“Leading figures of both parties demanded on Sunday that President Trump halt his administration’s practice of separating children from their parents when apprehended at the border, as the issue further polarized the already divisive immigration debate in Washington,” the New York Times reports.
“Republican lawmakers, the former first lady Laura Bush, a conservative newspaper and a onetime adviser to Mr. Trump joined Democrats in condemning family separations that have removed nearly 2,000 children from their parents in just six weeks. The administration argued that it was just enforcing the law, a false assertion that Mr. Trump has made repeatedly.”
Associated Press: “The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure.”
Washington Post: Democrats intensify fight for immigrant children — and bash Trump, GOP ahead of midterms.