The U.S. military has been asked to get ready to house up to 20,000 immigrant children, officials said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back a widely condemned policy of separating children from their parents were beset by confusion.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday North Korea was blowing up four of its big test sites and that a process of "total denuclearization ... has already started," but officials said there was no such evidence since a landmark summit last week.
Pictures of Melania Trump's "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?" jacket and more from her visit to a church shelter (not a detention center).
(Editor’s note: Melania Trump was not actually photographed at the detention center, but rather a church shelter.)
By Steve Holland and Jonathan Allen
MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) – Melania Trump, the wife of U.S. President Donald Trump, on Thursday visited children displaced by the country’s immigration crisis in Texas, only a day after Trump reversed course and ordered families to be kept intact when entering the United States illegally from Mexico.
The much-vilified U.S. policy of separating children from parents who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border could continue under certain circumstances because of ambiguous language in President Donald Trump's order meant to end the practice, legal experts said.
As Donald Trump is criticized around the globe for his abuse of migrant children, the White House tweeted that he is "standing up for human rights at the U.N."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he is directing government agencies to reunite immigrant families separated after crossing into the United States from Mexico.
He made the comment during a meeting with his Cabinet at the White House.
Donald Trump's propaganda outlet of Sinclair Broadcast Group is force feeding lies to over 100 news stations about his administration's abuse of migrant children to local news outlets as a "must-run" segment.
Trump signed an executive order requiring that immigrant families be detained together when they are caught entering the country illegally for as long as their criminal proceedings take.
While the change may end a policy that drew a rebuke from Pope Francis and everyone else from human rights advocates to business leaders, it may also mean immigrant children remain in custody indefinitely.
According to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Bible justifies ripping migrant children from their parents’ arms. Last week Sessions cited apostle Paul’s “clear and wise command” when defending the administration’s new practice. Sessions also said that the Trump administration policy of separating families is “not unusual or unjustified.”
The Trump White House was pretty down today as the President undid the order they all pretended he never made and then defended him for making.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will testify before the Senate's environment committee in August, panel chairman Senator John Barrasso said on Tuesday, where he will face questions about spending and ethics controversies.
Some powerful Hollywood producers and directors have criticized Twenty-First Century Fox Inc over its news commentators' support for the U.S. immigration crackdown that separates children from their parents, with one award-winning producer threatening to take his work elsewhere.
It also comes as the United States faces intense criticism for detaining children separated from their immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein on Monday called on Washington to halt its "unconscionable" policy.
The U.S. State Department aroused anger and ridicule for hosting a Facebook event on Tuesday that offered tips on traveling with children at a time when the Trump administration is under fire for its policy of separating immigrant parents and children.
The United States withdrew from the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday after no other countries "had the courage to join our fight" to reform the "hypocritical and self-serving" body, said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
White House deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin, who led the U.S. advance team for President Donald Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, is resigning, White House officials said on Tuesday.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday urged an end to the Trump administration policy of separating children from parents trying to enter the United States illegally at the border with Mexico.
The Trump admin has likely lost track of nearly 6,000 unaccompanied migrant children, thousands more than lawmakers were alerted to last month.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will announce on Tuesday that the United Sates is pulling out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, a Trump administration source told Reuters.