Trump plans to meet with House Republicans on Tuesday to discuss pending immigration legislation amid an election-season debate over an issue that helped vault the NY real estate mogul into the Oval Office in 2016. Not one! Democrats are doing everything that they can in their power to end this separation of families at the U.S. borders, but Republicans are not willing to do it.
Maria Inga, whose husband is a detained immigrant, cries while people participate in a protest against recent U.S. immigration policy of separating children from their families when they enter the United States as undocumented immigrants, in front of a Homeland Security facility in Elizabeth, NJ, U.S., June 17, 2018.
Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for the first lady, said Sunday: "She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart".
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In her column, Bush called on "good people at all levels of government" to stop the separation of families.
Miller's comments stray from Trump's claims that Democrats were responsible for the new policy, distancing himself from it as the administration faces criticism from both sides of the aisle. Yet, he says it's up to the Democrats to fix it.
Trump blamed opposition Democratic lawmakers for the impasse over USA immigration policies, even though Trump's Republican party controls both chambers in Congress, and the family border policies were set by his administration.
The Department of Homeland Security said last week that almost 2,000 immigrant children had been separated from their parents over a span of six weeks after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the new "zero tolerance" policy. USA border authorities are executing the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy towards undocumented immigrants. Officials said American parents are also separated from their children if they break the law and have to go through the judicial process.
Children can not be jailed in federal prisons so they are placed in shelters that have long existed for unaccompanied immigrant children arriving on the border alone. Thus, since they are taken into custody as potential criminals, their children are not allowed to stay with them. The president continued to falsely blame Democrats for the policy that separates kids from their parents and declared that the USA will not become "a migrant camp". "That's their law." Trump has falsely placed the blame on Democrats, saying they need to get behind Republican legislative efforts.