Melania 'Hates to See' Families Separated at Border

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Kellyanne Conway says "nobody likes" the migrant-family separation policy but insists it's not just a bargaining chip for the Trump administration, the Hill reports.

Last Friday, the administration revealed it had removed nearly 2,000 children from their families within a six-week time frame from April to May, showing there are serious consequences to the current policy.

"Without him coming to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, I don't think we'd have that sort of maximum pressure, if you will, to get us across the goal line, and I anticipate on Tuesday that he's going to be the leader he is and we're going to get something passed out of the House", said McCaul, R-Texas. "The thinking in the building is to force people to the table".

Despite the family separation issue being a decision made by the Trump administration, officials have falsely sought to cast it as a Democrat-created dilemma. Since then, the administration has been steadily eroding protections for immigrant children and families.

The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party's most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November.

O'Rourke said Sunday he's working with colleagues to introduce a bill this week in the House. "And I don't see how you do that without having a suite for every self-described family unit". Neither effort is expected to garner Republican support. "They never expected the bill to pass".

About 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period ending in May. "They are holding the kids hostage".

These are just some of the stories of families who have been separated, a number of them as a result of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' May announcement that the Trump administration was enforcing a "zero tolerance" policy toward people entering the US without authorization.

And Trump said: "The Democrats forced that law upon our nation". "We need to fix our immigration laws, and using children is not the answer". The policy is part of the Justice Department's clampdown on immigration. Now they began saying that it wasn't a new initiative at all, just an enforcement of existing law.

"I hate to see separation of parents and children", Trump said.

Immigrant advocacy groups denounced the policy, berating senior administration officials - some of whom were reduced to rueful apologies for a policy they said they could not justify - and telling Obama in late 2014 that he was turning his back on the most vulnerable people seeking refuge in the United States. Several other legislators, including Sen.

Van Hollen's participation is notable as he's in charge of Senate Democrats' midterm campaign committee.

The Republicans who declined to comment or ignored AP questions included Senate candidates Patrick Morrisey of West Virginia, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Mike Braun of IN and Matt Rosendale of Montana. "As a mother, as a Catholic, as somebody who's got a conscience ..." The video had been viewed 40,000 times by Friday.

Unlike Bannon, Democratic leaders in Congress are not casting the midterm elections as a decision on impeachment. "These stories are horrifying", Harder said.

In response to the rally, Denham released a statement to The Washington Post expressing optimism that the Republican House bill would end the practice.

As a result, families who crossed together illegally would in some cases be separated, he said.

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