Where are the beds? Questions surround Trump’s plan to hold families in detention

One child stopped eating and fell into a depression. Another who could previously walk on his own now asks his mother to carry him everywhere. A third child started biting other children.

These are the experiences of children who have spent just three weeks at a temporary family immigration detention at the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, Texas, attorneys and volunteers who work at the center told Reuters.

Trump: ‘Republicans Should Stop Wasting Their Time On Immigration’

President Donald Trump on Friday posted a tweet telling Republican lawmakers to “stop wasting their time” on immigration legislation.

His tweet came after the U.S.House of Representatives struggled to come up with a new immigration bill that would be able to receive a majority of votes either in the GOP caucus or on the floor of the House.  The House rejected a hardline immigration bill Thursday and Republican leaders delayed the vote on a separate, more moderate bill to next week. read more

Melania Trump’s jacket mixes message during visit to detained immigrant children

(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. read more