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The Trump administration sought to distance itself Sunday from a controversial policy of the separation of the children of migrants, the voices of their parents on the US-Mexican border in the midst of condemnation by some prominent Republican-including former first lady Laura Bush.
“No one likes” breaking families “see, babies torn from their mothers “arms” Kelly Anne Conway, a top Advisor to the President, Donald Trump said her weekend media blitz.
Conway also denied Trump was with the policy as a lever to force the Democrats in the negotiations, immigration reform, who is also the President of the main electoral promise – the boundary wall.
Speculations about an elaborate strategy has been fueled, after Trump tweeted on Saturday a call for the Congress on a new immigration bill.
Democrats can fix, forced, family, broke, on the border of the cooperation with the Republicans on new legislation, for a change! This is the reason why we need more Republicans elected in November. Democrats are good at only three things, High taxes, High crime, and disability. Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2018
“Democrats can fix, forced, family, broke, on the border of the cooperation with the Republicans on new legislation, for a change!”, he wrote.
“Democrats can fix, forced, family, broke, on the border of the cooperation with the Republicans on new legislation, for a change!”
President Donald Trump
The President previously pointed to Democrats, the support for the existence of the “terrible law” and asked for their repeal.
“Pressure on the Democrats to end the terrible law that separates the children from there [sic] parents as soon as you cross the border into the United States,” he tweeted last month.
Former first lady Laura Bush.against the Trump administration, the policy of “zero tolerance” to parents to immigrate to the United States illegally with their children
Over the weekend, Conway’s President, reiterated Democrats say should start to work to “real” immigration reform” passed. She didn’t want to reveal, if Trump was ready to stop, the separation of the family policy, said only that “the President is ready to meaningful immigration reform across the Board.”
The administration continues to face heavy criticism for the enforcement of the law, which has led to more than 2,000 children separated from families, which is trying to enter the United States illegally in just six weeks since the US-attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the “zero tolerance” approach.
The latest critic, former first lady, Laura Bush, wife of Ex-President George W. Bush, who the statement as “cruel” and “immoral.”
“I live in a border. I guess the need for the enforcement and protection of our international borders, but these zero-tolerance-policy-is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart,” she wrote in an op-ed article for the Washington Post.
I live in a border. I guess the need for the enforcement and protection of our international borders, but these zero-tolerance-policy-is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.https://t. co/he1uw1E96A
— Laura Bush (@laurawbush) June 18, 2018
“Our government should not be stored in the camp-kids in the converted box, or you make plans, you in the tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso,” continued. “These images are spooky, reminiscent of the Japanese-American internment camps of the second world war, now considered to be one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the United States.”
Anthony Scaramucci, the short-lived White house communications director, also criticized the policy, saying that it is not “the Christian way” or “the Americans”, although he hoped that the President would finally be the end of the policy.
“The President can undo it, and I hope that he tweeted the doing,” Scaramucci.
These false alarms from members of the press and advocacy groups, must cease. It is irresponsible and counterproductive. As I have many times previously said, if you are looking for asylum for your family, there is no reason to break the law and illegally cross between ports of entry.
— S Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) 17. June 2018
He repeated his sentiments to Fox 11 Los Angeles over the weekend, said that he did not think it was a “humane” policy — but claims the problem is on both sides.
“People should sit down and have an honest conversation with the President and say: “This reflects well on us,” he said. “We have to fix this problem.'”
The policy also triggered a rare public statement from the first lady, Melania Trump, as a rule, from a stay of her husband’s presidential affairs.
According to their spokesperson, Melania Trump believes, “we must be a country, it follows that all laws,” but also a ” ruled with a heart.”
“Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes on both sides of the aisle add to finally come to a successful immigration reform,” the spokeswoman.
In the midst of the criticism, Kirstjen Nielsen, head of the Department of Homeland Security, slammed the media on Sunday, tweeting, “We have a policy of separation of families on the border. Period.”
“These false alarms from members of the press and advocacy groups, must cease. It is irresponsible and counterproductive. As I have said many times before, if you are looking for asylum for your family, there is no reason to break the law and illegally cross between ports of entry,” she added.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.