An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a USA immigration facility has stoked the outrage over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.
President Trump is delivering remarks at an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the National Federation of Independent Businesses on Tuesday.
President Trump doubled down on his administration's practice of separating illegal immigrant families at the Mexican border yesterday, saying the United States "will not be a migrant camp", as outrage mounted with MA officials blasting the policy and demanding immediate change.
Senate Republicans attempted to form a consensus on providing a solution to the Trump administration's policy of separating families who cross the US-Mexico border illegally, but a path forward still appears to be an insurmountable task.
Trump, who has made a tough stance on immigration a centerpiece of his presidency, has steadfastly defended his administration's actions. "We've got to stop separation of the families, but politically correct or not, we have a country that needs security, that needs safety, that has to be protected".
Legislative affairs chief Marc Short: "The policy is incredibly complicated and it is one we need to do a better job of communicating".
Our government is forcibly separating children - including toddlers - from their parents and sending them to detention facilities as a means of sending a message and influencing Congress.
UNICEF says immigration enforcement and protection of children's rights is "not a zero-sum game".
He berated Democrats, calling them "the problem".
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Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, pleaded with Republicans on the panel to end what he called "internment camps".
Since children can not be sent to the facilities where their parents are held, they are separated from them.
"As everyone who has looked at this agrees, this was done by the president, not Democrats". "They don't care about crime and want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our Country, like MS-13".
The children are believed to be between 4 and 10 years of age, and they're crying because their parents have been detained elsewhere after crossing the U.S. -Mexico border, according to an activist who provided the recording.
The administration has the power to rescind this policy.
Let's check back in on what Trump is doing in the name of the American people.
"As long as President Trump insists on being a hardliner on immigration it will be quite hard for there to be consensus bipartisan legislation", said Sen.
The entire House Republican Conference will meet Tuesday evening before their first vote series of the week, with President Donald Trump in attendance.
"I don't want children taken away from parents", he told a gathering of small business owners, before adding: "When you prosecute the parents for coming in illegally, which should happen, you have to take the children away".