Opposition to migrant family separation policy grows louder

Occupants at Casa Padre an immigrant shelter for unaccompanied minors in Brownsville Texas US are seen in this

Toddlers and babies are reportedly among those to have been separated from their parents, but the Department of Homeland Security has said the youngsters are well cared for and have disputed reports of mistreatment. "That's traumatizing to the children who are innocent victims, and it is contrary to our values in this country".

"An agency may not remove a child from a parent or legal guardian exclusively for the policy goal of deterring individuals from migrating to the United States or for the policy goal of promoting compliance with civil immigration laws", the California Democrat's bill reads. Bob Goodlatte, said he had spoken to Trump on Saturday and that the president "is fully committed to both of these bills".

In 2005, President George W. Bush's administration introduced Operation Streamline at the border crossing in the Texas city of Del Rio.

The three most recent former first ladies have banded together to condemn the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the border in a bipartisan call for compassion in the face of the immigrants' plight.

"The U.S. will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility", President Donald Trump told the world this morning, via a speech to the National Space Council.

Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump, said Sunday: "She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart". Carl Anthony, a first ladies historian and author in Los Angeles, said it's rare but not unprecedented for a majority of all living first ladies to weigh in similarly on political and catastrophic events.

Melania Trump has waded into the row over a controversial White House clampdown on immigration that has seen thousands of children separated from their families at the United States border.

Public pushback to young children being housed separately in detention centers has put pressure on Congress to end that practice.

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A vote on the immigration bill could take place next week after Mr Trump meets with Republicans in Congress tomorrow.

The family separations are the result of Mr Trump's "zero tolerance" policy that arrests all adults who are caught trying to enter the United States illegally, including those seeking asylum.

Some of Trump's fellow Republicans also have said the policy must end. Children are not detained with their parents when those parents are facing a criminal charge, as per US protocol.

The comments came as the administration tried to hold the line against a hostile press corps, rabid Democrats and increasingly skittish Republicans. "If you cross the border with children, your children are going to be ripped away from you".

"This was done by the President, not Democrats", Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.

The Trump admin has talked tough on prosecuting everyone who has crossed illegally, including those who claim to deserve asylum or have small children.

A group of congressional lawmakers on Sunday visited an old warehouse in South Texas where hundreds of children are being held in cages created by metal fencing. GOP Sen. Susan Collins also expressed concern.

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