First Lady Melania Trump 'hates' to see families separated

Anger mounts against Trump over child separation policy

"I don't have any problem whatsoever allowing children of those who are coming in illegally to stay with their parents", he said.

Hillary Clinton gave a speech today and joined a number of other first ladies in condemning the Trump administration for its policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the USA southern border.

Melania Trump also spoke out about the thousands of migrant children separated from their parents. In a guest column for the Washington Post Sunday, Mrs.

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday, "The Democrats should get together with their Republican counterparts and work something out on Border Security & Safety".

While there's no official Trump policy stating that every family entering the US illegally has to be separated, there is a policy that all adults caught illegally crossing the border are supposed to be federally prosecuted - which makes separation inevitable for prosecuted parents, as children can't be kept with their parents in federal jail.

The Trump administration has come under withering criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike for the current zero-tolerance immigration policy being implemented at the border. But she believes the zero-tolerance policy is cruel and immoral.

The White House has refused to budge on its new "zero tolerance" policy that, by referring all cases of illegal entry into the USA for criminal prosecution, splits migrant children from parents taken into custody.

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Laura Bush compared the zero-tolerance policy to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, which she called "one of the most shameful episodes in USA history". "Separating families is not mandated by law at all".

Because the government is charging the parents in the criminal justice system, children are separated from them, without a clear procedure for their reunification aside from hotlines the parents can call to try to track their children down, CNN reported.

Her comments came after immigration officials said Friday that they had separated 2,000 children from their parents after illegally crossing the border in April and May.

The former Democratic presidential nominee also hit back at claims that the policy, which some, including White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, have defended using Bible verses, is a Christian one.

The House is expected to vote on Wednesday on an immigration bill pushed by conservatives that may not have enough support to pass, but there is also a compromise measure that includes key proposals supported by the president.

Californian Democrat Representative Adam Schiff said the administration was "using the grief, the tears, the pain of these kids as mortar to build our wall".

"This new policy of the Trump undermining the founding values of this country", said Representative David Cicilline. Bob Goodlatte, said he had spoken to Trump on Saturday and that the president "is fully committed to both of these bills".

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