U.S. child migrants: Melania calls for end to Trump's separation policy

Senator Elizabeth Warren

It was also possible she was backing the president's recent claim that Democrats in Congress were responsible for the situation.

"Nobody likes" breaking up families and "seeing babies ripped from their mothers' arms", Ms Conway said.

The current policy resulted from a decision made in April by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prosecute all migrants who cross the border, including those with young children. It was focused on freeing and otherwise helping children who come to the border without a parent or guardian.

Under the policy, adults who cross the border illegally are prosecuted and any children with them are placed into U.S. custody and held in detention centers.

The Trump administration has sought several amendments to the TVPRA, arguing that many unaccompanied migrant children are not actually victims of human trafficking, and therefore most of those children should be "promptly returned to their home countries".

Nearly 2,000 children have reportedly been separated from their families at the border over six weeks under the policy. "We need to fix our immigration laws, and using children is not the answer".

But the House will be taking votes on two immigration bills whose fate is uncertain - especially after Trump suggested Friday that he would not sign either one.

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will introduce legislation this week aimed at stopping separations, mirroring a similar Senate bill sponsored by Democrat Dianne Feinstein. So what can you do to pressure the Trump administration to reverse these immigration policies?

Press." "It's an effort to extort a bill to their liking in the Congress. "It's, I think, deeply unethical". But not separating parents and children, instead of detaining them together, as had been the case. "Twelve o'clock? By 1 o'clock today he could stop it if he wanted to", Warren said yesterday. Trump was scolded by top Democrats for his statement.

Rep. Michael McCaul, who helped write the conservative version with Rep. "He's put the full weight of his office behind it".

"I'm looking at both of them", Trump told Fox News.

Lecia Brooks, outreach director for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), told the Daily Dot that aside from attending nationwide rallies against these practices and policies, there are at least three things people can do to channel their disagreement into tangible change.

"I hate the children being taken away", Trump said Friday morning. Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke, who's challenging Republican Senator Ted Cruz in November, planned to visit a a new facility opened near El Paso he described as a "tent city".

President Donald Trump is set to meet with House Republicans on Tuesday to discuss the bill, according to The Washington Post. "In terms of declining prosecution, we're not going to get into specifics".

"Wow. Just wow. Sessions uses the same bible passage that was used to justify slavery to try to defend his "zero-tolerance" policy of ripping children away from their mothers".

In a recent six-week period there were almost 2,000 family separations.

But while Trump has been calling for Democrats to come to the negotiating table, he has kept up his fiery rhetoric on MS-13 - the gang started by Central American immigrants in the 1980s and known for its particularly brutal crimes and motto: "Kill, rape, control". "You saw the president (say) on camera that he wants this to end".

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