Trump says he wants ‘third option’ on immigration

Trump says he wants ‘third option’ on immigration

"Well, we have an orchestra here.What's missing is a conductor", he says in the clip. "Now you don't have to prosecute them, but then we're not prosecuting them for coming in illegally".

"Either end the practice or change the law", Rice wrote.

Trump had, in a series of tweets on Tuesday, argued that without a border, there could be no country, saying, "If you don't have borders, you don't have a country!".

Almost 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Mr Sessions announced a new "zero-tolerance" policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution.

"No one in Congress, Republican or Democrat, wants children separated from their parents", he said in a statement.

Both the House and the Senate are controlled by Republicans. "I think we've made it abundantly clear that the daylight exists between Democrats and Congress and their ability to change this law", she said.

Current First Lady Melania Trump has also issued a statement on the policy.

After concluding his speech at Tuesday's business event, Trump hugged the American flag and thanked attendees.

U.S. President Donald Trump is asserting he has only two options on immigration: Separating migrant children from their parents at the border or "open borders".

"The time is now for the White House to end the cruel, tragic separations of families", said Senator Lisa Murkowski, from Alaska.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen was flying back from a weekend trip to Texas, where he inspected facilities on the front lines of the Trump administration policy. The girl is being housed in a shelter, but was told that her mother might be deported without her.

Democrats have seized on the family separation issue, swarming detention centers in Texas to highlight the policy.

About 2,000 children separated from families at US border: DHS
In the past, families in this situation have typically been subject to civil deportation proceedings instead of criminal prosecution.

A Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll released on Tuesday showed fewer than one in three American adults support the policy. "These smugglers know these rules and regulations better than the people that drew them".

Trump said the U.S.

Some moderate Republicans have also called on Mr Trump to stop the separations.

Tuesday's Republican huddle will be closely watched, in part to see whether any lawmakers directly confront the president.

"The morality isn't the law", said Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to Trump.

Many, including nearly all of the families and unaccompanied children arriving, request asylum, claiming a "credible fear" of persecution or torture if they return to their country. Details were still in flux.

The bill is opposed by Democrats, who object to another provision that would cut legal immigration levels, and by conservative Republicans who are backing a rival bill that takes a harder line on immigration.

Graham told reporters the measure would keep migrant families together, provide additional judges so detained families would face shorter waiting periods, and supply facilities for the families to stay.

Decrying "internment camps", Democrats and their supporters disrupted a high-profile U.S. congressional hearing about an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe on Tuesday. A young boy can be heard crying, repeatedly crying for his "Papa".

Carter led a delegation to Thailand in 1979 for a firsthand look at the plight of Cambodian and Laotian refugees, recalling today the "trauma of parents and children separated by circumstances beyond their control".

Ultimately, she condemned the separations.

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