Laura Bush Compares Border Enforcement to 'Japanese American Internment Camps'

Stephen Miller Was Driving Force Behind Trump Family Separation Policy

A far-right darling in the White House was the one who convinced Trump the US should separate parents from their children at the border

But Scaramucci noted on CNN Monday that Republicans control the House, Senate and presidency. Almost 2,000 migrant children - 1,995 - were separated from 1,940 adults between April 19 and May 31, after being caught illegally crossing the border, a Department of Homeland Security official told reporters during a conference call Friday.

Trump remained unusually silent on the issue Sunday even as Melania Trump weighed in, saying she "hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together".

The Trump administration has separated almost 2,000 immigrant children from parents or guardians at the border in six weeks, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

Laura Bush opened the salvo on Sunday with an editorial in the Washington Post, a rare public position on policy from the usually low-key first lady.

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Trump has repeatedly, falsely asserted that a law passed by Democrats is to blame for the family-separation policy. "It is immoral. And it breaks my heart", she writes. Seven House Democrats visited a detention facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and said they were blocked for almost two hours before being allowed to see parents separated from their children.

As the outcry over the almost 2,000 child separations caused as a result of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on illegal border crossings grows, President Donald Trump issued a series of tweets attempting to shift blame to Democrats and claimed that crime has risen in Germany as a result of migration.

Kellyanne Conway tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that "nobody likes" pulling apart families.

Trump is scheduled to go to Capitol Hill on Tuesday at 5:30 pm to speak with House Republicans about immigration reform. She was content at the White House fighting for literacy and libraries.

Photos of a detention center housing separated migrant children
The temporary shelter near El Paso is the first to be erected by the Trump administration since the new "zero tolerance" policy . The facility , known as Casa Padre, is the largest shelter facility in the USA for minors caught crossing the border illegally.

Americans also overwhelmingly (79 percent) agree that "Dreamers", the children of immigrants brought to the United States at a young age, should be allowed to remain in the country and ultimately be able to apply for citizenship.

Trump administration officials say the zero-tolerance policy, which was not practised by the two previous administrations, is necessary to secure the border and deter illegal immigration.

In a tweet Saturday morning, the president bashed Democrats for obstructing a GOP immigration bill that would stop the separation of families on the border, provide protection for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, and provide funding for a border wall.

'Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change!

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Kelly, Trump's former head of Department of Homeland Security, told NPR last month the policy is one "no one hopes will be used extensively or for very long".

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