⦿ Attorney General Jeff Sessions says comparing separating children from their parents at the border to Nazi Germany is an “exaggeration”
⦿ Hundreds of members of AG Jeff Sessions’ church have filed formal church law charges against the attorney general, accuse him of child abuse for the Trump administration’s border policies
⦿ “Since last year, child smugglers, who are very sophisticated, have learned the loopholes in this horrible rotten system, that the Democrats have to help us fix,” @POTUS says. “We could have the Republican votes 100%, we still don’t have enough votes.”
⦿ Migrant children at the border: The revelation that more than 2,300 children were separated from adults at the U.S. border with Mexico in just five weeks quickly led to a firestorm of condemnation.
⦿ With the backlash over his zero-tolerance policy intensifying, President Trump arrived on Capitol Hill to meet with House Republicans about immigration reform.
⦿ Children are being separated from their families at the border, after many of them risked their lives to get here.
⦿ Trump admin. officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from parents at U.S.-Mexico border to at least 3 “tender age” shelters in South Texas, Associated Press says it has learned., and plan to open a 4th shelter.
⦿ Trump admin. plans to announce withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council, making good on pledge to leave a body it has long accused of hypocrisy and criticized as biased against Israel, according to people familiar with the matter.
⦿ Border Patrol agents stopping undocumented immigrants
⦿ “Christians everywhere should be up in arms”: Willie Nelson speaks out on immigrant family separations at border
⦿ Trump huddles with Republicans as backlash over family separations intensifies
⦿ Fed hikes push saving account rates to 5-year highs
⦿ Protesters crash DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s dinner at a Washington, D.C. restaurant amid furor over family separations
⦿ So far, photos that have been released from detention centers do not show any girls in them. That is raising concern about where those children are
⦿ British PM May says pictures of children “being held in what appear to be cages” are “deeply disturbing,” and the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy is “wrong” and she “doesn’t agree with it.”
⦿ GeneralElectric, an original member, will be dropped from @DowJones next week.
⦿ The number of undocumented children held in federal detention centers is growing. The Department of Health and Human Services says nearly 12,000 minors are living in its network of shelters right now.
⦿ President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale calls for Jeff Sessions’ firing
⦿ The Associated Press reports that babies and other young children separated from their parents are now being held at three “tender age” detention facilities in Texas
⦿ Senator Lankford is one of 13 Republican senators asking the Justice Department to pause the separation of families at the border while Congress works on a solution.
⦿ The European Commission approves $3.2 billion in retaliatory tariffs on US exports. The penalties on products including motorcycles and denim will go into effect Friday.
⦿ Governors withdraw National Guard troops over family separation policy
⦿ Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski says “Wah wah” when told about girl with Down syndrome
⦿ Florida lawmakers denied entry at detention center for undocumented children
⦿ Trump stands firm on administration’s immigration policy, sees it as a winner
⦿ House Democrats call for an end of child separation from families at the border
⦿ White House deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin will depart the administration next month
⦿ Foreign Relations: Ian Bremmer describes exchange between Chancellor Merkel and Pres. Trump at #G7 summit: “He stood up, he put his hand in his pocket… and he took two Starbursts candies out, threw them on the table and said to Merkel, ‘Here, Angela. Don’t say I never give you anything.'”
⦿ President Trump tweets that he is “working on something” on immigration. Follow live updates on the crisis at the border
⦿ Lawmakers are scrambling for a way to end the controversial family separation policy. Senators from both parties are expected to meet today to come up with a plan to reunite families along the southern border.
⦿ California defends its immigration policies against Trump administration lawsuit
⦿ Speaker Paul Ryan says the House will vote tomorrow on legislation that keeps families together when people are prosecuted at the border
⦿ House GOP gets little direction from President Trump on immigration
⦿ “Wah Wah”: Former Trump campaign manager under fire for his reaction to the story of an immigrant child with Down Syndrome who was separated from her mother.
⦿ DHS Secretary Nielsen is heading to the White House to discuss immigration policy
⦿ Obamacare faces new life-threatening conditions as the Trump administration just moved on two separate fronts that potentially spell the Affordable Care Act’s end
⦿ Pope Francis calls family separations at the border “immoral” and “contrary to our Catholic values”
⦿ “If the [UN] Human Rights Council is going to attack countries that uphold human rights and shield countries that abuse human rights, then America should not provide it with any credibility,” Haley says as she announces the U.S. departure of the council.
⦿ President Trump addresses immigration, expected to sign new legislation that would prevent families from being separated at the border
⦿ The Ugly Nazi History of Trump’s Chosen Verb About Immigrants … Infest.
⦿ Potus:”Border Patrol agents and our ICE agents have done one great job. We’re throwing them out by the thousands, MS-13.”
⦿ POTUS: The dilemma is that if you’re weak…if you’re really, really pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people. And if you’re strong, then you don’t have any heart. That’s a tough dilemma.
⦿ “In many ways they’re using their children — in all ways they’re using their children as a ticket to get into the country,” @POTUS says of immigrants coming into the United States
⦿ VP Pence: We don’t want families to be separated. We don’t want children taken away from parents… let’s solve the whole problem. Let’s build a wall, close the loopholes, solve the problem for 1.8 billion people brought into this country through no fault of their own.
⦿ First lady Melania Trump has been pushing the President behind the scenes to keep families together at the border, a White House official says.
⦿ “We are signing an executive order in a little while. We’re going to keep families together, but we still have to maintain toughness or our country will be overrun by people, by crime, by all of the things that we don’t stand for, that we don’t want,” @POTUS
⦿ House Speaker Paul Ryan says that the House will aim to pass legislation that will “take action to keep families together” while also enforcing existing immigration laws
⦿ A couple moved by images of distraught children at the border set out to raise $1,500 for a legal defense effort: their campaign has raised $10 million so far
⦿ The American Medical Association says “childhood trauma” from “inhumane treatment” of children separated from their families at the border can suffer subsequent developmental brain damage
⦿ “Either didn’t see it coming or thought it could withstand it or thought it would be a political plus in the end to show the president’s tenacity on the question of border security,” @MajorCBS says on Trump administration’s reaction to public outcry.
⦿ “The combined pressure of Republican members of the House, the Senate, first lady Melania, daughter Ivanka and others led the president to essentially overrule his own immigration policy,” @MajorCBS
⦿ “I didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated,” Trump says.
⦿ President Trump signs executive order ending family separation policy, says it’s about “keeping families together.”
⦿ BBC: President Trump signs order aiming to end immigrant family separations after global condemnation of the policy.