To prosecute migrants, you have to take the children away

To prosecute migrants, you have to take the children away

To prosecute migrants, you have to take the children away

The separations began after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in early April that all immigrants apprehended while crossing the U.S. -Mexico border illegally should be criminally prosecuted.

"I'll be signing something in a little while that's going to do that", Trump said on Wednesday morning.

Ms Nielsen is understood to be going to the White House to discuss the border problems with Mr Trump's team. "We are being denied entry to see about the welfare of children as well as to see about children separated from parents".

McConnell said all Republicans in the upper chamber are in favor of stopping immigrant children from being separated from their parents at the border. "Go for it! WIN!"

The Trump administration has been under increasing pressure from the public, religious leaders and Democrats in Congress, as well as most Republicans to end the practice of separating children from parents at border detention facilities. "Congress has failed to pass effective legislation that serves the national interest-that closes risky loopholes and fully funds a wall along our southern border", Sessions said at the time.

Trump has been trying to win over Congressional support on immigration amid a crisis along the border involving the separation of immigrant children from their families.

"We're having a lot of problems with Democrats that don't want to vote for anything", he said.

But images of young children housed in metal cages have set off a nationwide outcry that has reached the White House. "We have no desire to be associated with separating families, or worse, to profit from it", the company wrote.

"It's about keeping families together while at the same time making sure that we have a very powerful, very strong border", Trump said as he signed the order in a hastily arranged Oval Office gathering.

Following the meeting he tweeted: "Republicans want security".

President Trump doubled-down on his pledge to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States Tuesday, saying his administration will do everything it can to "arrest people" entering the U.S. without valid paperwork.

"So we're talking about children in some cases who literately can't even communicate, have no idea what's happening to them, no ability to be in touch with their families", he said. At the same time we have compassion. They want open borders, which breeds disgusting crime.

It also moves parents with children to the front of the line for immigration proceedings, although it does not end the "zero tolerance" policy that calls for criminal prosecution of immigrants crossing the border illegally.

Other changes would give Homeland Security the authority to use $7 billion in border technology funding to pay for family detention centers.

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