Published: Wed, June 20, 2018

Defiant Trump says migrants will ‘infest’ America

Defiant Trump says migrants will ‘infest’ America

Later that night, Burgess released a stream of tweets clarifying his support for the Trump administration and renewed his calls for accountability in foreign countries. But both Republicans and Democrats are to blame for not addressing our flawed border security laws.

As Mr Trump walked out of the closed-door meeting in the Capitol basement, he was confronted by about a half-dozen House Democrats, who yelled, "Stop separating our families!"

House Republican Mario Diaz-Balart said the priority of ending the separations has been slotted into a compromise bill now under consideration and favored by GOP moderates.

While it is hard for aides to predict what the traditionally free-wheeling Trump will say once he takes the stage before a campaign crowd, Michael Glassner, the COO of Trump's 2020 campaign, said the President will discuss economic growth, trade and his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The House of Representatives is preparing this week to vote on a moderate immigration bill.

While Democrats like Nancy Pelosi blasted such treatment as "barbaric" and some Republicans also voiced concerns, Nielsen and other Trump administration officials have said the separations are necessary to enforce immigration laws, and that it falls to Congress to change the laws.

The minister said: 'Separating children from their parents in this way is beyond awful. And when they go through those ports of entry - there's 26 of those along the 2,000-mile border - that's an area where you won't have your - be separated from the family.

Trump will then travel to South Carolina on Monday, according to two sources with knowledge of the President's plans, rallying with incumbent South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster who finds himself in a hard runoff election against John Warren. "We want them to come in through a legal process like everybody else that's waiting to come into our country".

One month after President Donald Trump berated her over soaring illegal immigration, USA homeland security chief Kirstjen Nielsen has become the front-line defender of the administration's widely condemned practice of separating migrant children from their parents.

On Tuesday, Trump argued that sticking by his policies was a winning political strategy as he took a fresh shot at Democrats.

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray Caso said on Tuesday that the family separations were "cruel and inhuman", and clearly violated human rights.


Calling for an immediate fix, Schumer added: "The president can end this crisis with the flick of his pen, and he needs to do so now".

"If there is a silver lining to this, which I'm not so sure there is, but if there is one, it's that there's a sense of outrage that is building across this country, which again, is not partisan", he said, noting that Republicans have also introduced legislation to end the practice.

The United Nations has slammed the separation practice as unconscionable, while Amnesty International blasted it as "nothing short of torture".

Now, as the public face of a policy decried by the United Nations, the Vatican and politicians on both sides of the aisle, the question of her resignation is once more on the table.

Holocaust survivor Yoka Verdoner was one of a growing chorus who have likened family separations to what happened at concentration camps.

Kelly went on to say that most undocumented Central Americans are "not criminals".

Under Trump's new "zero tolerance" immigration policy, the children of men and women caught crossing the border illegally are placed in government custody while their parents await prosecution in ICE detention centers.

But these children are different - they arrived with their families.

Trump says he hates migrant kids being separated from parents but has no choice. Instead, after the adult is charged, children are held briefly by Homeland Security officials before being transferred to Health and Human Services, which operates more than 100 shelters for minors in 17 states.

U.S. public opinion appears divided along partisan lines on the family separations, with two thirds of all voters opposed, but 55 percent of Republicans supporting the policy, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll.

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