'You have to take the children away'

Donald Trump's family separations bedevil GOP as public outrage grows

Donald Trump's family separations bedevil GOP as public outrage grows

Obama added: "Sometimes truth transcends party".

Rice served as Secretary of State under George W. Bush, whose wife, Laura, wrote in a Sunday op-ed that the Trump policy was "immoral".

Trump, however, continues to defend the policy, which has resulted in roughly 2,000 children being separated from their parents between mid-April and the end of May. We need borders. We need security.

Earlier, Mr Trump said on Twitter that people should be wary of what he called the cultural change caused by migrants in Europe.

Democrats have accused Mr Trump of effectively turning the children into political hostages to secure stricter immigration measures, such as funding for a US-Mexico border wall.

"Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso".

"It is not just that America is a nation of immigrants - it is that since our founding we have embraced certain core values".

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended the "zero tolerance" policy leading to thousands of migrant families being split on the U.S. border as the only effective way to fight illegal immigration.

In an audio recording obtained by ProPublica investigative news site, which was widely circulated online and in USA media, children said to be in a detention facility could be heard crying and calling for their parents.

"Every human being with a sense of compassion and decency should be outraged", Clinton said.

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Democrats, though, say his zero tolerance policy of losing criminal charges against illegal immigrants has spurred the separations.

Massachusetts Democrats announced that they have signed on to companion bills filed in the U.S. House and Senate, known as the "Keep Families Together Act", that seek to bar the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from separating children from their parents except in extraordinary circumstances, limit criminal prosecutions for asylum seekers, increase child welfare training and establish public policy preferences for family reunification.

"This policy resulted in immigrants missing their court dates and the federal government being unable to track individuals who entered the United States", Harris said.

"They are fake", he said. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Her bill would prohibit the separation of migrant children from their parents, with exceptions for findings of child abuse or trafficking. "We operate according to some of the highest standards in the country".

In 2008, President George W. Bush focused on the problem of minors crossing the border without their parents and signed a law unanimously passed by Congress that called for such "unaccompanied minors" to be released into the "least restrictive setting". The audience was an invited a group of federal, state and local law enforcement as well as local police academy cadets.

"If you don't have Borders, you don't have a Country!".

Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump, said Sunday: "She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart".

Sessions, long a hardliner on immigration, has come under particularly intense criticism after he cited a biblical passage regarding adherence to the law as justification for the family separations.

Under the protocol, adults are being detained and prosecuted and their children are shipped off to separate shelters in a shake-up of the past reforms, which saw many illegal immigrants allowed to remain at liberty while awaiting proceedings.

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