country and the world about it", she said.

In numerous cases, the families have been reunited after the parent was released from detention. That is a lie. "No law requires this action", said Sen.

Trump has placed blame for the policy on Democrats as recently as Friday, when he had an impromptu press conference outside the White House. Republicans control every branch of government.

Earlier, Representative David Cicilline said the policy was "undermining the founding values of this country".

Technically, Nielsen's correct: families are separated not at the US-Mexico border, but near the border, at a sorting centre. "It's that simple", said Sessions.

In the past, illegal border crossing was treated as a misdemeanor on the first offense for most individuals; therefore there was no need for a criminal prosecution. Before April, border patrol agents could use discretion in deciding each case; a parent with children would probably have received somewhat more favorable treatment. She has lent her voice to those who oppose the Trump administration's heinous policy of separating migrant children from their parents.

Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME, condemned the separations Sunday, except in cases where there is evidence of abuse or another good reason.

Under the policy adults are being detained and prosecuted with their children taken away and sent to separate shelters.

Maybe the White House figures families will stop coming once word gets out, but they won't all stop: Some are fleeing truly horrific situations back home. "You saw the president on camera that he wants this to end, but everybody has, Congress has to act". Melania "believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with a heart", her office said.

Democrats fanned out across the country on Sunday, which was Father's Day, to denounce the Trump administration's rate of deportations - still only about half of what it was during the peak years under President Obama.

"If the Democrats are serious, and if a lot of Republicans are serious, they'll come together". "They won't just talk about just this week, just the Dreamers, or just the wall, or just catch and release".

Ms Conway rejected the idea that Mr Trump was using the kids as leverage to force Democrats to negotiate on immigration and his long-promised border wall, even after Mr Trump tweeted on Saturday: "Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change!"

"He has to step in there and has to end this thing because I think it is an inhumane and atrocious policy", he told CNN's Alisyn Camerota. But the laws are the laws. And I sympathize with the reason.