Pressure Mounts on Trump Over U.S. Border Policy

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June 18, 2018
Updated 28d ago

Both Republicans and Democrats, including two first ladies, are calling on the president to put an end to Attorney General Jeff Sessions's 'zero tolerance' border policy of separating parents and children for unlawfully crossing the border.

"These images, every day, are starting to break through regular Americans, including the Trump base," said Axios co-founder and executive editor Mike Allen.

Since the policy went into effect in April, almost 2,000 children have been separated from their families.

Over the weekend, former first lady Laura Bush weighed in on the issue, condemning the separations as "immoral" and saying they break her heart.

Current first lady Melania Trump also responded through a spokesperson, she "hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform."

Trump will reportedly use this issue as leverage to get funding for his wall when he meets with House Republicans on Tuesday, Allen said in an interview with Cheddar's Jon Steinberg.

For the full interview, click here.