'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

Trump reverses migrant separation policy

All 4 living former first ladies have now condemned family separation “Horrific.” “Cruel.” “Disgraceful.”

He will travel to Capitol Hill as Democrats hurl charges of "barbaric" treatment of children and his fellow Republicans move tentatively toward legislation that would curb, if not entirely halt, the practice of separating families.

Then a distraught but determined 6-year-old Salvadoran girl pleads repeatedly for someone to call her aunt.

"You look at what's happening in Europe, you look at what's happening in other places - we can't allow that to happen to the United States, not on my watch", Mr Trump said at the White House while announcing an unrelated policy. I've said it before and I will say it again, it is child abuse; not physical, it's psychological.

There is no law that mandates separating children from parents who cross the border illegally.

"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", she said.

She called the Trump administration's policy immoral and cruel.

"The image that I want of this country is an immigration system that secures our borders and upholds our humanitarian ideals".

Yes. While Trump's new immigration policy doesn't call for families to be separated, as pointed out by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the policy makes separations inevitable. Nobody has such sad, such bad and actually, in many cases, such awful and tough - you see about child separation, you see what's going on there.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen was flying back from a weekend trip to Texas, where he inspected facilities on the front lines of the Trump administration policy.

She said that in the last three months, illegal immigration on southern border exceed 50,000 people each month. I can't say it never happened - but not as a matter of policy or practice.

Anita McBride, executive-in-residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University in Washington and a former chief of staff for Mrs. Since a year ago, there has been a 325 per cent increase in unaccompanied alien children and a 435 per cent increase in family units entering the country illegally.

Kerlikowske oversaw the border agency in the summer of 2014, when Central American families and children overwhelmed US inspectors in greater numbers than today.

On Friday, U.S. officials said that about 2,000 children were separated from adults at the border between mid-April and the end of May.

US- Several Central American children separated from parents at the southern US border are heard desperately sobbing and wailing in a recording released on Monday by transparency group ProPublica, some so hard they nearly can not breathe.

Bush then points out that the images coming out of such facilities are "eerily reminiscent" of Japanese-American internment camps during World War II, "now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in USA history".

"I know she's not an American citizen", the aunt said of her niece. "They could be murders, thieves, and so much else".

"But very few of those people crossed with children, so it didn't become as visible an issue", he said.

Conway rejected the idea that Trump was using the kids as leverage to force Democrats to negotiate on immigration and his long-promised border wall, even after Trump tweeted Saturday: "Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change!"

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