Published: Sun, June 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

DHS: 2,000 children separated from parents at border

DHS: 2,000 children separated from parents at border

The Trump administration is also arguing that its zero-tolerance policy is a byproduct of a dysfunctional immigration system created by Democrats. So what can you do to pressure the Trump administration to reverse these immigration policies?

What happens to the children?


The children are passed into the care of the US Department of Health and Human Services, the British Broadcasting Corporation reports.

"We have some of the highest detention standards in the world for children", the spokesperson said. While the parents are incarcerated, children - who are not charged with a crime - are separated and kept in juvenile facilities with no clear process for reunification. He said that neither him nor the president "like to see children taken away from their parents". It comes as hundreds of migrant children are now being housed in a new tent city in a Texas border town.

A DHS official refuted claims agents had separated a breastfeeding mother from her baby.

First Lady Melania Trump is reportedly troubled by the division of families at the U.S. -Mexico border and wishes a bipartisan solution could be reached.

He said: "I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the goal of order".

As many as 1,995 children have been pulled from their parents' arms this year when they arrived at the U.S.'s southern border seeking help, according to NPR.

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House Republicans introduced legislation Friday that lined up with Trump's demands on immigration policy and sought to end the policy of separating children from their parents.

"By and large, we are accepting almost all of the referrals that we get from our counterparts at DHS, we continue to work with the federal judiciary on practical solutions to differing caps that they have", CNN quoted a Justice Department official as saying.

The settlement says the government is required to release immigrant children from detention without unnecessary delay - generally within 20 days - to parents, relatives, or licensed programs. Since then, the administration has been steadily eroding protections for immigrant children and families. Rev. Franklin Graham, who's typically a Trump ally, told Christian Broadcasting Network that it's "disgraceful, it's awful, to see families ripped apart, and I don't support that one bit".

Kelli Ward, one of McSally's main opponents in the Arizona Senate primary on August 28, was more scathing in her assessment.

Conway rejected the idea that Trump was using the kids as leverage to force Democrats to negotiate on immigration and his long-promised border wall, even after Trump tweeted Saturday: "Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change!"

Hours after Trump's comments, the White House issued a statement saying the president had misspoken. The House is expected to vote this week on a bill pushed by conservatives that may not have enough support to pass, and a compromise measure that the White House has endorsed.

Evangelical leader Franklin Graham, son of "America's pastor" Billy Graham and a prominent Trump supporter, told the Christian Broadcasting Network on Tuesday, "It's disgraceful, and it's bad to see families ripped apart and I don't support that one bit".

"The Democrats are forcing the breakup of families at the border with their frightful and cruel legislative agenda", Trump said in a tweet.

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