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The president called for Congress to draft a Summer immigration bill to address the ongoing problems at the border.

The photo is being called "tone deaf" since she shared it amid numerous reports about immigrant families being separated at the U.S. -Mexico border under the Trump administration's policies.

"Dems must agree to Wall and new Border Protection for good of country ..."

In this June 18, 2014 file photo, two female detainees sleep in a holding cell, as the children are separated by age group and gender, as hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Ariz. Villaraigosa, Favreau and some others deleted their tweets when the mistake was pointed out.

Trump posted the Instagram picture on a weekend when misleading reports suggested that the US Department of Health and Human Services had "lost" 1,500 immigrant children.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has defended the Trump administration's practice of separating children from parents when the family is being prosecuted for entering the USA illegally, telling a Senate committee earlier this month that removing children from parents facing criminal charges happens "in the United States every day". In many cases, children are placed with family members, and that can include relatives who are in the country illegally themselves.

He is right about the misrepresentation, though it's not clear that many prominent Democrats jumped on this particular Twitter bandwagon. "If you call a friend and they don't answer the phone, you don't assume that they've been kidnapped". The top two vote-getters in next Tuesday's races, regardless of party, will advance to match-ups in November, and Democrats openly acknowledge they are anxious they might become locked out of the general election in some of them.

But again: Many more immigrants were being deported during the first five years of the previous administration - a policy that provoked minimal press coverage at the time, and even less outrage among pundits and activists.

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Barr apologized and said she had been affected by the sleeping aid Ambien when she wrote the tweet . Clinton replied to Barr early Tuesday, "Good morning Roseanne - my given middle name is Victoria".

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Also in April, the Trump administration announced its "zero-tolerance" policy, which promises to pursue criminal charges against any individuals who cross the US-Mexico border illegally. "We don't want to separate families, but we don't want families to enter the border illegally".

Under a court settlement that prohibits the long-term detention of illegal immigrant children, USA authorities have placed tens of thousands of teenagers with parents or other relatives - or in foster homes, as a last resort.

Wagner said HHS's interpretation of the law is that it's not legally responsible for children once they are under a sponsor's care.

Did the almost 1,500 immigrant children come with their parents?

In recent months, the average time children spent at HHS shelters increased from 51 to 56 days, according to the agency's latest statistics. More recently, he caused an uproar when he appeared to dismiss experts' warnings that separating children from their parents inflicts emotional and psychological damage to the kids, saying they'll "be taken care of - put into foster care or whatever".

Former immigration judge Andrew "Art" Arthur, senior fellow in law and policy at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), said Tuesday on Fox News' "The Laura Ingraham Show" that Trump's critics are misrepresenting the facts.

This has been a persistent allegation, but the fact is these 1,475 children arrived at the southwest border on their own and were, in USA government parlance, "unaccompanied alien children" (UACs).

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