Melania Trump Says She 'Hates to See' Families Separated at the Border

18 June, 2018, 02:14 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren

Almost 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new "zero-tolerance" policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution.

It is the Trump administration's decision this year to prosecute all unlawful immigrants as criminals that has forced the breakup of families; the children are removed when the parents are taken into federal custody. These include "four pillars" the administration wants: guaranteed funding of $25 billion for a wall along the Mexican border; ending the Diversity Visa Program that now offers admission by lottery to 55,000 immigrants each year; and an end to the system of family-based immigration that distributes visas to the spouses, children and siblings of USA citizens. "You saw the president on camera that he wants this to end, but everybody has, Congress has to act", she said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday.

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Between Apr. 19- May 31, 2018, around 2000 immigrant children have sadly been separated from their families after Melania's husband, President Donald Trump, 72, and his administration have made the decision to charge adults who are illegally crossing the border with federal crimes instead of referring those with children to immigration courts, which is what was done in the past.

Health and Human Services blames Congress, saying its inability to pass legislation on border security "created perverse and unsafe incentives for illegal border crossings and child smuggling".

During an interview with "Fox & Friends" on Friday on the front lawn of the White House, Trump said he wouldn't support a moderate bill. More from the AP: "Trump's repeated, but nonspecific references to a Democratic law appear to involve one enacted in 2008".




In a tweet on Saturday he urged Democrats to work with Republicans to create new laws. Since then, the administration has been steadily eroding protections for immigrant children and families.

"This must not be who we are as a nation", said Representative Jerrold Nadler, one of seven members of Congress from NY and New Jersey who met with five detainees inside the facility, including three who said they had young relatives removed from their care after seeking asylum at the border. Sessions, too, is wielding his own religious argument, having used a Bible passage to defend his zero-tolerance policy.

"We have laws about asylum, people can come to this country and they can request asylum if they're fleeing violence in their home country, and the price of trying to save yourself and the lives of your family should not be the separation of your family", King told Portland-based CBS affiliate WGME on Friday.

Miller, who is Jewish, argued in White House meetings that the new policy would deter illegal immigration.

Speaking on the CBS news show "Face the Nation", Sunday morning, the Republican also said the numbers of children who have been separated so far might exceed the almost 2,000 figure earlier reported.

"The president fully supports both the Goodlatte bill and the House leadership bill", according to White House spokesman Raj Shah. 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".

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