Politicians visit border amid outrage on family separation

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She said the government had high standards for detention centres and the children were well cared for, stressing that Congress needs to plug loopholes in the law so families can stay together.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said the government must prosecute "adults who flout our laws" and added that if the United States builds a wall, the country won't have to separate kids and parents. "She's a child. How can they treat her this way?"

Trump has repeatedly called for the merit-based system to reduce overall immigration to the US. Instead, the children could be detained with their parents for extended periods.

ProPublica has released a recording of children sobbing and wailing after being separated from their parents at the southern United States border. Another is doing a standalone bill, though the White House is not fond of that method, according to CNN.

The Trump administration separated 2,342 children from 2,206 parents along the US-Mexico border between May 5 and June 9.

Although Denham opposes separating families, he has declined to criticize Trump or the zero-tolerance policy.

He also again made the case for a border wall: "We have no wall".

Senate Republicans meanwhile are moving to block Trump's policy.

The national outcry over the separations has roiled midterm election campaigns, emboldening Democrats while putting Republicans on the defensive.

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Trump added: "It was a pretty good report and then I say that the IG blew it at the very end with that statement". Strzok made his explosive comment to Page in August 2016. "No.

Ted Cruz, a Republican senator from Texas, said Monday he would introduce a bill that would allow for faster hearings for people seeking asylum - and speedier deportation of those who don't qualify.

"We have to keep family members together and prevent unnecessary hardship, stress and outrage", Cornyn said in a statement.

DHS has rejected claims that it has a blanket policy to separate families at the border, stating Monday that it will separate adults and minors under certain circumstances, including: when it's unable to determine the familial relationship, when it determines a child may be at risk with the parent or legal guardian or when a parent or legal guardian is referred for criminal prosecution. "No more free passes, no more get-out-of-jail-free cards".

"No. He did say he supported 'the bill.' He just doesn't - he's not specific, you know, he does things his own way", retiring Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA) said with a laugh when TPM asked if he'd explicitly endorsed the compromise bill hammered out by House GOP moderates and conservatives.

Faced with the prospect of gridlock in the House, senators appear willing to take matters into their own hands.

"People that come in violate the law, they endanger their children in the process, and frankly they endanger all of our children", he said. And: "I hate the children being taken away".

"They are fake", he said.

"In the face of this ongoing human tragedy, let me be very clear: NY will not be party to this inhumane treatment of immigrant families", Governor Cuomo said in a statement. Cruz said he hoped to unveil the bill later Tuesday. Democrats brushed aside that pressure. "I'm committed to finding a solution that preserves the respect for the rule of law and secures our borders while being compassionate to these young children".

"As everyone who has looked at this agrees, this was done by the president, not Democrats". Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Her bill would prohibit the separation of migrant children from their parents, with exceptions for findings of child abuse or trafficking.