Why is the United States separating migrant children from their families?

Why is the United States separating migrant children from their families?

Why is the United States separating migrant children from their families?

"Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform", said her communications director, Stephanie Grisham.

President Donald Trump has said that the United States would not become a "migrant camp" as his administration faced a backlash for its practice of separating the children of illegal immigrants from their parents. Accusing the press and advocacy groups of "irresponsible and unproductive misreporting", Nielsen tweeted: As I have said many times before, if you are seeking asylum for your family, there is no reason to break the law and illegally cross between ports of entry.

President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would not become a "migrant camp" as he faced mounting pressure to stop families being separated as a deterrent to illegal immigration.

President Donald Trump repeated a false claim in a tweet Saturday that blames Democrats for the policy of separating immigrant parents from their children upon crossing the southern border between the U.S. and Mexico. Former First Lady Laura Bush, in a Washington Post op-ed, wrote that "this zero-tolerance policy is cruel".

In recent days, key members of the Trump team including his press spokeswoman Sarah Sanders Huckabee and attorney general Jeff Sessions have been challenged on the humanity of the policy: Mr Sessions attempted to invoke Christian scripture to justify the move which has seen families torn apart and has reportedly led to suicides by parents.

"There is an important conversation occurring in this country about whether we want to be a country with laws or whether we want to be a country without borders", Sessions said, turning to the controversy consuming the public discourse toward the end of his 30-minute speech.

Donald Trump Jr. (left) liked a recent tweet suggesting that the children separated from their parents at the USA southern border had been "coached" by liberals. None of those laws or precedents mean that children must be taken away from their parents.

If those options are not available for certain children, the government is required to place them in the "least restrictive" setting for their ages. One unidentified Border Patrol agent remarks, "Well, we have an orchestra here".

"This is Trump, this is this administration, this is all of us". "The Democrats have to change their law - that's their law".

During a speech on Monday at an awards ceremony for the Women's Forum of New York, Hillary Clinton said: "What's happening to families at the border right now is a humanitarian crisis".

"We have to do our job; we will not apologize doing for our job ..."

"To a select few in the media, Congress and the advocacy community, I'd like to start with a message for you", she said.

"Those who selectively use the Bible to justify this cruelty are ignoring a central tenet of Christianity", she said.

Sessions said that this could not continue, in part, because of the "enormous cost" incurred by the government and the "enormous burden" on law enforcement, schools and hospitals.

But Democrats and some Republicans have criticized the administration for dividing almost 2,000 children from their parents between mid-April and the end of May.

"I say it's very strongly the Democrats' fault", Trump said yesterday.

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.

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