Trump on border cages: 'President Obama separated the children'

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"The court strongly rejected the Trump administration's unprecedented and illegal policy of forcing asylum seekers to return to Mexico without hearing their claims", said Judy Rabinovitz, deputy director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project. The Trump administration has been making efforts to stop illegal migration into the United States, even threatening to close the southern border. "They're coming like it's a picnic". They had child separation. He bristled at taking so much heat for something he said happened under his predecessor.

"Those cages that were shown, I think they were very inappropriate", Trump said.

"President Obama had child separation. once you don't have it, that's why you see many more people coming".

He challenged reporters in the Oval Office: "The press knows it. I'm the one who stopped it", he said.

President Donald Trump is wholly misrepresenting the immigration detention policy he introduced that forced migrant children from their parents at the border.

One roadblock is resources.

That was a almost 50 percent increase over February's 10,500 apprehensions in those sectors.

And because their cases are taking months or years to decide, thousands of migrants are again obtaining work permits, creating another incentive to seek asylum, according to the report.

The anonymous White House official went on to describe plans to revise "credible fear" screening for officials assessing asylum applications.

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At the Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing where the border officials testified, Sen.

The administration had hoped the move would discourage weak asylum claims and help reduce an immigration court backlog of more than 800,000 cases. "Yes, if we're asked, we will", he said. "It's about doing everything possible within the constraints of current law", the official said. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have released more than 120,000 into the interior so far this year.

A senior administration official said the DHS has been too slow in drafting new rules that would tighten immigration. "You have to follow the law, they were told".

The policy meant adults were taken to court for criminal proceedings and their children were separated and sent into the care of the Health and Human Services Department. The White House did not immediately respond to questions seeking clarity on the commander in chief's comments.

Trump will likely blame this legal defeat on liberal judges opposing his immigration policies for partisan reasons-and, indeed, Seebord is a judge in San Francisco.

The White House issued a statement Tuesday condemning the ruling and saying it would appeal. "It's pretty hard for me to say I'd give them more".

The options were discussed as the government revealed the latest grim numbers from the border. It's also a 35% increase over February.

The president said some of the people crossing the border were ending up dead from the journey on Americans' ranches.

Civil rights groups sued, arguing the policy violated U.S. and global law by returning refugees to risky border towns where they would be unable to get legal counsel or notices of hearings. That is a record.

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