Children Separated From Parents At Us Border Sob, Wail Desperately

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Congressman Fred Upton, of MI, called for an immediate end to the "ugly and inhumane practice", adding: "It's never acceptable to use kids as bargaining chips in political process".

GOP backlash. Much of the condemnation of the "zero tolerance" policy responsible for the separations came from within the GOP, which fears the issue will cost it dearly in the midterms, the Washington Post reports. That means an average of about 65 children per day were separated from their parents under the zero-tolerance initiative that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen unveiled in May.

But Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer signalled no such support would be coming, saying it was already in Mr Trump's power to keep the families together.

But it was the Trump administration's decision to break the longstanding practice.

What would happen to the children?

The US Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable, two of the top US business groups, called for the Trump administration to end the policy, calling it "contrary to American values".

"What I'm asking Congress to do is to give us a third option which we have been requesting past year", Trump said.

As the adults are being charged, their children are then separated and deemed to be unaccompanied minors. There are now 12,000 children in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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

"Mrs Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform", Mrs Trump's communications director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement to CNN.

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"Politically correct or not, we have a country that needs security, that needs safety, " he said.

"We finally have a president willing to work with Congress to solve this, and that's what this bill does", said House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) said.

He also again made the case for a border wall: "We have no wall". Bush likened the policy to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Trump has said he hates to see children suffering under this "horrible" policy, which he claims is law.

Human rights group Amnesty International has also slammed the family seperation policy and called it "a spectacularly cruel" one. People advocating a legislative fix either don't understand that the president can immediately end his own policy or, more likely, are trying to give cover to Trump to keep carrying out the policy.

"We don't want people pouring into our country", he told Tuesday's gathering.

An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small children crying out for their parents at a USA immigration facility is fuelling fury over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

"The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable", al Hussein is reported to have said in a Human Rights Council session in Geneva on June 18.

It would require an independent child welfare official to review any such separations and return the child if no harm is present, as well as mandate all Customs and Border Protection agents to complete child welfare training on an annual basis.

"This must not be who we are as a nation", Representative Jerrold Nadler said, one of seven members of congress from NY and New Jersey who met with five detainees inside the facility, including three who said they had young relatives removed from their care after seeking asylum at the border.

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