Figures show about 2,000 minors separated from families

John Oliver host of “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.”

John Oliver host of “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.”

They also said the children were being well cared for and disputed reports of disorder and mistreatment at the border.

A small number of reporters were given strictly controlled access earlier this week to one immigration detention centre where some children forcibly separated from their parents, or crossing the border alone, are being held. The separations were not broken down by age, and they included separations for illegal entry, immigration violations or possible criminal conduct by the adult.

The Trump administration policy is supported by some Republicans, but others have expressed misgivings.

Under a "zero tolerance" policy announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Department of Homeland Security officials are now referring all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution.

Critics of U.S. government policy which separates children their parents when they cross the border illegally from Mexico protest during a "Families Belong Together March", in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 14, 2018.

Over the six-week period, 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults detained trying to enter the USA illegally, the Associated Press reported on Friday after obtaining Homeland Security numbers.

The children are passed into the care of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

"We don't want kids to be separated from their parents", Mr Ryan said.

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Now, the United Methodist Church is calling on the Attorney General to reverse course.

Central American asylum seekers wait as U.S. Border Patrol agents take them into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas.

What has been the political response?

Acting HHS Assistant Secretary Steven Wagner outlined the policy in a recent Senate hearing, saying, "we're going to give potential sponsor information to DHS so that they can provide their input based on all of the information that they have available", which he said will "improve the quality of our decision-making about the appropriateness of the sponsors". "I hate it. I hate to see separation of parents and children".

Under the plan, families would be detained together.

Also in the proposal are provisions to protect 1.8 million Daca "Dreamers", eliminate the diversity lottery, and add $25bn for border security.

The Republican-led House of Representatives may vote next week on two immigration measures - a hard-line bill drafted by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, and a compromise measure that limits legal immigration while also ending the family separations. So will another, more hardline bill. They said they're running out of room at their own facilities amid President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration.

"The president fully supports both the Goodlatte bill and the House leadership bill", according to White House spokesman Raj Shah.

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