Melania Trump ‘Hates to See Children Separated’ at Border, Spox Says

Melania Trump ‘Hates to See Children Separated’ at Border, Spox Says

Melania Trump ‘Hates to See Children Separated’ at Border, Spox Says

The idea of such a legislative solution earned the endorsement even of President Trump's lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, who said Sunday on CBS News's "Face the Nation" that he thought Attorney General Jeff Sessions was "not giving the president the best advice" on how to handle the situation. The goal of the policy is to prosecute as many people as possible for illegally entering the USA, even if it means separating parents from their children.

"I hate to see separation of parents and children", Trump said.

"What the administration has made a decision to do is to separate children from their parents to try to send a message that if you cross the border with children, your children are going to be ripped away from you", Collins said, on CBS' Face The Nation.

She rejected the administration's argument that it was preventing child trafficking, saying "that is not what's going on".

It is the Trump administration's decision this year to prosecute all unlawful immigrants as criminals that has forced the breakup of families; the children are removed when the parents are taken into federal custody.

In response to the rally, Denham released a statement to The Washington Post expressing optimism that the Republican House bill would end the practice.

Friday, too, the government announced that 2,000 children had been placed in detention during a six-week period.

"All he has to do is pick up the phone and say stop taking babies away from their mothers", she added.

The border processing center is the first place that detained immigrants go after they are arrested, but the stay is only temporary, CBP officials said. "She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with a heart". Yet scuttling the bill could turn off independent voters, an especially important bloc for House Republicans competing in dozens of districts that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election.

The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party's most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November.

On Saturday, Collins and U.S. Sen.

Almost 2,000 children were separated from their families during a six-week period in April and May, as the Trump Administration cracked down on illegal immigration with a "zero-tolerance" policy of separating families at the border.

But if parents in the United States are jailed, their children are split from them because the children are not themselves charged with a crime.

Other Trump allies are unapologetic. The president has been anything but conciliatory on the matter.

Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May.

Democrats have accused Trump of effectively turning the children into political hostages to secure stricter immigration measures, such as funding for a U.S. -Mexico border wall. "It's, I think, deeply unethical".

The draft legislation, resulting from intense negotiations between moderates and conservatives, includes a path to citizenship for an estimated 1.8 million young immigrants in the country illegally. USA protocol prohibits detaining children with their parents because the children are not charged with a crime and the parents are.

For President Trump, of course, it's just politics, the pain, trauma and suffering that his administration is inflicting notwithstanding - to say nothing of the optics. "I don't see a reason to spend the money doing that", Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said in an interview Friday.

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