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20 Juin 2018

Warren also criticized the White House for not taking action to stop the controversial family separations.

"If the Democrats would sit down, instead of obstructing, we could have something done very quickly: good for the children, good for the country, good for the world", he said.

Trump spent 45 minutes ranting to House Republicans on everything from taxes to his pending lawsuits Tuesday evening, according to members in the meeting, while offering barely any info about whether he'd support the specifics of a pair of bills that closely follow the President's own policy goals on immigration.

Outraged Republicans have demanded an end to the "ugly and inhumane practice" which has seen thousands of migrant children locked up in cages after being separated from their parents at the USA border.

"Democrats are the problem", Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.

First Lady Melania Trump made a statement through her spokeswoman on the issue and said that she hates to see children separated from their families.

US President Donald Trump says he will not allow the United States to become a "migrant camp" as his administration faced a barrage of criticism for separating immigrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border. Republicans are increasingly joining Democrats in that call.

Donahue also urged lawmakers to act on the separation of families as well as "permanent protection for Dreamers, and permanent relief for long-term beneficiaries of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program". It beefs up border security, clamps down on illegal entries and reinforces other immigration laws.

"Put simply, the deliberate separation of children and their parents who seek lawful asylum in America is wrong".

Politicians and advocates flocked to the Mexican border to visit USA immigration detention centers and turn up the pressure on the Trump administration amid a growing uproar Monday over its policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. All four former living USA first ladies - Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Rosalynn Carter - have condemned the separation of children from their parents.

A Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll released on Tuesday showed fewer than one in three American adults supporting the policy. "It's all within our power, and people have to overcome their desire to preserve an issue to campaign on". "The fake news media back there doesn't talk about that", he charged. Their task has been made more hard by President Donald Trump, who has demanded a broad immigration package rather than a smaller, quick fix that has a higher chance of reaching his desk.

The images that have sparked widespread condemnation, of children in wire cages, are of a border patrol processing centre in McAllen, Texas.

Speaking to the NFIB, Trump called on Congress to give him "the legal authority to detain and promptly remove families together as a unit". "We might as well get it right, or let's just keep it going", he said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell echoed the new urgency.

In the face of calls for her resignation, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the administration would not apologise for doing its job, adding: "This administration has a simple message - if you cross the border illegally, we will prosecute you".

"#CHANGETHELAWS Now is the best opportunity ever for Congress to change the ridiculous and obsolete laws on immigration".

Decrying "internment camps", Democrats and their supporters disrupted a US congressional hearing on Tuesday about an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe.

In it, several Central American children separated from their parents and thought to be aged between four and 10 can be heard sobbing and wailing, and calling for their mother or father.

'You have to take the children away'