Now, her former lawyer is comparing President Trump's zero-tolerance policy to both Nazism and slavery.
Cruz said his bill would build temporary shelters where immigrant families could stay together in cases where there was no threat to the children's safety, double the number of federal immigration judges and speed handling of asylum applications.
Ms Conway, however, put the onus on Democrats, saying if there are serious about overhauling the system, "they'll come together again and try to close these loopholes and get real immigration reform".
Democrats have refused to consent to the border wall or restrictions to legal immigration that Mr Trump has demanded, and instead hope to block family separations with standalone legislation. Crime in Germany is way up. Neilsen said past administrations asked immigration agents to look the other way when families crossed the border illegally, but no longer.
"We have no border security", Trump said, adding the smuggling of children and women is now "the worst it's been in history". "Where is the outcry for permanent separation when one of these people come to the country, commit a crime, kill an American citizen with their own hand or via the drugs they distribute, no one comes to their defense?" "Don't wait until after the election because you are going to lose!"
The Republican calls for a policy rethink follow the release of an audio recording appearing to capture the desperation and suffering of young migrant children separated from their mothers and fathers at the USA border. But, as often is his practice, said nothing about such details as, what happens to the children of those who are charged and held? Adults apprehended after crossing the border outside an official port of entry are to be arrested and prosecuted under Sessions' decree, which leads to their children being removed. I think the administration has said that. As a result, children found making the illegal crossings along with those adults have been separated and sent to detention centers.
Because children can not be placed in criminal detention, the policy has resulted in a spike in children being separated from their parents. "I understand the president just called on us to fix the problem and obviously for that to occur in the Senate, it will require bipartisan discussions", McConnell said.
USA officials said on Friday that almost 2000 children were separated from adults at the border between mid-April and the end of May. "They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people", Trump said at the time.
"It was the hardest moment in my life", she said. The 6-year-old's mother, 29-year-old Cindy Madrid, was separated from her child after they arrived in the United States from a gang-riddled area in Armenia, northwest of the Salvadorian capital.