Kellyanne Conway claims 'nobody likes' policy of family separation at border

MCALLEN TX- JUNE 12 A Mission Police Dept. officer, and a U.S. Border Patrol agent watch over a group of Central American asylum seekers before taking them into custody

Melania Trump, 48, issued a rare statement through her spokeswoman on June 17 that expressed her devastation over the current national crisis regarding immigrant children getting taken away from their parents at the American borders and it reflected a lot of compassion due to her own experience as an immigrant.

The separation policy follows Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement on April 6 of a "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that includes criminally prosecuting illegal border-crossers, thus separating them from children who under US law can not be held in criminal detention centers.

"Look, I hope that we don't have to separate any more children from any more adults", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said last week.

From April 19 through May 31 of this year, 1,995 minors traveling with 1,940 adults who said they were the children's guardians were separated due to the policy, Department of Homeland Security spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters on a conference call.

For more than a decade, even as illegal immigration levels fell overall, seasonal spikes in unauthorized border crossings had bedevilled USA presidents in both political parties, prompting them to cast about for increasingly aggressive ways to discourage migrants from making the trek.

"We are unable to keep families in a detention setting together for an extended period", the DHS official said, noting that nowhere else in the United States are law enforcement agencies expected to detain children with their parents.

In recent days, Trump has blamed the Democrats and tweeted that the party is "forcing the breakup of families at the Border with their awful and cruel legislative agenda". "Thanks Matt", she said, without elaborating. Trump has tried to blame the practice on a law passed by Democrats that doesn't exist.

During an interview with "Fox & Friends" on Friday on the front lawn of the White House, Trump said he wouldn't support a moderate bill.

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Federal data show almost 2,000 children have been separated from their families between April 19 and May 31, according to the Associated Press.

It further says: "To pretend that separated children do not grow up with the shrapnel of this traumatic experience embedded in their minds is to disregard everything we know about child development, the brain, and trauma".

But advocates inside the administration, most prominently Stephen Miller, Trump's senior policy adviser, never gave up on the idea.

The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party's most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November.

The Department of Homeland Security have said children are well cared for after being separated from their parents, with officials disputing reports of disorder and mistreatment.

Press." "It's an effort to extort a bill to their liking in the Congress.

O'Rourke said Sunday that Congress would not pass an immigration bill "at the cost of ending family migration, which is the history of this country". Almost 2,000 children were removed from the care of their parents and taken into federal custody between April 19 and May 31, an immigration official said Friday.

Immigration on the southwest border has remained high since the zero-tolerance policies took effect.

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