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Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents 'breaks my heart'

19 Juin 2018

Rep. Andy Harris, the only Republican in Maryland's congressional delegation, said Monday he was working with colleagues to increase "family facilities" at the Southwest border so immigration authorities can stop separating children from parents.

Audio of sobbing children calling out for their parents dominated the discussion Monday. They call out "Daddy!" and "Mommy!" - in Spanish - repeatedly. Many of them sound like they're crying so hard, they can barely breathe.

"The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition".

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 U.S. border. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.).

The former White House press secretary first stated that a lot of the negative reaction to the child separation policy was "based on misreporting" and a few images that may not reflect the entire story. More than 100 of these children are younger than 4 years old.

"This is not happening because of the "Democrats" law' as the White House has claimed", she said during an event in NY on Monday. "What we're missing is a conductor".

One of the children, a six-year-old from El Salvador, according to ProPublica, rattles off the phone number of her aunt.

She invoked her own quote from the Bible - Matthew 19:14 - in response, saying that "Jesus said suffer the little children onto me".

The Washington Post was not able to independently confirm the authenticity of the audio. It has united religious conservatives and immigrant rights activists, who have said that "zero tolerance" amounts to "zero humanity". She declined to answer questions about the CBP facility where the audio recording came from, citing the client's privacy. "I even taught it from time to time", she said. "I'm not going to snitch out a whistleblower". They said a pilot program under Mr. Obama showed that was effective in getting people to show up for their court dates. Harbury provided it to ProPublica.

"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 Mr McCaul.

"There's no law requiring the separation of families". It appeared that they had been at the detention center for less than 24 hours, so their distress at having been separated from their parents was still raw.

Nielsen also spoke about detention centres children are being kept in, but dodged questions about whether the treatment of children in the facilities is akin to abuse.

"Parents who entered illegally are, by definition, criminals", Nielsen said.

The separations stem from a policy that turns all cases of people trying to enter the country illegally over for criminal prosecution.

Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents 'breaks my heart'