And past and present President’s wives….
While the program actually started and then stopped under President Obama’s admin….
The increased use of it by the Trump admin in response to Attorney General Sessions call for illegals to handled as criminal ‘s and his narrowing of asylum reasons has made the policy a political hot potato for Trump Dept. of Homeland Security….
They seem unable to grasp the building outrage….(But will probably try to use this as a way to get a immigration bill on Trump’s desk more the conservatives liking and more money for a Trump wall project)
Trump blaming the Democrats and the DHS denying that the policy exits is scant defense against the pictures of the children around border cops with guns and the interment camps around the country….
The issue HAS to go away before the midterm voting…..
White House officials have tried to distance themselves from the policy, although the administration put it in place and could easily end it after it has led to a spike in cases of split and distraught families.
Trump tweeted Monday: “Why don’t the Democrats give us the votes to fix the world’s worst immigration laws? Where is the outcry for the killings and crime being caused by gangs and thugs, including MS-13, coming into our country illegally?”
In a guest column for the Washington Post Sunday, Mrs. Bush made some of the strongest comments yet about the policy from the Republican side of the aisle.
“I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart,” she wrote. She compared it to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, which she called “one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history.”
Underscoring the emotional tension, First Lady Melania Trump, who has tended to stay out of contentious policy debates, waded into the issue. Her spokeswoman said that Mrs. Trump believes “we need to be a country that follows all laws,” but also one “that governs with heart.”
“Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform,” spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said….
Confronted by daily images of families being traumatized at the border, Republican lawmakers plan to increase pressure on President Trump to roll back a “zero tolerance” immigration policy resulting in parents being separated from children, GOP sources tell Axios.
Be smart: We know that Trump is responsive to traumatic images (including kids being gassed in Syria), and he’s acutely attuned to how issues play in the media. So some well-wired Republicans think he may eventually find a way to change the policy announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.