First lady Melania Trump didn't refer specifically to the Trump administration's "no tolerance" policy, which was leading to a spike in children being separated from their families.
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press
The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure.
As families around the country celebrated Father’s Day, immigration activists in Texas on Sunday held a march and vigil to draw attention to recent separations of immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
By Colleen Long, Associated Press
The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May 31. The separations were not broken down by age, and included separations for illegal entry, immigration violations or possible criminal conduct by the adult.
By Matthew Daly, Kevin Freking, Jill Colvin, Associated Press
Congressional Republicans have distanced themselves from the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border.
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