Trump huddles with Republicans as backlash over family separations intensifies

Donald Trump says he will not let US become 'migrant camp'

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Health experts have said children can suffer lifelong physical and psychological challenges when they are forcibly separated from a parent.

More than 2,000 minors have been separated from adults in the six weeks following Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement of the zero-tolerance approach to illegal border crossings. "Children belong with their families".

Republicans were much more supportive than Democrats, with 55 percent backing it versus just 12 percent of Democrats, but they appeared less enthusiastic about the policy than they were about the president's overall record on immigration.

Several House Republicans face tough re-election fights in November, and some may worry that public outrage over the family separations could hurt their chances.

Instead, he delivered a vintage meandering and bullying speech that offered little concrete guidance to desperate House Republicans about what to do on immigration. Neilsen said past administrations asked immigration agents to look the other way when families crossed the border illegally, but no longer. Another is doing a standalone bill, though the White House is not fond of that method, according to CNN. He has cast blame for the family separations on Democrats, although his fellow Republicans control both chambers in Congress and his own administration implemented the current policy of strict adherence to immigration laws. "We've got to stop separation of the families, but politically correct or not, we have a country that needs security, that needs safety, that has to be protected".

While top officials have also stood by Trump's "zero tolerance" approach, insisting children are being held in humane conditions, criticism has swelled from global rights groups, Christian evangelicals, former United States first ladies and the president's own Republican Party. Border Patrol officials say separating adults from children is a way to dissuade others from trying to come to the United States illegally.

"My assumption is, in order to fix this problem, you can't fix all the problems", McConnell said, noting the difficulty of passing a more comprehensive immigration plan with the family separation solution added to the bill.

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Trump's Monday morning tweets come amid a growing backlash over his administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy. The separations have been blasted by Democrats, some Republicans, medical professionals and rights activists.

At a White House briefing Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen declared, "Congress alone can fix it".

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas announced yesterday that he was introducing emergency legislation meant to keep immigrant families together.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte R-Va., chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is reworking the family separation provision in the compromise bill, a GOP aide said Tuesday.

"In Nazi Germany, they were keeping the Jews from leaving the country". "I'm all alone.'" She also explained how gang members have taken over their native land.

GOP senators including Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Susan Collins of ME also said they've been discussing family separation legislation. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.), and another authored by Sen. Cruz said he hoped to unveil the bill later Tuesday. "I don't want them to deport him". Democrats brushed aside that pressure.

"Mommy! I want to go with Dad", a young girl is heard crying out.

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