Border policy fuels backlash against Trump — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Border policy fuels backlash against Trump — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Hillary Clinton, speaking at a women's event in NY, said the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has separated children and parents at the southern border was a "moral and humanitarian crisis".

She said she "hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides. can finally come together".

Children are being used by some of the worst criminals on earth as a means to enter our country.

The comments came as the administration tried to hold the line against a hostile press corps, rabid Democrats and increasingly skittish Republicans.

The girl, along with her mother, had rafted across Rio Grande and were stopped in Texas by US Patrol Border agents last week.

"I live in a border state", she said.

"To a select few in the media, Congress and the advocacy community, I'd like to start with a message for you: This department will no longer stand by and watch you attack law enforcement for enforcing the laws passed by Congress", Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Monday at the National Sheriffs' Association in New Orleans.

In a survey by Quinnipiac University, 66% of respondents said they oppose a Trump Administration policy that has led to family separations, while only 27% supported it.

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Mrs Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said the first lady believes "we need to be a country that follows all laws", but also one "that governs with heart". Michelle Obama had seemingly struck up a strange-bedfellows' friendship with the Bushes at a variety of events that brought presidents and wives together.

The U.S. government is increasingly separating migrant children who enter the U.S. illegally from their families, and political outrage is boiling over.

"Jesus said suffer the little children unto me - he did not say let the children suffer", Clinton continued, citing a Bible verse.

Over a recent six-week period, almost 2,000 children have been separated from their families over when their parents are held by border guards.

Roughly 2,000 minors have been separated from their families over a six-week period ending in May, administration officials said last week.

The House is expected to vote on Wednesday on an immigration bill pushed by conservatives that may not have enough support to pass, but there is also a compromise measure that includes key proposals supported by the president. "It is immoral. And it breaks my heart". What the administration argues is that when an adult is prosecuted, they go into federal custody. They said a pilot program under Mr. Obama showed that was effective in getting people to show up for their court dates. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said the policy is "inconsistent with our American values", adding that "we need to fix our immigration laws, but using children is not the answer".

Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who ran unsuccessfully against Trump in 2016 for their party's presidential nomination, said he would introduce legislation this week to halt family separations.

It's a rare public admonishment of current administration policy from Bush, who has seldom weighed in on politics since her husband left office.