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Donald Trump's immigration order does not address children previously separated

US hit by new immigration controversy

"Separating kids is unacceptable - but indefinite imprisonment of families is still cruel & inhumane", posted Sen. An earlier version incorrectly stated the Trump administration was suspending prosecutions for parents of migrant children.

Judd added that the Border Patrol has not yet received written guidance on how to implement Trump's executive order or what it will mean for immigrant families. He signed an executive order to stop the separations but it was unclear how children already taken from their parents would be reunited.

Markey, in a Wednesday evening speech from the U.S. Senate floor, cast the administration's "zero tolerance" approach to undocumented immigrants as "inhumane", arguing that it "sends a shudder down the spine of the Statue of Liberty, but not that of our president". The policy mandates criminal prosecution for anyone caught illegally crossing the border. Parents protect and comfort their children and help them make sense of hard and frightening events. At the same time, we don't want people coming into our country illegally'.

"I am appalled by the reports and images from detention facilities in Texas and other states along the border, where more than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents by border patrol agents", Lee wrote in a letter to the United Nations.

Images of children in holding facilities near the southern border have sparked outrage for days.

"It seems that the current family detention centers, which are problematic in their own right, are near capacity or at capacity", she says. "This is a humanitarian crisis".

But Ryan stopped short of predicting the House will pass legislation Thursday aimed at resolving broader immigration issues ahead of the November elections. Democrats oppose both measures. They're also considering a plan to give "DREAMERS" a path to citizenship.

"She wanted to see everything for herself", Grisham said.

The US first lady, Melania Trump, went on a damage-control mission for her husband on Thursday with a visit to a border detention facility where children separated from their parents were being held.

She made waves while boarding the flight to McAllen in a green military-style jacket with the message "I really don't care, do u?" on the back.

'This was 100 percent her idea.

"It's a jacket. There was no hidden message".

Mrs. Trump was wearing a different jacket when the plane landed.