Trump touts hawkish immigration plans at rally in Minnesota

Trump touts hawkish immigration plans at rally in Minnesota

"We still have to maintain toughness or our country will be overrun by people, by crime, by all of the things that we don't stand for and that we don't want", Mr. Trump said during a Wednesday meeting with members of Congress at the White House.

Former US President Barack Obama called Wednesday for an end to the separation of migrant children from parents at the US-Mexico border, saying the "cruelty" of the practice was contrary to American ideals.

"I'll be signing something in a little while that's going to do that", Trump said. "But I'll be doing something that's somewhat preemptive but ultimately will be matched by legislation I'm sure".

Obama appeared to be referencing the contentious debate in the US over the administrations's zero-tolerance immigration policy, under which all individuals who cross the border illegally, including those who claim to seek asylum, are charged with unlawful entry.

In recent days, the Republican president had insisted his hands were tied by law on the issue of family separations and had sought to blame Democrats, although it was his administration that implemented the policy of strict adherence to immigration law.

"We want security for our country", he said.

Mrs May said: "Of what we have seen, the pictures of children being held in what appear to be cages are deeply disturbing".

It does not end the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy. "That's a tough dilemma", Trump said.

Trump said his immigration policy "continues to be zero tolerance".

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The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy broke with that approach by separating families and sending adults to ICE jails while assigning migrant children to shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The president also accused illegal immigrants of endangering the lives of their children by sending them unaccompanied to the US.

She also compared the family separations to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, considered one of the darkest chapters of American history.

It does not require the government to stop separating families.

"I didn't like the sight or feeling of families being separated", said Trump.

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen briefed lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday, and those on the fence over pending immigration legislation headed to the White House to meet with Trump. "But we have to do more than say 'this isn't who we are.' We have to prove it-through our policies, our laws, our actions, and our votes".

Following the order, the Democratic House Committee on Homeland Security, condemned the executive order and said that amid the fanfare of his televised signing ceremony, there was no mention of the administration planned to reunite the separated children with their parents. "Working to resolve a communication issue on the compromise immigration bill".

Democrats and Republicans had at least two bills crafted Wednesday to address broader immigration issues, but it was not clear if any had adequate support to pass.

The groups, which may stage protests at other detention sites in Brownsville and Tornillo, say that it's "highly unlikely" that Walmart didn't know the building would be used to house children separated from their families at the southern border.

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