Laura Bush says immigration policy 'cruel'

Anger mounts against Trump over child separation policy

Anger mounts against Trump over child separation policy

As a result, the children - who are not charged with a crime - are separated from the adults in their families.

Trump on Monday also implied such policies are necessary, and all indications are Republicans and Democrats intend to make immigration a part of their midterm campaign messages.

In South Texas on Sunday, several Democratic lawmakers, including Senator Jeff Merkley, were due to tour detention facilities to call attention to the policy, while Representative Beto O'Rourke, who is running for the US Senate in Texas, said he would march with protesters to the border.

The new policy, enforced by Attorney-General Jeff Sessions, charges adults crossing the border illegally in the criminal justice system meaning children are separated from them.

Legislative affairs chief Marc Short: "The policy is incredibly complicated and it is one we need to do a better job of communicating".

Bush closed her piece by calling for "a kinder, more compassionate and more moral answer to this current crisis", but did not offer any solutions.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the department's immigration enforcement practices Sunday, tweeting, "We do not have a policy of separating families at the border".

By embracing a more hard-line policy, the Trump administration has set off speculation that it's using the threat of separating families as both a deterrent to immigrants and as a political tool in the hopes of reshaping America's laws.

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

Melania Trump has made few public statements to date, but on Sunday her communications director, Stephanie Grisham, told broadcaster CNN: "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". Melania Trump, the first lady, also appeared to question the treatment of migrants.

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The 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty, leaving the divided peninsula still technically at war. The awkward moment raised some eyebrows because the US and North Korea technically are still at war.

"The Democrats are forcing the break up of families at the Border with their awful and cruel legislative agenda", Mr Trump said on Twitter.

"It's heart-wrenching. You see what's going on there", Gidley said.

"We don't want what is happening with immigration in Europe to happen with us!" the president wrote in one tweet.

The White House has refused to budge on its new "zero tolerance" policy that, by referring all cases of illegal entry into the US for criminal prosecution, splits migrant children from parents taken into custody.

In a separate interview that day, Hurd also described the fact that the Trump administration had yet to provide an adequate explanation about how it was keeping track of undocumented parents and how to reunite them as "nuts".

President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force Once on May 31, 2018.

Responding to Nielsen's lie on Sunday, the ACLU explained, "You have a policy of criminally prosecuting any asylum seeker who crosses the border between ports of entry".

"That's traumatizing to the children who are innocent victims, and it is contrary to our values in this country".

Former First Lady Laura Bush, the wife of former Republican President George W Bush, wrote an editorial in the Washington Post newspaper, in which she said the policy of zero tolerance "breaks her heart".

Former First Lady Laura Bush said coming from Texas, she understands the need for border protection.

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