‘Quit separating the kids!’ Trump faces Democratic rage on immigration


US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that reversed his decision to separate migrant families crossing the border from Mexico, following a global outcry.

"And to watch those families broken apart in real time puts to us a very simple question: are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents' arms, or are we a nation that values families, and works to keep them together?"

The policy had led to a spike in family separations in recent weeks, with more than 2,300 minors were separated from their families at the border from May 5 through June 9, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

President Trumps says, "I didn't like the feeling of families being separated".

"Are they going ask for permission or seek forgiveness?" he said.

He did not immediately provide details of the bill, but said that it resolves the issue of so-called Dreamers, undocumented adult migrants who entered the United States as children, "in a very elegant way". Republicans want security. But I am working on something - it never ends!'

Trump, who is headed to Duluth Wednesday evening for a Make America Great Again Rally, added: 'If you're really pathetically weak the country is going to be overrun by millions of people, and if you're strong then you don't have any heart... perhaps I'd rather be strong'.

Washington, Jun 20 US President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump urged her father to end family separations on the US-Mexico border, US media reported.

"We don't want families to be separated", Pence said.

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The government hasn't worked out a streamlined way to reunite kids and parents who were separated at the border under a new zero-tolerance policy that requires all immigrants who cross the border illegally to be prosecuted. She has had several private conversations with her husband, pushing him to do all he can to keep families at the border intact, whether via a legislative route, or acting alone to stop the process, the official said.

Meanwhile, any children entering the country with them, including infants, would be taken away and held separately.

Many Congress members say he could simply reverse the administration's "zero tolerance" policy and keep families together.

The revision would also give the Department of Homeland Security the authority to use $7 billion in border technology funding to pay for family detention centers, said the person, who was not authorized to discuss the matter by name and commented only on condition of anonymity.

"While cases are pending, families should stay together", tweeted Cruz, who is in an unexpectedly tough re-election battle. Considered the more conservative of the two bills, it isn't expected to pass the House with Republican votes given Democrats' opposition, as well as concerns from some moderates.

With backlash over his "zero tolerance" immigration policy intensifying, President Trump went to Capitol Hill Tuesday to meet with House Republicans about immigration reform.

The latest talk around the newest proposed immigration bills has sparked debates about what the government should do to protect both families and border policies.

Doctors and lawyers who have visited the shelters in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley said the facilities were fine, clean and safe, but the children, who have no idea where their parents are, were hysterical, crying and acting out.