Melania Trump says she 'hates to see' migrant children separated

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Steve Bannon, President Trump's former White House senior adviser, said Sunday a wall at the southern border would solve the problem of separating children from parents who illegally enter the United States.

Democratic lawmakers joined hundreds of protesters outside an immigration detention facility in New Jersey on Sunday for a Father's Day demonstration against the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

More directly, Democrat Rep.

He added, "By they way, if they're calling asylum, they're still going to the - to the detention centers although the (ph) - detention centers are now full". Where Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush declined to prosecute adults with minor children, The New York Times reports that Trump advisors, including Stephen Miller, pushed for Trump to make fewer exceptions.

Nearly 2,000 children have reportedly been separated from their families at the border over six weeks under the policy. "And reuniting them with their families would reaffirm America's belief in & support for all parents who love their children", he tweeted.

Her comments follow growing controversy over President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy.

"Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change!"

Mrs Trump has called for Republicans and Democrats to work together on the issue.

"It amounts essentially to state-sponsored child abuse that is traumatizing young children by taking them away from their parents, not letting them know when they're going to see their parents again, keeping them in conditions that we wouldn't want any of our children in", said Castro, who's seen as a potential 2020 presidential candidate.

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Trump plans to meet with House Republicans on Tuesday to discuss pending immigration legislation amid an election-season debate over an issue that helped vault the NY real estate mogul into the Oval Office in 2016.

According to CBS News, it is part of a "zero tolerance" policy announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions two months ago, in which immigrants crossing into the US illegally will face criminal prosecution and are immediately taken into custody.

The idea of such a legislative solution earned the endorsement even of President Trump's lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, who said Sunday on CBS News's "Face the Nation" that he thought Attorney General Jeff Sessions was "not giving the president the best advice" on how to handle the situation.

Giuliani said the issue could be resolved if Congress passed a comprehensive immigration bill. "The age of the child matters".

Amid deep divisions, congressional Republicans have struggled to craft a viable immigration plan.

"It was a simple decision by the administration to have a zero tolerance policy for illegal entry, period".

Democrats have accused the president of effectively turning the children into political hostages to secure stricter immigration measures, such as funding for a U.S. -Mexico border wall.

Though Trump on Friday declared that "I hate the children being taken away" in reference to the policy, he is reported by the Washington Post to be prepared to let the policy stand to wring concessions from Democrats in Congress as they battle over immigration reform.

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