Trump defends family separation policy: US 'will not be a migrant camp'18 June 2018 | 20:06 | FOCUS News Agency
“The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility,” Trump said at the White House during a meeting for his space council.
Trump again blamed Democrats for the problem, though the separations are a result of a directive issued by his own administration earlier this year.
"I say it very strongly, it’s the Democrats' fault,” he asserted Monday. I say it’s very strongly the Democrats fault. They’re really obstructionist and they are obstructing.”
"If the Democrats would sit down instead of obstructing, we could have something done very quickly,” Trump added later. “Good for the children, good for the country, good for the world.”
The Department of Homeland Security says nearly 2,000 minors have been separated from their adult guardians in the six week following the administration's announcement of a "zero-tolerance policy" against illegal border crossings.
The separations have triggered a nationwide outcry from Republicans and Democrats who say they are inhumane and Trump and his top aides have struggled to explain the policy.
Trump earlier Monday doubled down on the controversial policy in a string of tweets while calling on Congress to change laws to end the policy.
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