The children are just 10 of about 2,000 who have been separated from their families since the Trump administration began enforcing a "zero-tolerance" policy at the border, sending every unauthorized border crosser - including asylum seekers - to jail to face prosecution while their children are placed in government care.
Immigration activists, medical professionals, religious leaders, Democrats and some in Trump's own Republican Party have condemned his administration for separating almost 2,000 children from their parents at the U.S.
Here are some of the contradictory excuses offered by the Trump team for a policy that is being increasingly criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike.
This is the heartbreaking sound of children crying out for their parents at a US Customs and Border Protection facility.
A second Republican lawmaker involved in defending the party's majority this fall said he was frustrated with the lack of guidance coming from the White House. "I think we've made it abundantly clear that the daylight exists between Democrats and Congress and their ability to change this law", she said.
"We're stuck with these terrible laws".
The Trump administration insists the family separations are required under the law. That person gave the audio to Jennifer Harbury, a well-known civil rights attorney who has lived and worked for four decades in the Rio Grande Valley along the Texas border with Mexico. It appeared that they had been at the detention center for less than 24 hours, so their distress at having been separated from their parents was still raw. The House is expected to vote on a GOP immigration measure later this week and a GOP aide said language curbing family separation will be added to the bill.
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The eight-minute recording includes a US Border Patrol agent joking about the cries of the children, comparing them to an "orchestra".
"The inhumanity of what we're seeing, in separating, goes against the very ethos of our founding documents and fathers", he said, taking the chance to explain the current situation.
It's particularly striking, she said, to see Melania Trump take such a different tone from her husband.
The girl's aunt said the experience had been truly hard. She eventually achieves her goal, according to ProPublica, which was able to reach the girl's aunt."It was the hardest moment in my life", the aunt told the news outlet.
Clinton said this interpretation of the Bible didn't line up with her knowledge of it. "I have her number".
"Imagine getting a call from your six-year-old niece".
"This is probably the most inhumane thing I've ever seen", Walsh said. They correctly assert that the president won in 2016 largely because of his strict stance on immigration. She said gangs were everywhere in El Salvador: "They're on the buses". "I can't come up with an example of a time that a first lady's statement comes pretty close to contravening the West Wing", she said. "Be smart America!", the president wrote. "There is no evidence of any difference between their positions, despite the media's effort to manufacture a wedge and treat her as a victim without agency".More news: China slams U.S. trade threats as 'blackmail', warns of countermeasures
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